Anatomy of a Ghost

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Anatomy of a Ghost
Origin Portland, Oregon, United States
Genres Emo, screamo, post-hardcore
Years active 2002–2005
Labels Fearless
Associated acts Portugal. The Man
The Burning Room
Nice Guy Eddie
Past members John Gourley
Nick Simon
Zachary Carothers
Joe Simon
Dewey Halpaus

Anatomy of a Ghost was an American emo/screamo band from Portland, Oregon, some of whose members originally hailed from Alaska.


Anatomy of a Ghost formed early in 2002 and gained popularity through live performances and through internet promotional channels. In 2003 they toured the United States with Saosin and Boys Night Out.[1] Their debut (and only) record, Evanesce, was released in October 2003 on Fearless Records. Despite warm critical reception,[1][2][3][4] the group broke up in May 2004.[1][5] The group reunited briefly in 2005 to put together a new album, but the project never materialized. In the meantime, John Gourley and Zach Carothers began playing in the group Portugal. The Man,[6] and Dewey Halpaus had started a group called The Burning Room. Prior to forming Anatomy of a Ghost, Dewey Halpaus, and brothers Nick and Joe Simon were in a band called Nice Guy Eddie.


  • John Gourley - vocals
  • Nick Simon - drums
  • Zachary Carothers - bass
  • Joe Simon - guitar
  • Dewey Halpaus - guitar



  1. ^ a b c Anatomy of a Ghost at
  2. ^ Album Review, Rockzone. Accessed November 4, 2007.
  3. ^ Album Review, Geekburger. Accessed November 4, 2007.
  4. ^ Album Review, Ink 19. Accessed November 4, 2007.
  5. ^ Anatomy of a Ghost Disbands. Decapolis, May 14, 2004. Accessed November 4, 2007.
  6. ^ Elliott, Will (27 July 2007). "Valley rockers look forward to homecoming gigs". Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman. 

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