Jewish Journal

One Israeli creation for the weekend

by Noga Gur-Arieh

March 21, 2014 | 1:01 pm

Ghost Flower. Photo taken by Dana Barak.

If you’re into hard-core rock music, you should listen to the upcoming Israeli band, Ghost Flower


The band is named after an actual flower, the Indian Pipe, which goes by the nickname “Ghost Flower” because of its chilling ghostly appearance. The band members are Ben Kiriyati (Keyboards, Programming,) Gil Barkan (Drums,) Yuval Bahar (Bass,) Jonathan Hazan (Guitars) and Yehonatan Sofrin (Vocals, guitars.)

Ghost Flower is nothing mainstream. They play alternative rock, which is composed of Progressive Rock, Metal and Post-Rock. In an interview to Israelife, guitarist Jonathan Hazan explains the band member’s appeal to this unique musical direction: “we are all big fans of Metal, but also enjoy listening to music that challenges us as musicians and music lovers. I think our inspiration derives from classic bands from the 70’s and the 80’s, such as King Crimson and Yes, alongside more modern bands we listened to as teenagers, such as Oceansize, Opeth and Explosions in the Sky.”


As for future plans, Jonathan says they are currently focusing on the local Israeli audience, but not disqualifying a broader audience reach. “As for now, we want to perform as much as possible here and record a full-length album which will take us to the next level professionally and creatively. I do believe that we can reach a broader audience abroad, but we all love our country and will continue performing and recording here in the near future.”


Enjoy Ghost Flower's music and feel free to comment below!






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My name is Noga Gur-Arieh, and I’m an Israeli Journalist, currently studying for my B.A degree in Media and Political Science, at Tel Aviv University.

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