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Ghost

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Latest Ghost News

Below is our complete Ghost news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Just For Fun

Christmas Parody Of Ghost's "A Year Zero"

Just in time for the holiday woes, the Wagoner Brothers have launched a lyric video for their hysterical parody using the Ghost song "A Year Zero." The original song appears on the 2013 release "Infestissumam."

This parody is sure to lift your spirits just in time with a little yuletide cheer. Check it out here:

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Just For Fun

Petition Launched Asking Ghost To Disband

In another of our preferred genre's ridiculous "That's Not Metal!" accusations that just makes us all look like a bunch of whiny, bickering schoolgirls, a petition has been launched to get the band Ghost to break up.

The petition currently has 625 signatures (with the hopes of reaching 10,000) and can be found at this location. The organizer of the petition comments:

"We petition against Ghost of the heavy metal genre that continues to make albums and tour. Many people getting into metal think that they are the real deal and that we should forget the real bands like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, etc. They wish to destroy real metal with their carnival music nonsense. Seriously, is a song like If You Have Ghost actually something that a real metalhead would listen to? They are not metal. People also make the erroneous claim that they are so directly inspired by King Diamond/Mercyful Fate, which is just wrong. They are, in fact, a watered-down version of BOC. We the people oppose Ghost continuing as a band, and they should be split up as soon as possible.

"Obviously just 100 won't convince Ghost and their management to listen! If we get 10,000 signatures then MAYBE they will listen and stop making music. Ghost has already spent the last several years butchering our ears with their awful poser music. Real metal does not involve Hot Topic bands. Ghost is not metal. Thank you for reading." More...

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Sonisphere Festival 2014

Sonisphere Festival returned to Finland last week, to start off the festival season in Helsinki with a bang! Despite the fact that it is Spring and we’ve had hot weather rivaling the Mediterranean this year; we were instead treated to a cold downpour, which only the bravest of metal fans dared endure. Despite the less then summery weather, the turnout was dense, though admittedly covered in less then festive rainwear.

The dark sky was a glaring contrast to the laid back vibe of the festival hosted by Live Nation. Still the atmosphere remained upbeat; as Metallica and Slayer were to be headlining; and the instinct to nest indoors was trampled by the drive to see two such legends live! More...

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 15

After a week off due to technical issues, the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast is rolling along once again. Co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) launches this week's episode by announcing another ticket giveaway through Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL, this time for the upcoming DevilDriver show on June 18th. Tune in for more details.

Next, Kevin recaps last week's ticket giveaway performance: Swedish theatrical occult rockers Ghost (Kevin adamantly refuses to use the band's asinine new legal moniker "Ghost B.C.")

Then Kevin and co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) react to the new Suicide Silence lyric video "Cease To Exist." The song is the band's first released material since the untimely 2012 death of vocalist Mitch Lucker in a motorcycle crash.

Then comes a discussion of the recent "uncloseting" of two founding Cynic members Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert, and finally an affectionate nod to the late Hans Ruedi Giger, the Swiss surrealist artist whose impact on metal visuals - including collaborations with Celtic Frost, Carcass, Korn, and Triptykon - runs far and deep.

Tune in here, enjoy, and offer us your feedback.

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 14

Co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) kicks off this week’s Official Podcast with a special announcement: Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL is sponsoring a ticket giveaway for the upcoming Ghost show this Wednesday, May 7th.

If you’d like to get in on it, contact Kevin via Twitter or Instagram (he goes by “n0thinghead” on both) and provide your full name, which must match your ID at the box office.

Next, Kevin and co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) react to the recently announced Summer Slaughter Tour lineup, featuring headliners Morbid Angel and including such bands as Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Goatwhore, and Origin.

Then, Mike reviews the recent Century Media release “Back From Beyond,” the third studio album (and first since 1996) by Tampa, Florida death metal outfit Massacre. The band features former members of Death, Six Feet Under, and many other acts.

Finally, Mike and Kevin indulge in their shared love of melodic death metal by co-reviewing another Century Media release: “Shadows Of The Dying Sun,” the fresh and highly anticipated new album from Finland’s Insomnium.

Check out the podcast here, enjoy, and offer us your feedback.

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Ghost Posts New "Papaganda" Clip

Ghost B.C. has posted the second in a series of "Papaganda" videos, this one titled "What Happens in Vegas..." Check out the latest clip below (thanks to Noisey.Vice.com), in which Papa Emeritus takes on two wild groupies. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Much has been written about enigmatic Swedish theatrical metal band Ghost B.C. — 'subversive,' 'refreshing,' 'blasphemous' — but even in all those countless reviews, interviews, and thinkpieces do we miss the words that properly encapsulate what it is about this clan of nameless ghouls that makes them so endlessly captivating, hooking listeners from the most disparate corners of music fandom.

"With a live show that more closely resembles a pre-apocalyptic occult ceremony than anything you might refer to as a 'concert,' the collective, helmed by current harbinger Papa Emeritus II, delivers spiritual awakening and religious deviance to their devoted followers. In the first episode of Papaganda, our mini-series on the cult of Ghost B.C., we explore the papal lineage, the reign of Emeritus II, and the future of the Ghost dynasty." More...

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Ghost Streaming New EP

Sweden's Ghost B.C. today reveals new EP "If You Have Ghost" in its entirety via Consequence of Sound. Give it a listen in the player below.

"If You Have Ghost" will be released by Loma Vista Recordings on November 19th, 2013. The five track EP was recorded and produced by Dave Grohl and includes cover versions of songs by Roky Erickson, ABBA, Army of Lovers, Depeche Mode, and a live version of the offering "Secular Haze" recorded in Brooklyn earlier this year. The track listing is as follows:

1. If You Have Ghosts (Originally Recorded By Roky Erickson)
2. I Am A Marionette (Originally Recorded By ABBA)
3. Crucified (Originally Recorded By Army Of Lovers)
4. Waiting For The Night (Originally Recorded By Depeche Mode)
5. Secular Haze (Recorded Live At Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn) More...

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Ghost Interviewed By Little Girls

One of the Nameless Ghouls from Sweden's Ghost B.C. recently spoke with two budding journalists from Kids Interview Bands for a special Halloween episode. Watch them discuss tricks, treats, and The Spice Girls below.

The band recently announced the new EP, "If You Have Ghost," to be released by Loma Vista Recordings on November 19th. Check out the title track at this location.

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Ghost Announces "If You Have Ghosts" EP

Sweden's Ghost B.C. today announced that new EP "If You Have Ghosts" will be released by Loma Vista Recordings on November 19th.

The five track EP was recorded and produced by Dave Grohl and includes cover version of songs by Roky Erickson, ABBA, Army of Lovers, Depeche Mode, and a live version of the offering "Secular Haze" recorded from a live ritual in Brooklyn earlier this year.

Internationally (with the exception of Scandinavia), Spinefarm Records will be the new releasing partner for Loma Vista on all Ghost B.C. recordings, including the new EP and previous album. Spinefarm releases are distributed through Caroline/Universal in all territories, including the U.K. where a November 18th date has been confirmed for the release of "If You Have Ghost." News on release plans in other territories will be announced soon.

The track listing is as follows:

1. If You Have Ghosts (Originally Recorded By Roky Erickson)
2. I Am A Marionette (Originally Recorded By ABBA)
3. Crucified (Originally Recorded By Army Of Lovers)
4. Waiting For The Night (Originally Recorded By Depeche Mode)
5. Secular Haze (Recorded Live At Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn) More...

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Ghost Performs "Secular Haze" Live

Rolling Stone is currently premiering a live video of Ghost B.C. performing "Secular Haze" live at a sold out ritual in New York City at Webster Hall. Check it out below.

A nameless ghoul from Ghost B.C. stated, "Playing in New York will always feel very special for us, since it was the first city in the U.S. that embraced us. Every time we play there, it marks another step up for us - going from filling up the basement at Webster Hall, to filling up the Bowery to finally play at sold out Webster Hall. We simply love New York."

Next month, Ghost B.C. will join Avenged Sevenfold and Deftones on a stadium tour across the US. See below for a complete list of dates. More...

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Rock In Rio Streaming Live

Check out the live stream of Rock In Rio tonight (September 19th) via the link below. The live stream will feature the following performances:

Metallica
Alice in Chains
Ghost B.C.
Sepultura (with Tambours du Bronx)

The live stream can be viewed right here:

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Ghost Posts Documentary Clip

Sweden's Ghost B.C. today premiered part one of a new documentary web series entitled "Papaganda" on Vice's Noisey.com.

"Papaganda" (see what they did there?) explores the papal lineage, the reign of Papa Emeritus II, and the future of the Ghost dynasty.The series was directed by Greg Olliver, who co-directed & produced 2010's "Lemmy," and a soon-to-be-released psychological thriller/horror, "Devoured."

Check out the new clip below. "You can't point a camera at Ghost without every frame of footage looking like heavy-metal gold." said Olliver. "To work with a band that's on a fast rise to fame and has a mysterious story which is currently unraveling requires an entirely different approach. Add in the anonymity of the group and the look that they have... and you suddenly have a whole lot to chew on as a director. The only downside is that I felt a bit silly on stage filming NOT wearing a robe and black mask."

"Greg has the perfect mix of story-telling acumen, musical taste and a fondness for the macabre... it made him the ideal choice to tell the story of Ghost." said Adam Farrell, creative director of the band's label, Loma Vista.

Filming for the series and planned feature-length documentary began on the summer festival circuit and continues through the year. It is being produced through Greg Olliver's NYC based production company, Secret Weapon Films. More...

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Ghost Adds More U.S. Shows

The masked ghouls in Ghost have checked in with the following update about new tour dates later this year: "We wish to inform you that Ghost will continue touring throughout the United States this fall, with a string of dates in October together with Avenged Sevenfold and Deftones."

Currently announced details for the trek are as follows:

10/5: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
10/6: CINCINNATI, OH
10/8: BALTIMORE, MD
10/9: BOSTON, MA
10/12: BLOOMINGTON, IL
10/13: DETROIT, MI
10/15: ATLANTA, GA
10/16: ORLANDO, FL
10/18: HOUSTON, TX
10/19: DALLAS, TX
10/20: SAN ANTONIO, TX
10/22: OMAHA, NE
10/23: OKLAHOMA, OK
10/26: LAS VEGAS, NV More...

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Ghost Releases New Video Clip

Ghost B.C. today revealed a new visual offering for "Monstrance Clock." The video is premiering today via Noisey and can be viewed here or in the player below. Directed by Robert Semmer, the video features live performance footage captured during the band's recent Haze Over North America Tour.

In what must be every hardcore Ghost fan's dream come true, the band also released a dildo and butt plug set earlier this year.

Ghost B.C. dropped second psalm "Infestissumam" on April 16th via Loma Vista Recordings. The 10-song offering was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice in Chains) in Nashville, TN. The album's track listing is:

1. Infestissumam
2. Per Aspera ad Inferi
3. Secular Haze
4. Jigolo har Megiddo
5. Ghuleh / Zombie Queen
6. Year Zero
7. Idolatrine
8. Body and Blood
9. Depth of Satan’s Eyes
10. Monstrance Clock More...

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Graspop Metal Meeting Live Stream Available

Couldn't make it to Belgium this weekend for the Graspop Metal Meeting? Good news is that the festival will be streaming live over at this location. The live stream has two channels streaming from the various stages.

Scheduled to appear at the annual festival are:

Friday, June 28th:

Twisted Sister
Korn
Soulfly
Papa Roach
Helloween
Grave Digger
Heathen
Crucified Barbara
Kreator
Mayhem
Dark Funeral
Korpiklaani
Unleashed
Varg
Coal Chamber
Heaven Shall Burn
Prong
All That Remains
Asking Alexandria
Veil of Maya
Katatonia
Rotting Christ
Entombed
Love and Death
Bliksem
The Monolith Deathcult
Generation Kill More...

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Ghost Announces New U.S. Shows

Ghost B.C. today announces five upcoming live rituals taking place during the week leading up to the band's inaugural Lollapalooza appearance. See below for a complete list of dates.

Ghost B.C. recently wrapped up the Haze Over North America tour, selling out venues across the country, also released a dildo and butt plug box set.

Ghost BC released second psalm "Infestissumam" on April 16th via Loma Vista Recordings. Catch the band live supporting the album:

7/27 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
7/28 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
7/29 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
7/31 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
8/1 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
8/2 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza [SOLD OUT]

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Ghost Selling Dildo Box Set

Following in the footsteps of Rammstein's dildo box set, Ghost has now announced the "Phallos Mortuus Box Set," which features a dildo bearing front man Papa Emeritus' head, along with a butt plug, t-shirt, and gold Bible style dildo case.

Amusingly, the only thing the box set doesn't seem to include is the band's new album "Infestissumam."

You can buy the set online right here, with orders set to ship out May 3rd. Full details are:

1 x Exclusive Papa Emeritus II Dildo Puppetmaster T-Shirt (only available with this set)
1 x Bible box case with Gold embossed artwork and red velvet lining
1 x Divorce paper scroll with customised Ghost foil emblem
1 x Ghost B.C. brushed metal logo charm
1 x Bronze effect metal butt plug with moulded Grucifix logo base
1 x Sculpted black silicone Papa Emeritus II dildo

Measurements:
Box: L24cm W18cm D6cm
Logo Charm: L8cm W4cm
Butt Plug: L7cm W3cm
Dildo: L19cm W4cm More...

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Ghost Streaming Full New Album

The masked ghouls from Ghost are now streaming the full "Infestissumam" album online. Experience the Satanic rock and roll at Pitchfork.com here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Infestissumam
2. Per Aspera ad Inferi
3. Secular Haze
4. Jigolo har Megiddo
5. Ghuleh / Zombie Queen
6. Year Zero
7. Idolatrine
8. Body and Blood
9. Depth of Satan’s Eyes
10. Monstrance Clocks More...

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Ghost Streams New Track

The infamous occult rock act Ghost has released a new song online titled "Monstrance Clocks," which can be heard at Rollingstone.com or through the player below.

The track comes off Ghost's new album "Infestissumam," due out on April 9th, 2013 on Loma Vista Recordings. The track listing is as follows:

1. Infestissumam
2. Per Aspera ad Inferi
3. Secular Haze
4. Jigolo har Megiddo
5. Ghuleh / Zombie Queen
6. Year Zero
7. Idolatrine
8. Body and Blood
9. Depth of Satan’s Eyes
10. Monstrance Clocks More...

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Ghost Releases "Year Zero" Video

After an unfortunately failed bid for pope, Papa Emeritus II and his Nameless Ghouls today reveal the music video for "Year Zero" - the second visual offering from Ghost off forthcoming sophomore psalm "Infestissumam."

The NSFW video for "Year Zero" was directed by Amir Chamdin and is currently premiering at Stereogum here.

The band (now known as Ghost B.C. in North America) is due to release the "Infestissumam" album on April 16th, 2013 through Loma Vista Recordings. Ghost B.C. will be delivering sweet satanic melodies, snaking distorted riffs, and vaudevillian keyboards to audiences across the continent for the "Haze Over North America" tour 2013. More...

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