Eric Whitney Ghoste (born April 15, 1991), also known as Ghostemane, is an artist from Lake Worth, Florida. He initially rose to popularity as a member of the now-defunct SCHEMAPOSSE—a group that included Lil Peep and JGRXXN amongst others. In a 2017 interview with No Jumper, Ghostemane said he decided to leave SCHEMAPOSSE as he wanted to grow as an independent artist, and didn’t want to be boxed in a certain group or movement.
In a 2016 interview with Metal Insider, Ghostemane stated that he was majorly influenced by metal bands such as Deicide, Death, Carcass, and Mayhem. He later got into hip hop groups such as Dirty Boyz, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and Three 6 Mafia. He listed bands like Circle Takes the Square and The Number Twelve Looks Like You as additional inspirations in a 2016 statement to Masked Gorilla.
Ghostemane has numerous side projects. These include his lo-fi black metal project Baader Meinhof, and his experimental noise project GASM.