Posts Tagged ‘The Ghost Of A Thousand’

NEWS: Frank Carter (ex-Gallows & Pure Love) teases new band!

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Frank Carter, former vocalist for British punks Gallows and rock outfit Pure Love, has just teased a short video of a new band he is a part of via his Instagram profile, which appears to feature ex-The Ghost Of A Thousand drummer, Memby Jago. You can check out the video via the embed below:

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NEWS: The Ghost Of A Thousand to play one off gig in aid of Cancer Research!

British punk rockers The Ghost Of A Thousand announced today that they’re to play a one-off warm up show in aid of the charity, Cancer Research, bringing support from Bastions. More details of the show and how to purchase tickets can be found below:

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NEWS: The Ghost Of A Thousand to support Alexisonfire at London farewell shows!

London noise makers The Ghost Of A Thousand have announced via their Facebook page that they are to reform for the London leg of the Alexisonfire farewell tour. The dates for the London shows are as follows:

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LIVE: Hevy Festival @ Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Kent – Saturday (06/08/2011)

Date: August 6th, 2011
Venue: Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Kent
Website: www.hevy.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hevyfest
Twitter: www.twitter.com/hevyfest

Photo gallery: View it here

Note: As only a few members of the site were able to review the festival weekend, we were sadly unable to cover every band performing throughout the day.

Extended to a full three-day weekend and being one of the only festivals to be hosted at a wild animal park, Hevy is most definitely a unique beast that’s growing from strength-to-strength year after year since its creation. Now onto the second day of the weekend, all four stages of the festival were open for business, and our ears were open to the huge array of bands.

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GALLERY: Hevy Festival – Saturday (06/08/2011)

Not many music festivals are held at animal parks where you can visit the animals alongside seeing some of your favourite bands, but Hevy is certainly one that provides just that. Now with music spread across for a three day weekend, it’s better than ever before. We managed to catch a bunch of shots whilst there, and with the second day bringing us well into the festivities of Hevy, bands such as the day’s headliners The Dillinger Escape Plan kept us wanting more.

Featuring: Gold Kids, November Coming Fire, If Heroes Should Fail, The Carrier, Make Do And Mend, All Teeth, The Ghost of a Thousand and The Dillinger Escape Plan.

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NEWS: Hevy Fest announce more line-up additions!

Kent’s Hevy Fest have made another line-up announcement, with further additions to this year’s weekend event. Here are all the newly announced acts to the weekend festival roster:

Four Year Strong (Sunday Headliner)
Funeral For A Friend
The Ghost Of A Thousand (Last Ever Show)
The Carrier (UK festival exclusive)
Strife (UK festival exclusive)
Stick To Your Guns (UK festival exclusive)
Gold Kids (UK festival exclusive)
All Teeth
Heart Of A Coward
The First
Brotherhood Of The Lake
Former Thieves
Loose Cannons

This year’s Hevy Fest takes place on August 5th – August 8th at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Kent with tickets priced at £89 for the weekend. For more information, visit the official website by clicking here.

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NEWS: The Ghost Of A Thousand to split up!

Brighton-based hardcore punk outfit The Ghost of A Thousand have announced that they’re splitting up later this year, performing their last ever set at Hevy Festival. The band posted the following statement regarding the situation:

“After nearly 7 years of being a band we have decided to call it a day. It’s been increasingly difficult to commit ourselves to a touring band and unfortunately ‘real life’ has finally gotten the better of us. We know there’s been rumours for a while and we’re sorry that we haven’t commented sooner but to be honest, we were hoping that things would work themselves out. But our situation hasn’t changed and we are extremely devastated to finally end it.

We’ve had an amazing ride and made dreams come true, so we would like to thank everybody who’s helped us along the way, whether you’ve booked us for shows, giving us a floor to sleep on, fed us, toured with us or done anything to keep the band on the road, we’re grateful to the lot of you and hope to see you soon.

Most importantly we would like to thank all our Fans, Friends and Family who supported us over the years. We really couldn’t have done it without you guys so, from the bottom of our breaking hearts – thank you!

Much Love

The Ghost Of A Thousand”

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INTERVIEW: The Ghost Of A Thousand @ Academy 1, Manchester (18/10/2009)

Date: October 18th, 2009
Venue: Academy 1, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

Download: None available
Stream: YouTube

Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/theghostofathousand

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Alongside headliners Alexisonfire, Brighton based hardcore punk rockers The Ghost Of A Thousand are one of four bands shoved onto the Eastpak Antidote tour line-up. Vocalist Tom Lacey guides us upstairs on their tour bus to chat about the other bands on the bill, old bands they’ve supported, and their last studio album ‘New Hopes, New Demonstrations’.

YOU CAN LISTEN TO THIS INTERVIEW HERE WHILST READING THE TRANSCRIPT BELOW:

For a review of the show which took place that night, click here!

Written by Zach Redrup

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ALBUM: The Ghost Of A Thousand – New Hopes, New Demonstrations

Release Date: June 1st, 2009
Label: Epitaph
Rating: 8/10

Website: www.theghostofathousand.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/theghostofathousand

The Ghost Of A Thousand profile

In 2007, The Ghost Of A Thousand tore up the British punk scene with their debut effort ‘This Is Where The Fight Begins’. The Brighton boys weren’t afraid of pushing musical boundaries and their interpretation of hardcore punk was welcomed with open arms. Two years later and the quintet release sophomore album ‘New Hopes, New Demonstrations’. The band wanted to create a record that was “weird and dark” and felt that producer Pelle Gunnefeldt (Refused, The Hives) had the ability to bring out a much more sinister side to them.

This record is a whirlwind of emotions from start to finish, and I’m pleased to find that there is a range of diversity and variety track after track. Opener ‘Moved As Mountains, Dreamt By The Sea’ is a superb start to the album, welcomed by Lacey‘s immense vocals, the song showcases the band’s familiar hardcore sound we’ve all come to know and love. However the quintet make it very clear early on in the record that they are not afraid to experiment. ‘Split The Atom’ showcases the group in a very different light, they are pushing towards the alternative rock genre and somehow manage to pull it off with great success. ‘Knees, Toes, Teeth’ stands out like a sore thumb – if fellow UK punk band Gallows and rock n roll legend Bruce Springsteen were to ever team up, this is close to what it would sound like. Another noticable change is the intensification in lyrics. Don’t get me wrong, the songwriting skills used on This Is Where The Fight Begins were witty, but it’s clear to see that they have improved a great deal over the past two years. You can’t help but notice the constant reference to oceanic imagery – it must be all that seaside air down south.

‘New Hopes, New Demonstrations’ is a memorable album with strong music and sturdy lyrics, and seemingly the Brighton five-piece can do no wrong. The Ghost Of A Thousand have once again destroyed any expectations of them sticking to a particular style of music and staying to common and safe ground. The noticeable change in sound throughout the album is symbolic of a band who have progressed, and leaves them hard to categorise them into just one genre. Lacey was very right in saying “… the perception of us as a band within a scene will be blown apart now”. I can’t even begin to imagine what album number three will sound like!

Written by Kate Rees

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LIVE: Alexisonfire – Academy 1, Manchester (18/10/2009)

Date: October 18th, 2009
Venue: Academy 1, Manchester
Support: The Ghost Of A Thousand, Four Year Strong, Anti-Flag
Website: www.theonlybandever.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/alexisonfire

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Hitting the UK in 2009, the Eastpak Antidote tour imports three international bands and one homegrown UK band in a 4 bash flurry of pop-punk, post-hardcore, and hard rock. Not quite on the scale of the Taste Of Chaos or Give It A Name tours, this tour still hosts a group of bands who may only be seen playing a show together at large musical festivals – so this oppurtunity shouldn’t be squandered or under appreciated.

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