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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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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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Papa Emeritus Nominates Himself For Pope

Papa Emeritus II summons all fans to participate in the papal conclave voting on his behalf. Cast your ballot at this location to elect Papa as supreme pontiff and unlock the full stream of the new song "Year Zero" (Facebook account required).

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 Clock More...

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Ghost Releases New Music Video

Papa Emeritus II and his Nameless ghouls today revealed the music video for "Secular Haze," the first visual offering from Ghost B.C. - taken from forthcoming sophomore psalm "Infestissumam," due out on April 9th, 2013 on Loma Vista Recordings.

The video for "Secular Haze" was shot by Amir Chamdin in the band's hometown of Linköping, Sweden and is currently premiering at Noisey right here. "Secular Haze" will also be available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon tomorrow, February 19th.

Papa Emeritus II succeeded Papa Emeritus at the conclusion of phase one in the year of 12, and the nameless ghouls joined him under the unholy church's current moniker Ghost B.C. - (Modified from Ghost in the U.S. for legal reasons). Make no mistake though, the rituals still demand the same reverence and praise.

Ghost B.C. will be delivering sweet satanic melodies, snaking distorted riffs, and vaudevillian keyboards to audiences across the continent for Haze Over North America tour 2013, which will bow at this year's Coachella Valley music & Arts Festival on April 14th at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA.

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Ides Of Gemini Announces Tour With Ghost

West Coast ethereal doom trio Ides of Gemini pleased and honored to announce a full tour this Spring supporting Ghost.

Dubbed the "Haze Across North America" 2013 tour, the three-week run will commence on April 18th in Denver, Colorado, with additional Ides of Gemini headlining dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

The jaunt follows the band’s month-long trek through Europe last Fall and an opening slot with sound revolutionaries Neurosis in January. Ides of Gemini will be touring in support of "Constantinople," released stateside via Neurot Recordings last Spring. More...

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Metal: Sound or Image?

One of the most defining moments in my musical development was back in 2004 when Yahoo Launch saw that I liked listening to Unearth, Fear Factory, and Lamb of God and thought that I might enjoy My Chemical Romance's “I'm Not Okay.” That single moment of revulsion caused me to look for music on my own terms after seeing how some corny and cheesy pop-rock could somehow be marketed towards metalheads. Today, we see a number of bands that try to look and act like they're part of the metal scene through their image (and the bands they tour with), but have a sound rooted more in traditional rock and roll than anything spawned by Sabbath.

First off, I'm not here to debate the merits of bands like Ghost and Ancient VVisdom. The debate over artistic integrity isn't at all relevant here. Instead, this is about is marketing and claiming bands that in no way sound “metal” are still technically considered part of the metal scene. Personally, I do like some occult rock as I've long been a fan of Current 93 and I've done my fair share of listening to Coven. That said, I'd never call Current 93 a metal band nor would I want the group touring with Cannibal Corpse. Variety between acts belongs to big music festivals like Bonaroo and Lollapalooza, and not to small club shows. More...

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Ghost Posts Live Footage Of New Song

Yesterday Ghost proclaimed the group will release a new full-length studio offering entitled "Infestissumam" in Spring 2013. The follow-up to the band's debut album "Opus Eponymous" (reviewed here) will be released via Loma Vista Recordings and was produced by Nashville-based Grammy award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Death Angel, Deftones, Foo Fighters, Rush).

This past weekend band front man Papa Emeritus was laid to rest during a ceremonial live concert in the band's hometown Linköping, Sweden and those in attendance were introduced to Papa Emeritus II. See below for a live video of the succession which includes footage of the band performing new offering "Secular Haze."

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Ghost Reveals New Album Details

After posting the new song "Secular Haze" online, Ghost has now revealed the band's second full length album will be entitled “Infestissumam” and is due out in the spring of 2013.

This album will follow the debut "Opus Eponymous" (reviewed here) and the 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

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Ghost Revealing Snippets Of New Song

Swedish metal band Ghost is in the process of revealing the first track off a forthcoming new album, which is due out next year.

The song is being unveiled via stems and will soon be available to hear in its entirety (with vocals) tomorrow. Throughout the day today, new candles will appear on this site with each one corresponding to an instrumental track on the song until midnight PST. You can hover your mouse over each candle to isolate an instrument.

Ghost will also be performing a concert this Saturday, December 15th in the band's hometown of Linköping, Sweden at Cupolen.

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Ghost Finishing New Album

Ghost has decreed the group will perform a concert this Saturday, December 15th, 2012 hometown Linköping, Sweden at Cupolen. Limited tickets are still available here. Also this Saturday for those seeking redemption, Papa will bestow a special offering to those who sign up with their email addresses beginning at 10PM Local Time CET.

Ghost is also putting the finishing touches on a new studio album due out in 2013 on Loma Vista Recordings. Papa and his Nameless Ghouls have summoned Nashville-based Grammy award-winning Nick Raskulinecz (Death Angel, Deftones, Foo Fighters, Rush) to produce this offering.

Hailing from Sweden, Ghost formed in in 2008. The band released heralded debut album, "Opus Eponymous" (reviewed here) on October 18th, 2011.

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Opeth Prolongs “Heritage” in San Antonio

Opeth returned to central Texas for the second time since releasing “Heritage” in the fall of 2011. Prog/tech masters Mastodon and mysterious, occult metallers Ghost supported the Swedish troupe. This performance at San Antonio’s Backstage Live marked my first Opeth concert in nine years. The group has undergone many changes since then—changes of style, personnel and label—but coming into this show I had an overwhelming since of continuation, perhaps a sequel.

“Heritage” is the first Opeth album since “Damnation” comprised entirely of clean vocals. It’s still a heavy album, as was “Damnation,” but without Mikael Åkerfeldt’s bestial roar, Opeth doesn’t climb as high into the emotional stratosphere. Their showcasing of this material led to a performance focused more on melody than ferocity. Some of the buzz around the Internet gave the impression that the band were to play a snoozer. One person even likened their performance to a Lionel Richie show. A similar backlash occurred at the 2003 show with Porcupine Tree. Opeth played the entire “Damnation” album that night and didn’t include a single growled note.

In a Metal Underground interview before the show, drummer Martin Axenrot said the evening would contain some death metal, so it wasn’t quite the prog-only exhibition of 2003. It was a fairly chilled out evening, though. Although Mastodon only occasionally accosted the crowd with hard rock fury, guitar and vocal harmonies induced swaying sing a-longs rather than pits and head banging from the crowd. More...

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Opeth, Mastodon & Ghost Tour Trailer Posted

The trailer for the highly anticipated "Heritage Hunter Tour" of North America featuring Opeth, Mastodon and Ghost was posted up today. For full dates and venues, head on over to this location.

Check out the trailer here:

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Ghost Working On New Album

In a recent interview with Blistering.com, Swedish occult rockers Ghost revealed that the band is working on the follow up to the 2010 release "Opus Eponymous." Frontman, The Nameless Ghoul, stated:

"Most of the material has been written already. Throughout the production and writing, we’ve been using the word ‘divine’ a lot. Whereas with the first album, the sound was slightly ‘wooden’, we want the new album to be stone and golden in terms of being lavished and divine. So we are trying to paint an even more solemn religion and there’s all sorts of dramatic steps forward.

“The first album is about the arrival of the anti-Christ, about a coming darkness. The new album will about a current darkness, the presence of the devil, how it relates to divinity and how it’s futile you grasp whatever is divine.”

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