Speaking With Ghosts is back with the second single off their upcoming full length, Illuminated – out November 17th. The hard hitting follow up to Woven In Gold is premiering now via Ghost Killer Entertainment.
Uncrowned brings more of the band’s signature metalcore sound that fans of The Ghost Inside, Kingdom of Giants, and Fit For A King will be sure to love. Beyond the aggression and energy driven by the instrumental, there is an emotional message of optimism: “Keep breathing. You’ll find a way to live through this if there’s meaning”.
Vocalist Ryan Wilmot shared his thoughts about the new single:
“Uncrowned was probably the most difficult content-wise to write for me. At the time of recording, I was at my absolute lowest I’ve ever felt. I couldn’t get a hold of people back home and let myself get consumed by a panic state. I almost completely lost my ability to talk from being sick going into recording the last few songs. Each take I did ended with a sharp pounding headache. However, I forced myself to take all that in and push forward. The song is a more mature continued thought from our previous song, “Enemy”. My mother left my family a while back and I’ve been dealing with my fair share of issues since. I still had pent up resentment and needed to get it out. The chorus, however, is me talking myself through the bad times. Like I said earlier, when I recorded this song I was extremely upset and I just made the chorus as a reminder to myself to just breathe. Emotionally, it’s a really mean song but has a positive message underneath it and we think it’ll really
resonate with people.”
More about the band
Speaking With Ghosts is a 5-piece Metalcore band based out of Chicago, Illinois. The band consists of Ryan Wilmot, Craig Hoffman, Tyler Baskin, Pat Olson, and Jake Stone.
Starting in December of 2013, the band set off to make an impact on the local scene and worked tirelessly to play shows and put out music. In June of 2014, the band traveled up to Michigan to record their debut EP, Searching For Direction. Upon their return, they shot a music video for a single off the EP, Enemy.
Since then, they’ve continued to play shows and make an impact on the local music scene, culminating in a chance to play Knotfest 2015 in San Bernardino, California, and have worked all throughout 2016 to write an album worthy of being their first full length release.
In 2017, the band has worked hard to tour in order to spread influence nationwide and create new friends along the way. Their work ethic shows no signs of stopping, and 2017 will see the release of the band’s first full length album, Illuminated, released under Famined Records.
The band takes their influences from other bands such as The Ghost Inside, Kingdom of Giants, Fit For A King, Parkway Drive, The Color Morale, and August Burns Red. The band strives to maintain an exciting, crowd inclusive show that is both enjoyable to listen to and entertaining to watch.
Illuminated is out Nov. 17th, pre-orders are available here.