Ghost Machine

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Ghost Machine
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Industrial metal[1]
Experimental rock[2]
Years active 2005–2007
Labels Corporate Punishment
Associated acts Five Finger Death Punch
The Clay People
Members John Stevens
Chris "Crispy" Binns
Brett "Wingnut" Davis
Past members Ivan Moody
Mike "Mikey" McLaughlin

Ghost Machine is a five-piece music group from the United States. The band is also known for featuring two members from Motograter, vocalist Ivan Moody (Ghost), also vocalist for Five Finger Death Punch, and drummer Chris "Crispy" Binns, and John Stevens of The Clay People.


Ghost Machine came together when vocalist Ivan Moody and guitarist John Stevens met at XM Radio. Ivan's band Motograter, previously signed to Elektra Records, were to perform live on-air, when John, an XM Radio producer, impressed with Ivan's vocals, thought he would be a good fit with the material he had written for his previous project.

After several recording sessions, drummer Chris Binns of Motograter (Formally of Intrinsic) was recruited, along with electronics/keyboards/programmer Brett Davis and finally bassist Mike McLaughlin (Formally of Intrinsic).

The band released their self-titled debut album Ghost Machine on July 26, 2005 via their own label Black Blood Records. The album was engineered and co-produced by Pete Murray (Lo-Pro).

On December 21, 2005, the band signed with independent label, Corporate Punishment Records.[3]

The band's second album Hypersensitive was released on November 21, 2006. The album features ten new tracks which weren't featured on the band's previous release.

The song "Siesta Loca" is featured on the Saw III soundtrack.

Ivan Moody is no longer listed on the band's Myspace page as a member. When asked if he was going to work with Ghost Machine again, Ivan Moody said: "I don't. Ghost Machine was something I did for fun. Lots of good friends involved. But it was never intended to be huge or even a band. We literally made 20,000 copies of that. It was just something as a spiritual release more than to get anyone's attention."[4]


  • John Stevens – Guitars, Programming
  • Stitch – Bass
  • Chris Binns – Drums
  • Brett Davis – Electronics, Keyboards, Programming
  • Dillz Notch – Vocals



Date of Release Title Label
Jul 26, 2005 Ghost Machine Black Blood
Nov 21, 2006 Hypersensitive Corporate Punishment


  1. ^ "Ghost Machine - Music Biography, Streaming Radio and Discography - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ghost Machine - Music Biography, Streaming Radio and Discography - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Corporate Punishment Records". Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Chat: Chat with Ivan Moody - SportsNation - ESPN". Retrieved 21 December 2014. 

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