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 with Amott, Ghost Ship Octavius will also feature current God Forbid guitarist Matt Wicklund, ex-Nevermore drummer Van Williams, bassist Sara Claudius, and 17 year-old vocalist Adon Fanion.
The members of Ghost Ship Octavius got together in the summer of 2012, and have been writing material for an album ever since. Members of the group (including Wicklund and Williams) have also been touring with Amott as part of his solo live band. The band already has 13 songs written, featuring song titles such as “Released,” “Find the Light,” and “Alive.” The group’s Facebook page describes the act as “melodic progressive heavy metal.” The page goes on to asks fans to “…watch as the band develops and goes through the process of creating it’s debut album!!! Plenty of content is on it’s way so be on the lookout for video and audio teasers. Tell your friends!” They are currently looking for a record company to release their debut album, though hopefully the project will see the light of day sooner than later.