GHOSTS FROM HOME emerged from guitarist CARL SHEDD's desire to create something different and beautiful. Seeking to expand upon the sounds of the hardcore and metal scenes of his home in Indiana, Carl spent several years writing and recording instrumental albums under the GHOSTS FROM HOME name. Influenced by such acts as Circa Survive, Further Seems Forever, Killswitch Engage, and The Receiving End of Sirens, Carl set out with a goal of writing heavy yet melodically moving songs.
Writing and recording nearly two full albums by himself, Carl was constantly searching for talented musicians to help complete the vision, however few really clicked. The string of bad luck changed when Carl (through a local MySpace music search) heard an acoustic recording of JORDAN BELLAH performing Dallas Green's “The Sudden Injury”. Hearing a potential chemistry in his voice, Carl contacted Jordan, who immediately began putting his pen to paper for the mountain of tracks Carl had already created.
In a desire to take the act to the stage Jordan enlisted former band-mates ALEX YOUNG(drums) and JESS DEES(bass). Even with these additions the lineup was not complete. With the interweaving guitar melodies and emotionally moving sound Ghosts From Home were striving to capture, Carl felt they would need a second vocalist to take their music to the next level.
Cue the entrance of NATHAN JONES. Introduced by a mutual friend of Jordan's the meeting of Nathan was merely coincidence, a coincidence that would have a greater impact on the future of the band than anyone could realize at the time.
With the addition of Nathan to the band, the sound that is GHOSTS FROM HOME truly began to emerge. The first song to be tracked with vocals was initially the title track for the record "Oh, Hungry Earth" then titled "Signals". With the confidence gleaned from the response to Signals the momentum of the writing process picked up. The band soon realized that to truly deliver the sound that they wanted in a live setting, another musician would need to be pulled in to fill the gaps between the studio production and the stage. It was at this point IAN JONES, Nathan's brother, was brought in to complete the lineup for Ghosts From Home's initial release, an EP, titled "Incoming".
The "Incoming" EP was met with great reviews from within the local scene. But while the play-counts and positive praises were growing, internally Ghosts From Home was experiencing their first internal struggle. It was at this point that Jordan Bellah parted ways with the band.
With the "Incoming EP" out of the way Ghosts From Home refocused on completing their first full length record with only one vocalist. It was at this point Ghosts From Home recorded the most important minute of their history without even realizing. While tracking vocals to the song "Full Circle" a mutual friend of Nathan and Ian was in town for a visit. Having heard the Ghosts tracks for months this friend urged Nathan and Ian to let him be a guest vocalist on the track. Nathan thought this was a great idea and pressed record. Later that evening Nathan texted Carl "Check your email." In Carl's inbox was an mp3 "Full Circle". Carl listened to the track intently. When the bridge arrived he heard an unfamiliar voice quietly sing "Look at us... where have we gone" Carl immediately grabbed for his phone and called Nathan. "Who is this? Why isn't he in our band?" The voice he was hearing was that of KYLE JONES. Two months later the bands newest addition had left his college campus to live with Nathan and Ian to complete the recording of "Oh, Hungry Earth". It was now for the first time Ghosts From Home's sound was truly complete.
"Oh, Hungry Earth" was finished in the summer of 2009. With a commitment to playing live shows Ghosts From Home began the tedious work of translating their record from the studio to the stage. Months of practice and the internally controversial loss of members Alex Young and Jess Dees left the
band searching to fill the missing pieces. At this point Ian Jones moved over to drums, and band friend Nathan DeLaCruz was drafted to play guitar alongside Carl and Nate.
Waiting to build exposure for the band before releasing "Oh, Hungry Earth" Ghosts From Home set the record aside and began playing shows in late winter of 2009.
After two years of gathering dust "Oh, Hungry Earth" was finally released online via SoundCloud.com in late August of 2011. Ghosts From Home is currently in the process of writing their second full-length record, due for release in the winter of 2011. Expanding on the sound of the first record the new
material shines light on the new found maturity in songwriting only experience provides.
For more information on Ghosts From Home past, present and future, visit them on the web at www.ghostsfromhome.com.