The ghost inside (band)

The Ghost Inside
Also known as A Dying Dream (2004-2006)
Origin Los Angeles, California,
Genres Melodic hardcore, Metalcore
Years active 2004–present
Labels Epitaph Records, Mediaskare Records
Members Jonathan Vigil
Aaron Brooks
Zach Johnson
Jim Riley
Andrew Tkaczyk
Past members KC Stockbridge
Soyer Cole
Tyler Watamanuk
Garrett Harer

The Ghost Inside (formerly A Dying Dream) is an American melodic hardcore band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2004.


As A Dying Dream, they released an EP, Now or Never on Frontline Records. A year later, they signed to Mediaskare Records, where they re-recorded and re-released the EP with an additional track and bonus live footage. Not long after, they changed their name to The Ghost Inside, and released a full length studio album entitled Fury and the Fallen Ones.

Their second album, titled Returners, was released on June 8, 2010 via Mediaskare Records.

On February 24, 2011, it was announced that KC Stockbridge and The Ghost Inside mutually parted ways and that Andrew Tkaczyk had been filling in on drums. Andrew was formerly the drummer and main songwriter in the band For the Fallen Dreams.[1] As of January 10, 2012, the band has been signed to Epitaph Records.[2]

The band has toured with bands such as As I Lay Dying, A Day to Remember, Emmure, I Killed the Prom Queen, Stick to Your Guns, Set Your Goals, Deez Nuts, August Burns Red, Misery Signals, Bleeding Through, Parkway Drive, The Amity Affliction and The Devil Wears Prada.

Their first release for Epitaph Records Get What You Give was produced by A Day to Remember's Jeremy McKinnon[3] and debuted at No. 88 on the Billboard Top 200.[4]

In 2012, the band headlined the Alternative Press Tour along with Miss May I. Supporting acts were Like Moths To Flames, Glass Cloud, and The Amity Affliction.

In 2013, the band toured the world with their breakthrough album, Get What You Give. Starting off in the USA, they continued on to headline countries such as Russia, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Austria, Italy, France, Belgium, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam & Japan, before heading off to the UK in February to headline the Rocksound/Impericon Exposure Tour along with Bury Tomorrow, Stray From The Path-Who had toured with them in USA & Europe & finally, Landscapes.

Band members

Current members
  • Jonathan Vigil - lead vocals (2006–present)
  • Aaron Brooks - lead guitar, backing vocals, piano (2006–present)
  • Zach Johnson - rhythm guitar (2008–present)
  • Jim Riley - bass, backing vocals (2009–present)
  • Andrew Tkaczyk - drums, percussion (2011–present)(ex-For the Fallen Dreams)
Former members
  • KC Stockbridge - drums, percussion (2006–2011)
  • Soyer Cole - rhythm guitar (2006–2008)
  • Tyler Watamanuk - bass (2006–2008)
  • Garrett Harer - bass (2008–2009)(ex-Belay My Last)

A Dying Dream - band members

  • Jonathan Vigil - Vocals
  • Aaron Brooks - Guitar
  • Ryan Romero - Guitar
  • Josh Navarro - Guitar
  • Tyler Watamanuk - Bass
  • Anthony Rivera - Drums


A Dying Dream

Year of release Title Label
2005 Now Or Never Frontline Records
2006 Now Or Never Mediaskare Records

The Ghost Inside

Year of release Title Label
2008 Fury and the Fallen Ones Mediaskare Records
2010 Returners Mediaskare Records
2012 Get What You Give Epitaph Records


  • Faith or Forgiveness (2008)
  • Unspoken (2010)
  • Chrono (2010)
  • Engine 45 (2012)
  • The Great Unknown (2013)


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