Californian metalcore legends The Ghost Inside have shared their first official teaser of new music since their devastating bus crash in late 2015. Since tragedy struck, metalcore fans worldwide have been uncertain about the band’s future, however, it seems the teaser posted across the band’s social channels confirms the release of new music will be imminent.
Just over three years ago, The Ghost Inside were involved in a serious head-on bus crash in which the drivers of the vehicle died, leaving band members hospitalised with drummer Andrew Tkaczyk, unfortunately, losing a leg in the process.
The teaser depicts various scenes of the band in the studio, working out and features a few snippets of completed new music. It ends with a throwback their classic track and fan favourite ‘Engine 45’, from their acclaimed 2012 effort Get What You Give – a track that encompasses the band’s life-affirming message and searingly anthemic, signature metalcore sound.
Watch: The Ghost Inside tease new music
— The Ghost Inside (@theghostinside) February 15, 2019
In late December 2018, frontman Jonathan Vigil and bassist Jim Riley took part in a Twitch live stream, in which they shared a snippet of previously unreleased music. The track was titled ‘Aftershock’ and was said to be recorded shortly before the band’s 2015 accident. The two members also took the time to reflect on their journey to recovery over the last few years.
“It was at a time when the accident took so much from us,” Vigil explained. “It felt like I lost everything, you know? But being able to talk to people brought me back to life. I was having a rough time for a while.”
“I had no plans to play a song, but Jim was like, ‘Why not?’,” Vigil continued. “You guys get one more because I didn’t play the right version and I want you guys to hear the right version.”
On January 22nd, the band responded to a fan’s tweet with a photo of bassist Jim Reily in the studio, teasing the recording of new music.
The Ghost Inside last released Dear Youth in 2014, which saw the band expand on their deeply personal, cutting brand of hardcore inflicted metalcore, which received an almost instant classic status amongst fans.