It’s been a very long, difficult, and testing two and half years in so many ways for metalcore giants The Ghost Inside, who are still recovering from life-changing injuries following a tragic traffic collision that they were involved in back on November 19th 2015.
In the crash that saw their tour bus collide head on with a tractor trailer, and claim the lives of the drivers of both vehicles Greg Hoke and Steven Cunningham, it also resulted in vocalist Jonathan Vigil, guitarist Zach Johnson, drummer Andrew Tkaczyk, and two other passengers being hospitalised in critical condition.
Though progress has been steady, arduous and trying, the band practiced together as a band for the first time since the incident earlier this month (you can read more about that here), and have now happily shared that they believe “yes, there is a future” for them.
The band confirmed this news via a statement on their official Facebook page, but in which they also wanted to assure fans that they “still aren’t sure exactly what it looks like” and that their “journey into that future is just beginning.”
You can read the band’s full statement below.
“This is The Ghost Inside 2018. We weren’t always sure we would make it here. All along we’ve said ‘let’s just get in a room with instruments and see what happens’. Andrew gave us 4 clicks and we sailed off into ‘Between the Lines’. Over the next few hours we hacked our way through a dozen or so songs, one at a time. Everything is different. Fingers and feet and throats that have played these songs a thousand times don’t operate on autopilot anymore. But there was something special, something beautiful, in doing the thing we love by sheer force of will. Spending a week together as bandmates answered the question that has been on all of our minds – yes there is a future for TGI. We still aren’t sure exactly what it looks like. It might be one show, it might be a few shows. It could be a new song or a whole new record. Our journey into that future is just beginning, and we will bring everyone that is interested along with us. Every Monday, one band member will take over all of our social media to give you insight and updates on their personal progress, as well as glimpses behind the scenes of what we are doing as The Ghost Inside as this new chapter unfolds. We know that this is a new normal but hey, the same old thing gets boring right? Thanks for proving that you are the Tried and True.”
As the band emphasise in their statement, though they are certain there is some future in the band, it’s still uncertain at the moment to what extent and to when that future will unfold further.
We here at DEAD PRESS! continue to wish all members of the band a speedy and full recovery.