The band have faced many challenges following their bus crash back in 2015, but they have since offered updates on their status, sharing that there is a future for the band.
In a new Instagram post, drummer Andrew Tkaczyk posted a video, and two additional pictures, of his current drum setup.
Adding to the post was a caption that offered an update on his current health and current drumming ability.
“Today is honestly the first time since our accident almost 3 years ago that I feel close to the level I was playing at when I had two legs. No, it’ll never be 100% like that again but with the help of my Dad and some incredible people, I’ve gotten pretty damn close.”
Check out the post below:
Today is honestly the first time since our accident almost 3 years ago that I feel close to the level I was playing at when I had two legs. No, it’ll never be 100% like that again but with the help of my Dad and some incredible people, I’ve gotten pretty damn close. The @axispercussion long boards were the third and final piece of the puzzle to making playing drums feel natural again. 1st piece was The Hammer my Dad built. 2nd piece was my trigger setup, and now these pedals. Extremely thankful to Joe Hardy for hooking me up and helping me get back to it. Feeling great about this!
Back in May, the band shared an important update on what the future looks like for the Ghost Inside and how they plan on moving forward.
“Spending a week together as bandmates answered the question that has been on all of our minds—yes there is a future for TGI,” Ithe band shared in the post. “We still aren’t sure exactly what it looks like. It might be one show, it might be a few shows. It could be a new song or a whole new record. Our journey into that future is just beginning, and we will bring everyone that is interested along with us.”
The Ghost Inside held their first band practice April 17, where they went live on the band’s Facebook page to “hang out” with fans while they set up the practice space.
The moment was the first time fans were able to see the band practice since they were involved in a serious bus accident Nov. 19, 2015, which has caused them to face an extensive recovery following their crash.
Last month, vocalist Jonathan Vigil shared an update with fans following his recent ankle fusion surgery and the difficulty behind finally going through with the decision.
“Today I progressed. My doctor told me that my boot can come off and I can start physical therapy to learn how to walk again,” he wrote. “With no more pending surgeries or hospital stays planned, I can’t help but be happy.”
Vigil also took to Instagram to talk more about the heartbreak of not being able to play shows. “Being completely honest and transparent, going to shows is HARD. And I don’t mean hard in the physical sense because most venues, staff, security, patrons and show goers are very accommodating to handicapped or injured people,” Vigil shared.
“What I mean is it’s just hard… being here. It’s hard to know what we were and what we could be.”
The Ghost Inside’s drummer Andrew Tkaczyk recently released an EP, Coma Visions, from his new project, One Decade.
Watch more: Watch the Ghost Inside accept the award for Most Dedicated Fanbase at the 2016 APMAs