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The Ghost Next Door

Formed: 2004
From: San Francisco, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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The Ghost Next Door Releasing New Album

U.S. alternative metallers The Ghost Next Door - hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area - will release a self-titled debut album on June 19th via Mausoleum Records.

The Ghost Next Door emerged from a desire to marry the dark melancholy of 80s and 90s alternative with the aggression and drive of Bay Area metal.

A founding member of Sacrilege BC and Release, guitarist/vocalist Gary Wendt grew up in the Bay Area. While with Skinlab, he recorded that group's debut album and toured across Europe with Machine Head and Exodus. Now Gary continues his journey through The Ghost Next Door.

Combining influences ranging from rock to thrash, progressive metal to sad-core, the result is a unique riff-driven rock & roll. The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Forever My Demon
2. Crickets
3. All Fall Down
4. Ten Steps Back
5. Dead Things
6. Bully
7. Eleven O’Clock Blues
8. Fragile
9. Famous Last Words More...

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Anvil Chorus Announces CD Release Show

California metallers The Ghost Next Door have announced they will be the opening act for Anvil Chorus' upcoming album release show on Thursday, November 12th at Slims in San Francisco. The release show is in celebration of "The Killing Sun," the latest album from Anvil Chorus.

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The Ghost Next Door Seeking New Bassist

California's The Ghost Next Door has issued the following statement about seeking a new bassist:

"THE GHOST NEXT DOOR SEEKS BASSIST. WE ARE DRIVEN, FOCUSED & HAVE AN UNCOMPROMISING WORK ETHIC. DO YOU HAVE SIMILAR QUALITIES? THE GHOST NEXT DOOR IS AN ESTABLISHED BAY AREA ALT/METAL PROJECT WITH A FULL LENGTH CD IN THE WORKS. WE HAVE MANY INDUSTRY CONNECTS & HAVE LEGAL REPRESENTATION AS WELL. WE NEED A TALENTED, NO NONSENSE INDIVIDUAL WHO CAN TEAR SHIT UP ONSTAGE & IS WILLING TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY. DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? CHECK OUT OUR INFLUENCES & THE TUNES HERE (OVER 14,000 FRIENDS!). WRITE TO: THEGHOSTNEXTDOOR@YAHOO.COM. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY! PLEASE, NO DRUG/DRINKING PROBLEMS."

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The Ghost Next Door Schedule CD-Release Show

THE GHOST NEXT DOOR, the new band featuring guitarist Gary Wendt (ex-SKINLAB, RELEASE, SACRILEGE B.C.) on guitar/vocals, will be playing a show at Blake's on Telegraph in Berkeley, California on Saturday, January 28 to celebrate the release of their first CD. In addition, the band will be posting their entire new album for free via their official MySpace.com page — half of the songs on February 1 and the other half the following day.

THE GHOST NEXT DOOR's current lineup is rounded out by Seanan Gridley on bass and Sean Haeberman on drums.

For more information, visit www.ghostnextdoor.com.

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The Ghost Next Door Post Live Video Online

THE GHOST NEXT DOOR, the new band featuring guitarist Gary Wendt (ex-SKINLAB, RELEASE, SACRILEGE B.C.) on guitar/vocals, have posted a new 10-minute downloadable video of the group playing two unrecorded songs ("Forever My Demon" and "Crickets") live in Los Angeles at the Dragonfly. You can check it out at this location.

The trio, whose lineup is rounded out by Seanan Gridley on bass and Sean Haeberman on drums, are in the process of recording new material which they hope to have completed by mid-to-late November.

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