ONLY GHOSTS REMAIN
Only Ghosts Remain is a North Queensland-based alternative metal outfit whose sonic palette lies at the intersection of beauty and chaos. Through the juxtaposition of clean-cut vocals and brutal metal screams, listeners are guided through dynamic passages that meander between neck-snapping breakdowns and intimate, ethereal interludes.
Comprised of Lauren Barnes (vocals), Aaron Bell (guitar, production, heavy vocals), Cedric Kirchner (bass, keyboards) and Tim Edwards (drums), their sound is a synthesis of each of the four’s musical backgrounds and influences. Above all, Only Ghosts Remain places heavy-hitting beats, chugging riffs and hook-filled melodies at the centre of their tonal universe.
With over 4,000 monthly Spotify listeners and counting, the band’s momentum continues to build. Their debut single, ‘Black Dog’ was released in July 2019, and was well-received by the public. It racked up 7,500 streams, a commendable achievement for a debut. This was quickly followed up with their sophomore release ‘Broken’, released later that month, which went on to amass over 27,500 streams to date. ‘As The Last Light Fades’ is their latest effort, released in mid-November 2019, which has already gone on to reel in 20,000 streams in under 2 months.