Ghost Painted Sky is a New England-based duo (with sometime collaborators) creating dark, intense, introspective music, with a sound built upon the influence of the classic goth, post-punk, and darkwave sounds of the 80s and 90s.
Ghost Painted Sky began as the solo studio project of David Strong, as a way to process some major life changes through songwriting, which resulted in a debut self-titled EP released in 2014. The following year brought a second short EP, The Shadows Breath, and the first live performances.
In 2017 and 2018 Lisa Wood began contributing vocals with the Scars EP, and then the first full-length Ghost Painted Sky album, Flightless, released in the summer of 2018. Lisa has since become the second official member of the band and primary vocalist.
Out of the turbulence of 2020 and early 2021 came several virtual shows, and appearances on the compilations The Unquiet Grave 2020 (Cleopatra Records, 2020), 33 Gothic Bands You Should Know, Volume 8 (Post-Gothic, 2021), and You Are Still Not Alone (Darkness Calling, 2021).
Late 2021 and 2022 saw numerous live shows, including mini tours into the Southern and Midwestern US, as well as the release of the Ephemeral Wake EP, an early version of "The Fire, The Flame," and the single version of "Corridors."
2023 finds Ghost Painted Sky continuing to work on new material for a second full-length album and planning ever more live shows, as well as the continuation of the ever-present theme of songwriting as vessel for personal exploration and catharsis.
•"Our next show will be on Saturday, February 11th at Darq Salem (MA) at Koto with Low Lives and The Innsmouth Look. Doors at 9:30, 21+, $10.
•"Corridors" appears on the latest installment (Volume 4.2) of Obscura Undead's UnObscured compilation series, find it on Bandcamp here.
•Our latest single, "Corridors," now has a new video on YouTube, and is also available as a name-your-price download
on our Bandcamp page.