It was the first time the band have all been together in over two and a half years, and the chat got deep.
Last week The Ghost Inside announced a birthday part of sorts, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of their debut album 'Fury And The Fallen Ones'. In celebration, they announced that for the first time in over two and a half years the entire band would be together, answering fan questions as a facebook livestream. It's a really positive video, and they even FaceTimed former band members in to answer questions.
The livestream is a great watch if you have a spare three and a half hours. But if you don't here are the important things we learned from their livestream.
01. "'Fury' was an album that none of us had any expecations about".
They went in to the writing of 'Fury And The Fallen Ones' with no plan or expectation, and set out only to write the album that they themselves would want to listen to. Which is part of the reason it's such a fan favourite.
02. They've watched their fans grow up with them, over the past 10 years.
Noting that they remember the fans who turned up to some of their first ever shows, and still turn up now. They even mention that they've befriended fans who started coming to their shows when they were 15 years old, and now are married and have families, saying "It's amazing watching our fans go from being kids at shows, like we were, to a whole decade later starting families and being professionals." CUTE.
03. 'Blue And Gold' is pretty much everyone's favourite song from 'Fury And The Fallen Ones'.
Almost unanimously, the band agree that 'Blue And Gold' is not only the most fun to play live, but also has a "good vibe". Agreed.
04. They hit up current bassist Jim Riley, not to ask him to join the band, but to get in touch with someone else (Nate James of The Homefront) to play bass.
Awkward. Jim's response to that call was "hey, what about me? I play guitar, how hard could bass be?". And the rest is history.
05. The iconic lyric "what do you stand for?" from 'Between The Lines' was there just as a placeholder, while they came up with a better lyric.
But it ended up fitting so perfectly that it stayed. Which is for the best, because it's become one of their most iconic lyrics. But on that lyric, vocalist Jonathon Vigil said "I didn't think that was gonna stay... I would have said something cooler if I thought it was gonna stay". Brutal.
The livestream was a pretty momentous occasion for The Ghost Inside, and the gravity of the situation wasn't lost on the guys. The Ghost Inside took to twitter today to post:
2.5 years ago everything about this band hit the pause button. Last night, together, we finally pushed play. No crazy secret announcements, just the first step of a journey that we hope you will continue to share with us.— The Ghost Inside (@theghostinside) April 16, 2018
The rest of it is available for your viewing pleasure any time.
Check out the full livestream below: