Interview with Ghastly Murder

Today, we sat down with Ghastly Murder to talk music inspiration, advice for musicians and much more! Be sure to check out his new track Twitch on Spotify below!


What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your


The Music of GHASTLY MURDER reflects my surroundings – I live in the bleakness of mid Wales. The music we produce is dark , powerful, twisted  but with melody and hooks. I write it because it has to get out it is not song writing it is exorcism. inspiration for songs comes from many forms it could be a turn of phrase.,it could be a story from the newspapers, it could just be from characters in and around my area. Other times I will for lyrical inspiration  by try using William Burrows cut up method for lyrics or stories.  In fact a weird inspiration  for some of the lyrics of TWITCH  came from an Ouija board session  where the host kept spelling out ‘est spiritus et glorious ‘ which then became part of the song.

What type of music did you listen to growing up?


Gothic, Punk, Metal  and classical- I like music with drama and mood and this has always infiltrated

& influenced my writing style. Just like that music I like to set a world I  which the sound lives in And exists

Is there someone you looked up as a hero?


No, Heroes will always let you down so never one person or thing  , just a series of transient people and events. There is a moment when things fall into place and an artists work will speak to me and in the past I have romantically championed musical Heroes  but knowing in my heart that for most I remained a fan out of some kind of loyalty  to the thing that they once were but now they are  just a shadow of that,it hurts  but in my experience it is also true


If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing today?


Something within the arts- a film maker or a writer  or a photographer  or a painter anything creative or expressive. My family were once circus performers so maybe I might have gone in that direction

What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create

Be Yourself, everyone else is taken  I find little point of trying to be like or sound like a other band, why go for an imitation  of something that already exists? I always walk the path less taken, it’s not always the easiest root but at least I know it has some integrity about it.