Birthed in the pit of Parkersburg, West Virginia in 2013, Jesse Smith & The Holy Ghost ascended from the simmering coals of seminal Christian metal-core masters, Zao. While still preserving the intensity of the live performance and depth of lyrical storytelling of his prior project, Smith’s new signature vibe is more post-classical, alternative rock shaken and stirred with driving, heavy guitars then poured over a raw rhythm section which leads the band out of the darkness of the metal underground and into the light of mainstream radio. With Brandon Zano (Leo, Downplay) on the board producing, the band created something truly unique in their self-titled debut being unleashed in June 2016.