Ghostwalk surprise at Club Red

The group opened for French shoegazing act Alcest in Tempe earlier this month

Denise Elfenbein, Photo Editor

With layers of guitars, synthesizers and even cello, Ghostwalk debuts with their release titled “Archive.” The album contains 11 brooding and melodic tunes reminiscent of Depeche Mode, Art of Noise and old Cure.  Matt Nisbet, the mastermind behind Ghostwalk, wrote, recorded, mixed and mastered the entire album.

Nisbet, who also plays guitar with local metal band, Virulent, creates an atmospheric aural injection that is a far cry from the raw & gritty intensity of the hardcore metal soundscapes.

Grouped with Virulent bandmate Allan Foster, Dylan Troxel on drums (known for his work with Vivicide & Kruffix), David Bernier and vocalist Mindee Bahr’s soothing delivery, the group brings dreamy, yet dark like the forest, tunes to chill out and groove.

Ghostwalk played their debut gig at Club Red in Tempe on Oct. 8, as they opened for Alcest, the shoegazing band from Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France.  Their next show is in January.

Check out their links (, listen and like on Facebook if you are so inclined. You can also find Ghostwalk on Amazon and on Google Play, as well as their official website.