|We are proud to announce that Hard Rock / Metal sensations THE GHOST OF FU KANG WALKER signed a deal with Wormholedeath for their self-titled EP “The Ghost of Fu Kang Walker”, due for release on December 2nd, 2022 via Wormholedeath worldwide.|
|The band stated: “The Ghost of Fu Kang Walker is stoked to be a part of the WormHoleDeath Records roster! The debut EP features 5 hard-hitting songs that have been described by some as “Middle-Earth metal”, with lyrics that venture into territory inhabited by dragons, dwarves, fire, and death cults. Ultra-fuzzy bass riffs and complimentary dual guitars lend to the band’s “old-school stoner sound”, while there are elements of nonconformity that break this band out of any one genre. From kids who are just getting hip to Clutch, to their grandparents who swear by Thin Lizzy, there’s something for everyone here.”|
|The Ghost of Fu Kang Walker is a 5-piece hard rock/vintage metal band from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.|
Described in a Facebook comment as “The Middle Earth of Lehigh Valley stoner metal,” The Ghost of Fu Kang Walker stands out in a Pennsylvania music scene typically dominated by Top-40 cover bands. With vocals inspired by the vintage metal stylings of Thin Lizzy, Dio, and Iron Maiden, the band infuses 70’s/80’s-era nostalgia with contemporary songwriting, creative hooks, and ultra fuzzy bass riffs.
The band released their first single, Where Wolves and Wiccans Roam, on Halloween of 2021. “I love everything about this track, it’s mysterious, kick-ass, elegant, and unique all in one! You’ve got those mastery old school vocals mixed with that classic Prog Metal production and it all fits in so perfectly that you really can’t ask for anything more!” – Asphyxium Fanzine
Frontman John Pospischil (JP) initially played drums for the band alongside guitarists Josh Pretko and Jason Douglas, and bass player Sean Cameron. The 4-piece band recorded their initial tracks with John recording both drums and vocals. It was immediately apparent that the band wanted to recreate this sound in a live setting. The band called on local music veteran Tony Lipovsky to try out as the band’s drummer and after two rehearsals they made it official. John then took on the role of vocals and keyboard.
Following the completion of their lineup, Chumpire Records worked with the band to release a 5-song self-titled split LP/CD with Western PA’s Neighbor Dan. Within months, the band inked a deal with Wormholedeath Records to release the self-titled EP on a larger scale, with global distribution.
Collectively, the members of GFKW have played in an extensive roster of past bands, including Dragon Green, The Sinking Earth, Stillwater, I Want To Kill You, Blackout Driver, Sarin, Sound of Reverse, and more. Their history of friendship, gigs, and previous collaborations dates back to the late ’80s, with previous bands having opened for the likes of Clutch, Gwar, Weedeater, and more.Line up
John Pospischil (JP) – Vocals, Keyboard
Josh Pretko – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Jason Douglas – Lead Guitar
Sean Cameron – Bass Guitar
Tony Lipovsky – Drums