Published on August 14th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Oceans Of Slumber’s Cammie Gilbert On The Band’s New Album, COVID-19, ZZ Top, Cruises & More

Launched via 2013’s Aetherial debut release, but truly blossoming upon the arrival of vocalist Cammie Gilbert for 2015’s Blue EP and the following year’s Winter full-length, Oceans Of Slumber re-emerge in 2020 with the group’s self-titled album. Set for a September 4th release via Century Media Records, the group — comprised of Gilbert, Jessie Santos (guitar, backing vocals), Alexander Lucian (guitar, backing vocals), Semir Ozerkan (bass, guitar), Dobber (drums, piano/synths) and Mat Aleman (keyboard) — has already released 3 singles from the new full-length with accompanying music videos: “The Colors Of Grace,” “A Return To The Earth Below” and “The Adorned Fathomless Creation.”

Oceans Of Slumber’s previous album, 2018’s The Banished Heart, was featured on Metal Hammer‘s “50 Best Albums of 2018” list while Metal Insider added The Banished Heart to its “Best Metal Albums Of The Decade” list. Meanwhile, the band was lauded as the “female fronted Opeth” by Noisey and Cammie Gilbert has been dubbed one of Bandcamp’s “Ten of Metal’s Most Powerful Vocalists.” To date, Oceans Of Slumber has toured with Insomnium, Enslaved and Swallow The Sun, and Gilbert was featured as one of the lead roles on the acclaimed new Ayreon record Transitus.

On August 14, 2020, I had the pleasure of speaking with Cammie Gilbert via Zoom, as embedded below. We talked music, writing and recording during COVID-19, Houston’s music scene, cruises and plenty more. Additional information on Oceans Of Slumber can be found online by visiting and/or

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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