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My Own Ghost – A band on the way to success

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„My Own Ghost is a rock band from Luxembourg founded in 2013. The music relies on Julie’s warm and powerful voice and on the musicians‘ different backgrounds, ranging from pop to metal, by adding some electronic tweaks. While the name My Own Ghost matches the personalities of the members, the band hit within nine months the stages of Luxembourg and played some shows in the UK. After shooting a promo clip of their single „Crystal Ball“, My Own Ghost released their debut album „Love Kills“ in September 2014. In August, My Own Ghost signed a deal with Secret Entertainment from Finland who took charge of the distribution and promotion of the album. The songs by My Own Ghost can best be described as dynamic pop rock, with a throbbing groove laid out by Michael’s drums, Joe’s bass and two powerful guitars. The melodic, yet powerful female voice wraps the 13 songs into a softer shell.

The album is furthermore marked by electronic influences, leading to an interesting mix. „Love Kills“ is the outcome of countless hours devoted to songwriting and countless hours spent on the meticulous recording of the album, combined with the determined will and skills of five musicians, ready to go all the way. From the energetic opener „Crimson Ground“ to the anthemic doublebass-driven „Intoxicated“, the songs on „Love Kills“ take the listener on a journey from the electronic beats of „Beautiful Mistake“ and „Broken Mirror“ to the piano-driven rock of „Silence“ and the first single „Crystal Ball“, via Cure-influenced danceable songs like „Lost“ and „Bad Love“. All the members of My Own Ghost contribute to the songwriting, creating thus a vast variety on „Love Kills“ due to the musicians‘ different backgrounds, ranging from pop to metal. Having taken in charge most of the recording and mixing on their own, My Own Ghost relied on Markus Teske from Bazement Studio in Germany, renowned for his quality work on albums of Vanden Plas, Symphony X, Spock’s Beard and Patrick Rondat, to record drums, execute an additional mix and to sign responsible for the mastering of the album.

In February 2015, My Own Ghost released a first official music video for their second single „Silence“. In March 2015 they signed a deal with the German booking agency Red Lion Music. In July 2015, My Own Ghost performed as support for Delain and later on they supported the Japanese Heavy Metal pioneers Loudness on 4 dates on their European Tour. My Own Ghost are currently working on their second album which they plan to release in 2016.

(Text Mike Dostert)

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