HELP PRODUCE OUR DEBUT FULL LENGTH ALBUM!
WE ARE ALMOST THERE!!!
Pre-order and help us fund this project & get Exclusive Incentives and Merchandise! Ghost Ship Octavius is the much anticipated full length self-titled heavy metal album from Matt Wicklund (God Forbid, Himsa and Warrel Dane), Van Williams (Nevermore, Ashes of Ares and Pure Sweet Hell) and Adōn Fanion. Check out the newest Videos and Music Below!
The album will be Featuring Guest Solos by Jeff Loomis (Nevermore, Conquering Dystopia), Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry), Mattias "IA" Eklundh (Freak Kitchen, Freak Guitar), Rusty Cooley (Outworld, Day of Reckoning) and the legendary Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra).
Performance Video of 'Saturn & Skies':
Lyric Video for 'Alive':
The album will be recorded and mixed by Grammy Award Winning producer Neil Kernon (Nevermore, Nile, Cannibal Corpse, Queensryche, Hall & Oates). Scroll Down and Pledge at least $5 Today! Set to release this Summer! We are excited for you to be a huge part of it!
Just a few of the song titles include: Alive, Saturn and Skies, The Mills of the Gods and Pendulum. It has been a long journey working to get this far...working endless hours on all of the music production and artistic imagery. We are still here and nearing the end of the Campaign and we really can't do it without your help. So Instead of taking the traditional record deal route where they are in control of everything and take nearly every piece of the pie for themselves, We are turning to YOU, our fans and listeners, to be a part of making this album a success. It is a true connection between us and you and we have complete freedom to create the music from our hearts! Many of you have been with us since this began in Summer 2012 and even before as fans of our previous bands. We hope that we have earned your trust and know that you can expect the best possible music we are capable of making! We have a really amazing cast of guest artists that will be on this album and it will be produced by our friend and master Producer Neil Kernon. For all the sweat and tears in the making of this project, We have one purpose, to make the most progressive melodic metal you’ve ever heard.. Now is your chance to partner with us by pre ordering Ghost Ship Octavius, or you can take advantage of the merchandise we offer and PLEASE share this page with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and all other Social Media!
We will be using all money raised to pay for production costs including: Hiring Grammy Award Winning Producer Neil Kernon to Produce, Engineer, Mix and Master the album, Studio Time at one of Seattle's best Studios for Drum and Vocal Production (Guitars, Bass and Keyboards will be done at Matt's Home GSO Studios), Manufacture and Shipment of all Perks including the Digital Album, the Physical CDs, Limited Edition Vinyl Records, Limited Edition GLOW IN THE DARK Graphic T-Shirts, GSO Crew Stickers and Autographed Posters. Artistic Design and layout will be handled by Adōn and Van.
Any funds raised above our goal will go into making the perks even more exciting, adding new perks or into extra studio time to take the album production over the top!
Thank you all for your support and making Ghost Ship Octavius a reality! We welcome you to become a part of the GSO family! Thanks for sharing Project with your fellow metal heads! Let’s Make History! Pledge at least $5 Today!
P.S. This is an all or nothing platform. If we don’t reach my goal amount, all pledges will be refunded.
A LA CARTE MENU: If you would like to add any of these items to your order, please add the following amount to your total when making your pledge. At the end of the campaign, we will be sending out a survey to all backers where you can specify which item you chose to add along with your T-Shirt Size (if applicable) and your mailing address.
Album on CD - $15
Signed GSO Poster - $15
Glow-in-the-Dark Limited Edition GSO T-Shirt - $20
Guitar Tablature Book of the Album - $25
Limited Edition GSO Vinyl Record - $30
And here is some footage of how we do what we do.
The GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS GLOW IN THE DARK T-SHIRT!
If we meet our goal we will then contact you about sizing/gender etc.
Risks and challenges
The challenges that we face in completion of this project have been thoroughly addressed and we have taken great care and planning to ensure it's success! The album will be recorded between two studios in Seattle, WA. We have many options currently but will likely record the drums and vocals at the famous Robert Lang Studios where we can get some of the best drum sounds possible and take care of the guitars, bass, keyboards and effects at the newly built GSO Studios just outside of Seattle. The T-Shirts will be handled at Pork Chop Printing in Seattle where Matt has a great history and relationship from his days in HIMSA. All album artwork is being handled in-house by Adon and Van and the CD and Record manufacture will be handled by the best and most reputable in the business. All physical shipments will be shipped domestically and abroad by Matt personally from the GSO headquarters in Seattle, WA. Careful packaging and prompt shipment are guaranteed with every order!
Immediately upon completion of the Kickstarter, we will enter the studio with Neil Kernon and begin the recording process. The CD's and Records will be pressed right after completion of the master recording. All posters and t-shirts, etc will be made as soon as the campaign is completed.
In the event there are any delays in the production or manufacture of the products, we will give detailed updates and ensure the fastest fulfillment possible. Strong communication will be maintained with all backers.
Van and Matt have many years of experience in the music business from their time spent in Nevermore, Ashes of Ares, Himsa and God Forbid respectively. You can pledge with confidence knowing that GSO will use all of their experience and professionalism to produce a top-teir product in a timely fashion!
Thank you all for your support and making Ghost Ship Octavius a reality! We welcome you to become a part of the GSO family!
Introducing Progressive Metal Band GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS:
Featuring Matt Wicklund (God Forbid, Himsa, Warrel Dane), Van Williams (Nevermore, Ashes of Ares), and Adōn Fanion
Watch the New Lyric Video for ‘Alive’ Here: http://youtu.be/U0p39JSBrTA
Help GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS Record their New Album – Pledge at KickStarter: http://kck.st/1n3nMsO – Only 30 Days Left to Pledge!
Currently Untitled Debut Album to be Produced by Grammy-Winner Neil Kernon (Nevermore, Queensryche, Cannibal Corpse, Hall & Oates, Nile)
GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS is a new progressive metal band formed in 2012 by lead guitarist Matt Wicklund (God Forbid, HIMSA, Warrel Dane), drummer Van Williams (Nevermore, Ashes of Ares, Pure Sweet Hell) and vocalist Adōn Fanion. The band’s sound features technical and groove metal elements, highlighted by Adōn’s powerful clean vocals, Van’s tasteful rhythms and Matt’s melodic and intricate guitar solos. Take a listen to the band’s new track ‘Alive’ via lyric video here:http://youtu.be/U0p39JSBrTA, and watch a studio performance music video for the track ‘Saturn and Skies’ to get another taste:http://youtu.be/wkonPyn6xNM
GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS have finished writing their currently untitled upcoming full-length album and have since teamed up with Grammy-winning and multi-platinum selling producer Neil Kernon (Nevermore, Queensryche, Cannibal Corpse, Hall & Oates, Nile).
In order to get this project off to a great start, GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS is reaching out to fans to help fund the album by use of popular crowd-funding site KickStarter. The campaign has been launched and offers pre-sales of the album, merchandise and many other perks, including 1-on-1 Skype video lessons, guest performances on your band’s album, being drawn into the band’s album artwork, and more! Pledge here, but hurry, the pledging period ends in 30 days: http://kck.st/1n3nMsO
Want to see how the band is doing so far? Check out a pre-production video of the track ‘Alive’ here:http://youtu.be/nUNKA6PlWJ0
Stay tuned for more coming soon from GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS!
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