European Ghost | Dark Wave / Post Punk / Italy
Bright tracers in the dark, white phosphorous bombs, mutilated statues, ruined cities. A silent and faceless army crosses the muddy trenches of Europe. An exterminating angel ripped from the sky, falls to avenge the new modern horror of loneliness and mute urban battles.
European Ghost is an out-of-control and multi-faceted project between electronics, echoes of kraut music, drones, dark waves, and an autistic post-punk. The music is self-defeating, psychotic and melancholic.
The band formed in Bologna in the Summer of 2015. The “European Ghost” group consists of Cristiano Biondo (voice), Giuseppe Taibi (bass, drum machine, and synth), and Mario d'Anelli (guitar and synth). Their dangerous mix of electro/dark and martial punk convinces the French label Unknown Pleasures Records to hire them for two albums.
The first, "Pale and Sick", released in 2016, collects the favor of the critics and both Italian and international radio stations. And some of their songs are inserted into different compilations.
After a live incendiary tour, the trio gets back to work and, in June 2018, publishes their second album "Collection of Shadows". This is in line with the previous decadent experimentalism but with a more mature and direct sound. In December 2018, "Collection of Shadows" comes out in a vinyl format for the French label Icy Cold Records.
In 2019, after playing in Italy and Europe, they dedicate themselves to remixing and Collaborations: Antipole, Calvert Robert, Death in June, Delphine Coma, The Legendary Pink Dots, Norma Loy, Sisters of Mercy, The Chameleons, Red Mishima. Burning Man Project, Darkitalia, Dark Room, Ghoticat Festival. Radio Transmission, The Waves of Things, Die in the Disco Festival.
On September 23, 2022, the new album "No Peace, No Sleep, No Shelter