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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.
This past Friday on the eve of Halloween, Swedish band Ghost made its late night television debut on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert with a rousing performance of the song "Cirice."
"Cirice" reached the Top 10 at radio at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock and is featured on the band's third album "Meliora," which debuted in the Top 10 (#8) on Billboard's Top 200 Album Charts.
Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls have spent the past two months in North America delivering satanic melodies to audiences across the continent as part of the "Black To The Future" headlining tour. One stop of the trek was even nixed when Papa unfortunately lost a pope vs. pope battle against our friend Frankie. More...
Ghost will be haunting The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on October 30, 2015 for a very special performance. We suggest you mark your calendars and tune in at 11:35p /10:35p CST on CBS.
You can also check out Ghost's video for "From The Pinnacle To The Pit" at this location, taken off latest album "Meliora" that dropped back in August.
Ghost is streaming the bonus track "Zenith", taken from the limited edition bonus LP featured with select editions of the band's latest release, "Meliora".
Check out now "Zenith" below.
Directed by Zev Deans, the clip can be seen below. Ghost's North American tour kicks off next week as well, with full dates available after the video.
Metal Injection correspondent Robert Pasbani recently interviewed one of those nameless ghouls from Ghost and asked all you needed to know about the band in 2015.
The ghoul responded to questions about how "new" vocalist Papa Emeritus III is fitting into the band compared to his "predecessor." The ghoul also goes into in-depth detail about the recording process for the band's new record, "Meliora" (streaming in full right here by the way) as well as Kerry King's recent statement that he likes the band's image but not the music.
In what you wanted to know most, however, the ghoul describes the unique way in which Pope Francis resolved a parking dispute with Papa Emeritus that resulted in a Ghost show getting cancelled. Excerpts follow (full video below). More...
The upcoming third Ghost full-length album "Meliora" is due out on August 21 on Loma Vista Recordings, but today Papa Emeritus III and the nameless ghouls have made the full release available online for streaming.
Check out the new album in the YouTube player below, and you can also find a full list of upcoming Ghost tour dates after the jump (including one date in Philadelphia that was literally rescheduled due to the real pope showing up).
In a move the band and press writers must have been eagerly awaiting since Ghost's inception, the band led by anti-pop Papa Emeritus III has reschedule show due to....wait for it... an actual papal visit! The band comments:
"We wish to inform you that due to Frankie's visit next month in Philadelphia, we received a letter informing us that Ghost fans would not be able to use public transportation or park their cars next Union Transfer.
"In hopes to ensure that each and every Ghost fan can attend this show, we have decided to move the Philadelphia concert at Union Transfer to Tuesday, September 29th. Tickets are still valid."
Weirdly, there is an entire website dedicated to just this one visit by Pope Francis (or "Frankie" as Ghost puts it) - if you feel the need to hear an old guy in a funny hat who's never had sex tell you how to live, details are available over here.
See Ghost spread some Satanic hymns on these upcoming dates: More...
Ghost has been summoned stateside for a procession christened the Unholy/Unplugged Tour. The five-city outing will take Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls to some of the nation's most highly regarded record selling institutions.
Blessed attendees will enjoy a rare stripped down acoustic live performance of new songs followed by a signing of upcoming album "Meliora" (due out August 21).
The occasion will mark Papa Emeritus III's inaugural visit to the United States. See below for complete details:
August 18th - Silver Platters (SoDo Location) - Seattle, WA (7:00 PM)
August 20th - Amoeba - Los Angeles, CA (6:00 PM)
August 21st - ZIA (Camelback Location) - Phoenix, AZ (7:00 PM)
August 22nd - Sound Garden - Baltimore, MD (5:00 PM)
August 23rd - Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY (2:00 PM) More...
Although live performance footage of the song has been online for some time, the full CD audio version of new Ghost track "Majesty" has now been made available.
"Majesty" comes from forthcoming third Ghost psalm "Meliora." The song will also be available for instant download for those who pre-order the album here, along with the previously released tracks "Cirice" and "From The Pinnacle To The Pit." New album "Meliora" is due out on August 21 on Loma Vista Recordings.
A nameless ghoul comments on the "Majesty" track: "Lyrically, it's on one hand a hymn about the dark lord of the underworld. On the other hand it paints a picture of a swarm of people, whom in a world of complete disaster, idolizes an authority that is clearly looking down upon the. How to love something that hates you back." More...
Ghost is giving a proper video introduction to the band's "latest" frontman, Papa Emeritus III, including a sample of the track "From The Pinnacle To The Pit", taken from the upcoming new album "Meliora", which will be released on August 21st.
Check it out now below.
A brand new Ghost track titled "The Pinnacle To The Pit" taken from the band's forthcoming album "Meliora", which will be out on August 21st via Loma Vista Recordings, is streaming online.
You can now check out "The Pinnacle To The Pit" below.
In a video with Artisan News Service (which can be seen here if the YouTube player below won't load properly), Kerry King of Slayer discusses his feelings towards the cross-genre megastar band Ghost, which has divided the metal community between its sound and imagery.
"Dude, I love the imagery. I love it. I just hate the fucking music. I like them. You know, they've been on many tours with us. I just, I can't. And I tried. I wanna like them, and I can't.
"I got their CD from Brian Slagel from Metal Blade. It was when Gary Holt first started playing with us, and I picked up Gary. And I'm, like, 'Brian said this is awesome, man.'
"So we put it in, going to practice. It wasn't awesome. It wasn't awesome for me. I'm, like, 'Well, maybe just the first song sucks.' And we went to the next one. It's just not for me... And I've tried so hard."
Slayer's new album "Repentless" is set to drop on September 11th (check out the title track here), while Ghost just returned with Papa Emeritus III and will release the "Meliora" album on August 21st. If you missed Ghost's latest video, "Cirice" is still available at this location. More...
Ghost will release third sacred psalm "Meliora" on August 21st via Loma Vista Recordings and today the band drops a music video for first single "Cirice," directed by Roboshobo and available below. The new album's track listing is as follows:
2. From The Pinnacle To The Pit
5. He Is
6. Mummy Dust
8. Devil Church
10. Deus in Absentia More...
Fan-filmed footage has come online courtesy of YouTube user "hoeglind" of Ghost revealing Papa Emeritus III as well as a trio of new tracks from upcoming album "Meliora," which will be out August 21st on Loma Vista Recordings.
Video of the tracks "Absolution," "From The Pinnacle to the Pit," and "Majesty" can be seen below, all shot at the Doom nightclub in Linköping Sweden.
If you missed the new song "Cirice" that came online earlier this week, be sure to check it out at this location.
Ghost has declared the release date of third sacred psalm, "Meliora," will be August 21st on Loma Vista Recordings. The body of work is the follow up to 2013's "Infestissumam."
Late last week the congregation revealed a video of the summoning of Papa III, and the band also just released first hymn "Cirice" (streaming below). The song is available for free download by visiting the Ghost website in exchange for an email address. Expect more proclamations to be made in the coming weeks. More...
Following a video announcing Papa Emeritus III and an upcoming album (still vieweable here), Ghost today premieres a new song titled "Cirice."
The single is taken from upcoming new album "Meliora," which is set to drop on August 21st, 2015 via Spine Farm Records and Loma Vista Recordings.
Check out now the new track below.
Ghost is at it again - after Papa II failed to topple any governments or convert the world to Satan's dark majesty, he's been ousted and replaced by Papa III.
New music is also coming from the masked, nameless ghouls very soon. Check out all the drama within the Satanic conclave through the video below.
While the online community And Justice For Art prepares for the imminent release next month of their long-awaited book Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers, they keep delighting Metal Underground readers with their series "Look-alike Covers." This time the focus is on Swedish Dark Rock/Metallers, Ghost BC (aka Ghost).
By now, it's well now the Swedish band's affinity for creating album covers based on iconic movie posters. This episode of And Justice For Art's Look-Alike-Covers explores these artworks and its origins.
The cover art for the Swedish band's acclaimed debut album is attributed to a design entity known as Basilevs 254. The overall composition and ominous atmosphere is partly based on the classic poster for the Stephen King's vampire TV mini-series "Salem's Lot," which was also edited as a theatrical feature film.
The artwork substitutes the iconic image of the menacing vampire for the likeness of frontman, Papa Emeritus. The eerie Marsten House of the mini-series was also substituted by a church reminiscent of Sweden's Uppsala Cathedral.
The artwork for their sophomore full-length recording was unashamedly based on the iconic promotional poster for the 1984, Oscar-winning film, Amadeus. However, the image is not a vile rip-off. It incorporates dramatically contrasting bright colors, Vatican City's St. Peter's Square, Papa Emeritus II and the figure of a baby that morbidly suggests the presence of evil.
Ghost B.C. commissioned Polish artist, Zbigniew Bielak for the creation of this artwork and inner illustrations. He confirms that indeed, "the band came up with the idea of using Amadeus poster as main reference for the cover." Outstanding re-imagining, indeed.
If You Have Ghost (EP)
Ghost used the talents of renewed illustrator M. Frisk for the creation of this particular art. He admits that the image is directly based on an iconic still taken from the highly influential 1922 silent horror film "Nosferatu." On Frisk's rendition, Papa Emeritus II substitutes the iconic vampire while he is standing on a ship.
"Ghost had a clear concept and a plan for everything so this was also their idea," Frisk recalls. "The images from Nosferatu are iconic and therefore great to use as a reference. The commission was quite clear from the beginning; my job was to make their idea work."
The EP's back sleeve also features another image featuring the silhouette mythical vampire. Frisk admits that "that was my idea to put the shadow in there to make the back of the EP a bit more interesting."
To find out more about everything happening visually-wise in the world of Metal, check out the official And Justice For Art Community.
Just For Fun
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:
Just For Fun
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...