Missouri-based alternative metal band, Ghost in the Machine (GITM), was formed by guitarists Bryan Kay and Dan Schram, bassist Billy Dearing, drummer TJ White and vocalist Jeff Blumer in the fall of 2004.
During the bands formative years they played every venue Mid-Missouri had to offer them as they began developing their sound and live show. Lineup changes plagued the band for many of their early years. After releasing their 2005 self titled EP, drummer TJ White was replaced by Letter by Hour drummer, Chris Loeffler.
The band spent the next few years writing new music and developing fans all across the state of Missouri. Shortly before the release of their 2010 full length album, "Equip to Cope", bassist Billy Dearing was replaced by Farewell to a Legend bassist, Ethan Mueller. Just months after the release of "Equip to Cope" both Mueller and vocalist, Jeff Blumer, left the band.
The remaining members, Kay, Schram and Loeffler, spent the next year writing new music and looking for new members. The new lineup was finally complete in the early fall of 2011 with the addition of bassist Jonathan Hagood and vocalist Evan Thomas, who were both members of the band, Key to my Spaceship.
Now with new music and a new lineup, GITM began focusing their efforts toward the St. Louis music scene and in May of 2012 they opened for Incubus, Chevelle and Cyprus Hill at St. Louis's summer festival, Pointfest. The band currently finished recording their new EP "Earth Island" which is slated to release in November of 2012.