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UNHOLY GHOST was formed in Tampa, FL January 2003 by drummer Aantar Lee Coates, bassist/vocalist Paul Ouellette, guitarist Jerry Mortellaro (founding members of DIABOLIC) and Kelly McLauchlin, founder/guitarist of PESSIMIST.

The musicians in UNHOLY GHOST bring together an awesome display of talent and creativity...the music is extreme and cutting edge, with catchy hooks yet firmly planted in the black/death metal vein.

Unholy Ghost In just a few weeks the band recorded and distributed a self-produced 3-song demo, quickly getting airplay on college radio in the US and favorable reviews from around the world. The recording also attracted the attention of Olympic Recordings / Century Media, who quickly signed the band.

UNHOLY GHOST immediately began playing live shows and secured slots at two major fests: Snakenet.com "Metal Nation" and the Las Vegas Metalfest, further making a name for themselves as one of death metal's most promising upcoming acts. More shows soon followed, including hi-profile shows with the allmighty Deicide and "Sun 'n Steel", the 1st Annual Florida Metalfest.

The band soon entered the well-known Diet Of Worms Studio to record their debut album, "Torrential Reign", with producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (Morbid Angel, Diabolic) and emerged with a stellar result... 11 tracks of extreme metal featuring annihilating dual-guitar shredding and a flurry of maniacal blast-beat insanity, matched with an aggressive and devastating vocal assault.

A flood of positive reviews, interviews and radio airplay soon followed, establishing UNHOLY GHOST as leaders amongst the newest generation of bands in the Black/Death Metal underground.

UNHOLY GHOST debut full-length CD "Torrential Reign", is out now and available on Century Media / Olympic Recordings.

General Info

Band Members
Aantar - Drums/Songwriting, Kelly McLauchlin - Electric Guitar, Jerry Mortellaro - Electric Guitar
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Metal / Death Metal / Black Metal

Contact Info

Tampa, FL

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