- BIOGRAPHY -
Born out of a passion to create dark and melodic music, Chasing Ghosts are a Dark Melodic Metal band London and Milton Keynes. In contrast to most bands they have carved their own unique sound, with clean vocals and emotive lyrics. Their songs evoke emotions of fear, sadness, loss and regret, entwined within each doom laden guitar riff, that engage and consume their listeners and live audiences alike.
The band are Nelson Cancini (Vocals), Lee Brueton (Bass/Synth), Ashley Clark (Rhythm Guitar) , Harry Mitten (Lead Guitar) and Richard Still (Drums), brought together with the sole purpose to produce honest, emotional and uncompromising music.
Their first EP release in 2016 featured the track 'Fallen From Grace', which was recorded by 'Enter Shikari' engineer Tim Morris and aired on over 90 radio stations worldwide. This became the band's first official video featuring 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.
Chasing Ghosts released their debut album 'These Hollow Gods' through Mighty Music, Denmark's premier rock and metal label in February 2018. The band received many radio plays and exceptional magazine reviews internationally, including Kerrang, Metal Hammer, Total Rock, Classic Rock, Fireworks, Powerplay, Rock Hard, Rock Tribune and Sweden Rock to name a few.
The band have played many prestigious venues and festivals in the UK and Europe, including 'Nocturne Fest' in Copenhagen. The festival coincided with the release of their album 'These Hollow Gods', where they shared the stage with established doom bands Abyssic and October Tide (ex- Katatonia members).
Chasing Ghosts in recent months have been working with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (Paradise Lost, Ghosts, Cathedral, Myrkur) on their new EP ‘Bring Me Suffering’ (released 12th June 2020), accompanied and preceded by title-track video and single (released 22nd May 2020). The EP see’s the union of haunting female harmonies (featuring Meghan Pettitt ex Eden House) and natural sombre strings, resulting in an evolution of all the darker elements in Chasing Ghosts’ already present sound. Each individual track has been written to ignite raw and pure emotions.
- PAST RELEASES -
2018 | ALBUM
These Hollow Gods
2017 | SINGLE
These Hollow Gods
- GALLERY -
- PRESS -
"Big, atmospheric rock!"
- Johnny Doom, Kerrang Radio
"The dark rockers Chasing Ghosts are not lacking in talent!..."
- Metal Hammer
"Combines wide guitar walls of sound with melancholy leads that Greg Macintosh would not be ashamed of..."
- Rock Hard Magazine
"Chasing Ghosts manages to cast a spell over the listener..."
- Classic Rock Magazine
"A debut album that adds a fascinating nuance to Dark Metal..."
- Hellfire Magazine
"A work of evident maturity...this is an album you will not want to miss!..."
- Fireworks Magazine
"There’s a real trick to navigating these waters, the fine line between sounding contrived and sounding earnest. Chasing Ghosts appear to be the genuine, dour article..."
- Dead Rhetoric
" It´s absolutely a must for fans of heavy rock music that touches you deep in the head and the heart.... Is this going to be one of my new favorite bands? Big chance it will be!..."
- Lords of Metal
"Eight songs that have defiantly define their philosophy......Chasing Ghosts have perfectly captured the devastating darkness..."
-Power Play 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!"
- Black Velvet Magazine
- PAST TOUR DATES -
Nov 24 - London, UK - The Monarch w/ Camden Rocks
Oct 19 - Luton, UK - George 2nd
Sep 28 - Luton, UK - Centre For Carnival Arts
Aug 17 - Luton, UK - George 2nd
Aug 11 - Bishops Stortford, UK - The Horn At The Half Moon
Jul 21 - Luton, UK - Castle Live
Feb 09 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Nocturne Fest
Dec 16 - London, UK - The Lounge w/ Camden Rocks
Nov 02 - Milton Keynes, UK - The Crauford Arms
Sep 23 - London, UK - Proud w/ Camden Rocks
Aug 12 - London, UK - Camden Assembly
Aug 05 - Luton, UK - Centre For Carnival Arts
Jun 17 - Luton, UK - George 2nd
Jun 08 - Milton Keynes, UK - MK11
Oct 15 - Liverpool, UK - O2 Academy
Sep 10 - London, UK - The Royal George
Sep 02 - London, UK - Surya
Aug 20 - Wigan, UK - Wigan Live Festival
Aug 07 - Leeds, UK - The Liquorist
Jul 22 - Bedford, UK - Esquires
Jul 09 - London, UK - St Moritz Club