Artist info


Metal, Punk, Rock

Sounds like

Every Time I Die, The Chariot, Converge, Birds In Row, Cancer Bats

band members

Adam - Vocals Shane - Bass Sean - Guitar Tim - Drums

Unearthed artists we like

Statues, HEIRESS, Life Pilot, Culprits



As premiered on triple j's Short.Fast.Loud, Adelaide hardcore metallers A Ghost Orchestra return with 'Precursor', an aptly titled first single and taste from their debut album 'Blood', out February 24, 2017 via Firestarter Distribution.

The accompanying video, directed by Aaron Schuppan, shows the conception of the album artwork itself with artist Joel Van Moore (Vans the Omega) bound by no design parameters and instinctively painting while listening to the record.

Vocalist Adam Geisler says of the process, "We thought it would be great to capture this idea as the basis of our clip for Precursor because Joel said himself he had no idea what he was going to paint until he got in the moment and started putting colour on the wall. It was all about an expressive release from listening to the music which was being blasted out from behind him."

Fast approaching the summit of their hard work and dedication, A Ghost Orchestra have been storming stages since their inception in 2012, becoming the go-to support of choice for heavyweights like Norma Jean, Every Time I Die, The Amity Affliction, In Hearts Wake, Protest the Hero, Silverstein and more.

Their 2014 EP 'Vile Hymns' introduced the band with a ferocious 20-minute journey of metal injected with post-hardcore and southern rock. Before too long they were playing the main stage at Soundwave and well on the way to cementing their own reputation as an astounding live act.

The 11 track offering of 'Blood' delivers what A Ghost Orchestra's fans have been waiting for. Co-produced by the band and uber-talented engineer Julian Renzo, 'Blood' captures the intensity of A Ghost Orchestra's live sound as well as all of its creative nuances. Even the band's own name is perfectly suited to the music they write – heavy, unconventional and beautifully unpleasant.

This is the path that the chaotic South Australian four-piece are walking and now they're armed with one of the best albums to kick off the new year.

"A Ghost Orchestra are one of Australia's finest purveyors of noisy destruction.”

New single 'Precursor' is out now via all good digital retailers

New album 'Blood' is available for preorder now via 24Hundred -

Unearthed in 2015


08 Feb 2015


A Ghost Orchestra

A Ghost Orchestra

Congrats to our 2015 Soundwave winners!



Review by Mitch Alexander Mitch Alexander

09 Dec 2016

Triple J

Oh my god, this is like being fed into a woodchipper. I love it.

Oh my god, this is like being fed into a woodchipper. I love it.