Logo


2004-


Biography

GHOST MACHINERY are a Power Metal band, it's melodic and symphonic yet heaviness and well varied. If even Pete Ahonen is one of the main minds behind Burning Point, GHOST MACHINERY differs in the music and vibe totally. The neo-classical elements are saw here clearly, but every song features a different atmosphere, it can to be a double-bass drum fast, a kind of epic mid-tempo, a heavy fantasy passage, and something traditional that lead us to the Malmsteen´s old age. The Pete's voice is pretty nice and of course, there is a lot of amazing solos guitars! Pete Ahonen, vocalist & guitar-player of Burning Point, an artist from Limb Music, formed GHOST MACHINERY in 2002. He felt that he had to start a new band besides Burning Point because he had so much great music written. Pete didn't want to abandon the songs that don´t suit to Burning Point so GHOST MACHINERY was the solution. Pete contacted Tapsa Pelkonen, the bass player of Wildcard, and Tapsa was willing to work with him. Tapsa asked Wildcard's drummer & keyboardist Jussi Ontero to join the group and he did. So, in September 2003 they recorded a promo-CD with 5 tracks to show their music to some labels only. Lucky, Sound Riot was the first label chosen by them. In November 10, after short negotiations, they signed a record deal to 2 full-length albums with Sound Riot. Their debut album was recorded in a couple of different sessions at Tonebox Studios from December 2003 to March 2004 getting an amazing sound quality. "Haunting Remains" is a monumental work in all aspects. It has a top-notch performance with great songs, pleasantly well-executed vocals, excellent playing, technically demanding guitar solos, and lush production. The songwriting is powerful and it is consistent from the first note to the last. You can find some slower tracks, a ballad and everything else is fast. There isn´t a bad, or even mediocre, track to be found on this album. Special mention must be given to "World of Unbelievers" and "Temples Of Gold" which are truly glorious and inspiring tracks. The Ahonen's compositional skills are also at their peak; the lyrics contribute the most to the overall feel of the music. This is an album which can to be destined to be as nothing less than a classic in the genre of Neo-classical Power Metal.

Official Biography: Sound Riot Records [http://www.soundriot.net]