Saturday, September 12, 2009

Posted by xCHIPxSEM |
I heard Ghost Ship actually for the first time today and was definitely into it. For me, its getting harder and harder to find current bands that I enjoy, especially in the vocal department. But Ghost Ship made a believer out of me. They've just recorded a demo/EP and will be releasing that soon. Just prior to recording, they recruited ex-Another Victim drummer Tony Tornabene to round out the lineup. The quality of the demo is perfect, everything seems to be mixed at just the right level. My favorite track so far is "My Oath", a blatant straight edge anthem. Its nice to see a band who is proud to be straight edge and not afraid to be vocal about it. For a band that has been around for a short period of time, they seem like they really have their shit together. You can download their 2009 EP "X Marks The Spot" below. I spoke to their vocalist, Curtis, and asked him to give us some info on the band and here's what he had to say:

Syracuse has an amazing hardcore scene, and we wanted to strengthen the straight edge here with our new band GHOSTxSHIP. We are lucky enough to share a town with great straight edge bands like Earth Crisis, Path of Resistance, Black SS, and more.

GHOSTxSHIP started as a side project for us from our other bands.
Steve Port, the drummer from Another Breath is the driving force behind writing our songs. He plays guitar for us, not drums. But because we went through some drummer issues Steve kept this band going with his multi-talented ability to play and write both guitar and drum parts. We got to play a few shows this summer before we parted with our drummer, including an off date with Bane on their 10 for 10 tour, and a s
how with Foundation & Title Fight, which was great for us.

At the time, we only had a rough copy of "My Oath" so we decided that we should go into the studio with our good friend Gabe Solomon in Auburn, NY. This was about the time when we lost our previous drummer, so Steve pushed forward recording guitars, bass, and drums while I took care of the vocals. We had our friend Alan French (If Hope Dies, Christ Crusher) do guest vocals on "Enough" and I think that it turned out awesome in my opinion. Needless to say, we're pretty proud of what we accomplished this past month with Gabe. I guess we are a little impatient and want to share it with everyone now rather than waste time trying to get our money back selling burned copies. Plus, we'd rather get kids pumped instead of waiting around for pressed copies. We will be pressing them sometime this fall (artwork and $$$ pending) but until then, we'll let people pass it around on the internet. It's tentatively titled "X Marks The Spot" So please, if you like it... burn it for your buddies or email it to your friends, we don't care.

Now that we have our
mastered songs, we're practicing and getting our material tight with our new drummer Tony Tornabene (Night Owls, ex-Another Victim) for fall shows. We'd like to write another song or two before the fall is over with him, but right now we're just concentrating on playing some killer shows. Anyone who is interested in booking us, we'll be available for weekend shows in the Northeast starting in mid-October.

or just message us on our myspace page.

2009 EP "X Marks The Spot" -

Thanks for the support!


Michael Keim said...

Chip, the sendspace is dead. "Sorry, the file you requested is not available."

xCHIPxSEM said...

Re-upped the link to Mediafire Mike. Check it out

Jose said...

awesome. I added these guys to MS, good to see another energetic edge band in 2009!