Ghostride
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Cobra Sunrise
9/21/2004
 
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Will Haven: New Demo Track Posted Online
May 24, 2006
Sacramento's Post-Hardcore/Noisecore Vets Will Haven have posted a new demo track "Battleships" online at this location.

Will Haven, who played their last show in January of 2002, officially regrouped in late 2005. The band has written and recorded material for a new album, which is tentatively scheduled for a summer release through an undetermined label.
 
 
 
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Releasing The Ghosts
July 17, 2004
Ghostride, which features ex-members of Will Haven, Oddman, and Tinfed, have set September 6th as the release date for their upcoming full-length album. The album will be released through the band's own Distruktor Records. Three demo tracks from the album can be heard here.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2003
HOME TOWN: Sacramento, CA
MEMBERS:
Rey Osburn (vocals)
Jeff Irwin (guitar)
Cayle Hunter (guitar)
Mike Martin (bass)
Mitch Wheeler (drums)

After spending 9 years touring the world, gracing the cover of Kerrang!, and developing a fan base most bands only dream of, the lead singer for Sacramento, California’s Will Haven, decided to call it quits. Carrying too much momentum along with a chemistry too great to resign, the remaining members decided to continue playing together. Without their front man’s signature sound, guitarist Jeff Irwin, bassist Mike Martin and drummer Mitch Wheeler came to terms with the fact that they would no longer be Will Haven. Rather, they would develop a new sound and new band upon finding a replacement and eventually emerge as GHOSTRIDE. While the 3 members were in search of a new front man, they were approached by Cayle Hunter, former drummer for Nor Cal band, Oddman. He was interested in pursuing his guitar playing and made the trip to Sacramento to test the waters with the trio. The results were nothing less than powerful, the chemistry was obvious and the music began to fly out of the newly formed unit at a furious pace. While it was clear to everyone that they were on the right path, the problem was finding a vocalist with the flexibility and talent it would take to fill the most important of roles in the group. After trying out several singers with different ranges and styles, nothing was working. No chemistry, no vibe, no power. But when Jeff suggested that friend Rey Osburn, the singer of one of their all time favorite bands, Tinfed was interested in trying out, it quickly got everyone’s attention. It was unknown whether Rey’s smooth style would even come close to meshing with the heavy sound the musicians had already created, but with Rey’s resume and talent, it was worth a shot. From the first note of the first song, everyone was shocked to find that Rey had created the perfect style for the music that no one had anticipated; along with the energy and chemistry that the group knew was necessary. The room filled with excitement and anticipation. It was an undeniable chemistry and Ghostride was born. Tinfed was disbanded along with Oddman, as all of the members dove in head-first to the new group. Immediately Ghostride entered the studio with producer Eric Stenman to capture the new sound on cd. The result was the four song EP that they have since released on their own Distruktor record label. The self titled release displays the bands ability to combine heavy riffs with unique textures and layers that allow for a moody and melodic atmosphere. Cayle explains Ghostride’s objective in writing and recording, “We try to make our sound as big as possible, almost like a heavy metal orchestra, with tons of layers and intricacies, without any overdubs and without having a neo-classical feel. The idea is for us to sound completely original, to create our own sounds that people will be able to borrow from us some day. When you hear one of our songs, we want you to know it’s a Ghostride song right away.” Currently, the band is putting together the songs for their first full-length release, also to be put out on Distruktor Records. After the release of their full-length they plan to begin an aggressive promotion cycle, which will include tours of the U.S. and Europe. Ghostride’s strong work ethic and dedication to building personal relationships with their fans should help fuel their success and ensure their longevity.