Genres:New Age, Ambient Soundscapes, Electronic - Techno, Electronic - Industrial, Electronic - House/Dance/Progressive, Electronic - Experimental, Electronic - Ambient, Specialty - Soundtrack Alternatives, Specialty - Horror/Suspense, Rock - Metal/Alternative Metal, Rock - Experimental/Post-Rock, Rock - Alternative Rock
Ghost in the Machine
THE CUTTING EDGE IN ELECTRONIC AND MODERN ROCK
GITM is often described as having a fresh sound that is distinctive and definitive. They sound like nobody with hints of everybody at the same time.
"Powerful, emotional, unpredictable and engaging - That''s just the way we are and write. We have so many influences, we can''t even count them. Our music is product of this, so it is multi-dimensional as well. Besides, we believe people can relate better to this because they too are multi-dimensional - everybody likes a change or something different occasionally. Different songs match different moods whenever they occur. Our music reflects our view of the world, our heart and our soul."
- Ghost in the Machine on their music.
The original members of Ghost in the Machine, Mike Kern (bass, vocals, programming) and Chris Weerts (guitar, vocals, programming), are both former band members of Hangman, a metal band from the late 80''s. The decision to get back together and form an electronic rock and industrial band occurred in late 1995. This decision was based on the desire to create music that did not cleanly fit into any genre, but instead fused elements of different musical styles.
In early 1996, the band name Ghost in the Machine was assumed after seeing it on a movie box. It was symbolic of the band''s essense: ghost (music) in the machine (computer).
Their debut EP entitled Ghost in the Machine, released in mid 1998, was a success.
The first full length CD, The Haunting Begins..., was released in late 1999. This album would bring GITM much recognition. It was shortly after this that GITM sustained top positions in mp3 chart sites such as MP3.com, soundclick.com and others.
In 2002, fellow friend and musician R.J. Thompson was added to the GITM line up on guitars.
The Repo Session was released in early 2005. GITM songs become common place on MTV, VH1 and various cable shows.
Currently, they are working hard promoting The Repo Session and they are in the midst of recording songs for a new CD.
GITM is back and with a new sense of desire, inspired motivation and pure adrenaline. You can hear it in their new music. Contact them at email@example.com for details or visit the Ghost in the Machine website www.gitm.net to learn more information.