Ghost Of War is...
Ronnie Peterson- Vocals
Thane Farace- Guitars, Backing Vocals
Gary Daniels- Bass, Backing Vocals
Doug Readmond - Drums
GHOST OF WAR was formed in 2009 , by guitarist Thane Farace and vocalist Ronnie Peterson. They set out to create a band that they would want to see & hear live. Both veterans to the music scene, with a combined over 50 years, experience. They quickly teamed up with bassist Gary Daniels and drummer Doug Readmond. Ghost Of War is based out of Gettysburg, PA. and is described as TRADITIONAL AMERICAN METAL, with a just the right touch of PROG/POWER/EURO METAL, to set the tone for what is being described by many as Metallica meets Helloween meets Iced Earth meets Motorhead!
GHOST OF WAR is Nationally sponsored by JAGERMEISTER, and have been since 2009. They’ve been featured on local and national music festivals, including most recently, they were hand-picked by Jagermeister out of hundreds of other bands, to be their showcase band to play on the 2014 “Welcome To Rockville Festival” in Jacksonville, FL . As well as winning the Battle for the Highway , landing them on the Sumerian Records Stage on the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in Bristow, VA In 2013 they also won the $10,000 prize in the Quiet Riot battle of the bands in Philadelphia Pa, with drummer Frankie Banali being the deciding vote to give them the big win. Which landed them on the Rockstar Energy Drink Festival “ Philadelphia Soul summer Slam” GHOST OF WAR is also sponsored by Deville Ink & Piercing Co., EPIPHONE Guitars, Clayton guitar accessories and Redbeard Leather works. They’re 4 hard working old school rock n roll musicians, that literally started from the ground up, drawing from years of experience, and bringing the know-how of what to do and what not to do to make this band successful. Taking little pieces of their personal and musical influences, combining them so they explode like a nuclear blast. They combine in your face metal, thrash, hardcore, rock n roll, and acoustic to create their own unique sound, that is like no other.
Imagine the rawness, the fury, the anger of "Master Of Puppets" or "Bonded By Blood" with today's technology. If you took Rob Halford, Ripper Owens, Ronnie James Dio, Bruce Dickinson, Joey Belladonna & Geoff Tate vocals, then added Eddie Van Halen, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen & Richie Blackmore guitar work, then added Steve Harris, Jimmy Bain, Geezer Butler and Geddy Lee bass lines, along with the thunderous drumming of Gene Hoglan, Charlie Benante, Paul Bostaph and Mickey Dee, you would have exactly the dream band every metal fanatic wants right? Well that is GHOST OF WAR!!
With the triumphant debut of their CD "ONLY DEATH IS REAL" in 2012, it quickly received rave reviews from many national and regional media outlets. They drew deep down from all of their earliest and most current influences. From speed metal trash tunes like "The Absolute Nothing" which has been described as Exodus meets Death Angel. To songs like "SHE" which is a "ballad like" Rush meets Triumph kind of beautiful melodic song. To "Falling Into Eternity" which could very well be mistaken for Iced Earth or Helloween. . Since the release of their CD, the songs "Beautiful Lies" & "Falling into Eternity” they have remained #1 in Gettysburg, PA and surrounding areas on Reverbnation . And have sold over 4,000 physical copies of their Debut CD. As well as over 1,000’s of digital songs directly from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Best Buy, Sony Music and more.
GHOST OF WAR claimed stake in the Mid-Atlantic region to "BRING THE METAL BACK TO THE PEOPLE". This is an American Band! & that classic Grand Funk Railroad song is even featured on the CD, with a modern, faster, harder hitting version (still staying true to its original roots) that is radio ready for everyone to crank up! Also on the CD is the "Crazy World of Arthur Brown" 1968 classic "Fire". Re-recorded faster, and more frantic than the most ripping heavy metal you have heard.
GHOST OF WAR takes great pride and detail into their "live shows" to include something for the eyes as well as the ears, to enjoy. They bring the audience into the mix and often bring special guests on stage to make them feel a part of the show. Playing with many national acts all over the east coast, including most recently they were asked directly by the main acts to be the direct support for them, including; Leatherwolf, Matt Barlow & Freddie Vidales ( Iced Earth, Ashes Of Ares) as well as Ronny Munroe ( Metal Church) , and Neil Turbin ( Death Riders & Anthrax). GHOST OF WAR is also Neil Turbins backing band when he travels the east coast. They were also called upon by the Randy Rhoads Remembered Tribute show featuring Brian Tichy, Rudy Sarzo, Michael Devin, Phil Demmel and more, to perform as their main support act in Waynesboro, PA.