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 last show of 2023 will be on Saturday, December 16th
at Darq at Koto in Salem (MA) with The Long Losts and Melegie. Doors at 9:30 pm, 21+, $15.
•We recently had a video interview with Moon Burns Productions Lunar Confessions, which you can find on YouTube here.
•Goths for Sanctuaries - The Album!!! Bandcamp compilation is now available, and features 185 (!) exclusive tracks from across the dark music spectrum, including our own previously unreleased song "Kissing Lions." Proceeds benefit Ireland's Heartstone Animal Sanctuary. Find it at this link.
•We did an interview with Obscura Undead not too long ago, find it on Youtube at: https://youtu.be/32z8tvmRt3o