ARTIST: Dream Ocean
Founded in Istanbul in 2010 and inspired by scene giants like Nightwish, Dream Ocean have always been ones to set the bar high for themselves, and it shows. Lead singer Başak Ylva studied opera at Istanbul University State Conservatory before she moved to Germany to finish her studies at the Cologne Hochschule für Musik und Tanz with a Master of Music – all while working tirelessly towards achieving her vision with the band, and it’s safe to say that her efforts have borne fruits: Renowned collaborators chimed in to give their support, such as Epica’s Mark Jansen and Amaranthe’s Jake E, who have lent their exceptional voices to Lost Love Symphony, or Joost van den Broek (a.o. Epica, After Forever, Powerwolf) who helped orchestrate the remarkable debut. All the buzz didn’t go unnoticed and Dream Ocean soon started playing festivals all over Europe and have successfully opened for Epica and Myrath.
The band landed true underground hits with Lost Love Symphony and the single Everstorm, which received praise from even beyond the world of Symphonic Metal. The Missing Stone now heralds the next chapter of Dream Ocean's journey towards synergizing their passions for opera and metal.