Ghostemane performing in 2017
|Birth name||Eric Whitney|
|Also known as|
|Born||April 15, 1991|
Lake Worth, Florida
|Origin||West Palm Beach, Florida|
Eric Whitney (born April 15, 1991), professionally known as Ghostemane or alternatively as Baader-Meinhof, Swearr, Limsa Lominsa or GASM, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Originally growing up in Florida, Ghostemane started out playing in local hardcore punk and doom metal bands. He moved to Los Angeles, California after starting his career as a rapper.
Ghostemane's merging of trap and metal gained him popularity on SoundCloud. In 2018, Ghostemane released his seventh studio album, N/O/I/S/E, which was highly anticipated in the underground music scene due to its heavy influence from industrial and nu metal groups.
Eric Whitney was born on April 15, 1991 in Lake Worth, Florida to parents from New York. Whitney grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida. As a teenager, he was mainly interested in hardcore punk music. He learned to play the guitar and performed in several bands, including Nemesis and Seven Serpents. He also played football while he was in high school, saying he was practically forced to by his father, who died when Whitney was seventeen.
Prior to his musical career, Whitney worked in several B2B sales positions. In 2015, Whitney moved to Los Angeles, California due to his not musically thriving in Southern Florida. He also gave up his employment. Meeting up with JGRXXN, Whitney joined his collective Schemaposse, which included artists such as Craig Xen and Lil Peep.
In April 2016, after just 1 year with the group, Whitney left Schemaposse. He subsequently released his self-produced album "Blackmage" and his first cinematic music video with his single "John Dee". Whitney eventually began to associate with fellow Florida rapper Pouya. Pouya released the video for "1000 Rounds" with Ghostemane in April 2017. The video quickly went viral and as of August 2020, has over 24 million views.
In 2018, Whitney saw greater success when art collective TRASH GANG created and released their 1930s cartoon edit music video for his song Mercury: Retrograde. The video has since climbed to over 279 million views, making his most well known single.
In October 2018 he teamed up with Zubin to release a track titled Broken. Also in 2018, he released his seventh studio album, N/O/I/S/E, in which many of the songs are influenced by industrial metal, nu metal, Metallica, Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails. In May 2020, he unveiled his latest project, a lo-fi black metal band called Baader-Meinhof, of which he is the sole member (credited as Eric Ghoste). Ghostemane is also the sole producer of his fiancée’s Poppy's Christmas EP A Very Poppy Christmas released in December 2020.
Lyrically, Ghostemane's themes focus around occultism, depression, nihilism, and death. He started his career as a musician playing guitar in hardcore punk bands, and drums in doom metal bands. He has stated that his biggest influence is black metal band Bathory. He spent most of his teenage years listening to extreme metal bands such as Deicide, Death, Carcass and Mayhem. In terms of rap music, Ghostemane is influenced by Southern rap groups such as Outkast and Three 6 Mafia. He has also gone on to cite Midwest rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony as an early influence. 
- Oogabooga (2015)
- For the Aspiring Occultist (2015)
- Rituals (2016)
- Blackmage (2016)
- Plagues (2016)
- Hexada (2017)
- N / O / I / S / E (2018)
- ANTI-ICON (2020)
- Pallbearers || Tales from the Grave (w/DJ Killa C) (2015)
- GRXXNGHOSTENAGROM (w/JGRXXN x Nedarb Nagrom) (2015)
- Elemental (w/Lil Peep x JGRXXN) (2016)
- Astral Kreepin (Resurrected Hitz) (2015)
- Get To Know Us (w/Lil Peep x JGRXXN) (2016)
- Hiadica (2019)
- Ghoste Tales (2015)
- Dogma (2015)
- Kreep [Klassics Out Tha Attic] (2015)
- DÆMON (w/Nedarb Nagrom) (2016)
- DÆMON II (w/Nedarb Nagrom) (2016)
- DÆMON III (w/Nedarb Nagrom) (2017)
- Dahlia I (w/Getter) (2018)
- Fear Network (2019)
- Opium (2019)
- Human Err0r (w/Parv0) (2019)
- Digital Demons (w/Nolife) (2019)
- Blunts n' Brass Monkey (2014)
- Taboo (2014)
As Ill Biz
- Revival (as Ill Biz ft. Shepherd) (2012)
- versatyle (as Ill Biz) (2013)
- [Soh] [fahy] mixtape (as Ill Biz featuring infinite SoFi) (2013)
- ILL BiZ "EP" (as Ill Biz featuring infinite SoFi) (2013)
- 1991 (as Ill Biz) (2014)
- Www (2018)
- Technomancer (2019)
- EP (2016)
- Evil Beneath a Veil of Justice (2019)
- Baader-Meinhof (2020)
- From the Neighborhood (2012)
With Seven Serpents
- Seven Serpents (2015)
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