The Ghost Inside Offer Update Following Bus Crash: “Thank You For Standing With Us When We Cannot Stand On Our Own”

The Ghost Inside were involved in a serious wreck, after their bus collided with a semi-truck, right outside of El Paso, TX on November 19. This incident left various band and crew members injured, and both drivers dead. The band has now offered a new update on the situation.


Here’s the band’s latest statement:

“Hi friends. I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend. Through the grace of our incredible host hotels and the community here in El Paso we were able to enjoy a great meal and have a couple hours of much needed relief away from the hospital. Our families that are here aren’t used to being ‘on the road’ and although the circumstances couldn’t be less ideal, this holiday will always be a special one for us, a genuine day of giving thanks for the gift of life we have been given. And while we are grateful for this gift, our hearts are heavy for the families of Greg Hoke and Steven Cunningham who are mourning the loss of a husband, brother, son, and father. I can’t begin to imagine the loss they felt with an empty chair at their dinner table.

I want to share a little bit more with you about how things are going here. The truth is, there are a lot of very serious injuries. We are dealing with badly broken legs and ankles, cracked pelvises, and fractured vertebrae that require screws, plates, rods, and careful surgery to repair. Over the last week most of these procedures have been completed very successfully, but there are still a couple more to go, and most of the guys are still in the hospital. It is yet another blessing that we are in a place with so many remarkable doctors and surgeons to make this possible.

It is going to be a long road for us to quite literally be back on our feet. We have many months of recovery, rehabilitation, and physical therapy ahead. For some of us, simply learning to walk again will be a monumental undertaking. For now, we must put all shows on hold and focus only on our health.

As a band, we’ve always taken pride in our ability to make friends in the music industry. Across genres and stereotypes we have forged the most amazing bonds with other musicians, and with those that simply appreciate music.

Never in a million years would we have imagined ourselves in this position where all those friends across the years and across the miles would have come to our side before we even had the chance to ask for help. I’m a man of many words and I frankly cannot find them to describe how your collective generosity has kept our spirits afloat for the last ten days. There are far too many people to thank right now, and no contribution, whether thoughts, prayers, socks, shirts, $5 or $5000 has gone unnoticed. I hope that in due time we can truly show you our gratitude.

In the meantime there have been a few heroes here that need to be named. Ryan Bingham, Stacey Cornett, Andrew Barquero, and Tim Irons have been our hands and feet. They have done everything that we cannot, including looking after our families. Our team behind the scenes, John Youngman, Mark Mercado, Dave Shapiro, and everyone at Epitaph records, has made sure that everyone that needs to be here, is here, and that their essential needs are taken care of. Chelsea Coffey at Hilton and the staff of the Hampton Inn and Courtyard Marriott, as well as the city of El Paso, have accommodated our families and made them feel as close to home as possible during this impossibly difficult time.

Delta Airlines has graciously helped with our travel to and from all corners and coasts of the country. And also a man that rarely gets the credit he deserves, Kevin Lyman, has put his countless resources into play to ease the burdens upon us and our loved ones.

Now, more than ever, The Ghost Inside is not just 5 guys on stage, but everyone across the planet that has shared a moment with us, however large or small. Thank you for standing with us when we cannot stand on our own.

Limitless and Unbreakable,


A Gofundme page has been set up for medical costs, the funeral costs for the band’s driver, and damaged equipment. Hopefully the members will have a speedy recovery. R.I.P. to the two people that passed.

Dead Cross (Ex-Slayer Etc.) Announce Third Live Show

Dead Cross, the new band featuring ex-Slayer drummer, Dave Lombardo, along with Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, etc.), Mike Crain (Retox), and Gabe Serbian (The Locust, ex-Cattle Decapitation/Retox) have announced a third live show. Their schedule now looks like this:

12/01 San Diego, CA – Casbah
12/02 West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre
12/03 Pomona, CA – The Glass House


Agoraphobic Nosebleed To Release New EP “Arc” In January/Plan To Reissue “Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope” & “Altered States Of America” On Vinyl

Agoraphobic Nosebleed will be releasing a new EP titled Arc on January 22. This will be the first of four EPs, which each showcase musical influences of specific band members. This one focuses on Kat Katz.

Arc Track Listing:

01. “Not A Daughter”
02. “Deathbed”
03. “Gnaw”


In other news, the band will also be re-releasing “Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope” and “Altered States Of America” on vinyl. Those will be available on January 22 as well, and can be preordered HERE.

Dan Sugarman (As Blood Runs Black) Premieres New Solo Track “Spectre”

Dan Sugarman (As Blood Runs Black) has premiered a new solo track titled “Spectre,” featuring Francesco Artusato (Devil You Know). This song is from his debut solo album, Centersun, which will be released on January 29.

Centersun Track Listing:

01. “Outspire”
02. “Spectre” (feat. Francesco Artusato [Devil You Know])
03. “Disorder”
04. “Triage” (feat. James Norbert Ivanyi)
05. “Adrift” (feat. Scott Carstairs [Fallujah])
06. “Cosmosis” (feat. Angel Vivaldi)

Demon Hunter’s “The Triptych” To Be Released On Limited Edition Vinyl

Demon Hunter will be re-releasing their 2005 album “The Triptych” on limited edition colored vinyl. It will be released on January 1, via Solid State Records, and will be available in three different colors, including: oxblood (limied to 500), black/aqua blue (limied to 500), and mustard (limied to 500). Preorders can be found HERE.

Thrice Announce 2016 Los Angeles, CA Show

Thrice recently revealed that they have a new album in the works, and now they have announced a 2016 show in Los Angeles, CA. That will take place June 3, at the Shrine Expo Hall, and tickets can be found HERE.

Breaking Benjamin Announce 2016 U.S. Tour With Starset

Breaking Benjamin have announced a 2016 U.S. tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Starset.


Tour Dates:

02/18 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
02/26 Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee (no Starset)
02/27 Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (no Starset)
02/29 Jonesboro, AR – ASU Convocation Center
03/01 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
03/02 Springfield MO – Shrine Mosque
03/04 Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
03/05 Amarillo, TX – Azteca Music Hall
03/07 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
03/08 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
03/09 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
03/11 Modesto, CA – Modesto Center Plaza
03/12 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
03/13 Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
03/15 Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
03/17 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
03/18 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
03/19 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
03/21 Billings, MT – Shrine Auditorium
03/22 Minot, ND – City Auditorium
03/24 Davenport, IA – Adler Theatre
03/25 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater (no Starset)
03/26 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center (no Starset)
04/20 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live (no Starset)
04/21 Richmond, VA – The National (no Starset)