You have likely already heard about the horrific accident last November involving a bus carrying The Ghost Inside that left all of the band members in critical condition and tragically claiming the lives of two crew members. Today, Tokyo’s Crystal Lake has released a cover of The Ghost Inside’s “Wide Eyed” via Alternative Press and will be donating all profits directly to the band to help support their medical expenses and recovery.
“We had a chance to tour with The Ghost Inside in Japan three years ago,” says the band. “When we heard this news, we, like all of you, were so shocked and at a loss for words. We strongly felt that we must do something to help support The Ghost Inside, as a band and simply as their friends from the other side of the world.”
The band continues in a statement to AP, “Through these tough times, The Ghost Inside has been posting heartfelt messages and photos of them in recovery, and witnessing their positive attitude and strength to recover has taught us what being a band is all about. ‘Wide Eyed’ is one of our favorite tracks from ‘Dear Youth’ and Vigil’s lyrics about how they must keep moving forward with strong will and faith, no matter how hard the situation is, was truly inspiring to us. It is an honor to have this opportunity to give our words and hearts as Crystal Lake. This song encouraged us when we needed to look up. We don’t know how helpful this can be, but we will be so happy if this project means something to The Ghost Inside. We gave our best shot to breathe our hope and emotion into this great song in Crystal Lake’s way, so we hope everyone who reads this will take a listen and help support The Ghost Inside during this time of need.”
Crystal Lake (Tokyo, Japan) have released their highly anticipated album ‘The Sign’ worldwide. Available on iTunes and Google Play (For Fans of The Beartooth, The Ghost Inside, Architects, Parkway Drive) Releasing on Artery Recordings (North America), and JMS/CUBE (Japan). Mixed and Mastered by Bryan Hood (Erra, Gideon, Sworn In).
Crystal Lake coming from Tokyo, Japan have a pristine touring history having played with Story Of The Year, I Killed The Prom Queen, While She Sleeps, and most recently completing tours with Issues, The Used and Bury Tomorrow. Musically based on Hardcore / Metalcore elements, super catchy and yet very unique melodic approaches so called “Crystalism” has been cultivating them a new energetic international fan base.
Known for their live shows and pure energy, Crystal Lake have engaged fans with fists held high in the air. You can’t deny that their performance is second to none in their music scene, rewarding them with placement on Sumerian Records Tour 2013 (Upon a Burning body, Born Of Osiris), Knotfest Asia (Korn, Ozzy), Monster Energy Outburn Tour 2014 Asia (Miss May I, Crossfaith), Scream It Out Fest (The Word Alive, The Devil Wears Prada), among many others.
In 2014, the long awaited EP, “CUBES” was released debuting at #5 on Oricon (Japanese music charts) It didn’t take long for their reputations to spread out not only in Japan but in foreign countries. In November, they proved that they are the one who is carrying next generation of Japanese Hardcore/Metalcore scene on their back by showing overwhelming performance in front of 20,000 people at “KNOTFEST JAPAN 2014”. In 2015, Crystal Lake co-headlined “OUTBURN TOUR 2015” with FACT. Soon after playing Japan’s biggest music festival.
“SUMMER SONIC” they announced that their 3rd full length studio album “The Sign” will be released on Oct.9th featuring Guest Vocalists Ikepy (Her Name In Blood), Hiro (FACT), Makoto (Sand) Jake (In Hearts Wake), Yosh Morita (Survive Said The Prophet) and Go Nakaharada (Brake Your Fist) in Japan and 9th and the USA 10th via Artery Recordings.
After having a viral hit with “Rollin’” (Limp Bizkit Cover) on Youtube, Crystal Lake soon started to see a surge in North American fans, garnering the attention of many US based Record Label’s including Artery Recordings (Chelsea Grin, Attila, Slaves). “I expect big things from this band” Says Vice President of Artery Recordings Shan Dan Horan. “It’s hard to find that band that does hardcore and metal justice at the same time. These guys bring pure focused energy to the table and I expect big things from this band in the future”.