Published on August 14th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
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 www.oceansofslumber.com and/or www.facebook.com/oceansofslumber.