|Location: milwaukee, wi, usa|
|Description: The voice of GITM takes you on a journey through the dark side. You witness what happens inside the machine – love and hate, oppression and enlightenment wove into crafted songs with thundering grooves, heavy guitars and lush electronics.|
|Biography: THE CUTTING EDGE IN ROCKTRONICA AND INDUSTRIAL ROCK
Milwaukee’s Ghost in the Machine is the new storm front in the fusion of Rock and Electronica (of various flavors). Ghost in the Machine’s “Rocktronica” fuses the crunchy Aggro punch of Modern Rock, Metal and Hard Rock, the moody atmosphere of Goth and the Post-modern approach of Industrial, Techno and Electronica. The resulting sound is hybrid but one would never know it if one went looking for seams. There are none. The fusion is brilliant and perfectly mixed, not to mention original with an eye toward trailblazing.
Ghost in the Machine states: “Music makes us feel invigorated. It motivates and drives us. It also angers and saddens us. It’s really another sense by which we experience the world around us.” Ghost in the Machine understands fully how music reflects life both the good and the bad, hence the invigoration stirring in a context of shadows and brings this understanding through music to help communicate all this to the listener.
For fueling its Electro-rock fusions, Ghost in the Machine turns to life in all its facets and the reflector of life music itself, of all styles. In Ghost in the Machine’s view, “Music is another sense to experience the world; thus, life and music are intimately intertwined.” By casting a wide net and bringing it to bear with utmost focus, Ghost in the Machine crafts lean, mean compositions that bring a magnifying glass to life’s complexities and do so with keen listener appeal.
Ghost in the Machine unleashed in 1998 its self-titled debut EP upon an audience of listeners that quickly made it a success. Following the success of “Ghost in the Machine”, the following year saw the release of the band’s full-length effort, “The Haunting Begins”. It brought significant recognition to the band, which saw itself rise to prominence in charts at sites such as Mp3.com, Garageband.com and SoundClick.com. 2005 saw the release of “The Repo Session”. The band has just released “The One Within” CD for fan consumption and work is on track for a new CD, its tentative title being “Out of Body”.
Ghost in the Machine has proven its worth over and over with the acclaim that its songs have brought. Many of them have appeared on network and cable television on channels such as The Discovery Channel, MTV, VH1, and The Sci-Fi Channel. Songs such as “Supergod” and “Redemption” have been chosen by corporations such as NIKE, MasterCraft and BEST BUY for DVD programs. Additionally, “Invincible” and “Embrace” have placed in international songwriting competitions, while “Rodeo” and “Second Coming” have been features and chart toppers on sites such as Garageband.com and Broadjam.com. The band’s cover of ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man” has also been recognized as a fan favorite. And that’s just a portion of the group’s acclaim! Ghost in the Machine is currently working with A&R Select, the leading independent A&R firm in Hollywood, CA.
“Ghost in the Machine brings fresh ideas to the table and shows what electronic-based music and rock and roll can do together.” – A&R Select
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
808 Multi Media
GHOST IN THE MACHINE RELEASES ‘THE ONE WITHIN’
October 1, 2006
Ghost in the Machine, Rocktronica and Industrial Rock band from Milwaukee, WI USA, has released The One Within. Ghost in the Machine is back to haunt you again! The One Within features ‘Contact’, ‘Invincible’ and an Industrial Rock cover of ZZ Top’s ‘Sharp Dressed Man’.
The sound of Ghost in the Machine has matured into an electrifying sonic force to be reckoned with. With Chris Weerts on vocals, RJ Thompson sharing axe duties and Mike Kern creating the bass foundation, they have added new elements and dimension to facilitate their musical evolution. One thing has remained the same, there is no genre to completely describe Ghost in the Machine. They fuse electro, dance, metal, techno, industrial, urban& But their interpretation is modern and progressive a style they have embraced as “Rocktronica”.
Ghost in the Machine is gaining momentum in the music industry. In addition to releasing The One Session, Ghost in the Machine has had many song placements in various media. Licensors include Spike TV, NIKE, MTV, VH1, Tokyopop’s Initial D, The Sci-Fi Channel and others. Ghost in the Machine is also in the process of writing music for several independent films.
The One Within can be found at Amazon.com, CDBaby.com and also through most major digital download services such as iTunes, MSN, etc. More distribution options will follow.
Ghost in the Machine
The One Within, the third installment from GITM, blends genres and illustrates the evolution and progression that the band is known for. Not restricting artistic and creative impulses, The One Within covers the sonic spectrum. Highlights include: Industrial Metal songs such as “Monster” and “Kill Site”, and Electronica and Club songs such as “Three” and “Invincible”. Of course GITM’s trademark Rocktronica sound is represented by songs such as “Contact” and “Confession”. The disc closes with an Industrial Rock cover version of ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man”. The One Within holds something for everyone that hasn’t been heard before. The One Within is available at http://cdbaby.com/cd/gitm4 now and will be available soon at Amazon.com and digital download services such as iTunes.
GITMs “Invincible” recieves an honorable mention in the 14th Annual 2005 Billboard World Songwriting contest!
GITMs “Invincible” is a Top 20 finalist in 2005 Unisong International Songwriting contest! Competition was fierce, but “Invincible” stood out from the pack.
Several GITM songs including “Rodeo”, “Second Coming (Trail mix)” and “The One You Love” have received featured genre placements and been claimed residence in the Top 10 of the charts at Garageband.com.
Some GITM song placements for 2006: