• John Van de Mergel

Sounds | GHØSTKID, Start A Fight


De combinatie van 'hedendaagse heavy music' + 'catchy melodieën' + 'Duitsers' is zelden een goede combinatie en leidt veelal tot een onnodig bombastisch potje emo brei! Misschien is dat wel wat GHØSTKID brengt? Toch komt om één of andere reden hun muziek goed binnen bij me. Die al te poppy refreintjes hadden ze achterwege mogen laten, maar de energie en de industrial/elektronische invloeden bevallen me wel. Neemt niet weg dat het er soms los over is, weinig genuanceerd en allesbehalve origineel. Then again....


GHØSTKID verschijnt op 13 november via Century Media Records


Luister ook naar: SUPERNØVA

THIS IS NØT HØLLYWØØD



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GHØSTKID’s music is a dive into into darkness and aggression. It is ugly yet beautiful, it is heavy while keeping a sense for catchy melodies.

GHØSTKID is the new moniker of Sebastian “Sushi“ Biesler (formerly Eskimo Callboy) who gathered a group of likeminded friends to shape the project: Steve Joakim (drums) from Sweden as well as Danny Güldener (guitar) and Stanislaw Czywil (bass) who used to play in To The Rats And Wolves. It all started when Sushi picked up a guitar and wrote a song in October of 2019. He realized that GHØSTKID was in his DNA and needed to find an outlet. 

“I just followed my heart”, he says. At that point he was on a steady diet of Marilyn Manson, Fever 333 and Bring Me The Horizon all of whom inspired him to craft the diverse mix of darkness and aggression with a strong attraction to pop; something that is fusing new metal, industrial and a hint of trap to form contemporary rock music. After laying the groundwork for GHØSTKID together with co-producer Phil Sunday the self-titled debut album was produced by renowned producer Sky van Hoff (Rammstein, Emigrate etc.). The studio recordings got additional support from a number of acquaintances: You will hear Marcus Bischoff of their label mates Heaven Shall Burn on “SUPERNØVA” and Mille Petrozza on “CRØWN”. You can also look forward to two versions of “THIS IS NØT HØLLYWØØD” – one that is featuring Timi Hendrix and one with Johnny 3 Tears on vocals.


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