If you have a computer, you probably heard about the terrible car accident that The Ghost Inside and some of their crew members were involved in last November. Two crew members were killed, and the members of the band all suffered injuries in the accident, with drummer Andrew even losing a leg from the knee down. Despite the terrible accident, the band has constantly updated fans on their progress and have inspired us all with the super positive attitude they’ve kept through the entire process.
Tokyo metal band Crystal Lake have toured with The Ghost Inside in the past, and they felt they had to do something. They decided to create a cover of TGI’s “Wide Eyed” and put it up for download with all of the proceeds going to the band’s medical bills. What an awesome thing. You can read Crystal Lake’s statement and hear the cover below. If you have the money to buy it, you can do that right here.
“We had a chance to tour with The Ghost Inside in Japan three years ago. 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.“
“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.“
Again, be sure to purchase this single if you can, and if you’d like to make a further donation, you can on this gofundme page.
If you like the sound, pick up Crystal Lake’s latest release “The Sign” on iTunes!