Los Angeles based The Ghost Inside are readying their new album The Returners for a June 8th release on Mediaskare Records. Returners boasts the band’s most developed and anthemic material yet, guaranteed to set off fist pumping and sing-alongs at any show. The new album also features guest vocals from Brendan Foley of Betrayal, Tommy Green of Sleeping Giant and Mat Bruso (ex Bury Your Dead). Speaking on the spots vocalist Jonathan Vigil revealed “Well, were good friends with the band Betrayal and we all really like Brendan’s voice and we asked him and he was down to do it. Basically, it’s the same thing with Tommy from Sleeping Giant, except we specifically wanted him for the song “The Conflict” because of what the song is about and how it deals with the two sides of Christianity in the hardcore scene. Lastly, Shane (Frisby) who produced our record is really good friends with Mat Bruso and he called in a favor. Mat poured Coca-Cola all over himself in the vocal booth. It was awesome.”
The band has developed quite a following with their hard charging yet melodic tinged hardcore with metallic edges. Part of the appeal is no doubt’s Vigil’s positive and insightful lyrics into the human spirit and socially minded topics. Vigil elaborates” Every single song on the new record has the explanation to the song in the lyric book, so kids will know what each song is about. The first album I ever saw with that on was Throwdown’s “You Don’t Have To Be Blood To Be Family” and I always respected them and those songs so much more knowing exactly what he was saying and what I was singing along to.”
Another big part of The Ghost Inside mythos is the band’s live show which has taken them across the U.S., Australia and Europe. The band has toured with artists such as Bury Your Dead, Misery Signals, Bring Me The Horizon, Emmure, Poison The Well, Madball, Winds Of Plague, and I Killed The Prom Queen. The band will embark on a U.S. run with Stick To Your Guns, Abacabb and Gravemaker this month with more tour announcements for the summer to follow.