Formed in El Segundo, California in 2004, Metalcore band The Ghost Inside was founded by vocalist Jonathan Vigil, bassist Tyler Watamaruk, guitarists Josh Navarro and Ryan Romero, and drummer Anthony Rivera. Originally calling themselves A Dying Dream, the group released their first EP, NOW OR NEVER, in 2005.  The following year brought the departure of Romero, Navaro, and Watamaruk and the release of a new version of their NOW OR NEVER EP on the Mediaskare label. A new line-up of the band emerged – still fronted by Jonathan Vigil, the group’s only consistent member over the course of their career – and they changed their name to The Ghost Inside.  With a built-in fan base thanks to their days as A Dying Dream, the band was ready to take the next step…

Their debut release as The Ghost Inside was the 2008 album FURY AND THE FALLEN ONES, which brought them to the attention of a wider audience and set the stage for their next album, RETURNERS (2010), which climbed to #50 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart. The next album, GET WHAT YOU GIVE (2012) fared even better, reaching #88 on the Billboard 200. However, they released their breakthrough album, DEAR YOUTH, in 2014, which climbed to #63. The group’s tour bus was involved in a serious bus accident in November 2015, which left some of the band with serious injuries. However, the band rebounded and released their fifth album, THE GHOST INSIDE, in 2020.

Four years since the release of their ‘comeback’ album, The Ghost Inside returns in 2024 with their sixth album, SEARCHING FOR SOLACE. Produced by Dan Braunstein, Cody Quistad, Carson Slovak, and Grant McFarland, the band brings even more power to the party, both aurally and emotionally. Although they’ve dealt with subjects like isolation in the past, the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown inspired a deeper look into subject. With songs like “Going Under,” “Breathless,” “Wash It Away,” “Wrath,” and “Death Grip,” SEARCHING FOR SOLACE is the group’s most accomplished and powerful album to date.  The highs and lows that they’ve experienced over the course of their career has lifted The Ghost Inside to a new level as they continue to march forward with their heads held high.



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