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The Ghost Inside just released the second single from their upcoming self-titled record. The new track, “Pressure Point” is a heavy-hitter of gnashing teeth and anger. 

The upcoming record will be the Ghost Inside’s fifth studio album and the first since their tragic bus accident that resulted in a number of fatalities, the loss of drummer Andrew Tkaczyk’s leg and many years of recovery.

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Just last month, the Ghost Inside dropped their first new music since 2014 with the extremely personal track “Aftermath.”

The Ghost Inside also revealed the tracklisting for the record, and what it means to them as a band. 

While that tragedy certainly influenced the record, it doesn’t define it. 

“This isn’t about what happened to us,” bassist Jim Riley insists. “We won’t get lost in that one day. This is about our journey, our growth, and who we are.”

The newest single in “Pressure Point” is not playing around. The track deals with the “types of exploitative acquaintances who are quick to make someone else’s tragedy about themselves.”

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“Almost all TGI songs take the listener on a journey from dark to light or from despair to hope,” Riley explains. “On this record we made a conscious effort to let individual songs explore different emotions we’ve been experiencing and not force them to have a positive turn. We feel like the album as a whole will give you that hopeful feeling, even though a song like ‘Pressure Point; might not do that by itself.”

“Instead we embraced being pissed off and let it pour out through some of the most aggressive and pointed lyrics we’ve ever had. We try to avoid cursing in our songs but sometimes you’re just so fed up that nothing less than a big loud fuck will get the job done.“

 

Listen to the melodic, fist-swinging anthem “Pressure Point” below. Be advised, the video contains strobe effects which may trigger seizures.

“Pressure Point” Lyrics

Don’t pretend that we’re in this together
There are answers to these questions that you don’t wanna know
The truth (the truth) doesn’t make it better
Some things are better left alone

Misery doesn’t love company
And I refuse to be defined by suffering

Talking tragedy like a broken record
How many times must I relive this hell?
Are you really by my side or do you just want another story to tell?

Fuck this fake sympathy
You’re just a snake in disguise
Fuck this fake sympathy
You’re everything I despise

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Disappear
I don’t know what comes next but I know what’s best for me
Without you here

Disappear
Deeply marked by life but these scars will finally heal
When you disappear

No future in the past and I can’t move forward
If you’re pulling me back
Face to face with my fears
They all will disappear

The reality is you only get what you give
But you won’t listen to a word I say
Make no mistake you could never relate
You weren’t there that day
I can’t keep it together – I’m about to break

Fuck this fake sympathy
You’re just a snake in disguise
Fuck this fake sympathy
You’re everything I despise

Disappear
I don’t know what comes next but I know what’s best for me
Without you here

Disappear
Deeply marked by life but these scars will finally heal
When you disappear

No future in the past and I can’t move forward
If you’re pulling me back
Face to face with my fears. They all will disappear

How can I move forward if you’re pulling me back?
How can I move forward if you’re pulling me back?

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I looked death in the eyes
I’ve come too far
So now I have to cut you out
Cut you out like the leech that you are

I looked death in the eyes
I’ve come too far
So now I have to cut you out like the leech that you are

The Ghost Inside’s self-titled new album releases on June 5 via Epitaph Records. Preorders are available here. Check out the tracklisting below.

The Ghost Inside Tracklisting

1. “1333”
2. “Still Alive”
3. “The Outcast”
4. “Pressure Point”
5. “Overexposure”
6. “Make Or Break”
7. “Unseen”
8. “One Choice”
9. “Phoenix Rise”
10. “Begin Again”
11. “Aftermath”

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