The Ghost Inside (band)

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The Ghost Inside
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The Ghost Inside at 2014's Warped Tour
Background information
Also known as A Dying Dream (2004–2006)
Origin Los Angeles, California, US
Genres Melodic hardcore, metalcore
Years active 2004–present
Labels Epitaph, Mediaskare
Website theghostinside.com
Members Jonathan Vigil
Aaron Brooks
Zach Johnson
Jim Riley
Andrew Tkaczyk
Past members KC Stockbridge
Soyer Cole
Tyler Watamanuk
Garrett Harer

The Ghost Inside (formerly A Dying Dream) is an American melodic hardcore band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2004.

History[edit]

The Ghost Inside live in 2013 at the Essigfabrik in Cologne during a co-headline European tour with Deez Nuts

As A Dying Dream, they released an EP, Now or Never on Frontline Records. A year later, they signed to Mediaskare Records, where they re-recorded and re-released the EP with an additional track and bonus live footage. Not long after, they changed their name to The Ghost Inside, and released a full length studio album entitled Fury and the Fallen Ones.

Their second album, titled Returners, was released on June 8, 2010 via Mediaskare Records.

On February 24, 2011, it was announced that KC Stockbridge and The Ghost Inside mutually parted ways and that Andrew Tkaczyk had been filling in on drums. Andrew was formerly the drummer and main songwriter in the band For the Fallen Dreams.[1] As of January 10, 2012, the band has been signed to Epitaph Records.[2]

In 2012, the band headlined the Alternative Press Tour along with Miss May I.

Their first release for Epitaph Records Get What You Give was produced by A Day to Remember's vocalist Jeremy McKinnon[3] and debuted at No. 88 on the Billboard Top 200.[4]

In 2013, the band toured the world with their breakthrough album, Get What You Give.

On September 8, 2014 the band released a new song - "Avalanche".[5]

On September 16, 2014 Spotify leaked details of their new album "Dear Youth".

Musical style[edit]

The Ghost Inside are usually classified as metalcore[6][7] or melodic hardcore. Bassist and backing vocalist Jim Riley stated that "to [him] the band is a metalcore band" and that they're "similar to Unearth or As I Lay Dying or something like that, with a little bit less guitar solos and a little bit less singing".[7] He said that they are influenced by "an older generation of bands" such as Throwdown, Bury Your Dead (especially Beauty and the Breakdown), Misery Signals, Killswitch Engage, Unearth (especially The Oncoming Storm) and Bleeding Through, some of which he considers "seminal to what metalcore is", as well as modern music that isn't necessarily heavy (such as pop punk), and that he himself listens "to a lot of emo". Riley stated that when writing a song, the band usually puts the instrumentation together first, before vocalist Jonathan Vigil and guitarist Aaron Brooks write lyrics for it. He also noted that the decision to use clean vocals in some songs of Get What You Give, such as "Engine 45", came from the band and wasn't forced by producer Jeremy McKinnon.[7]

Band members[edit]

A Dying Dream band members[edit]

  • Jonathan Vigil – vocals
  • Aaron Brooks – guitar
  • Ryan Romero – guitar
  • Josh Navarro – guitar
  • Tyler Watamanuk – bass
  • Anthony Rivera – drums

Discography[edit]

A Dying Dream[edit]

Year of release Title Label
2005 Now Or Never Frontline Records
2006 Now Or Never Mediaskare Records

The Ghost Inside[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[8]
US
Heat.

[9]
US
Indie.

[10]
US
Rock
[11]
US
Hard Rock
[12]
Fury and the Fallen Ones
  • Released: April 15, 2008
  • Label: Mediaskare
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Returners
  • Released: June 8, 2010
  • Label: Mediaskare
  • Formats: CD, digital download
15 50
Get What You Give
  • Released: June 19, 2012
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: CD, digital download
88 19 37 8
Dear Youth
  • Released: November 17, 2014
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: CD, digital download
63 6
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

  • "Faith or Forgiveness" (2008)
  • "Unspoken" (2010)
  • "Chrono" (2010)
  • "Engine 45" (2012)
  • "The Great Unknown" (2013)
  • "Dear Youth (Day 52)" (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Ghost Inside and drummer part ways". Lambgoat.com. February 24, 2011. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Ghost Inside signs to Epitaph Records & Announces U.S Tour". metalriot.com. January 10, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Epitaph Records: The Ghost Inside - Get What You Give". Epitaph.com. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Ghost Inside "Get What You Give" Billboard Debut". FlySouthMusic.com. June 30, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Ghost Inside - "Avalanche"". YouTube. September 8, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Ghost Inside". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved October 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "The Ghost Inside: Getting and Giving". Loudmag.com. May 20, 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "The Ghost Inside – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Ghost Inside – Chart History: Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "The Ghost Inside – Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "The Ghost Inside – Chart History: Top Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "The Ghost Inside – Chart History: Hard Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 

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