California-based metalcore group The Ghost Inside have released another new, pummeling track. On the heels of the emotional single “Aftermath” that revisits the group’s tragic bus accident in 2015, “Pressure Point” is about the types of exploitative acquaintances who are quick to make someone else’s tragedy about themselves. You can listen to the smashing song below along with its accompanying lyric video.
“Almost all TGI songs take the listener on a journey from dark to light or from despair to hope,” bassist Jim Riley explains. “On this record we made a conscious effort to let individual songs explore different emotions we’ve been experiencing and not force them to have a positive turn. We feel like the album as a whole will give you that hopeful feeling, even though a song like ‘Pressure Point’; might not do that by itself. Instead, we embraced being pissed off and let it pour out through some of the most aggressive and pointed lyrics we’ve ever had. We try to avoid cursing in our songs but sometimes you’re just so fed up that nothing less than a big loud fuck will get the job done.”
These songs are from the forthcoming self-titled record out June 5 via Epitaph. Produced by Will Putney (Every Time I Die, the Amity Affliction, Knocked Loose) and longtime friend and collaborator Jeremy McKinnon of A Day to Remember, The Ghost Inside is 11 tracks and will be the first release since the accident. You can see the track list and album art below.
The band had worked on material for their fifth album prior to the accident that claimed the lives of their driver, the lives of everyone in the other vehicle and resulted in multiple injuries for all of the band members. Vocalist Jonathan Vigil suffered from a fractured back, ligament damage and two broken ankles. Guitarist Zach Johnson has since had 13 surgeries for a femur injury. Drummer Andrew Tkaczyk ultimately lost his leg. And while the accident may be a defining moment for The Ghost Inside, the band insists it doesn’t define them. “This isn’t about what happened to us,” Riley continues. “We won’t get lost in that one day. This is about our journey, our growth, and who we are.”
THE GHOST INSIDE TRACK LISTING:
2. Still Alive
3. The Outcast
4. Pressure Point
6. Make Or Break
8. One Choice
9. Phoenix Rise
10. Begin Again