Hope Haven Records is proud to present THE GHOST INSIDE straight outta USA Live in South Africa this May 18th, 2011. THE GHOST INSIDE, who are signed to Mediaskare Records (SONY) will be embarking on a 6 date nationwide tour right across South Africa alongside South Africa’s top Hardcore & Metal bands; TRUTH AND ITS BURDEN, FACING THE GALLOWS & THE DEAD WILL TELL. The tour is set to turn the South African metal and hardcore scene ablaze with one of the strongest tour package lineups in the last decade; punishing Johannesburg, Durban, PE & Cape Town audiences with a wide range of pure intensity.
EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH: www.webtickets.co.za
18/05/2011 – Revolution Skatepark – Festival Mall, Kempton – ALL AGES
19/05/2011 – Cool Runnings, Fourways – 18+
20/05/2011 – Revolution Skatepark – Pavillion, Durban – ALL AGES
21/05/2011 – Jesters Alternative Club, Port Elizabeth – 18+
22/05/2011 – Son Skatepark, Stellenbosch, Cape Town – ALL AGES
25/05/2011 – The Mercury Live, Cape Town – 18+
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The Ghost Inside:
Conceived in the spring of 2007, The Ghost Inside emerged with a vengeance from the Los Angeles music scene where dreams fade just as fast as they are born. The band was a fresh new start for friends Jonathan Vigil, Aaron Brooks, and Tyler Watamanuk who’s former band, “A Dying Dream” had recently disintegrated after half of the members moved on. This left Vigil and company quite discouraged as they had just released an EP with hardcore heavyweights “Mediaskare Records.” Fueled by their frustration, and determination to never give up, they founded The Ghost Inside and enlisted drummer KC Stockbridge, and guitarist Soyer Cole to round out the all-star lineup.
With the roster solidified and plans to conquer the world, The Ghost Inside began crafting their own unique brand of aggressive yet melodic metal/hardcore. Their collective goal was to write music that would transcend genres without boundaries, and set them apart from their peers putting them into a league of their own. All of the hard work paid off when in April of 2007; the band released their debut album entitled “Fury And The Fallen Ones” on Mediaskare Records (Sony).
After the full length was released, interest in the band intensified as they toured nonstop throughout North America with bands such as Bury Your Dead, Misery Signals, Bring Me The Horizon, Emmure, Stick To Your Guns, As Blood Runs Black, Winds Of Plague, and Sleeping Giant. In June of 2008, the band took their act overseas when they were asked to go to Australia with I Killed The Prom Queen. After a year of touring, The Ghost Inside parted ways with Soyer Cole, and suffered a brief hiccup when Tyler Watamanuk decided that life on the road was not for him and called it quits. The band quickly rallied and enlisted Garrett Harer on bass and Zach Johnson to take over guitar duties. Later that summer, The Ghost Inside was invited to be a part of the massive “Ten For Ten Tour” featuring Poison The well, Madball, Bane, Terror, and Vision Of Disorder as the headlining acts. Hammering out high- energy sets every night on this tour quickly earned the band a reputation for their intense live show and their hard-working attitude.
Coming off of a great 2 years on the road, the band gathered their new material and headed into the studio to record their follow up album entitled “Returners” which is hitting stores February 2010. Later this fall, the band heads to Europe on the “Imperial Never Say Die” Tour, followed by runs in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Their long term goal: To continue to put out new music, and tour in as many new places as possible all the while, crushing everything in their path. If you have not yet seen The Ghost Inside, you owe it to yourself to drop whatever you are doing and get to one of their shows immediately