Michael “Whip” Wilton of Queensrÿche Talks “The Verdict”, Longevity, and Looking at the Future


Long-running Heavy Metal legends Queensrÿche recently released their excellent new album The Verdict on Century Media Records. We caught up with founding member Michael “Whip” Wilton at their sold-out show at Irving Plaza in New York City and talked about the new album, the loyalty of their fans, working with Chris “Zeuss” Harris, the bands’ approach to music videos, their tour plans for the rest of 2019, some key upcoming milestone album anniversaries in their career, and much more. Interview by Keefy and videography by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography.Continue reading


Queensrÿche – The Verdict


Many believed the end was nigh for Washington act Queensrÿche when the legendary Power/Prog Metallers fired their iconic vocalist Geoff Tate back in 2012. However, more than happy to prove those people wrong, the recruitment of former Crimson Glory vocalist Todd La Torre has seen the band release some of their strongest material for quite some time.Continue reading


Ghost Ship Octavius To Kick Off First Tour Ever


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Progressive thrashers Ghost Ship Octavius are kicking off their first ever performances with a run of tour dates starting tonight in Seattle, at the famed Studio 7 club. Dubbed “The Northern Passage Tour”, the band follows with a show tomorrow night in Vancouver, BC at The Venue, and more dates next week on the east coast. All east coast shows have openers Next to None (featuring Max Portnoy), Binary Code and Spiritual Sickness. GSO is led by guitarist Matt Wicklund (God Forbid/Himsa) and drummer Van Williams (Nevermore/Ashes of Ares) the band is joined by Queensryche member Parker Lundgren on additional lead and rhythm guitar for the tour. The band is out on the road supporting their self-titled début album, which was the result of a successful crowd-funding campaign in 2014. Wicklund discusses the tour:

 

“It’s been a long time coming and I couldn’t be happier that we are finally making our live debut and doing this run of shows! This is just the beginning for us and we will be working hard to Bring Ghost Ship Octavius to stages worldwide through 2016 and beyond.”

 

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You can order Ghost Ship Octavius at the following links: Omega Order Merch Store, iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Google Play, Spotify, or www.ghostshipoctavius.com).

Ghost Ship Octavius line up:

Matt Wicklund – guitars (God Forbid, Himsa, Warrel Dane)

Van Williams – drums (Nevermore, Ashes Of Ares)

Adōn Fanion – vocals

Parker Lundgren – guitars (live only)

 

Ghost ship Octavius Tour Dates 2015

Dec 4: Studio Seven – Seattle, WA with American Wrecking Company, Avoid The Void

Tickets: http://bit.ly/1kIhYFQ

Dec 5: The Venue – Vancouver, BC with Omnisight, Avoid The Void

Tickets: http://tktwb.tw/1kIhC1X

*All East Coast shows support: Next to None (feat. Max Portnoy), Binary Code and Spiritual Sickness

Dec 09: Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY

Tickets: http://bit.ly/1kIibJd

Dec 10: Ralph’s Diner – Worcester, MA

Tickets: http://bit.ly/1kIitjl

Dec 11: Bull Shooters Saloon – Philadelphia, PA

Tickets: http://on.fb.me/1GE68GF

Dec 12: Eclipse – Binghamton, NY

Tickets: http://on.fb.me/1kIkk7S

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