This week, The Ghost Inside hit the 10-year anniversary since the release of their debut album, ‘Fury And The Fallen Ones’, and to celebrate the milestone they announced they were going to do a live Q&A hangout via Facebook.
It turns out that not only were they doing a livestream hangout and Q&A, but this was all going ahead of a practice session a couple of days later (April 17th), which would be the band’s first time playing together since the tragic traffic collision which they were involved in back in 2015.
During the stream, bassist Jim Riley explains that they wouldn’t show the actual rehearsal because “Lord only knows what’s it going to sound like.”
The tragic crash, which happened on November 19th 2015 whilst the band were on the U.S. Highway 180 en route to Mesa, Arizona, approximately eight miles east of the border patrol checkpoint outside of El Paso, Texas, saw their tour bus collided head on with a tractor trailer.
Along with claiming the lives of the drivers of both vehicles, Greg Hoke and Steven Cunningham, the collision also resulted in vocalist Jonathan Vigil, guitarist Zach Johnson, drummer Andrew Tkaczyk, and two other passengers being hospitalised in critical condition. The affected members were left with life-changing injuries.
At the time of writing, it’s uncertain if and when The Ghost Inside will be returning to perform live again.
We here at DEAD PRESS! continue to wish all members of the band a speedy and full recovery.
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