“Big, atmospheric rock!” – Johnny Doom, Kerrang Radio
Born out of a passion to create dark and heavy rock music, Chasing Ghosts was formed by Lee Brueton. Influenced by bands such as Paradise Lost, Anathema, Moonspell and driven by a desire to give the UK rock scene some much needed fresh blood. In contrast to most bands within this genre, ‘Chasing Ghosts’ have carved their own unique sound, with clean vocals and emotive lyrics that are there to be heard and not hidden, compliment and not dominate. Their songs evoke emotions of fear, sadness, loss and regret, entwined within each doom laden guitar riff. Now signed to ‘Mighty Music,’ Denmark’s largest premier rock/metal label, with their album release due out early February 2018.
Recorded by ‘Enter Shikari’ engineer Tim Morris and aired on over 50 radio stations worldwide, the track ‘Fallen From Grace’ became the band’s first official video. The video featured Pixie Le Knot, actress and contortionist from ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Devil Inside’ . It debuted on ‘Amp’d TV’, hosted by Kerrang’s very own Johnny Doom.
The band are Nelson Cancini (Vocals), Lee Brueton (Bass/Synth), Ashley Clark (Rhythm Guitar) and Harry Mitten (Lead Guitar), four strangers brought together with the sole purpose to produce honest and unrelenting rock music. Winners of Ubeat ‘Rock Act of the Year’ 2016, one of the UKs most celebrated emerging music awards.
Chasing Ghosts have played prestigious venues such as the Camden Assembly, Proud Camden, The Craufurd Arms, Bedford Esquires, Hope and Anchor and headlined the O2 Academy 2 Liverpool. A European tour is planned for early 2018 to coincide with their album launch in Copenhagen and festival dates to be announced soon. New single ‘These Hollow Gods’ released on 6th November 2017.
The album ‘These Hollow Gods’ is written for all those that live with loss, regret and new beginnings every day. It is reflected in every aspect of our lives, through ego, obsession and self preservation. Every element of the album, from mix, production, photography to artwork, has been created by the band, without compromise. These songs are the result of years of blood, sweat, tears and broken strings.
The title track is about our role models, idols and those that we ultimately view as gods in family, religion, music and celebrity. Those that we worship and devote our lives to, but then reveal themselves to be nothing more than false hope, disappointment and betrayal. The consequences of putting so much faith in to one person or idealism and how it can blind our judgement of what’s wrong and right. This song is about realising the cost and coping with that moment of clarity. Everyone has a ‘hollow god’.
Press / Reviews
Black Velvet Magazine
“Lyrics that make you ponder, that cut deep, that empower the listener….for the lover of the macabre. Chasing Ghosts have it all in their armoury. Their sorrow-ridden ridden tracks are something to behold!”
Raised by Gypsies
“It’s fair to say that I haven’t been this impressed by a single song in quite a long time and I immediately wish to hear everything I can from Chasing Ghosts. After the first time I listened to this, I pressed play and immediately listened to it again. I could listen to this single song forever… ”
The Musical Outcast
“It sounds like this tune was just built for the live stage and I think that the bigger the audience the better it will sound. It’s kind of like Biffy Clyro but just heavier and with more balls. There’s something about…. this band which draws me in.”
“An exciting introduction to Chasing Ghosts, a striking doorway into their sound and potential soaked presence. It is a promise already coming to fruition …but one hinting at even greater adventures ahead. Chasing Ghosts are openly adept at aligning dark emotive shadows and fiery beauty into physically and mentally stimulating propositions.”
“As impressive as that earlier single and confirming the potential it suggested, the Fearless EP sees Chasing Ghosts growing into their sound… reinforcing their stature as a band to watch.”
Croston Lancs Weekly
“All in all, a very good three track EP, one that I’d definitely give a big thumbs up to. I hope to see more of Chasing Ghosts in the future.”
“We had another Kerrang! Radio success story this week with Chasing Ghosts…we’re struggling to keep up with the plays!”
Lee Brueton -Bass/Synth/Keyboard
Harry Mitten – Lead Guitar
Ashley Clark – Rhythm Guitar
Nelson Cancini – Vocals