For all you D&D fans out there
seeing Ghostwalk and getting excited, put down your
bag of dice and twizzlers, Ghostwalk has nothing to do
with the Well Of Souls. Although the name Ghostwalk
was “inspired by physical and spiritual space where
the realms of consciousness connect,” which is not too
far off the D&D book, it is unconfirmed there is any
Brought to you by metalheads,
but not necessarily intended for metalheads, Ghostwalk
began as an experiment between guitarists David
Bernier and Matt Nisbet (Virulent) while one day
jamming and talking gear. The rest of the band slowly
fell into place one by one with members from Don’t
Panic, ex-Vivicide, former Autumn’s End, Hado, and
Kruffix. Ghostwalk made their debut back in October
releasing "Archive" and opening for Alcest. "Archive"
is what I call mood music, whether you are setting the
mood, creating a mood or just in a mood and is
slightly comparable to the music from Mamiffer and
Collide. It is executed in a performance art, neo goth
style layered with dark tonal ambience, sultry female
vocals and intoxicating sounds of an electric cello.
“'Archive' is a collection of pieces that came
together through a dark awakening. Inspirational at
times, yet unsure of what the future holds, we seek
the answers hidden between reality and visions of the
The album starts off
flawlessly with "Ghostwalk," coming in at just under
two minutes long. The song is easily one of the most
beautiful introductions to an album I have ever heard.
It’s epic in its own reserved way and has a cinematic
feel, as if you're watching a glorious and emotional
battle scene in slow motion. "Ghostwalk" is followed
by "The Funeral Fire," which has more of a neo goth or
dark cabaret feel if you will. The band has this
to say about what inspired the music of "Archive":
“Many things inspire us all.
We really just encourage each member to write
creatively as to what they feel fits their part best.
So far it has come together very nicely as we all add
our own touch and style to each piece and we get
inspired by fellow member’s additions to grow and
expand into the projects that we create.”
Tracklist: 1. Ghostwalk 2.
3. Archive 4.
Dust 5. Phantom Sky 6.
Romance 8. Into Delirium 9.
Blood 10. Origin 11. The Void (acoustic guitar
by Dylan Troxel)
Release Date: October 20th,
Mindee Bahr - Vocals/Keyboards Matt Nisbet -
Guitar/Programming David Bernier - Guitar Dylan
Troxel - Drums/Programming Allan Foster -
BassLauren Jones - Cello