Style: Black Death Metal |
Year of birth: 2003
Views: 5430. Updated: 24 March, 2005 by Project Moderators
Biography of Band
|Unholy Ghost was formed in Tampa, in January 2003 by bassist/vocalist Paul Ouellette, guitarist Jerry Mortellaro and drummer Aantar Lee Coates(founding members of Diabolic) and Kelly McLauchlin, founder/guitarist of Pessimist.
The musicians in Unholy Ghost bring together an awesome display of talent and creativity...the music is extreme and cutting edge, with catchy hooks yet firmly planted in the black/death metal vein.
In just a few weeks the band recorded and distributed a self-produced 3-song demo, quickly getting airplay on college radio in the US and favorable reviews from around the world. The recording also attracted the attention of Olympic Recordings / Century Media, who quickly signed the band.
Unholy Ghost immediately began playing live shows and secured slots at two major fests: Snakenet.com "Metal Nation" and the Las Vegas Metalfest, further making a name for themselves as one of death metal`s most promising upcoming acts. More shows soon followed, including hi-profile shows with the all mighty Deicide and "Sun`n Steel", the 1st Annual Florida Metalfest.
The band soon entered the well-known Diet Of Worms Studio to record their debut album, "Torrential Reign", with producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (Morbid Angel, Diabolic) and emerged with a stellar result... 11 tracks of extreme metal featuring annihilating dual-guitar shredding and a flurry of maniacal blast-beat insanity, matched with an aggressive and devastating vocal assault.
A flood of positive reviews, interviews and radio airplay soon followed, establishing Unholy Ghost as leaders amongst the newest generation of bands in the Black/Death Metal underground.
After returning from Gathering of the Bestial Legion Los Angeles Metalfest 2004, the band replaced original drummer Aantar Coates with drummer David Breazeal, formerly of Trokar.
Members of Unholy Ghost
| Current Members:|
Eric Hoffman. Role: Guitars
Side projects: Deicide
Jerry Mortellaro. Role: Guitars
Side projects: Diabolic, Blastmasters
Paul Ouellette. Role: Vocals, Bass
Side projects: Diabolic
Dave Breazeal. Role: Drums
Side projects: Cauldron (US), Trokar
Aantar Lee Coates. Role: Drums
Side projects: Diabolic, Eulogy, Horror of Horrors, Blastmasters, Necrosis (US), Exmortis
Kelly McLauchlin. Role: Guitars
Side projects: Pessimist, Diabolic, Cauldron (US)
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