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Tag Archives: Matt Wicklund

Video premiere: Ghost Ship Octavius, “In Dreams”

Posted by on May 31, 2016

Seattle essentially got their own metal supergroup when Ghost Ship Octavius formed back in 2013. Featuring guitarist Matt Wicklund (God Forbid, Himsa) and former Nevermore drummer Van Williams, the band successfully crowdfunded their debut album, a progressive and heavy collection of songs ably fronted by newcomer Adon Fanion’s vocals. The band filmed a video at Seattle’s […]

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Help Ghost Ship Octavius fund the making of their full-length and appear on the album’s cover!

Posted by on March 7, 2014

Ghost Ship Octavius, the new group featuring ex-God Forbid guitarist Matt Wicklund and ex-Nevermore drummer Van Williams, is set to begin work on their debut full-length with Grammy award winning producer Neil Kernon in Seattle. However, while they decided to go the DIY route, they need help funding the recording and manufacturing of said album. […]

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A Christopher Amott-less Ghost Ship Octavius release new music

Posted by on September 4, 2013

We’ve been pretty excited about new band Ghost Ship Octavius, which started out as a side project for guitarists Christopher Amott (formerly of Arch Enemy) and Matt Wicklund (God Forbid) and former Nevermore drummer Van Williams. Things have definitely changed within the band in the last few weeks, however. First off, God Forbid disbanded a […]

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God Forbid Break Up Following Doc Coyle’s Departure

Posted by on August 16, 2013

Earlier this evening, Doc Coyle revealed that he was leaving God Forbid, the group he helped co-found. Shortly after the guitarist’s announcement, the rest of God Forbid came out to confirm that this marked the end of the band. Coyle gave the following in-depth explanation via a posting on his website: “I am sorry to […]

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Ghost Ship Octavius shred in new video

Posted by on July 8, 2013

Remember Ghost Ship Octavius? That new project that former Arch Enemy guitarist Christopher Amott and God Forbid guitarist Matt Wicklund  came together to make? Well they went ahead and released a new production sampler video via Matt Wicklund’s Youtube channel. The video shows that the band is going to have some insanely shred-tastic guitar parts. […]

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Former Arch Enemy Guitarist Launches New Band With God Forbid/Ex-Nevermore Members

Posted by on July 1, 2013

Former Arch Enemy guitarist Christopher Amott is teaming up with some familiar faces to create a new project called Ghost Ship Octavius. After leaving Arch Enemy, Amott released one solo album called Impulses in 2012, but besides announcing his intentions to record a new Armageddon record, has otherwise stayed out of the metal scene. Along […]

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God Forbid’s Doc Coyle On How ‘Equilibrium’ Will “Develop Its Own Life”

Posted by on May 16, 2012

It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon outside the Palladium Theatre in Worcester, MA. But after playing an early and criminally short set at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival’s second day, Doc Coyle has no time to relax in the sun. He’s rushing around outside of the venue trying to make sure that each and […]

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