After years of trying to start bands but failing to find anyone serious about music, Sean Shepard (Guitarist/Vocals), at the age of 20 decided to go it alone in the studio and record some songs that he had written over the years. The result was a six song EP he titled “Wolves & Sheep” (2016) under the band name Antighost. The EP was recorded at Raydon Studio and it was released in August of the same year.
Shepard then used the EP to find musicians interested in forming a band. In October he met and auditioned Dylan Vanderson (Drums). After a year of playing shows with various bass players, the two met Andrew Trompeter (Bass) and the final piece of Antighost fell into place.
Antighost's debut EP exploded on the airwaves all across the country as the band toured extensively. Originally based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, word quickly spread of Antighost's high energy and raw presence. The trio packed up and moved to Detroit to pursue their music in the booming music scene of the Motor City. The band has worked tirelessly to perfect their performance and sound, bringing forth a new wave of alternative rock rooted in the grunge, emo and punk eras.
Antighost followed up "Wolves & Sheep" with their first full length album, "Creatures" (2017), a hard hitting 15 track concept record. Despite the bands young age they toured tirelessly across the Midwest, bringing "Creatures" state to state, and igniting stages along the way.
Shortly after their release of Creature's the band released another EP titled "ANIMAL PANIC!" The record was met with great enthusiasm and the band played shows relentlessly for two years before the COVID-19 pandemic brought them to a grinding halt.
Antighost’s latest album “All My Friends Dig Graves" will mark the band’s boldest release to date. Capturing high-energy performances through their unique raw sound, the thirteen song record proves to be the the band’s best work yet. With a dark variety of subject matter, “All My Friends Dig Graves” finds Antighost stepping deeper into their post-punk roots while solidifying their intense climactic sound, ushering in a new era of grunge and emo. Praised for their live presence and lyrical content, Antighost continue to prove that if rock and roll is dead, it’s phantom is twice as loud.