A couple weeks after announcing their triumphant musical return with their first new song in 6 years, The Ghost Inside have released another new song, “Pressure Point”. With a title like that, it won’t let you down if you’re looking for the more aggressive side of The Ghost Inside, too.
“Almost all TGI songs take the listener on a journey from dark to light or from despair to hope,” explains bassist Jim Riley. “On this record we made a conscious effort to let individual songs explore different emotions we’ve been experiencing and not force them to have a positive turn. We feel like the album as a whole will give you that hopeful feeling, even though a song like ‘Pressure Point; might not do that by itself. Instead we embraced being pissed off and let it pour out through some of the most aggressive and pointed lyrics we’ve ever had. We try to avoid cursing in our songs but sometimes you’re just so fed up that nothing less than a big loud fuck will get the job done.“
This is what we call rising up like a phoenix from the metaphorical ashes. After a van accident on tour a few years ago that would have broken many other bands, The Ghost Inside’s determination to even play a single show afterwards is nothing short of a miracle. Whether you’re familiar with the band or even whether you’re a fan or not, you really have to admit the band’s determination is inspiring.
It’s with that said that the band even releasing a new song is quite a feat. They did just that, though, with “Aftermath” – it really goes in, that’s for sure. That’s not all, though. The band’s self-titled new record drops in June via Epitaph Records, and it’s produced by Fit For An Autopsy’s Will Putney. How’s that for a rebirth?
It’s been a long road back for The Ghost Inside since their tragic touring accident, but with multiple shows having been played in the last year or so, there’s now even more light at the end of the tunnel for TGI fans who have been clamoring for new music. While we knew that the band would be working with ADTR’s Jeremy McKinnon and FFAA mastermind Will Putney on upcoming new music, it seems now we have a timeline of when new music might be released.
While the possibility of the band playing more shows is up in the air as of this time, The Ghost Inside’s long-awaited comeback show almost 4 years after a tragic van accident was a resounding success. Sold-out long before the show actually happened, it’s been known for a while that the beloved band were plotting new music – and it appears we have a little more of a timeline for that new music, at least with the band recently teasing it on social media.