Band

BIOGRAPHY

Symphonic metal band Dream Ocean was formed by mezzo-soprano Basak Ylva and guitarist Oz Khan. Inspired by many different genres, Dream Ocean is coming forward with powerful vocals, heavy guitars and stunning symphony. The band has played many shows in metal festivals and local metal clubs through the years with releasing “Missing” single and “Daydreamer” EP. As located in Germany since 2017, they have finalized the first full-length album “Lost Love Symphony” with great guest musicians as Mark Jansen (Epica, Mayan) and Jake E (Cyhra, ex-Amaranthe). The album is recorded and mixed by Arin Baykurt and mastered by Jacob Hansen. Orchestrations have been arranged by Ruben Wijga and Joost van den Broek. To feel the first breeze from the album, “Beyond the Greed” was released in October 2017 and “Forever” was released in January 2018. The full album will be out on the 22nd of February 2018 via Painted Bass Records.

Basak Ylva – Vocals
Oz Khan – Guitars
Borna Matosic – Guitars
Sebastian Heuckmann – Bass Guitars
Sebastian Plück – Keyboards
Nils Kessen – Drums

Former Members:
Samet Bolgün – Drums (2012-2017)
Anil Sevener – Bass Guitars (2014-2017)
Bugra Ortakci – Bass Guitars (2012-2014)

MEMBERS

Basak Ylva – Vocals

Date of Birth: March 24
Country of Birth: Turkey
Education: Master in Opera
Equipment: Sennheiser Mics

Oz Khan – Guitars

Date of Birth: June 8
Country of Birth: Turkey
Education: Bachelor in Industrial Engineering
Equipment: Ibanez and Schecter Guitars, Line6 Pedals

Borna Matosic – Guitars

Date of Birth: August 7
Country of Birth: Croatia
Education: Orchestration for Film/TV Master Certificate
Equipment: Schecter 7-String Guitars, Fractal Audio Axe FX II

www.bornamatosic.com

Sebastian Heuckmann – Bass Guitars

Date of Birth: January 29
Country of Birth: Germany
Education: Bachelor of Music
Equipment: Tech 21 Sansamp, Bassline and Ltd Basses

www.sebastianheuckmann.com

Sebastian Plück – Keyboards

Date of Birth: April 4
Country of Birth: Germany
Education: Bachelor in Audio Engineering and Music Production
Equipment: Kurzweil PC3K, Korg m50, Korg KingKorg, NI Kontrol, NI Maschine

Nils Kessen – Drums

Date of Birth: November 11
Country of Birth: Germany
Education: Bachelor of Social Work
Equipment: Tama Starclassic Bubinga Elite, Meinl Cymbals