Members: Gary Wendt, Seanan Gridley, Sean Haeberman
Based in Berkeley, California, The Ghost Next Door emerged from a desire to marry the dark melancholy of 80s and 90s alternative with the aggression and drive of Bay Area metal. With Gary Wendt on guitar and vocals, Aaron Asghari on guitar, Seanan Gridley on bass, and Paula Sisson on drums, solid songwriting and musical diversity are at the core of The Ghost Next Door's sound.
Each member brings his unique influences from across the modern music spectrum: from punk to jazz, progressive metal to sadcore, modern rock to thrash. Their influences and playing styles combine into meter-bending, riff- driven rock & roll breaking out from under the bare skin of abrasively honest lyrics. On stage, they come together to show what manifests from an undeniable compulsion to create and perform their expressive take on modern metal.
âCool name and cool band. Features former Skinlab, Release, Sacrilege BC guitarist, Gary Wendt, but I canât say that this sounds like any of those previous bands. This (quartet) plays a melodic style of alternative metal that is refreshing. The lyric content is on the dark side. The instrumentation is tight and intricate. All in all a good five song primer for what I think (indicates) bigger things to come.â â JC, AMP Magazine