Anatomy of a Ghost

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Anatomy of a Ghost
OriginPortland, Oregon, United States
Years active2002–2004
Associated acts
Past members
  • John Gourley
  • Nick Simon
  • Zachary Carothers
  • Joe Simon
  • Dewey Halpaus

Anatomy of a Ghost was an American emo and 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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