Metalcore outfit The Ghost Inside‘s last album was 2014’s Dear Youth. A year after its release, the band were involved in a tragic bus accident which claimed the lives of multiple people and resulted in serious injuries for multiple members of the band.
Now, The Ghost Inside have announced their new, self-titled album will be released Friday, 5th June through Epitaph. According to a press release, the record is not about reliving the accident, but instead is about the band’s determination, reflection and hope, exploring their perseverance and growth over the last five years.
“This isn’t about what happened to us,” explains the band’s Jim Riley. “We won’t get lost in that one day. This is about our journey, our growth, and who we are.”
To coincide with the announce, The Ghost Inside have shared cathartic first single ‘Aftermath’, which Riley says is likely the most personal track on the record – “This one is us telling our story,” he explains.
“It allows anyone that listens into our world, but it also lets us put final punctuation on that chapter of our lives. ‘Aftermath’ is a total catharsis for us. We let it all out in the song so that it’s not bottled up inside us anymore and we can heal and move on, since after all, the beat goes on.”
The Ghost Inside was created with producer Will Putney along with longtime friend and collaborator Jeremy McKinnon of A Day to Remember.
Earlier this year, the band performed in Australia for the first time since the tragic accident with a powerful headlining set at UNIFY Gathering.
Watch the video for ‘Aftermath’ below.