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Title: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: Dr. DTVT on April 10, 2012, 09:04:45 PM
So, this album was being recommended to me on amazon.com for quite a while, and then I received my copy from The Omega Order the day after Dark Castle posted it in his top 50.  Of the 26 albums that came in that order, this album is getting by far the most listening and enjoyment from me.  It's just so awesome.  Yeah, it's about Satan worship, but it's so over the top its more comical than scary.  Hell, I'm just as excited to see them open for Opeth as I am to see Opeth.

So, in the words of Ghost, let's praise Satan for this unholy opus of awesomeness.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: millahh on April 10, 2012, 09:11:18 PM
I've just discovered these guys in the last couple if weeks...in preparation for seeing them open for Opeth/Mastodon tomorrow night.

I'm really excited to see them.  I'm loving the album, and the performances look like a hoot.  I too am just as excited for them as the others.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: glaurung on April 10, 2012, 09:18:39 PM
Yep, really excited to see them too. Opus is such a fun album.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: SystematicThought on April 10, 2012, 09:19:55 PM
Ghost is amazing. Opus Eponymous is amazing. Love the vibe throughout. Ritual is one of my favorites. Damn, the entire album is good.

And the lead singer without all the pope garb on, he looks so normal that you'd never guess he wears what he does
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: glaurung on April 10, 2012, 09:28:38 PM
Wasn't his real identity recently revealed?
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Dark Castle on April 10, 2012, 09:29:04 PM
Glad more people are getting into this band, and they should have a new album out some time this year!!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Dr. DTVT on April 10, 2012, 09:31:49 PM
I'm watching a live performance on youtube.  I'd link it but not sure if it's kosher, so just search "Ghost (1of2) live @ Fortarock Nijmegen 2011-07-02"

Holy FUCK is it awesome.  I now have a goal of getting my picture taken with the band, or at least the lead singer because that would be badass as all fuck.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Dark Castle on April 10, 2012, 09:33:49 PM
Watch out for him in the crowd, he's said in interviews he likes to watch the other bands they tour with perform, and usually just mingle in with the crowd.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: SystematicThought on April 10, 2012, 09:48:12 PM
Wasn't his real identity recently revealed?
Yep.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Gadough on April 10, 2012, 10:02:19 PM
I just looked this band up since I'll be seeing them open for Opeth and Mastodon next week. I have to say, their gimmick is really, really cool. Very intriguing. I've never even heard their music, but I'm very excited to see them live. It's nice to know the opener for this show won't be the usual bullshit people don't want to sit through.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: SystematicThought on April 10, 2012, 10:06:54 PM
Sound wise, they are like Blue Oyster Cult in the 21st Century. In my opinion that is
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: wolfking on April 11, 2012, 04:50:08 AM
I like what I've heard from these guys but I have a hard time getting over their blatant Mercyful Fate/King Diamond influence.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: a51502112 on April 11, 2012, 09:40:03 AM
I love Ghost. 2012 #2 album of the year for me. Can't wait for the next one.

Tha band 'Subvision" is also very good.  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Jaq on April 11, 2012, 09:44:53 AM
Sound wise, they are like Blue Oyster Cult in the 21st Century. In my opinion that is

I like to think of Ghost as coming from a parallel universe where Mikael Akerfeldt discovered Blue Oyster Cult instead of Camel as a young man.  :lol
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Dark Castle on April 11, 2012, 10:06:44 AM
I love Ghost. 2012 #2 album of the year for me. Can't wait for the next one.

Tha band 'Subvision" is also very good.  ;)
2012? Their first album came out in November 2010..
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Dr. DTVT on April 11, 2012, 10:10:22 AM
Jan 2011 if you're in America.  I think he was saying it was his #2 album that he got this year.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Dark Castle on April 11, 2012, 10:11:47 AM
Jan 2011 if you're in America.  I think he was saying it was his #2 album that he got this year.
Ah okay.  I'm kind of a crafty bastard and order my albums from Europe >:)  Thats how I got Kvelertak a year before the American Release was even announced.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: a51502112 on April 11, 2012, 10:39:53 AM
Sorry. I meant 2nd favorite album of 2011.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: a51502112 on April 11, 2012, 11:16:36 AM
Sound wise, they are like Blue Oyster Cult in the 21st Century. In my opinion that is

If Ghost sounds like BOC, which albums (BOC) would you recommend? All I've heard is Don't Fear the Reaper.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on April 12, 2012, 02:59:51 PM
Wasn't his real identity recently revealed?
Yep.
I thought that was a rumour.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Dr. DTVT on April 12, 2012, 03:09:41 PM
Wasn't his real identity recently revealed?
Yep.
I thought that was a rumour.

It was no one I had heard of, so I'll just pretend its a secret identity.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: a51502112 on April 13, 2012, 07:24:15 AM
Would it be bad form for me to tell you the identity of the singer?

I hinted at it in my first post on this thread.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on April 17, 2012, 04:04:49 PM
Listening to Opus Eponymous for the first time now.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Dark Castle on April 17, 2012, 04:06:13 PM
Would it be bad form for me to tell you the identity of the singer?

I hinted at it in my first post on this thread.
It's a quite simple google search away.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on April 17, 2012, 04:09:56 PM
Would it be bad form for me to tell you the identity of the singer?

I hinted at it in my first post on this thread.
It's a quite simple google search away.
I always thought that was just a rumour. After hearing a song, yeah he sounds very similar. Hmm.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Dark Castle on April 17, 2012, 04:11:38 PM
I'm just going to be that guy.  Click here if you want to know.
https://www.noisecreep.com/2011/08/22/semi-secret-identity-of-ghost-lead-singer-revealed/
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on April 17, 2012, 04:14:04 PM
Yeah, haha. It's pretty insane how different he looks.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Dark Castle on April 17, 2012, 04:15:35 PM
If I ever get to see Ghost live, I'll be looking for that nose in the crowd, as they hang out after their set for the other bands usually lol
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on April 17, 2012, 04:17:52 PM
In any case, this is a pretty good album so far. :metal :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Dark Castle on April 17, 2012, 04:19:24 PM
In any case, this is a pretty good album so far. :metal :metal
Happy to hear you're enjoying it, this band was one of the best surprises I've ever heard in my tenure of metal so far C:
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on April 17, 2012, 05:12:21 PM
Great album. :) I was never able to get into Mercyful Fate because of the vocals although the rest was good, so this band is quite nice for me.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: skydivingninja on April 18, 2012, 05:57:06 AM
Wasn't his real identity recently revealed?
Yep.
I thought that was a rumour.

There was a rumour that there was a rumour, but that was just bullshit.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Scard on April 18, 2012, 08:06:59 PM
I got into these guys a few months ago. Saw them for the first time in Toronto open for Mastodon and Opeth. Great band! I had to buy a shirt, 'cause their artwork is awesome.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: a51502112 on April 21, 2012, 01:12:30 PM
Wasn't his real identity recently revealed?
Yep.
I thought that was a rumour.

Listen to the album "So Far So Noir" by Subvision. That's definitely the singer... maybe even the same band, by the sound of it.
There was a rumour that there was a rumour, but that was just bullshit.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: a51502112 on April 21, 2012, 01:14:42 PM
So I did some Blue Oyster Cult research and I'm sorry but, IMO, Ghost does not sound like BOC.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Kosmo on April 21, 2012, 02:18:40 PM
One of the best music discoveries in a while.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: a51502112 on May 01, 2012, 11:20:08 AM
Had a good laugh the other day. My 12 y/o son comes walking in the room singing "Lucifahhhhh, we are heeeeere..."(Con Clavi Con Dio)


BTW, I discovered a few bands that sound like Ghost: Witchfinder General and Pentagram. Very evil and Sabbathy. :tup
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Dark Castle on May 01, 2012, 12:52:30 PM
Pentagram is an oldie and a goody.  It was great to see Bobby pull himself out of his drug addictions and get his life back together, along with building the bridges back with other band members. :)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Ultimetalhead on May 01, 2012, 09:19:23 PM
I hear much Mercyful Fate in these guys, and that's a good thing. Pretty cool band.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Gadough on May 02, 2012, 12:17:49 AM
Wasn't his real identity recently revealed?
Yep.
I thought that was a rumour.

There was a rumour that there was a rumour, but that was just bullshit.

By far my favorite Douglas line. Well done.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: wolfking on December 16, 2012, 03:30:43 AM
New song;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN2GCjPh0Hw
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Dark Castle on December 16, 2012, 03:32:42 AM
Really fantastic song, I've been listening to it all day
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: wolfking on December 16, 2012, 03:34:26 AM
On first listen it was pretty ordinary to me, but will probably grow just like the first album did.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: millahh on December 16, 2012, 07:57:52 AM
Two listens in, the first time was "it's pretty good, i guess", the second was "wow, this is pretty good!".  It's a grower.

Glad to see they aren't trying to replicate OE.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: a51502112 on December 18, 2012, 11:26:58 AM
My most anticipated album of 2013 along with Voivod and hopefully, DT.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: millahh on December 20, 2012, 05:47:21 PM
2012.12.20 : SOPHOMORE ALBUM
 
Ghost will release a second full length album, entitled “INFESTISSUMAM”, in the spring of 2013.

Track listing:
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
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: SystematicThought on January 09, 2013, 02:51:09 PM
And it's being produced by Nick Raskulinecz who produced Rush's Clockwork Angels.

I'm so pumped for this album
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: JRundquist on February 04, 2013, 02:43:37 PM
Ghost is now known in North America as........Ghost B.C.

Quote
In the year of 13, the second phase of GHOST B.C. begins with the release of the sophomore psalm INFESTISSUMAM on April 9, 2013 on Loma Vista Recordings. 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 US for legal reasons). Make no mistake though. The rituals still demand the same reverence and praise, fortified through a delivery of sweetly satanic melodies, snaking distorted riffs, and vaudevillian keyboards.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: glaurung on February 04, 2013, 03:06:18 PM
More importantly, their original singer left?
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: SystematicThought on February 04, 2013, 03:13:26 PM
No, he just changed his name.

Also: North American Dates
4/12 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/18 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre
4/19 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater
4/21 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/23 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Rialto Theatre
4/25 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Regency
4/26 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom
4/27 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox at the Market
4/29 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Ballroom
4/30 – Calgary, Alberta @ Republik
5/01 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Starlite Room
5/03 – Winnipeg, Alberta @ Garrick Centre
5/04 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Mill City Nights
5/06 – Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
5/07 – Montreal, Quebec @ Corona Theatre
5/08 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Theatre Petit Champlain
5/10 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale
5/11 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall
5/12 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Trocadero Theatre
5/13 – Washington, D.C., @ 9:30 Club
5/15 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Turner Hall
5/17 – Detroit, Mich. @ St. Andrews Hall
5/18 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls


So pumped for MN. I haven't been back to Mill City nights since they re-named it
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on February 04, 2013, 04:10:12 PM
Secular Haze live:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RGnpGWl0Hhk

They played at a music award show in Sweden and I think they successfully converted everybody in that arena.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: millahh on February 04, 2013, 04:31:08 PM
Who else is in for the NYC show?
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Dr. DTVT on February 04, 2013, 04:43:33 PM
Nothing close to me :(

And the Pittsburgh date is graduatation day, and I can't miss that...double crap.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: philmcson on February 05, 2013, 05:27:36 AM
Just listening to the Opus album. Soooooo great! They're on the bill of Seerock Festival I'm gonna visit in June, so this makes me very happy right now  :angel:
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: millahh on February 05, 2013, 05:44:07 PM
Nothing close to me :(

And the Pittsburgh date is graduatation day, and I can't miss that...double crap.

They posted somethign on their FB saying something to the effect of "Patience, children, more to come", strongly suggesting a second leg, hitting other areas.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Dark Castle on February 05, 2013, 08:25:01 PM
https://www.metalsucks.net/2013/02/05/ghost-no-longer-called-ghost/
Apparently they had to change their name, now Ghost B.C. due to legal reasons.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: wolfking on February 06, 2013, 04:32:37 AM
New name is pretty ordianary IMO.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on February 06, 2013, 10:28:27 AM
Well that's the downside of becoming popular and ("mainstream"). How many underground bands investigate the trademark of their band name and legal stuff in general? Besides...you probably won't find anything by yourself but you can be damn sure "they" will find you when the money starts rollin.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on February 18, 2013, 07:47:19 AM
I'm really diggin Secular Haze.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: SystematicThought on February 18, 2013, 09:09:09 AM
It definitely was more aggressive than their debut. Not that much more, but it was heavier and seemed to move them forward a bit
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: countoftuscany42 on February 20, 2013, 09:08:07 PM
artwork revealed:
https://i8.cmail1.com/ei/t/7E/35C/C41/142200/newsletter/infestissumam.gif
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Dark Castle on February 20, 2013, 09:16:08 PM
I like it  :tup
And you know even if you don't like the change to Ghost B.C., at least they didn't ham the B.C. in, it looks nice with it.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: SystematicThought on February 20, 2013, 10:44:12 PM
 :tup
I approve. It'll look cool next to Opus Eponymous.

Oh, and here is the video for Secular Haze. Very Abba-esque and very cool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyQZ13jobIY&feature=player_embedded (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyQZ13jobIY&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Ben_Jamin on February 21, 2013, 12:43:09 AM
Checked out the Secular Haze video. I enjoy their gettup and everything as it fits well with the music.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Opus Threadicus
Post by: Madman Shepherd on February 21, 2013, 03:26:31 PM
No, he just changed his name.

Also: North American Dates
4/12 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/18 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre
4/19 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater
4/21 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/23 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Rialto Theatre
4/25 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Regency
4/26 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom
4/27 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox at the Market
4/29 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Ballroom
4/30 – Calgary, Alberta @ Republik
5/01 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Starlite Room
5/03 – Winnipeg, Alberta @ Garrick Centre
5/04 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Mill City Nights
5/06 – Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
5/07 – Montreal, Quebec @ Corona Theatre
5/08 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Theatre Petit Champlain
5/10 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale
5/11 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall
5/12 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Trocadero Theatre
5/13 – Washington, D.C., @ 9:30 Club
5/15 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Turner Hall
5/17 – Detroit, Mich. @ St. Andrews Hall
5/18 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls


So pumped for MN. I haven't been back to Mill City nights since they re-named it

I'll be there!  Would rather take the shorter trip to Milwaukee from Iowa but don't want the hassle of potentially taking off a day of work.  So Minnesota it is!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: wolfking on February 21, 2013, 05:33:58 PM
The more I hear these guys, the more I don't like the vocals.  They sound great on the first album, but sound weaker now.  Sort of like Simon Le Bon trying to be heavy.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: SystematicThought on February 21, 2013, 07:39:01 PM
The more I hear these guys, the more I don't like the vocals.
"You don't like my voice?"
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mtBK6LDFYCI/S0PouAq4ABI/AAAAAAAAAFA/xn0GXH7CONY/s320/Rode,Ewa,Tobias,Linkoping,Sweden,2008.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: FireForADryMouth on February 23, 2013, 03:07:06 AM
Fantastic band. Can't wait for the new album.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: wolfking on February 24, 2013, 03:34:16 AM
The more I hear these guys, the more I don't like the vocals.
"You don't like my voice?"
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mtBK6LDFYCI/S0PouAq4ABI/AAAAAAAAAFA/xn0GXH7CONY/s320/Rode,Ewa,Tobias,Linkoping,Sweden,2008.jpg)

Is that seriously the singer??  I thought it was a big secret or something?
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: philmcson on February 24, 2013, 04:33:38 AM
Maybe a revealed secret  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Ben_Jamin on February 24, 2013, 05:06:43 AM
Haha..either way i enjoy their music.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: millahh on February 28, 2013, 09:00:28 AM
How wonderfully ironic that Benedict XVI is now taking the title of Pope Emeritus"  :rollin
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: SystematicThought on March 14, 2013, 12:07:21 AM
Yes that is really the singer. It's not really a secret anymore, his name is Tobias and is pretty well known in Europe. It was some metal forum that looked into it. The other music he does is pretty far removed from Ghost's imagery

Anyways, if you casted a ballot for Papa Emeritus to be the next Pope, then you got to hear a new track, Year Zero. It sounds very different from other Ghost songs in my opinion. Kind of 80s sounding. I like it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MHt0xbEk0A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MHt0xbEk0A)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: SystematicThought on March 25, 2013, 08:09:02 PM
A few tracks are on youtube and man does this stuff sound very different. There's been a soft rock ballad and a Deep Purple track. I'm really excited for this album.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: SystematicThought on March 30, 2013, 02:23:25 PM
The new album has been delayed in the US after 4 CD pressing companies refused to press the CD with the artwork given to them. Too offensive. So April 16th it is.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: philmcson on April 07, 2013, 11:20:27 AM
Listening to the new album. IMO it's even better than the debut! Especially regarding productions and variety. But, they still stick to what we're used to from the first effort. Some songs have an "emo" or even "pop" beginning where it makes me wonder whether this is Ghost, but then everyone joins in and yes, it IS Ghost, and a pretty powerful on. Don't be afraid, the album is a killer!  :tup
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: millahh on April 07, 2013, 11:38:13 AM
Listening to the new album. IMO it's even better than the debut! Especially regarding productions and variety. But, they still stick to what we're used to from the first effort. Some songs have an "emo" or even "pop" beginning where it makes me wonder whether this is Ghost, but then everyone joins in and yes, it IS Ghost, and a pretty powerful on. Don't be afraid, the album is a killer!  :tup

Good to know.  I keep worrying that it will be a letdown, but that's not because the new tracks I've heard are lacking, but rather because the first album seems like such a "lightning in a bottle" moment that it would be damn near impossible to for the follow-up not to be a letdown by comparison.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Dark Castle on April 07, 2013, 11:41:11 AM
I've got to say I absolutely LOVE their cover of ABBA's 'I'm A Marionette'.
It fits them perfectly
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Zydar on April 07, 2013, 11:51:41 AM
I'm on my first listen now of the new album. Sounds great so far :metal

I already said it today in another thread, but Year Zero is my favourite song so far this year.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Scard on April 07, 2013, 12:52:46 PM
After 1 listen, I like it better than Opus. The songs have much more variety and are more daring, while keeping the obvious Ghost sound. And the poppy-ness will be a turn off for some I'm sure, but I think it's great.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Dark Castle on April 07, 2013, 12:53:41 PM
Love it after the first listen, I'll listen to it a bit tonight, and on the way to work tomorrow, but it's very good.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: countoftuscany42 on April 07, 2013, 01:33:48 PM
part of me wants to wait till the album drops to hear it in best quality, but i dont know if i can wait that long >_<
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: philmcson on April 07, 2013, 02:07:25 PM
part of me wants to wait till the album drops to hear it in best quality, but i dont know if i can wait that long >_<

I'm listening to it right now in 320 kbps...... whaddaya want?  :o :)

And talking about album highlights..... the opening Infestissumam (or was it Infestissumnivarium?) + Per aspera ad inferi is such a kickass of a song!  :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Dr. DTVT on April 07, 2013, 08:06:30 PM
part of me wants to wait till the album drops to hear it in best quality, but i dont know if i can wait that long >_<

Call me a wuss, but since I have it pre-ordered I'm not going to grab it on the infinitesimal chance I get caught.  I can wait a few more weeks, I got over 900 other albums to keep me company.
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Post by: adace on April 07, 2013, 08:08:31 PM
Listening to it right now. Rules so far.

Edit: Just finished my first listen. Love it :metal So evil, yet so catchy!
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Post by: Ultimetalhead on April 09, 2013, 08:18:56 PM
New album is very cool. Papa Eremitus's vocals are utterly fantastic.
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 10, 2013, 12:53:35 AM
The bits I've heard, it sounds more poppy this time around and a bit less sinister. I'm loving what I heard
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Post by: wolfking on April 14, 2013, 06:18:02 AM
Just listened to this for the first time after picking it up today.

I like it quite a lot, I think it has a lot of replay value, but I think it's just a tad too long.  That's what made the debut awesome for me, just the shortness of it, it just seemed to work well with the style.

There's some really awesome songs here.
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Post by: Zydar on April 14, 2013, 06:29:43 AM
For me it wasn't as instantly great as the debut, it is more of a grower. But now I find it to be even better than the first one.
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Post by: wolfking on April 14, 2013, 06:35:52 AM
I could tell on the first listen that it is definitely a grower.  It does indeed have potential to be better than the debut.
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Post by: Dark Castle on April 14, 2013, 05:39:07 PM
Surpasses the first by a long shot, and I love the first.
Ghulleh/Zombie Queen is my track of the year so far and Year Zero is up there as well.
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Post by: lateralus88 on April 14, 2013, 05:53:42 PM
This new album is fucking amazing and I can't wait to see Ghost in a couple weeks. That show is going to be pure fucking evil.
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Post by: Zydar on April 15, 2013, 12:51:59 AM
Surpasses the first by a long shot, and I love the first.
Ghulleh/Zombie Queen is my track of the year so far and Year Zero is up there as well.

Those are my two favouriets as well. The only track I don't love so far is Idolatrine, but I'm sure it will click soon.
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Post by: Ben_Jamin on April 15, 2013, 01:13:45 AM
Going to see them this friday. No one but myself to see them, so why not. Its gonna be great.
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 15, 2013, 03:44:29 PM
I'm excited to hear it tomorrow.

I'm excited for the show in a few weeks too, but the crowd is gonna be interesting. Me and my dad were wondering how many fans realize the Satanic thing is a gimmick or those that take it seriously

Nothing can be worse than the Umphrey's McGee concert.  :lol
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Post by: Lolzeez on April 15, 2013, 09:05:16 PM
Listening right now. This might be even better than their first album!
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Post by: millahh on April 16, 2013, 08:24:58 PM
I've made it through two passes so far.  I think I like it, though i'm really still trying to wrap my head around it.  It's not a compact 34 minutes of evil joy like OE, but I appreciate that they're diversefying a bit.
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Post by: millahh on April 17, 2013, 05:03:02 PM
Oh my holy evil lord, Zombie Queen is wondeful..
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Post by: Ultimetalhead on April 17, 2013, 06:14:06 PM
It gets better and better each time. And yes, Zombie Queen is definitely my favorite Ghost song as of this writing.
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Post by: Dark Castle on April 17, 2013, 06:26:58 PM
It gets better and better each time. And yes, Zombie Queen is definitely my favorite Ghost song as of this writing.
Pretty much this. Unless Red Fang, Rivers of Nihil, or The Ocean shit out utter perfection, this is my album of the year. Yes, even over Kvelertak.
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Post by: Dr. DTVT on April 17, 2013, 07:00:22 PM
My copy arrives tomorrow :caffeine:
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Post by: millahh on April 17, 2013, 07:35:44 PM
Can't believe I have to go to a wedding on 5/11 (when they're in NYC).  I'm toying with the idea of heading to the Philly show the next night.
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 17, 2013, 09:38:14 PM
I'm really digging it. I've listened to it quite a few times, I like Body and Blood, Zombie Queen. Even the title track is really great. The only song I can't get into is Idolatrine.

Depth of Satan's Eyes has the best lyric:
The swamp of feces
That is the world
Flatuates a whirlwind storm
in which you swirl


 :lol

I can't rank it above their debut, but it's a killer record and shows progression. I didn't want Ritual Pt. 2 and I didn't get that, although apart from Jigolo Har Megiddo, there isn't really a song that has that vibe, which is far from a bad thing. Nick Rasca----- however you spell it, did a great job
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Post by: Ultimetalhead on April 17, 2013, 10:09:11 PM
It would have been so easy for them to just do another batch of songs like Opus and call it a day. Hell, they could have probably gone the rest of their careers doing that. I absolutely love that they're actually progressing as a band though, because it's extremely rare (especially now) for a band that relies heavily on a gimmick (even a good one) to do much else than write the same album 10 times. The first album was pretty cool, but having the new one to compare it to makes them both stronger. I'm really excited to see where else they take it.
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 17, 2013, 10:12:29 PM
Agreed. Even the band in an interview said they didn't want a repeat of Opus which is great to hear. I too am excited to see where they take it next. I'm also excited to see where they go next after this because they are on a very rapid rise
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Post by: millahh on April 18, 2013, 07:34:49 PM
This is soooooo good.  Gets better with every listed.

The most unexpected thing is the Beatles-esque turns in Body and Blood...though the Dick Dale style in ZQ isn't far behind.
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 18, 2013, 09:53:40 PM
I imagine Steve McQueen in Bullit during Zombie Queen
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Post by: Ben_Jamin on April 19, 2013, 04:31:21 PM
Hell yeah, show tonight. Don't know what to expect except awesomeness.
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Post by: j on April 19, 2013, 08:49:06 PM
Since listening to Ritual a bunch of times the other day after millahh mentioned it in a thread about awesome fadeouts (and rightfully so), I've been meaning to check these guys out.  Their gimmick is a little tired IMO, but if their music is half as good as indicated by the one song I've heard, I can easily overlook it.  Should I start by listening to their first album or the one that just came out?

-J
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 20, 2013, 12:26:11 AM
The 1st album is very special to me and a great place to start. There is just a spark to it
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Post by: lateralus88 on April 20, 2013, 03:16:46 AM
Got my Ghost beanie in the mail yesterday  :metal :metal :metal
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Post by: millahh on April 20, 2013, 08:55:58 AM
Since listening to Ritual a bunch of times the other day after millahh mentioned it in a thread about awesome fadeouts (and rightfully so), I've been meaning to check these guys out.  Their gimmick is a little tired IMO, but if their music is half as good as indicated by the one song I've heard, I can easily overlook it.  Should I start by listening to their first album or the one that just came out?

-J

Glad to be of service!

I'd probably start with the original...short & sweet, makes a good baseline against which to listen to the new one, and is just generally great.
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Post by: Ben_Jamin on April 20, 2013, 10:52:08 AM
That was one of the best sounding shows i've been to at Sunshine Theater.  The band was tight and it was pretty cool.
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Post by: lateralus88 on April 20, 2013, 10:55:46 AM
That was one of the best sounding shows i've been to at Sunshine Theater.  The band was tight and it was pretty cool.
Aggh, exactly one week from now till this show for me. You have no clue how excited I am.


Fuck.
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Post by: Ben_Jamin on April 20, 2013, 11:15:30 AM
That was one of the best sounding shows i've been to at Sunshine Theater.  The band was tight and it was pretty cool.
Aggh, exactly one week from now till this show for me. You have no clue how excited I am.


Fuck.

You'll enjoy it. That show proved their really good musicians.

Ides of Gemini kinda got boring, but they had redeeming instrumental bits.
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Post by: millahh on April 20, 2013, 11:22:59 AM
I was definitely impressed by how tight they were when they opened for Opeth/Mastodon.  I felt like they upstaged the headliners.
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Post by: lateralus88 on April 20, 2013, 11:59:50 AM
I was definitely impressed by how tight they were when they opened for Opeth/Mastodon.  I felt like they upstaged the headliners.
Maybe it was the fact that I had already seen Opeth 3 times prior and Mastodon 3 times prior, but Ghost most definitely stole the show during the Seattle show last year.
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Post by: j on April 21, 2013, 02:40:19 PM
Since listening to Ritual a bunch of times the other day after millahh mentioned it in a thread about awesome fadeouts (and rightfully so), I've been meaning to check these guys out.  Their gimmick is a little tired IMO, but if their music is half as good as indicated by the one song I've heard, I can easily overlook it.  Should I start by listening to their first album or the one that just came out?

-J

Glad to be of service!

I'd probably start with the original...short & sweet, makes a good baseline against which to listen to the new one, and is just generally great.

Actually listened to both albums this weekend, starting with the original.  There's really lots of good stuff on both, will need more listens to appreciate.  I do like the brevity of their debut, they packed a lot into that 35 minutes or whatever.

-J
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Post by: Zantera on April 21, 2013, 03:07:12 PM
New album is awesome.
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Post by: Dr. DTVT on April 21, 2013, 06:56:09 PM
I've listened to the new album 10 times since I got it Thursday.  Needless to say I love it, and my favorite song has changed a few times already.
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Post by: Ben_Jamin on April 23, 2013, 01:51:56 AM
I'm loving the instrumental jam. Still reliving the show.
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Post by: millahh on April 23, 2013, 05:07:43 PM
Infestissumam and Per Aspera @ Coachella...with Papa wearing shades:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88G_dmoVJCY&feature=youtu.be
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Post by: FireForADryMouth on April 23, 2013, 10:45:37 PM
Awesome album.
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Post by: toro on April 23, 2013, 11:28:09 PM
Just heard the new album. It's amazing.
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 24, 2013, 04:31:50 PM
Anybody heard the bonus track yet, "La Mantra Mori."

It's a great track, cool opening and a cool riff. It features acoustic guitar too
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 26, 2013, 09:51:00 AM
Okaayy....sure why not?!

Ghost Phallos Mortuus Ritual Box Set – Phallus
https://www.backstreet-merch.com/stores/ghost/official_ghost_phallus_phallos-mortuus-ritual-box-set_gits75.html

(https://www.backstreet-merch.com/images/products/bands/clothing/gits/bsi_gits75_xtra_large.gif)

 :lol :rollin
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Post by: lateralus88 on April 26, 2013, 10:09:04 AM
I mean, how else would you worship Satan in the privacy of your own living room?
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Post by: Zydar on April 26, 2013, 10:19:07 AM
Oh my :lol
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 26, 2013, 11:42:52 AM
I've been listening to Papa's other band (in real life) and there are a few references to Ghost, or what would become Ghost. There's a song called Son of May by the band Subvision which is fronted by Papa and it makes reference to secular haze. I found it kinda interesting
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Post by: lateralus88 on April 26, 2013, 11:54:04 AM
I like to completely ignore anything the people from Ghost do outside of Ghost because I want it keep it's mystique.
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Post by: Ben_Jamin on April 26, 2013, 12:03:18 PM
Haha that boxset....funniest one i've seen.
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 26, 2013, 12:05:42 PM
I like to completely ignore anything the people from Ghost do outside of Ghost because I want it keep it's mystique.
I just know the lead singer. And he's still a mystery to me since only 3 pictures seem to exist of him.
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Post by: Jaq on April 26, 2013, 12:29:45 PM
Picked this up yesterday, great album. It's got the same sort of psychedelic hard rock feel that early Blue Oyster Cult had, though BOC was rarely this catchy. Really like it, even if Zombie Queen's been stuck in my head for the last fifteen or so hours.  :lol
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Post by: lateralus88 on April 26, 2013, 03:25:42 PM
One more day until Ghost hits Seattle. I'm so excited my genitals are pulsating.
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 26, 2013, 07:23:19 PM
Man, the deluxe edition was really worth buying. The lithograph is HUGE!
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Post by: The King in Crimson on April 26, 2013, 07:37:53 PM
One more day until Ghost hits Seattle. I'm so excited my genitals are pulsating.
That's what the box set is for.
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Post by: Dark Castle on April 26, 2013, 07:40:14 PM
One more day until Ghost hits Seattle. I'm so excited my genitals are pulsating.
That's what the box set is for.
I want the shirt from that set, it's actually pretty rad lol
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Post by: countoftuscany42 on April 26, 2013, 08:29:32 PM
Man, the deluxe edition was really worth buying. The lithograph is HUGE!
Which version is this? I bought the deluxe version wit the bonus tracks, but it doesn't have a lithograph? Are you talking the set that has the vinyl?
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 27, 2013, 02:04:37 AM
One more day until Ghost hits Seattle. I'm so excited my genitals are pulsating.
That's what the box set is for.
:lol
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Post by: lateralus88 on April 28, 2013, 03:49:16 PM
Holy fuck last night was amazing.
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Post by: countoftuscany42 on April 28, 2013, 04:00:09 PM
how was the merch?
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 28, 2013, 04:15:02 PM
Which version is this? I bought the deluxe version wit the bonus tracks, but it doesn't have a lithograph? Are you talking the set that has the vinyl?
Yeah, the vinyl one. Great deal!
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 29, 2013, 06:42:33 PM
Are they playing Zombie Queen this tour? I haven't seen a setlist
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Post by: millahh on April 29, 2013, 08:01:24 PM
Are they playing Zombie Queen this tour? I haven't seen a setlist

They haven't so far, which defies reason.
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 29, 2013, 09:43:14 PM
Well that's too bad. I just actually looked at the set-list and that's really too bad. They aren't playing much of the new album at all really...
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Post by: Ben_Jamin on April 29, 2013, 11:25:56 PM
I was a bit bummed, but what they did play off the new album kicked ass.
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Post by: Zydar on April 30, 2013, 12:29:16 AM
Are they playing Zombie Queen this tour? I haven't seen a setlist

They haven't so far, which defies reason.

Really weird. That song would surely be a monster live (or a Zombie, if you will).
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Post by: Jaq on April 30, 2013, 12:43:01 AM
Not playing Zombie Queen live? That song seems like it'd be a monster live. Odd choice there.
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Post by: j on April 30, 2013, 09:47:19 PM
Monstrance Clock is the shit.

-J
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Post by: FireForADryMouth on April 30, 2013, 10:25:20 PM
Monstrance Clock is the shit.

-J

Just came here to say that. Really haven't listened to the last part of the album thoroughly until today. What an awesome album.
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 30, 2013, 10:37:13 PM
Seems like a great way to close a concert too
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Post by: FireForADryMouth on April 30, 2013, 10:48:56 PM
Absolutely it does.
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 30, 2013, 11:12:34 PM
The videos I've seen of them playing it, the outro seems really powerful and then when the choir kicks in. Just seems great. Can't wait to see them on Saturday.

For those that went, what's the crowd like? I guess I just don't know what to expect.
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Post by: Ben_Jamin on May 01, 2013, 04:39:45 AM
For us Monstrous Clock was fantastic.  The crowd was real into it, some shouting Hail Satan....made the experience more better.
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Post by: SystematicThought on May 05, 2013, 06:51:46 PM
Ghost was excellent last night. They are so tight as a band that the show never really misses a step. It was a lot of fun.

Ides of Gemini did not get a good reception at all though. I didn't really like them either.
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Post by: lateralus88 on May 06, 2013, 10:55:35 AM
Ides of Gemini were pretty great I thought. Though I like that doom, depressed sound they had. They were well received in Seattle it felt.
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Post by: Madman Shepherd on May 06, 2013, 11:52:44 AM
Ides of March were pretty boring.  The vocalist had a one octave range.

When I saw Ghost last year, the opening bands were so much better.  Ancient VVisdom was the first one and they were slow and doomy...kinda boring but still unique enough to get into for the opening-opening band.

Then Blood Ceremony was next and man they killed!

Anyway, I gotta say that it was my first concert in Minnesota and I guess I've been spoiled being in Chicago and Milwaukee.  Those crowds are insane.  MN was kinda relaxed.  Still a great show and pretty decent venue. 
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Post by: Perpetual Change on May 06, 2013, 01:17:06 PM
Why did they change their name?
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Post by: SystematicThought on May 06, 2013, 01:58:06 PM
Anyway, I gotta say that it was my first concert in Minnesota and I guess I've been spoiled being in Chicago and Milwaukee.  Those crowds are insane.  MN was kinda relaxed.  Still a great show and pretty decent venue.
That was my first time at Mill City. It was better than I was expecting. I prefer the relax MN crowd.  :lol I wasn't sure what to expect, but I'm happy with what I got
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Post by: Dark Castle on May 06, 2013, 02:00:47 PM
When I saw Enslaved, Royal Thunder, and Pallbearer at Mill City, I liked it a lot too. Station 4 is full of fond memories and nostalgia, but it was nice not having steam rise from my sweat drenched body, and it was nice having a coat check, so I didn't have to freeze my ass off walking back to the parking garage. A pretty good venue overall.
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Post by: SystematicThought on May 06, 2013, 02:03:02 PM
Compared to The Brick (what it used to be) and then the Christian-Rock Club and then Prince's Night Club The Qwest, yeah. Mill City is pretty great
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Post by: Scard on May 06, 2013, 02:19:03 PM
Toronto show tonight! Second time seeing then, but when they opened for Opeth and Mastodon the venue was seated and I was at a distance. This should be awesome!
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Post by: SystematicThought on May 06, 2013, 02:30:45 PM
I was really close to Papa

(https://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu117/Oblivionfan10/72C592DA-4E69-46D4-B9EA-AE7CF94D5151-3091-000002B34E9B0F9F_zps7feceac6.jpg) (https://s639.photobucket.com/user/Oblivionfan10/media/72C592DA-4E69-46D4-B9EA-AE7CF94D5151-3091-000002B34E9B0F9F_zps7feceac6.jpg.html)
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Post by: Ben_Jamin on May 06, 2013, 03:06:41 PM
Hey you stole my pic....I got the same exact shot
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: millahh on May 06, 2013, 03:09:13 PM
Why did they change their name?

There apparently was a band named Ghost that never really went anywhere, but had rights to the name (at least in North America)...so they're Ghost BC in NA, and just Ghost everywhere else.
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Post by: SystematicThought on May 06, 2013, 03:13:24 PM
It stands for Bull Crap
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Post by: Scard on May 06, 2013, 11:23:50 PM
What a great show! I can't get over how perfect and not excessively loud the sound was. I went in with earplugs, and used them for Ides of Gemini(whom I wasn't overly fond of) but took them out for Ghost, and my ears aren't even ringing.

I took some pictures. These are a few that I think turned out the best!https://imgur.com/a/T1QAp (https://imgur.com/a/T1QAp)

I have more pictures if anyone is interested in seeing more.

Edit: Wanted to add that their Lead Guitarist Ghoul is fantastic. Spot on for the whole show.
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Post by: Zydar on May 07, 2013, 02:20:02 AM
These guys really need to do a live DVD.
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Post by: countoftuscany42 on May 07, 2013, 08:24:04 AM
Has anyone gotten pics of the merch? Or can at least describe what they have?
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Scard on May 07, 2013, 09:10:45 AM
There are 5 shirts (one with the new album cover, an old one with new colours, one with the members of the band on the front, and 2 others(they all had the dates on the back)) a hoodie, cds, a ghost rosary, wrist band, stickers, buttons. I think that's it.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: lateralus88 on May 07, 2013, 09:24:17 AM
They are also have their white zippo lighter. I bought one because why not.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Ben_Jamin on May 12, 2013, 08:58:22 PM
Finally bought the new album.

I'm sad they didn't play Ghuleh/Zombie Queen, its a really great song. Hell this whole album is good.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: countoftuscany42 on May 13, 2013, 07:32:53 AM
Last night in Philly was awesome, and they finally played Guleh/Zombie Queen  :metal
met papa before the show out of costume, was a nice guy.  you'd think they wouldnt draw attention to the fact that theyre the band, but he approached me and another guy and shook our hands, though he pretended he wasnt papa  :P
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Zydar on May 13, 2013, 07:37:23 AM
Last night in Philly was awesome, and they finally played Guleh/Zombie Queen  :metal

Awesome! :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: a51502112 on May 13, 2013, 11:32:12 AM
Anybody know what a Guleh is?
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Zydar on May 13, 2013, 11:57:09 AM
Anybody know what a Guleh is?

I assume it's the name of the Zombie Queen. Or maybe another way of saying Ghoul?
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Jaq on May 13, 2013, 01:08:33 PM
I assumed it was meant to suggest "Ghouley"-and that's the name of the Zombie Queen-myself.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Scard on May 13, 2013, 01:32:33 PM
I like to think of it as a weird satanic chant that all the zombies say to their queen.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: SystematicThought on May 13, 2013, 01:32:49 PM
I'm still in the middle of translating Infestissumam. All Heavenly/Wipeout doesn't make much sense

Il Padre
Il Filio
Et Lo Spiritus Malum
Omnis Caelestis
Delenda Est

Anti Cristus
Il Filio De Sathanas
INFESTISSUMAM

The Father
The Son
The Evil Spirit
All Heavenly
Wipe Out

Anti-Christ
The Son of Satan
Most Hostile
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Scard on May 13, 2013, 01:45:10 PM
Delenda Est is "must be destroyed"
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: SystematicThought on May 13, 2013, 01:46:21 PM
Now that makes more sense.
All Heavenly
Must Be Destroyed
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: TexansDT on May 13, 2013, 03:42:19 PM
Anybody know what a Guleh is?

The following passage is in a random piece of fiction on Yahoo!:

Every night, my attention would be rapt on every detail as it poured from my father's true fear. "One of them", my father would say, "was called Iblis. God said for him to kiss Adam and Iblis said no. So God changed Iblis's name to Satan. Satan now has many children that are called the Ghul and the Ghuleh. Ghuleh still roam the earth and love to eat women and children. You never know who the Ghuleh is because they can change the way they look and hide right in front of you. Then, when you move your foot, it snatches and grabs your ankle and pulls you in to eat you slowly! That's why you never go into the desert. Ghuleh is waiting for you there."

https://voices.yahoo.com/a-modern-war-story-occultation-ghuleh-8617267.html (https://voices.yahoo.com/a-modern-war-story-occultation-ghuleh-8617267.html)

Seems to fit with the theme.

And this album as a whole is awesome.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Madman Shepherd on May 13, 2013, 04:29:53 PM
Last night in Philly was awesome, and they finally played Guleh/Zombie Queen  :metal
met papa before the show out of costume, was a nice guy.  you'd think they wouldnt draw attention to the fact that theyre the band, but he approached me and another guy and shook our hands, though he pretended he wasnt papa  :P

Wait, seriously?

Give us more details.  Did he say he was with the band or what?
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: SystematicThought on May 13, 2013, 04:32:24 PM
Yes, more details of your meeting with Tobias!!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Dark Castle on May 13, 2013, 04:34:58 PM
They're known to mingle with the crowd out of costume, hell one night a year or two ago Tobias was pouring drinks at the bar
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: SystematicThought on May 13, 2013, 04:47:17 PM
I swear I saw him at the MN show during Mastodon's set
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: a51502112 on May 14, 2013, 05:24:47 AM
Anybody know what a Guleh is?

The following passage is in a random piece of fiction on Yahoo!:

Every night, my attention would be rapt on every detail as it poured from my father's true fear. "One of them", my father would say, "was called Iblis. God said for him to kiss Adam and Iblis said no. So God changed Iblis's name to Satan. Satan now has many children that are called the Ghul and the Ghuleh. Ghuleh still roam the earth and love to eat women and children. You never know who the Ghuleh is because they can change the way they look and hide right in front of you. Then, when you move your foot, it snatches and grabs your ankle and pulls you in to eat you slowly! That's why you never go into the desert. Ghuleh is waiting for you there."

https://voices.yahoo.com/a-modern-war-story-occultation-ghuleh-8617267.html (https://voices.yahoo.com/a-modern-war-story-occultation-ghuleh-8617267.html)

Seems to fit with the theme.

And this album as a whole is awesome.

Thanks. Wow, the guys in Ghost sure have done their research.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: tjanuranus on May 14, 2013, 05:09:21 PM
Ok Saw these guys in philly on sunday, just discovered them at the beginning of April. One of the best Rock shows i've seen. This band is ridiculously good. Honestly to me they are the best band in a long time. The potential this band has for a stellar career is off the charts. This is exactly what Rock music needs imo musically.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: countoftuscany42 on May 16, 2013, 11:15:37 AM
Last night in Philly was awesome, and they finally played Guleh/Zombie Queen  :metal
met papa before the show out of costume, was a nice guy.  you'd think they wouldnt draw attention to the fact that theyre the band, but he approached me and another guy and shook our hands, though he pretended he wasnt papa  :P

Wait, seriously?

Give us more details.  Did he say he was with the band or what?

well, i was waiting behind the venue for a lot of the evening with this dude from Brazil I met there who had been following Ghost the last few dates of the tour, and he said their bus was parked a block or two away.  We saw the guys from Ides of Gemini load their stuff in, and then at some point we saw a group of guys coming all dressed in black with shades.  The brazilian pointed out who he was pretty sure was Papa (who he just kept calling Tobias, cause at this point everyone is pretty certain on that..) and as they walked up he actually approached us and shook our hands and said yeah we're the guys in the band.  Honestly I was surprised they'd admit it, I mean they could have been anyone.  But the brazilian asked if it was possible to get a picture with Papa, to which Tobias replied "well, he's not really here right now..." so he didn't admit to being Papa, but it was pretty implied.  Unfortunately they couldnt take a picture in costume cause apparently they only do stuff like that when theres an official press event.  After the show I went out back in the hopes they would come out in costume, but alas they had already changed and therefore wouldnt do any photos or signatures.  I don't blame them, but some of the people I was with seemed rather ticked.  But I didnt mind to much, helps them maintain the illusion, plus i already met him  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Ben_Jamin on May 16, 2013, 11:28:38 AM
Last night in Philly was awesome, and they finally played Guleh/Zombie Queen  :metal
met papa before the show out of costume, was a nice guy.  you'd think they wouldnt draw attention to the fact that theyre the band, but he approached me and another guy and shook our hands, though he pretended he wasnt papa  :P

Wait, seriously?

Give us more details.  Did he say he was with the band or what?

well, i was waiting behind the venue for a lot of the evening with this dude from Brazil I met there who had been following Ghost the last few dates of the tour, and he said their bus was parked a block or two away.  We saw the guys from Ides of Gemini load their stuff in, and then at some point we saw a group of guys coming all dressed in black with shades.  The brazilian pointed out who he was pretty sure was Papa (who he just kept calling Tobias, cause at this point everyone is pretty certain on that..) and as they walked up he actually approached us and shook our hands and said yeah we're the guys in the band.  Honestly I was surprised they'd admit it, I mean they could have been anyone.  But the brazilian asked if it was possible to get a picture with Papa, to which Tobias replied "well, he's not really here right now..." so he didn't admit to being Papa, but it was pretty implied.  Unfortunately they couldnt take a picture in costume cause apparently they only do stuff like that when theres an official press event.  After the show I went out back in the hopes they would come out in costume, but alas they had already changed and therefore wouldnt do any photos or signatures.  I don't blame them, but some of the people I was with seemed rather ticked.  But I didnt mind to much, helps them maintain the illusion, plus i already met him  :biggrin:

Thats funny. I think your friend worded his question wrong. Tobias response was really funny cause he isn't papa until he puts on the costume so technically papa wasn't there, yet.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Nick on May 17, 2013, 10:03:09 AM
Okaayy....sure why not?!

Ghost Phallos Mortuus Ritual Box Set – Phallus
https://www.backstreet-merch.com/stores/ghost/official_ghost_phallus_phallos-mortuus-ritual-box-set_gits75.html

(https://www.backstreet-merch.com/images/products/bands/clothing/gits/bsi_gits75_xtra_large.gif)

 :lol :rollin

Okay, so the best part of this is in the description.

"THE SIZE OPTION GIVEN RELATES TO THE T SHIRT, NOT THE DILDO!"
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: SystematicThought on May 20, 2013, 04:33:24 PM
I found this interview with Two Nameless Ghouls (One I'm sure is Papa, judging from his voice and a few hints). Their voices aren't obscured either, which was kinda odd since they usually are. It's a good interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7Al-K3pxxE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7Al-K3pxxE)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: adace on May 24, 2013, 05:20:38 PM
Ghost cover Depeche Mode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzVZKhJoYa0&feature=player_embedded (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzVZKhJoYa0&feature=player_embedded)

Both the original and this cover are amazing.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Zydar on May 25, 2013, 01:44:59 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: millahh on May 28, 2013, 07:31:54 PM
Woohoo....they just added a one-off show in NYC before Lollapalooza...on my motherfucking birthday!!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: SystematicThought on September 28, 2013, 02:53:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woE4lBE615I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woE4lBE615I)

Posted a few weeks back. Episode 1 of Papaganda.

Pretty funny. It was cool seeing Papa's mask without the make-up on it
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: krieger on September 29, 2013, 08:18:30 PM
Last week I saw them opening for Iron Maiden. I'm enchanted... (or should I say - damned!).  :flame:

The show was great. Altough they are very theatrical, the songs are top notch. Very pleasant, some very creative harmonic lines, I must say.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: SystematicThought on October 17, 2013, 01:46:11 PM
Ghost is finally releasing their EP of covers they did with Dave Grohl back before they recorded Infestissumam.

You can pre-order here: https://clergy.ghost-official.com (https://clergy.ghost-official.com)
Then you get a free download of Secular Haze Live from a Brooklyn ritual

Here's the cover of Roky Erickson's If You Have Ghosts too that they released
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kNetd_lISI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kNetd_lISI)


Fun Fact: Dave Grohl has indeed performed onstage with them in costume.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Dark Castle on October 17, 2013, 01:49:00 PM
Looking forward to this  :tup
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: SystematicThought on October 17, 2013, 01:58:08 PM
It should be great!
And if you preorder, later you'll get presale info for their next tour. That's great news. And if anyone has watched the video I posted earlier, they already have ideas for Papa Emeritus III
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Lolzeez on October 17, 2013, 03:42:27 PM
Meh.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Zantera on November 26, 2013, 03:39:01 PM
Just got home after seeing Ghost live, first time seeing them. I have to say, that I consider myself a fairly casual Ghost-fan, I like both albums without being a crazy fan or something like that, but they were really awesome live. I like the albums, but live they were much better.

Papa is amazing. He has a fairly thin voice, but he compensates that with a lot of stage presence, and as soon as he entered the stage, the crowd was in his hands so to speak. Every little gesture or movement from him, and the crowd ate it up.  :lol
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Ben_Jamin on November 26, 2013, 03:46:50 PM
Just got home after seeing Ghost live, first time seeing them. I have to say, that I consider myself a fairly casual Ghost-fan, I like both albums without being a crazy fan or something like that, but they were really awesome live. I like the albums, but live they were much better.

Papa is amazing. He has a fairly thin voice, but he compensates that with a lot of stage presence, and as soon as he entered the stage, the crowd was in his hands so to speak. Every little gesture or movement from him, and the crowd ate it up.  :lol

When they stopped by here, people were yelling "hail satan", I agree they are amazing live.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: SystematicThought on February 12, 2014, 11:48:27 AM
Ghost Live in studio in Australia with Papa in his "street clothes"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l2FEHr_Yzg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l2FEHr_Yzg)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Ben_Jamin on February 12, 2014, 12:05:00 PM
Pretty good...Papa looks great like that.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: SystematicThought on February 12, 2014, 12:15:15 PM
Pretty soon, we'll be getting Papa III, who they said might be younger.

I thought those performances were really cool. In a recent interview, a Ghoul (Papa in a normal ghoul mask) said the next album will be a normal progression from Infestissamum, and when asked if the next album will be orchestral, he said no, the fourth album will move in that direction.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Dark Castle on December 30, 2014, 11:18:04 AM
Ghost posted on Facebook that they're working on a 2015 release!
Let the hype train officially begin  :lol
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: bosk1 on December 30, 2014, 11:20:16 AM
Oh.  Yay?  :|
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Dark Castle on December 30, 2014, 11:21:42 AM
Giving Infestissumam the first listen in awhile, this album is going to go down as one of my all time favorites. It's just as good as when I first listened if not gotten better.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on December 30, 2014, 11:22:13 AM
Oh.  Yay?  :|
I mean, you don't have to post in the thread if you don't like the band. :lol
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Zydar on December 30, 2014, 11:45:13 AM
Sweet! Can't wait for the album. Their two albums are both brilliant stuff.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: bosk1 on December 30, 2014, 11:51:58 AM
I know.  Sorry. 
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Zantera on December 30, 2014, 01:18:47 PM
I'm a very casual fan, but I will check out anything new they put out. Their debut was good, the second one was even better, and pretty good as a whole. I feel like the thing that makes the band interesting is also kinda the thing that stops me from getting 100% into them, their image that is. It's fun and not to be taken too seriously, and I don't mind their visual concept with the goofy costumes, but that also stops me from getting into them that last part. Image aside, I would say their music is very okay. I definitely enjoy their music, and some songs (especially on the last album) were pretty great. But in all honesty, if they didn't have the image and just looked like five normal dudes on stage, I really doubt they would be a big band right now. They are definitely smart though, they have utilized their image perfectly, and I can't really think of another band that has done so many things right as Ghost has.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: Ultimetalhead on December 30, 2014, 01:29:01 PM
I really want to see Ghost live. Both of their albums pwn so I'm stoked for a third installment.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New Name, New Album, same awesome
Post by: adace on December 30, 2014, 01:53:18 PM
Definitely pumped for the new record. Can't wait!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: SystematicThought on April 22, 2015, 09:25:33 AM
https://ghost-official.com/?cat=1 (https://ghost-official.com/?cat=1)

Something is happening in Ghost land.

A magazine article in Sweden describes the new album as being darker, industrial post apocalypse theme with more guitar. Papa Emeritus III will dance onstage and will debut either before or on June 4 with the single coming before the first show or "soon" as the site says.

Song titles thus far include:
Devil's Church
He Is
Majesty
Circle

https://www.metalinjection.net/upcoming-releases/ghost-promise-darker-new-album-reveal-papa-emeritus-iii-will-be-crowned-by-june (https://www.metalinjection.net/upcoming-releases/ghost-promise-darker-new-album-reveal-papa-emeritus-iii-will-be-crowned-by-june)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: Zydar on April 22, 2015, 09:26:18 AM
Awesome :tup
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: SystematicThought on April 22, 2015, 09:30:41 AM
Oh, I also forgot to include that the band is working with Klas Ahlund on this record who has previously worked with Katy Perry, Madonna, Kesha, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Jordin Sparks, and many others.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: Zydar on May 11, 2015, 12:47:39 AM
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/upcoming_releases/ghost_releasing_new_album_in_august_reveal_title__song_names.html

New album on August 21: Meliora :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: Mladen on May 11, 2015, 02:26:16 AM
Alright, bring it on.  :corn
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: Zydar on May 28, 2015, 11:23:18 AM
Papa Emeritus III is unveiled in Ghost ad for new album, Meloria. You can't really get a good look at him though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=33&v=_SnIW2KffOQ
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: SystematicThought on May 29, 2015, 01:31:02 AM
I'm hoping that song at the end is a song from the album. That bass riff is awesome.

Also cool masks that the band will be wearing. Definitely gonna be a cool album cycle. I wonder which movie poster the new album cover will be modeled after.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: Deathless on May 29, 2015, 07:41:44 AM
(https://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/ghostmelioracd.jpg)

"Meliora" track listing, according to U.K.'s Metal Hammer:

01. Spirit
02. From The Pinnacle To The Pit
03. Cirice
04. Spöksonat
05. He Is
06. Mummy Dust
07. Majesty
08. Devil Church
09. Absolution
10. Deus In Absentia

 :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: Zydar on May 29, 2015, 07:48:46 AM
Niiice :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: SystematicThought on May 29, 2015, 10:48:17 AM
That artwork is awesome! Mummy Dust sounds like the new Zombie Queen
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: adace on May 29, 2015, 02:03:42 PM
Awesome cover :metal Can't wait!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: SystematicThought on May 29, 2015, 10:19:38 PM
I thought there were more fans here on the forum   :lol

Do you guys think the single is going to be released on Tuesday or on Wednesday for their warm up gig?
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: Ben_Jamin on May 29, 2015, 10:43:52 PM
Pretty sick cover.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: Dark Castle on May 30, 2015, 10:35:31 PM
https://www.childrenofghost.com/2015/05/30/listen-to-ghost-cirice/

New song is out and you can download it if you give your email address suckas.
Song's mad dope, probably the heaviest one I've heard from them.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: SystematicThought on May 30, 2015, 11:35:47 PM
Love his voice on this track--definitely a heavier Ghost coming our way. I read a comment from someone who said the album has growls on it. Wouldn't be surprising Tobias has done them before in Repugnant
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: adace on May 31, 2015, 01:22:52 AM
Great song, love the heavy riffs.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: Zydar on May 31, 2015, 01:37:57 AM
Great song, love the heavy riffs.

This. And that chorus is tasty. Bring on the album!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: j on May 31, 2015, 07:18:18 PM
Wow.  Good song.

-J
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: millahh on June 01, 2015, 06:55:23 AM
Well, that was quite enjoyable!  I've gotta say, I can really hear Subvision coming through on this.

I'm _really_ looking forward to whatever one was teased in the video from  last week, with the brutal bassline.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: emtee on June 01, 2015, 07:50:51 AM
I'm not into the schtick but I can recognize a good song when I hear one and that is a great song with a really cool riff. I like it.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: SystematicThought on June 01, 2015, 10:35:08 PM
Well, that was quite enjoyable!  I've gotta say, I can really hear Subvision coming through on this.

I'm _really_ looking forward to whatever one was teased in the video from  last week, with the brutal bassline.

Didn't even think about that, but you're right--especially with his vocal melodies--nice to see another Subvision fan.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album in 2015?
Post by: SystematicThought on June 03, 2015, 04:36:57 PM
Papa III debuted today and he doesn't look much different. The Ghouls look cool though! Majesty sounds spectacular and the song at the end of the promo was Pinnacle to the Pit

Judging from these songs, this new album is gonna have some really catchy choruses.

Majesty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceA4XbTaO80 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceA4XbTaO80)

From the Pinnacle To The Pit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7rcsYCCrEg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7rcsYCCrEg)

Cirice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vej9VzwdZpE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vej9VzwdZpE)

Absolution (My favorite)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST8epo9Bz9w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST8epo9Bz9w)
Papa Emeritus III
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGmxhSjWcAEw-2L.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Dr. DTVT on June 04, 2015, 09:08:24 AM
Thanks for posting ST.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on June 04, 2015, 11:53:02 PM
They played again tonight at a festival. I like this Papa--his robe is really cool. And in another photo, this incarnation has hair. It amazes me the amount of people who believe that the singer changes too with each Papa
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11412388_457620481074008_7230277258301447517_n.jpg?oh=fe9baee987e9ad97ce816ceada1c5809&oe=55F46611)

The Ghouls look really cool this go around too, ditching the cassocks and going for a more refined look. And those masks are killer.
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/11390284_457620574407332_8237216194557074006_n.jpg?oh=4e73f04fdb56be4870b6c8f6784afbd7&oe=55FC86C2)

Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Zydar on June 05, 2015, 12:13:48 AM
They look really cool :metal


Their show at the Sweden Rock Festival yesterday got a 4 out of 5 in the paper:


https://bloggar.aftonbladet.se/musikbloggen/2015/06/gastkramande-och-modigt-i-midnattstimmen-av-ghost/
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on June 06, 2015, 03:53:36 PM
I was looking at some video the other day and I was wondering if they got a new drummer. Some of the comments were asking as well--the setup of the kit was different and the drummer usually plays open handed not cross handed
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Deathless on June 08, 2015, 07:46:28 AM
New music video for "Cirice" - A fun watch lol.

"Cirice" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=341&v=-0Ao4t_fe0I)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Lolzeez on June 08, 2015, 08:33:40 AM
Holy shit this is gonna be the best one yet.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Madman Shepherd on June 08, 2015, 09:24:49 AM
I was looking at some video the other day and I was wondering if they got a new drummer. Some of the comments were asking as well--the setup of the kit was different and the drummer usually plays open handed not cross handed

They've gotten quite a few new members since they began.  I believe the only consistent members are Papa and one of the guitarists who were in Subvision together. 

Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on June 08, 2015, 09:51:00 AM
I think Simon, Martin (both are guitars) and Papa have remained the same, they were all Magna Carta Cartel as well. The bass and keyboard players have changed, I know that. I was just surprised if the drummer changed as well since he was Martin's brother. But the nice thing about this band is that changes can happen and for the most part, no one can tell  :lol
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: ozzy554 on June 08, 2015, 10:06:01 AM
New music video for "Cirice" - A fun watch lol.

"Cirice" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=341&v=-0Ao4t_fe0I)

I have a feeling that if Dario Argento ever directed a music video it would be similar to this.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Deathless on June 09, 2015, 07:18:11 AM
The band debuted another new song at Sweden Rock Festival last night, - "Majesty" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rTA6rA3p_c)

Edit: I guess they played this one before live, but the quality is great for being recorded in the crowd.  :lol
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Cyclopssss on June 09, 2015, 07:38:06 AM
I really liked that video and song! Somehow, with the masks and make up and all I expected to be this band wayyy heavier. Gotta check em out!  :tup
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on June 09, 2015, 05:43:29 PM
Ghost 2015 North American Tour Dates:

BLACK TO THE FUTURE TOUR 2015

09/22 – The Fillmore – Washington, D.C.
09/23 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, Ohio
09/25 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, Pa.
09/26 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, Pa.
09/27 – Terminal 5 – New York, N.Y.
09/28 – House of Blues – Boston, Mass.
09/30 – Metropolis – Montreal, Quebec
10/1 – Sound Academy – Toronto, Ontario
10/2 – The Majestic Theater – Detroit, Mich.
10/3 – The Riviera – Chicago, Ill.
10/5 – Liberty Hall – Lawrence, Kansas
10/6 – The Pageant – St. Louis, Mo.
10/8 – The Civic Auditorium – New Orleans, La.
10/9 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, Ga.
10/10 – Beacham Theatre – Orlando, Fla.
10/11 – The Ritz – Tampa, Fla.
10/13 – House of Blues – Dallas, Texas
10/14 – Aztec Theater – San Antonio, Texas
10/16 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, N.M.
10/17 – Sumitt Music Hall – Denver, Colo.
10/19 – Knitting Factory – Boise, Idaho
10/20 – El Corazon – Seattle, Wash.
10/21 – Roseland Theatre – Portland, Ore.
10/23 – Warfield – San Francisco, Calif.
10/26 – The Mayan Theater – Los Angeles, Calif.
10/27 – Knitting Factory – Reno, Nev.
10/28 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, Utah
10/30 – Northside Park Theater – San Diego, Calif.
10/31 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, Nev.
11/01 – Monster Mash Festival – Phoenix, Ariz.

No Minnesota.....
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: countoftuscany42 on June 09, 2015, 08:01:40 PM
This explains their event for Philly, that date is the same weekend the Pope will be in Philly   :lol
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Dittomist on June 09, 2015, 09:23:41 PM
This is such great news! Seeing Ghost in October is going to fill me with a glorious amount of Halloween spirit!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Dark Castle on June 09, 2015, 09:25:11 PM
This is such great news! Seeing Ghost in October is going to fill me with a glorious amount of Halloween spirit!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Dr. DTVT on June 10, 2015, 11:21:52 AM
It's a shame you had to move to Colorado, Dylan.  BtBaM and Ghost could have been us.  Now it's just me...  *emoticon where guy sadly bounces back and forth and shakes head*
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Ben_Jamin on June 12, 2015, 11:15:48 AM
Alright,  Albuquerque again.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: millahh on June 12, 2015, 01:03:47 PM
Ticket for NYC purchased!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Cyclopssss on July 20, 2015, 09:21:08 AM
New single(s):

From the Pinnacle ton the Pit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tdlg2JXuaQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tdlg2JXuaQ)

Cirice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0Ao4t_fe0I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0Ao4t_fe0I)

Papa Emeritus III unveiling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFREQcRaqlk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFREQcRaqlk)

´Absolution´ live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9lb5csp13s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9lb5csp13s)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Zydar on July 20, 2015, 09:27:56 AM
Nice!

From The Pinnacle To The Pit sounds great :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: countoftuscany42 on July 31, 2015, 12:19:11 PM
another new song streaming, "Absolution"
https://www.childrenofghost.com/2015/07/27/stream-absolution/
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on August 01, 2015, 12:33:19 AM
I like the feel this song has. Especially that middle Yes/ELP/70s Prog part. It feels very grand in nature and seems to fit perfectly as the penultimate song.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Zydar on August 01, 2015, 02:17:07 AM
Yeah another great one :tup
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: ozzy554 on August 07, 2015, 08:05:26 AM
New song out. Majesty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS5-QmkKzJQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS5-QmkKzJQ)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Deathless on August 07, 2015, 08:11:57 AM
I wasn't a huge fan of the band earlier, but based on all the songs I've heard so far, I think this album is going to be awesome.

Majesty, Cirice & From the Pinnacle to the Pit have all been great. I love the different production as well.  :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Zydar on August 07, 2015, 08:47:12 AM
Hmm Majesty wasn't as great as the other two (Cirice and Pinnacle) but I have such high expectations on this one anyway :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: adace on August 07, 2015, 01:35:54 PM
Getting a really strong Opeth/Alice in Chains vibe on that song. Love it!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on August 07, 2015, 11:41:17 PM
Anyone else think the mix seems different each song? That one sounded a bit weaker than the others? Nonetheless, great track. The verses give me an ABBA feel--which isn't surprising since they love them

Also here is a track by track review. Sounds like this will be their defining album.
https://www.metalinjection.net/reviews/a-track-by-track-review-of-ghosts-meliora (https://www.metalinjection.net/reviews/a-track-by-track-review-of-ghosts-meliora)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Zydar on August 08, 2015, 02:43:41 AM
Interesting review there. No intro track this time around, but two short instrumentals/interludes ("Spöksonat" and "Devil Church").
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on August 11, 2015, 12:07:39 AM
The Summoning Part 2. Looks like Ghost will be doing store signings and unplugged shows later this month in some cities. Also a snippet of I'm guessing Mummy Dust

https://youtu.be/JkVf_9hhqEY (https://youtu.be/JkVf_9hhqEY)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Cyclopssss on August 11, 2015, 09:32:28 AM
Why they´re not called ´B.C.´ anymore:

https://loudwire.com/ghost-no-longer-obligated-to-use-b-c-in-name/ (https://loudwire.com/ghost-no-longer-obligated-to-use-b-c-in-name/)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Scard on August 12, 2015, 04:33:29 AM
Okay, so this album is great. I hold Infestissumam and the debut pretty high, so Meliora has a long road ahead. I think after a few listens it will be on par or better.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Art on August 12, 2015, 07:10:33 AM
just heard it, and it´s pretty good!  :metal

Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on August 12, 2015, 08:27:45 AM
Did it finally leak?
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: adace on August 12, 2015, 08:39:56 PM
Deus in Absentia is so good.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Cyclopssss on August 13, 2015, 01:21:34 AM
Did it finally leak?

Apparrently..... on a  side note: ordered cd version of 'If you have ghosts' and Opus Eponymous. after two weeks the latter arrives. Afte more than 4 weeks they deliver the LP version of if you have Ghosts. WTF. What do I need vynil for? What a mess, never ordering through that outlet again.  :censored
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Mladen on August 13, 2015, 04:04:17 AM
Deus in Absentia is so good.
Yes. This song is just stunning.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Cyclopssss on August 13, 2015, 04:07:15 AM
LOL https://www.facebook.com/christiansagainstghost (https://www.facebook.com/christiansagainstghost)  :mehlin
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Cyclopssss on August 13, 2015, 11:02:26 AM
LOL pt. 2: Papa and Frankie come to Philly!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=24&v=O_peVgoohE0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=24&v=O_peVgoohE0)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on August 13, 2015, 09:45:48 PM
I kind of see where that Metal Injection review got the Dream Theater vibe from the keyboard in Mummy Dust--it does sound like Rudess  :lol

I really am loving He Is though--such a great tune.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on August 14, 2015, 10:36:21 PM
I've given the album a few listens and I'm really enjoying it, but I don't know if I can put it above Infestissumam yet. It will most likely one day, but right now I can't. I like almost every single track, but I feel like some of them end a bit too abruptly--Deus In Absentia is all of a sudden over and the choir takes over. I'll grow to like it, but it's just kind of over.

I do have the Mummy Dust chorus stuck in my head (In God You Trust/My Mummy Dust)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Ultimetalhead on August 16, 2015, 08:01:12 PM
Somehow I missed this despite being on the lookout for it every other hour. Finally listening. Spirit is a lovely opener.  :metal I have extremely high hopes for this considering the quality of the tracks released so far. I think I've enjoyed everything released so far more than anything on their prior two outings.

More stream-of-consciousness thoughts: That fucking bass intro to Pinnacle is so...beefy. Even better with solid headphones. Damn. Cirice is still one of the best songs I've ever heard. Can't wait to hear that one live. He Is has to be the most church-like piece they've done, but not in a lame, overly tonal way. It's fucking dark. Sick. Personally, I think this utterly destroys Infestessumam, which I also thought completely destroyed Opus Eponymous. If we can look forward to this steady increase of quality throughout their career, this could be a downright legendary band we're watching grow up. Alright, time for Deus in Absentia. So stoked. It's very...bombastic. Almost Queen-like. Typical of the quality of Ghost album closers. This album fucking kills.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Ben_Jamin on August 16, 2015, 08:07:11 PM
Whom knows....? I enjoy these guys for their music.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: adace on August 16, 2015, 09:46:26 PM
So this is definitely my favorite album of theirs and one of my favorites of the year. Stellar stuff.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Zydar on August 17, 2015, 12:56:27 AM
I need a few more spins to make a fair judgement (Opeth pun!) but it sounds like another brilliant one. At the moment it can't top Infestissumam as their best one though. Favourite so far (of the ones they didn't release as a youtube video) is Mummy Dust. 
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Deathless on August 17, 2015, 09:26:53 AM
Entire album is streaming on YouTube for those who haven't caught it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzzkemzfdfU
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Cyril on August 17, 2015, 01:43:34 PM
tommy rogers rt'ed this so i guess i'm listening to this album now
my 7-minutes-into-it opinion: this is pretty cool
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: j on August 19, 2015, 01:53:33 PM
This is good dudes.  IMO they've had some mind-blowingly good tracks on their other two albums but neither one was super consistent.  This one is awesome start to finish.

-J
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Scard on August 19, 2015, 03:08:56 PM
Yeah. After like 5 listens, this is my favourite from Ghost.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: millahh on August 19, 2015, 04:24:25 PM
Definitely awesome, and they brought the prog on this one, as well.

Deus in Absentia sounds like it could be a TDH song.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Zydar on August 21, 2015, 12:53:35 AM
It's on Spotify now :tup
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Zantera on August 21, 2015, 02:23:28 AM
I liked this, maybe even slightly more than the first two. Still, not one of my favorites of the year or anything, but another good album from them. :)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Art on August 21, 2015, 05:48:54 AM
The album gets better and better each time. From The Pinnacle To The Pit might be my favourite Ghost song. DAT BASS
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Deathless on August 21, 2015, 06:35:07 AM
I can't stop listening to "He Is" for some reason. So damn catchy.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: adace on August 21, 2015, 10:00:56 PM
Majesty's chorus is so damn epic and glorious :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Dittomist on August 22, 2015, 02:52:50 PM
No way, it's the ending of Majesty that is so damn epic and glorious! It gives me chills every time. In what has already been a fantastic year for new releases, this one will probably wear the crown and wield the scepter as Album of the Year.  :hefdaddy  "He Is," "Deus in Absentia," "Cirice," and "From the Pinnacle to the Pit" are my personal favorites. I bought the CD at Best Buy and it even came with three Ghost trading cards.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on August 22, 2015, 05:28:36 PM
The keyboard being so present was not something I was expecting on this release. It's awesome! I know that they still have the same guy in that spot, so it's nice to see him so prevalent. That Mummy Dust solo is awesome.

You can tell they changed drummers too, the playing is tight and a bit more experimental then the last two (one actually, because the drummer on this one is also the one who played on Opus).

This album really really grew on me. I'm loving it.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: millahh on August 23, 2015, 10:03:52 AM
The keyboard being so present was not something I was expecting on this release. It's awesome! I know that they still have the same guy in that spot, so it's nice to see him so prevalent. That Mummy Dust solo is awesome.

You can tell they changed drummers too, the playing is tight and a bit more experimental then the last two (one actually, because the drummer on this one is also the one who played on Opus).

This album really really grew on me. I'm loving it.

Intriguing...where are you finding this info?

My suspicion (based on playing style) is the the bass player changed after OE, but has been the same since.  Any information there?
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Dr. DTVT on August 23, 2015, 10:39:00 AM
I love pretty much everything about this album so far.  It surpassed my lofty expectations, and will probably be my favorite of the three when all is said and done, and probably a contender for my #2 album of the year (I don't think it will dethrone my current #1).

The awesome part is that I got it free at Best Buy.  I noticed that all the CDs were mispriced at $1.99 on the CD, but the display said $9.99.  I'm pretty sure they were supposed to read $11.99 because BB usually has new releases on sale for a week or two.  I pointed it out to the manager and stated I wanted to pay the proper price and that I was only pointing it out so they could fix it before an unreasonable customer came in.  After about two minutes of insisting that I wanted to pay the proper price (and honestly I did), he just gave it to me for free, and said he'd call it broken merchandise.  Well, he was kind of right, because the plastic teeth that hold the CD were broken when I got home.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Zydar on August 23, 2015, 10:52:21 AM
This one is getting closer every day to topping Infestissumam for me as their best. Mummy Dust, He Is, Absolution, and Spirit rank among their very best.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Cyclopssss on August 24, 2015, 01:05:11 AM
It's an increddibly good album. I love everything about it, Mummy dust probably being the weakest track on there.
They're doing or have just finished a hillarious short promo un(holy)plugged tour in the US currently, some great footage to be found on Youtube and FB. They even had the 'clergy lady' from the clips on one date introducing them. The do three songs only with Ghuleh/Zombie Queen accompaniment by Papa on Kazoo....  :rollin
Great response all over. 
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on August 24, 2015, 07:56:23 PM
Intriguing...where are you finding this info?

My suspicion (based on playing style) is the the bass player changed after OE, but has been the same since.  Any information there?
I remember reading around the time that Infestissumam came out that the first album was mainly comprised of Magna Carta Cartel members, which isn't surprising since Good Morning Restrained came out after Ghost first started forming. It mentioned how the drummer on that album was Arvid Persner, the lead guitarist's brother, and that he recorded the drums for that album but was unable to tour with the band. Apparently, he's back now. And he makes an appearance in the Cirice video apparently as the weird guy in the suit clapping at the end...

The old drummer is Aksel Holmgren who now plays with a Swedish band called The Great Discord
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEKcl8MzWLQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEKcl8MzWLQ) (Watch the drummer, the styles and setup are very similar).

The bass player, I'm not sure about. Some say it was the bass player in a Death Metal band called Maim and others have said he's the keyboard player's son.

The keyboard player has been the same since Infestissumam. Before that album came out, it was just a guy standing behind a keyboard miming along.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Lolzeez on August 24, 2015, 09:25:57 PM
Was gonna see their acoustic set in NY but they were out of wristbands.  :censored
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on August 24, 2015, 09:32:43 PM
Was gonna see their acoustic set in NY but they were out of wristbands.  :censored
That's too bad, they look like awesome shows. Jiggalo Har Megiddo sounds awesome acoustically and Papa playing Kazoo on Zombie Queen is awesome.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Cyclopssss on August 27, 2015, 09:09:17 AM
Nice interview:

https://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/artist-of-the-week/feature-interview-ghost/11787973 (https://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/artist-of-the-week/feature-interview-ghost/11787973)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: millahh on August 29, 2015, 10:24:05 AM
Bonus track, Zenith, now streaming:

https://www.childrenofghost.com/2015/08/28/stream-ghosts-zenith/

Very easy to hear Magna Carta Cartel in this.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: adace on August 30, 2015, 01:03:41 AM
Bonus track, Zenith, now streaming:

https://www.childrenofghost.com/2015/08/28/stream-ghosts-zenith/

Very easy to hear Magna Carta Cartel in this.
Kickass song, should have been on the album. :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on August 30, 2015, 08:29:31 PM
Yeah, I'm disappointed that it didn't make it. It's such a great track!

I'm looking forward to hearing the cover CD that they've apparently been working on too

And according to Billboard.com, the band is looking to break the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 at #8. For reference, Opus obviously didn't even chart and Infestissumum debuted at 28. This is awesome news!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Deathless on August 31, 2015, 07:33:27 AM
It's cool to see that his band is blowing up. They sold 29,000 copies (https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ghost-lands-first-ever-u-s-top-10-album-with-meliora/) of their new album in the United States last week.

I think their last album opened up with 17 or 18 thousand, for comparison's sake.

 :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Ultimetalhead on September 07, 2015, 03:09:30 PM
I love this album so much I'd fuck it, marry it, and treat it to a nice dinner every other weekend.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on September 09, 2015, 11:34:48 AM
I'm looking forward to the US tour starting up. They keep saying that they've upped the production for this tour and that Papa is going to be quite the showman--which will be cool to see because there hasn't been much change in what he normally does onstage besides maybe a bit more banter with funny comments.

At one of the festivals, before Monstrance Clock, Papa was asking if the crowd was going to sing along to the song:
"Some of you might know the lyrics, some of you might not. Nobody is perfect. These lyrics are very simple even an imbecile could figure it out. So listen to most of the song and eventually you will figure it out. When it's your turn to sing, I will give you a cue. YOU OVER AT THE HOT DOG STAND, are you going to sing with us!?"
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Cyclopssss on September 09, 2015, 11:49:09 AM
 Yeah, and later: ´Hotdog stand, I´ watching you!´
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on September 09, 2015, 02:32:14 PM
Yeah, and later: ´Hotdog stand, I´ watching you!´
I forgot about that  :lol

At the Leeds gig when he's clapping out the rhythm to Majesty:
*Crowd clapping along, Papa points at someone in the crowd*
"You too, tough guy"

There was another one where it was raining out and Papa goes:
"How are you doing out in the rain? Are you wet because of the rain though?"
Someone throws a bra onstage, Papa picks it up:
"Oh, thank you.... I will keep this dry for you"
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Cyclopssss on September 10, 2015, 01:04:30 AM
That's beautiful. The guy somehow never fails to crack me up! I also like the fact he seems to know exactly where the boundaries lie as to how far to take the act.
I watched some footage of a great concert in Chili (with a totally fantastic crowd, btw) where he goes into this whole spiel about 'you know what this song is about do you? It's about blood. (shrieks from the crowd) 'it's about someone else's blood! (more shrieks) 'it's about......(dramatic pause) DRINKING someone else's blood!' hahaha! (total shrieks of horror from the crowd).

That's as far as I've ever heard him go, though. Other than 'Monstrance Clock' being about 'fucking' .

Also, at the Denmark or Sweden show this year, at one of Papa III's first shows: 'I've had some comments about my shoes. That I'm showing some ankle. Mmmm. Nothing wrong with a little nudity, is there?'  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Zydar on September 15, 2015, 12:06:13 AM
Official music video for From The Pinnacle To The Pit is here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A-IoOEPbUs
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Art on September 16, 2015, 10:38:14 AM
Official music video for From The Pinnacle To The Pit is here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A-IoOEPbUs

that´s a cool video, and the song is one of my favourites from the album.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on September 23, 2015, 11:45:21 AM
The Black To The Future Tour started last night in DC. Ghost is back bigger then ever it seems. They have a huge stage setup and light show, and Papa now does wardrobe changes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBAzeoy4JkU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBAzeoy4JkU) Here is the intro and Spirit

(Masked Ball)
Spirit
From the Pinnacle to the Pit
Ritual
Con Clavi Con Dio
Per Aspera ad Inferi
Majesty
(followed by a drum solo)
Stand by Him
Prime Mover
Body and Blood
Devil Church
(Live debut)
Cirice
(With "Shine on You Crazy Diamond, intro)
Year Zero
Jigolo Har Megiddo
(Acoustic)
He Is
(Live debut)
Absolution
Mummy Dust
(followed by a piano solo)
Ghuleh/Zombie Queen
If You Have Ghosts
(Roky Erickson cover)
Encore:
Monstrance Clock

Awesome setlist!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Zydar on September 23, 2015, 12:12:02 PM
Man they got to film this tour for a DVD.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on September 23, 2015, 12:17:02 PM
Man they got to film this tour for a DVD.
Exactly what I was thinking! The setlist is too awesome not to film and release.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Mladen on September 24, 2015, 04:08:52 AM
That's a pretty great set list.  :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Art on September 24, 2015, 10:30:23 AM
that´s an amazing setlist!  :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: millahh on September 27, 2015, 10:01:19 PM
Papa's mother was in the audience at the NYC show tonight...so Papa was on his good behavior :rollin
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: PixelDream on September 28, 2015, 04:59:43 AM
I wasn't entirely sold on their debut, and really didn't like the second album. But this album is pure musical gold IMO. It even made me go back to the debut, and now I'm starting to dig that one as well. Awesome band, and as far as I'm concerned Meliora is one of the best rock albums of 2015.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Dr. DTVT on October 11, 2015, 10:43:43 PM
Just got back from the show.   :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Cyclopssss on October 12, 2015, 12:37:13 AM
Yeah, they're killing it on this tour! Gotta record it for DVD man.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on October 12, 2015, 11:48:07 AM
I was listening to Body and Blood today and I fell in love again with one of my favorite parts of the song and I don't think a lot of people pick out right away, but it's a part I can't get out of my head. During the guitar solo towards the end, the keyboard is playing the main melody of the song and the sound they chose to use (an old blues sounding organ) is absolutely amazing and captures the atmosphere perfectly. When I listen to the guitar solo, it's all I hear in the back
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Dr. DTVT on October 12, 2015, 02:09:49 PM
SystematicThought - Forgive me if I'm misremembering, but I thought you were pretty religious.  If so, I take it you don't mind all the Satan stuff because its so over the top and not serious?

Anyone who is pretty serious about Christianity and likes Ghost can speak up - just something that popped into my head last night.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on October 12, 2015, 09:58:11 PM
Good memory! Yes I am, and funny thing is that I found Ghost at the peak of me finding religion again in my life. But yeah, it's never bothered me. If you read and listen to some interviews with the band they are very quick to point out they are an entertainment act first and overall are very respectful about religion and especially physical churches with one ghoul saying he visits churches on tour to appreciate the architecture and such. Very respectful guys. They also raise some pretty interesting topics for Christians to discuss such as Mummy Dust which is about placing value on money and greed which is ironic since it says in God We Trust. Cirice as well, since I have witnessed first hand churches going for a person's weakness to bring them in to their beliefs and then kinda drop them once they join and start donating. It's very interesting to me

So yeah, it's never bugged me--the only one that does for some reason is Prime Mover. I don't know why, to me it's their darkest piece. The other thing that helped with Ghost not bugging me was listening to their other bands in which they talk about falling in love with blonde women at bars. That also helped me realize how tongue in cheek Ghost is. They are just fans of 70s hard rock which sang about the same stuff--just not as blatant.

I do wonder how many people do think Ghost is serious about what they sing about. There's gotta be some that do. The fanbase is pretty interesting in terms of that. There are those that seriously seem to think that they are a group of Satanists and that each Papa is actually different.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Ben_Jamin on October 12, 2015, 11:18:45 PM
Those are the ones yelling hail satan and all that stuff at their shows. The band doesn't bother me, but some fans do.  I just stayed my distance and enjoyed the show, which was when they released Infestissium.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Cyclopssss on October 13, 2015, 02:21:38 AM
If you actually read the lyrics to 'Year One' closely, you'll see it reads 'Hell Satan' and not (as I wrongfully interpreted as well) 'Hail Satan'.

Personally, I'm somewhat shocked there aren't any Christian protesters picketing outside their concert venues, especially in the States. Expected a little more backlash, but yeah.

Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: millahh on October 13, 2015, 11:20:22 AM
A potential Christian backlash would be interesting...the Satan stuff is really just a thin veneer over what is really a critique of much of Christianity (Catholicism, in particular).
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Ben_Jamin on October 13, 2015, 11:53:48 AM
If you actually read the lyrics to 'Year One' closely, you'll see it reads 'Hell Satan' and not (as I wrongfully interpreted as well) 'Hail Satan'.

Personally, I'm somewhat shocked there aren't any Christian protesters picketing outside their concert venues, especially in the States. Expected a little more backlash, but yeah.

Interesting, though people still yell that when they stop playing or something similar.  I'm also amazed theirs not much backlash. If any band, it'd be ghost,  but for some strange reason i haven't seen a lot of it.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on October 13, 2015, 12:47:15 PM
If you actually read the lyrics to 'Year One' closely, you'll see it reads 'Hell Satan' and not (as I wrongfully interpreted as well) 'Hail Satan'.

Personally, I'm somewhat shocked there aren't any Christian protesters picketing outside their concert venues, especially in the States. Expected a little more backlash, but yeah.
I thought I had read in an interview with them that Hell is a Swedish form of saying Hail. I'm probably wrong, but I thought I remember seeing that because I thought the same.

I think there hasn't been much backlash because they haven't really gone out of their way to put themselves on the frontlines. They've said themselves that they aren't out to ruffle feathers. I think Omega in an interview said that they are just presenting the dark side of the Bible and have essentially taken the Catholic Church and drawn a mustache on it essentially (their words, not mine).
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: millahh on October 19, 2015, 08:08:03 AM
This should be amusing...Ghost will be the musical guest on Colbert on 10/30.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on October 19, 2015, 11:55:40 AM
I wonder what song they will perform. Cirice or Majesty or something not from the new album. Will definitely be good

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Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: millahh on October 19, 2015, 04:14:52 PM
I'm thinking either Absolution or If You Have Ghosts (the latter, since it's for Halloween and all).  I have a hard time envisioning anything from the first album in front of that audience.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on October 19, 2015, 09:50:57 PM
It will probably be If You Have Ghost. I agree though, first album is out  :lol
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Cyclopssss on October 20, 2015, 12:44:31 AM
Dreath Knell would be great.....  :angel:
Title: Re: The Official Ghost / Ghost B.C Thread v. New album August 21 2015
Post by: Mladen on October 20, 2015, 04:45:37 AM
It's probably gonna be From the pinnacle to the pit.  :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on October 26, 2015, 11:49:53 AM
Maybe Stand By Him "Tis the night of the witch"

But it will probably be a new one.

Anyways, they also seemed to have cut the drum solo out of the show after Majesty and leading into Stand By Him. Understandable, it wasn't much of a solo and he didn't even really seem to know what he wanted to play. It was still cool to see though
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Nick on October 30, 2015, 10:36:15 PM
No surprise here, but that was the best song played on Colbert thus far.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Ben_Jamin on October 30, 2015, 10:47:57 PM
thanks for the reminder.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on October 30, 2015, 11:09:58 PM
That was such a quick version of Cirice. Did they have two keyboard players tonight or did he just make his way up to the catwalk?
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Ben_Jamin on October 30, 2015, 11:44:58 PM
Pretty cool with some people from the audience being possessed. Nice added theatrics.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Mladen on October 31, 2015, 03:43:58 AM
So they played Cirice, huh? That's one fine choice, now we wait for the video.  :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Art on October 31, 2015, 06:55:03 AM
it´s already on youtube, go to the the official late show channel.

Pretty cool performance, a pity that they played only one song.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Zydar on October 31, 2015, 07:03:40 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMWeIRX-ZHE
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Mladen on October 31, 2015, 01:49:15 PM
That was cool. A bit too heavy on pre-recorded vocal harmonies, though.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Kiko82 on November 05, 2015, 03:16:59 AM
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Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Cyclopssss on November 05, 2015, 03:23:20 AM
Yeah, no info on the Zippo's, sorry.  ;D Too bad their appearance on Colbert's show came almost at the end of the US tour. They could've benefitted more from the exposure had it been earlier in the tour.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Zydar on December 11, 2015, 10:16:41 AM
Ghost are nominated for a Grammy in 2016, for Best Metal Performance :metal

I'm not familiar with the other nominees, how big are the chances for a Ghost win?

Ghost - Cirice
August Burns Red - Identity
Lamb of God - 512
Sevendust - Thank You
Slipknot - Custer
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: millahh on December 11, 2015, 10:26:13 AM
 :metal indeed.

For a couple of recent shows, Alpha (lead guitar) had a bum should, so Water (bass) filled in on lead guitar.  Seen pics, but no video yet.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Ben_Jamin on December 11, 2015, 10:40:27 AM
Ghost are nominated for a Grammy in 2016, for Best Metal Performance :metal

I'm not familiar with the other nominees, how big are the chances for a Ghost win?

Ghost - Cirice
August Burns Red - Identity
Lamb of God - 512
Sevendust - Thank You
Slipknot - Custer

 Lamb of God has a good chance, so does Slipknot, not too sure about Sevendust, Ghost has the same chance as these three. But it'll likely go to August Burns Red.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: adamack on January 14, 2016, 08:30:24 PM
Usually post in the DT section, but Ghost has ruled 2015 for me while I've been taking a little break from DT as I usually do before they release a new album.

When Secular Haze came out awhile back, I clicked on the video for some weird reason. Loved the song and the video was so entertaining in a comical sort-of-way.

When Cirice dropped, I was floored. Meliora has turned out to be my favorite album of 2015, and Ghost has filled that void DT normally filled up, until The Astonishing drops of course.

There is not a bad song on Meliora. The album is super accessible which is very refreshing every once in awhile to someone who really only listens to DT, SW and Opeth.

My current fav is the album's closer, Deus In Absentia. But Absolution (maybe the "fan fav" track on this album?) is catching up.

Other favs: He Is (Maybe my overall favorite, gun to head), Spirit, Cirice, From The Pinnacle To The Pit

Least Fav: Majesty

These guys sure know how to write killer riffs, and huge, catchy addicting hooks. Their next album is my most anticipated of any band, and that hurts me to say as I have been a DT obsessor since SFAM!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on January 14, 2016, 09:02:15 PM
Meliora is extremely consistent and you're right about there not being a bad track, it's great through and through. If you haven't heard the bonus track, Zenith, check it out

US Tour Dates for Spring 2016

This is the first US tour that they've skipped Minnesota. They played here back when they were just starting with Papa I and now they aren't coming here  :(

April 13 – The Wellmont Theater – Montclair, NJ
April 14 – The Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
April 15 – The Paramount – Long Island, NY
April 16 – College Street Music Hall – Waterbury, CT
April 17 – Rapids Theatre – Buffalo, NY
April 19 – The Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL
April 20 – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE
April 22 – Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
April 23 – The Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
April 25 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
April 26 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
April 27 – The Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
April 29 – WXTB Rockfest – Tampa, FL
April 30 – Fort Rock – Ft. Myers, FL
May 01 – Welcome To Rockville – Jacksonville, FL
May 02 – Iron City – Birmingham, AL
May 03 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
May 04 – Tennesee Theater – Knoxville, TN
May 07 – Carolina Rebellion – Charlotte, NC
May 08 – The Hippodrome – Baltimore, MD
May 09 – The National – Richmond, VA
May 11 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
May 12 – Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN
May 13 – Shaky Knees Festival – Atlanta, GA
May 17 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
May 19 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
May 20 – The Orbit Room – Grand Rapids, MI
May 22 – Rock’N Derby – Albany, NY
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: millahh on January 14, 2016, 09:12:09 PM
That's cool that they seem to be intentionally going off the beaten track on the next tour (LI and NJ, but no NYC).  I might have to miss this tour depending on the exact date of a professional certification exam), but I'll still make the attempt.

Amazing that, three (and a half) albums in, there's only one song that isn't very good (Idolatrine)...and even they know it, as it's never been played live, despite three tours worth of opportunities.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: adamack on January 14, 2016, 09:38:49 PM
Meliora is extremely consistent and you're right about there not being a bad track, it's great through and through. If you haven't heard the bonus track, Zenith, check it out

I actually haven't heard Zenith, thanks so much for letting me know!

Off to check it out now.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Cyril on January 14, 2016, 10:03:38 PM
i listened to this album twice and didn't get much out of it either time but then i hear clips from the songs and i'm like "damn this is awesome" and i'm wondering why the album failed to leave any impact on me but i somehow want it regardless
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Cyclopssss on January 15, 2016, 12:35:05 AM
if you get the chance, go see them. I missed them twice already, but I'll make damn sure I catch them next time. Their live show is awesome.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Nick on January 15, 2016, 03:11:44 PM
I have a shit-ton going on around the Stroudsburg date, but like the venue, and might try and make it up for that.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: millahh on February 15, 2016, 05:38:01 PM
Holy shit, they won the fucking Grammy!!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: SystematicThought on February 15, 2016, 09:05:04 PM
Awesome!

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Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Zydar on February 16, 2016, 12:16:20 AM
That's so awesome :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Cyclopssss on February 16, 2016, 03:50:36 AM
Yay, too bad they collected it before the live broadcast and were received in almost total silence on the podium, it seems.  But one up for Theatrical Rock!  :tup
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Tomislav95 on February 16, 2016, 04:44:09 AM
Nice :) Cirice was one of my favorite songs of last year but whole album is awesome as well :tup
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Mladen on February 16, 2016, 04:54:49 AM
Well deserved.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: JLa on March 19, 2016, 02:22:11 PM
Just discovered Meliora / this band. What can I say, awesome stuff! Hard to pick a favorite amongst so many gems, I think it's a tie between "He Is" and "Absolution".
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Metropolaris on May 09, 2016, 09:53:34 PM
Just got back from seeing these guys live here in Richmond, VA.
Fucking incredible.
If any of you get the chance to see them, DO IT.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Zydar on May 13, 2016, 07:50:13 AM
New EP coming later this year :tup

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/entertainment/ghost_to_release_new_ep_this_year.html
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Mladen on May 13, 2016, 02:04:13 PM
I don't know, I'm never able to get excited about an EP. I'd prefer a full album, but oh well.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Live on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Oct 30 2015
Post by: Cyclopssss on June 14, 2016, 11:20:53 AM
Swedish occult rockers GHOST have announced the "Popestar" U.S. headlining tour — a 35-city run that will include two rituals at The Wiltern in Los Angeles this coming October. Tickets for these dates will be available for purchase beginning Friday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Tickets purchased for select shows will include a digital download of new music that will be made available the day their fall rituals begin. Check out Ghost-Official.com for participating dates and details. VIP packages are also available.

"Popestar" U.S. tour dates:

Sep. 16 - Rochester, NY - The Armory
Sep. 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
Sep. 21 - Cleveland, OH - Masonic Auditorium
Sep. 23 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
Sep. 27 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
Sep. 28 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Sep. 30 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank at Midland Theatre
Oct. 01 - Madison, WI - Sonic Boom Festival
Oct. 02 - Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life
Oct. 03 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
Oct. 04 - Kalamazoo, MI - Kalamazoo State Theatre
Oct. 05 - Cedar Rapids, IA - Paramount Theatre
Oct. 07 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
Oct. 08 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Oct. 09 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma Theatre
Oct. 11 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
Oct. 13 - Vancouver, BC - The Vogue Theater
Oct. 14 - Seattle, WA - The Moore Theater
Oct. 15 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater
Oct. 16 - Portland, OR - The Rosalind Theater
Oct. 18 - Riverside, CA - Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Oct. 20 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Oct. 21 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Oct. 22 - Las Vegas, NV - The Brooklyn Bowl
Oct. 25 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
Oct. 27 - Lubbock, TX - City Bank Auditorium
Oct. 28 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theater
Oct. 31 - Little Rock, AR - Metroplex
Nov. 02 - Orlando, FL - The Hard Rock
Nov. 03 - Miami Beach, FL - Fillmore Miami Beach
Nov. 04 - Jacksonville, FL - The Florida Theatre
Nov. 05 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
Nov. 07 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
Nov. 09 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Nov. 11 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Nov. 12 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre

GHOST has completed work on a new EP for a fall release via Loma Vista. The effort, which consists primarily of covers, was helmed by English producer Tom Dalgety, who has previously worked with ROYAL BLOOD and KILLING JOKE, among others.

GHOST won the Grammy for "Best Metal Performance" during the pre-telecast ceremony at the 58th annual Grammy Awards. GHOST was nominated for the song "Cirice" from the band's latest album, "Meliora".

"Cirice" recently reached the Top 10 at rock radio, the first song from the band to get significant airplay in the U.S.

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Read more at https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ghost-announces-popestar-u-s-tour/#SyWYHtAi8x65TRUj.99
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: millahh on June 15, 2016, 08:47:29 PM
Go my ticket for Brooklyn!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: millahh on September 11, 2016, 03:34:02 PM
Looks like a new song debuting on a Sirius channel tomorrow morning @ 9:00

https://ghost-official.com/#

Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Art on September 12, 2016, 05:55:29 AM
I hope the Echo And The Bunnyman cover is "The Killing Moon"!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: millahh on September 12, 2016, 08:09:14 AM
https://www.childrenofghost.com/2016/09/12/stream-ghosts-new-song-square-hammer/

Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: millahh on September 12, 2016, 09:55:49 AM
This sounds like a Subvision song!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Mladen on September 12, 2016, 10:32:07 AM
Isn't it a bit too much to-the-point? I haven't heard a more predictable song in a while.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Art on September 12, 2016, 10:56:31 AM
Nothing special, but an ok tune. I am more excited about the covers.
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Post by: SystematicThought on September 12, 2016, 09:02:55 PM
This sounds like a Subvision song!
My first thought exactly. Sounds like Scenario from So Far So Noire
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: millahh on September 15, 2016, 05:25:01 AM
POPESTAR EP drops Friday.

01. Square Hammer
02. Nocturnal Me
03. I Believe
04. Missionary Man
05. Bible


https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ghost-first-popestar-ep-trailer/
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Post by: Dittomist on September 15, 2016, 09:50:29 AM
My fingers are crossed that they are covering Tears for Fears with "I Believe." That would be so interesting! There are probably many songs with that title, but seeing as how they've already covered Depeche Mode, Abba, and Army of Lovers, I think Tears for Fears would make sense. Plus, it's such a beautiful song.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Art on September 15, 2016, 09:55:18 AM
My fingers are crossed that they are covering Tears for Fears with "I Believe." That would be so interesting! There are probably many songs with that title, but seeing as how they've already covered Depeche Mode, Abba, and Army of Lovers, I think Tears for Fears would make sense. Plus, it's such a beautiful song.

"Nocturnal Me" – Echo and the Bunnymen
"I Believe" - Simian Mobile Disco
"Missionary Man" - Eurythmics
"Bible" - Imperiet
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Zydar on September 15, 2016, 09:56:00 AM
Ooh I really like Square Hammer.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on September 16, 2016, 02:09:42 AM
New song is really a little too 'poppy' for my taste, but it's starting to grow on me. I'm glad they're finally releasing a 'deluxe' edition of Meliora with the ep and bonus track Zenith included.

Very curious which direction they will go with the next full album, though.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Art on September 16, 2016, 05:41:34 AM
Loved Popestar. Square Hammer is a cool song, nothing much, but the covers are really fun! Bible is my favorite, what a beautiful song! Missionary Man is awesome, too. :tup
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Metropolaris on September 16, 2016, 07:03:12 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyYA8FlfBd0

Video for Square Hammer

Notice that only 4 Nameless Ghouls appear with Papa in the video.
People on the Ghost Subreddit are speculating that Omega(Rhythm Guitarist) might be out of the band
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: millahh on September 16, 2016, 01:37:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyYA8FlfBd0

Video for Square Hammer

Notice that only 4 Nameless Ghouls appear with Papa in the video.
People on the Ghost Subreddit are speculating that Omega(Rhythm Guitarist) might be out of the band

We'll know soon enough... First show of the tour is tonight.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Metropolaris on September 16, 2016, 02:12:00 PM
He was missing for a few dates earlier this year. They had Water(Bassist) cover on Rhythm guitar. But I heard that was due to Visa issues.

The video is different, they could have easily dressed up anybody in the Ghoul outfit just for the video. No one would know the difference. Makes me think something's up.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Pappy on September 16, 2016, 05:48:44 PM
Hopefully the video was just filmed while the visa issues were happening.

Fantastic EP though. Bunch of different flavors.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on September 16, 2016, 07:52:04 PM
Really hope not since Omega and Papa were the two main songwriters, and one of the other voices of the band in interviews and a funny guy.

We'll find out soon enough. I think it was Visa issues though. Great EP though! Really enjoyed Missionary Man.

Read that someone saw Omega at a Great Discord show and he said he would be back with them at some point, but gave no specifics
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: j on September 16, 2016, 09:19:13 PM
Square Hammer is great!  Haven't heard the rest.

-J
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on September 17, 2016, 12:42:26 AM
No big set list changes this time around. They opened with Square Hammer. No Omega and apparently have a female bass player now.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: millahh on September 18, 2016, 08:48:55 AM
What I'm guessing is that Omega is taking a cycle off...at least one of them has very young kids, and the constant touring has got to be a huge strain on the families.  So, staying close to home, working on TID, getting personal life back on an even keel.

Also, have discovered TID as a result of this...like a more metal MCC, with black metal vocals (which I'm not a huge fan of, but they aren't terribly obtrusive).
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on September 18, 2016, 10:48:28 AM
Oh yeah, I forgot that one of them had kids. There was an interview where one of his kids ran up to him. It was a written interview, but still funny.

T.I.D. is pretty good. Isn't essentially every member of Magna Carta Cartel except Tobias? I know Arvid Persner plays drums on the first Ghost album, but never toured with them.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: j on November 01, 2016, 07:26:07 PM
A snippet of Square Hammer played in the background while they were about to go to a commercial break during MNF last night.

-J
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on March 03, 2017, 01:08:28 AM
Well, it looks like Omega officially left the band and under bad circumstances apparently. He did an unmasked little blurb about Magna Carta Cartel coming back, which I'm excited about. It was weird to see him speak without a mask


https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-ghost-member-publicly-identifies-himself-for-first-time/ (https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-ghost-member-publicly-identifies-himself-for-first-time/)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Elite on March 03, 2017, 02:11:01 AM
Too bad, though it kind of makes me wonder if the rumors about rotating line-ups have been true all along.

I'm seeing them in a month or so. Let's hope whatever new band will be playing is as good as the old line-up was. Though for all we know, this could be a big publicity stunt yet again.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on March 03, 2017, 02:15:35 AM
It is true that they rotate out members. The bass players have changed, the drummer changed. Martin and Papa and the other guitarist were the main people.

Martin was always one of my favorites in interviews. He was hilarious and always seemed really nice.

I think the firing the whole band thing this time around is a gimmick, but we'll see
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Metropolaris on March 03, 2017, 06:49:16 AM
I miss the days where the identities of the Ghouls didn't matter and it was all about the music. But I guess all this attention is to be expected as their popularity has skyrocketed in the past few years. It's kinda ruined the mystery of the band for me  :-\
On one hand, I'm a little disappointed. Meliora was such a strong album and I'd love to see another album featuring that lineup. On the other hand, the lineup has changed with every album so it shouldn't be a surprise. If Papa really writes all the music, then I guess it really doesn't matter.

I think this falls in line with the mythos of the band. In some past interviews they've mentioned that Papa IV will be the father of the previous three, and he's not too happy that they're spending less time spreading the word of Satan and more time on becoming "popstars" (hence the Popestar EP). So I guess he's in charge now and he's kicked out everybody else.
Assuming all that's true, I think we can expect the next album to be a bit darker.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Zydar on March 05, 2017, 05:59:07 AM
Someone has recorded System Of A Down's Chop Suey in the style of Ghost  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrFqhPx8XXM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrFqhPx8XXM)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on March 25, 2017, 10:55:25 PM
That Chop Suey cover is really creative  :lol I like it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOXj7HeaajU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOXj7HeaajU)

It looks like there is truth to new Ghouls. The keyboard player is different (more keyboards and he sits down), drummer, and guitarists. I don't really care, but a few of the songs live sound off. Absolution, like I posted above, doesn't sound tight. If you look through some of the videos, a lot of comments seem to mention the fact that the band doesn't sound like it used to. I'm sure over the course of the next few shows things will sound better.

A better example would be Pinnacle to the Pit. That intro sounds off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXXH_8-8QIw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXXH_8-8QIw)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Cyclopssss on March 26, 2017, 12:44:31 PM
Fuck my luck. The first time I buy a ticket to see them and they change the frigging line-up.   :-\
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on March 26, 2017, 12:46:20 PM
It'll still be well worth going. They are incapable of putting on a bad show. Even though some of the things I've seen don't seem up to par, it'll never be a bad show. Every time I've seen them it's been different people and I've never been let down
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Post by: Metropolaris on March 26, 2017, 07:29:25 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSGlO6ah_J6/

The new Air(Keyboardist) just mimes along to the keystar solo in Mummy Dust  :\
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on March 26, 2017, 07:39:05 PM
I thought it sounded too similar to the record  :lol Old Air would do a different solo each night.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Elite on March 27, 2017, 02:15:24 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSGlO6ah_J6/

The new Air(Keyboardist) just mimes along to the keystar solo in Mummy Dust  :\

Aahw shit.
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Post by: kaos2900 on March 27, 2017, 09:19:01 AM
I don't understand this band at all. I'll be seeing them when they open for Maiden this Summer and other than the gimmick I just don't see whats so great.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Nick on March 27, 2017, 10:31:33 AM
Well, this is disappointing. I mean I enjoy Meliora, but am not a huge Ghost fan or anything, I just see the general attitude that led to this as disappointing. I mean it's kinda hard not to expect it when you call your band mates nameless ghouls, but to insist that you can change people and nothing is going to change is just silly.

Sometimes change is needed, and for the better, but just come out and say that then, don't bullshit me and tell me that you can fire an entire band, replace them, and in the end all that was to achieve... nothing.
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Post by: Mladen on March 27, 2017, 12:14:20 PM
I'm not too thrilled about the drastic shifts in the line up. There's no way the style of the band won't be influenced by the change, but whether the quality of the music will be influenced is yet to be seen. Personally, I jumped on board a year after the release of Infestisumam and was really looking forward to Meliora, which I found to be their creative peak. Maybe that's what it will remain. And I wouldn't be disappointed.
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Post by: SystematicThought on March 27, 2017, 04:15:05 PM
Ghost was never meant to be a permanent thing. I think I remember reading during the Infestissumum press tours that they have five albums planned out and that beyond that they didn't know, but that it wasn't gonna be career band. And like I've said before, they change members constantly, the guitarist and singer were the only constants. But now it's just the singer. They best band to me was the one they had at the beginning of the Meliora tour. Apparently he disagrees.

I'm excited though to see them, they've never put on a bad show and are fun to see.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on March 28, 2017, 02:55:25 AM
Yeah man, that band with Alpha and Omega and the new keyboardist in it was frigging Smokin'. The absolutely killed it during those first tours.
All must not have been well behind the scenes. Such a shame. Still going to see them on the 6th, though.
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Post by: Metropolaris on March 28, 2017, 11:29:52 AM
Additional headlining U.S. dates have been announced

https://www.facebook.com/thebandghost/posts/1475836779101780:0
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[MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY]
We wish to inform you that GHOST have announced additional headlining dates to take place this Summer during the band’s North American tour with Iron Maiden.

6/06 – Albany, NY – The Palace Theatre
6/08 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
6/10 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
6/14 – Louisville, KY – The Palace Theater
6/17 – Fargo, ND – Fargo Civic Center
6/22 – Corpus Christi, TX – The Pavilion at Concrete Street
6/26 – Midland, TX – La Hacienda
6/30 – Fresno, CA – Rainbow Ballroom
7/13 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
7/14 – Fort Wayne, IN – Embassy Theater
7/18 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
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Post by: El Barto on March 28, 2017, 11:44:54 AM
Well, this is disappointing. I mean I enjoy Meliora, but am not a huge Ghost fan or anything, I just see the general attitude that led to this as disappointing. I mean it's kinda hard not to expect it when you call your band mates nameless ghouls, but to insist that you can change people and nothing is going to change is just silly.

Sometimes change is needed, and for the better, but just come out and say that then, don't bullshit me and tell me that you can fire an entire band, replace them, and in the end all that was to achieve... nothing.
All of this sounds about right.


I think this falls in line with the mythos of the band. In some past interviews they've mentioned that Papa IV will be the father of the previous three, and he's not too happy that they're spending less time spreading the word of Satan and more time on becoming "popstars" (hence the Popestar EP).
Great premise, if true.


Also, what happened to the lead guitarist? He was the one that seemed to demonstrate some uniqueness. Good chops and a better ear.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on March 28, 2017, 10:29:20 PM
The lead or rhythm? Both were fantastic with songwriting and their tones.

Martin went and reformed Magna Carta Cartel which featured most of the original members of Ghost before they became Ghost

Simon is in a band called Priest I believe as well as Time Is Divine which also has Martin and the original Ghost drummer and I believe one of their old keyboard players as well. It's rumored that he is also going to be in Magna Carta Cartel, which he used to be in pre-Ghost as well.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: El Barto on March 28, 2017, 10:49:12 PM
Lead guitarist. Always seemed to have some nicely melodic solos. I was just wondering if he was also gone, and apparently he is. Shame.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on March 28, 2017, 11:19:59 PM
Well, if you want to hear more of that go check out SubVision. It was another band that they had in the early to mid 2000s. It's the two guitarists from Ghost, including the lead guitarist that you like
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Cyclopssss on March 29, 2017, 12:24:04 AM
Both guitarists are gone, afaik. Alpha ánd Omega. Bassplayer was already gone and so is Air. From what I can see so far, the drummer seems to be the only one still in place. And Papa, off course.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Elite on April 04, 2017, 05:13:11 AM
I don't really care about the line-up changes, to be honest :lol seeing them for the first time this thursday, and I just hope they put on a good show with a fun setlist.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Cyclopssss on April 04, 2017, 07:10:36 AM
Guess I' ll see you there then. They always put on a good show.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Zydar on April 04, 2017, 11:31:02 AM
Former Ghouls Suing Ghost's Papa Emeritus  :-\

https://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=133952 (https://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=133952)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: El Barto on April 04, 2017, 12:03:52 PM
Fascinating. Seems that Tobias has been pulling the old George Lucas trick. "Sorry, Star Wars just hasn't turned a profit yet, but when it does you'll be the first to get paid."
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Elite on April 04, 2017, 12:42:46 PM
Former Ghouls Suing Ghost's Papa Emeritus  :-\

https://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=133952 (https://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=133952)

Oh great :lol
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on April 04, 2017, 11:20:39 PM
 :lol

I really hope this isn't the downfall of Ghost.

Meanwhile, the new Magna Carta Cartel stuff sounds great!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Metropolaris on April 05, 2017, 03:12:56 PM
https://www.reddit.com/r/Ghostbc/comments/63noh5/more_news_comfirm_the_old_ghouls_were_fired/

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According to a statement from the band members in the masked Swedish hard rock band Ghost it is hired musicians and not the original members themselves playing in the band's current tour.
The reason is the singer Papa Emeritus has forbidden them to participate. As Culture News earlier reported, four of the members of the acclaimed rock band Ghost has sued the band's lead singer for personally collecting the band's entire income for several years.
According to a statement from the band members in relation to the lawsuit that was sent to Kulturnyheterna last Wednesday it is not the original members who participate in the band's current UK tour - Papa Emeritus has hired stage musicians to play in the masked band.
Hired stage musicians The band members write that they, when they tried to deal with the contract situation in 2016, hired a legal assistance, and then received the news that the singer Papa Emeritus no longer wanted them to attend the upcoming tours.
Papa Emeritus then hired stage musicians in the name of the band name Ghost - something the other members of the statement describes as "our vocalist and former friend trying in a subtle and shamelessly way turn Ghost from a band to a" solo project "with hired musicians."
Kulturnyheterna has not reached Papa Emeritus, but he told the newspaper Corren his legal representatives to examine the mood, but he himself did not want to comment on it.
Opening for Iron Maiden Ghost is one of Sweden's most successful hard rock bands and will this summer be the opening act for Iron Maiden during their North American tour.
The group has since 2010 made about 500 concerts around the world, and in February they won a Grammy for best hard rock / metal.

It's not looking good. I already bought my ticket for the show in Norfolk but I'm seriously considering returning it,
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on April 05, 2017, 03:59:20 PM
I wonder if Aksel, their old drummer is one of the people suing? I only wonder because The Great Discord is opening for Ghost later this month and their singer Fia Kempe sings on the Popestar EP. It would make for a weird situation. But I wonder if it's the members from the Meliora Tour are the people suing, minus Martin. Because Simon, Air, and Fire are the only others that I can think of that would sue. They change members so much, it's hard to keep track of.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: El Barto on April 05, 2017, 04:46:10 PM
My understanding is that the drummer and bass player spots have been a revolving door, but the other 3 have remained constant through Meliora. Omega left before Popestar.

But I'm mostly a casual observer here; you'd probably know better.

And this is going to be a very interesting case to watch. I'm real curious what sort of business arrangement the band had. It seems to me that it'll be pretty hard for the ghouls to claim they were an integral part of the band's success if they wrote no music and played in anonymity as part of the gig. Geoff Tate or Peter Criss could both claim to be a recognizable part of the band's brand or image, but the ghouls are purposely indistinct.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on April 05, 2017, 07:23:00 PM
Well, there's probably more underneath the hood, but for those of us who are looking at the writing credits for each album, the tracks are attributed to "A Ghoul Writer" Who is this writer? Is it just Tobias or are there more names underneath the umbrella? Interesting to me at least is that on Meliora, the credits are A Ghoul Writer and Indio Marcato for some tracks. Indio appears to be a pseudonym for someone as there is absolutely nothing on the internet about this person and no other works. So who is that? So I'm guessing they'll get no writing royalties. The best I could see is them getting is some merch/tour royalties.

The keyboardist has been the same since late Opus Eponymous through Meliora. When Ghost started touring, the keyboardist was just piped in through the speakers, the guy onstage was just there for show. Then they got the keyboard player, who I think is Mauro Rubino, some old keyboard player that used to play in different prog bands in Sweden. But yeah, you're right it was Tobias, Omega, and Alpha as the only constants throughout the seven year period until now. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Metropolaris on April 05, 2017, 07:48:05 PM
Well, there's probably more underneath the hood, but for those of us who are looking at the writing credits for each album, the tracks are attributed to "A Ghoul Writer" Who is this writer? Is it just Tobias or are there more names underneath the umbrella? Interesting to me at least is that on Meliora, the credits are A Ghoul Writer and Indio Marcato for some tracks. Indio appears to be a pseudonym for someone as there is absolutely nothing on the internet about this person and no other works. So who is that? So I'm guessing they'll get no writing royalties. The best I could see is them getting is some merch/tour royalties.

The keyboardist has been the same since late Opus Eponymous through Meliora. When Ghost started touring, the keyboardist was just piped in through the speakers, the guy onstage was just there for show. Then they got the keyboard player, who I think is Mauro Rubino, some old keyboard player that used to play in different prog bands in Sweden. But yeah, you're right it was Tobias, Omega, and Alpha as the only constants throughout the seven year period until now. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out

Ghoul Writer is Tobias Forge(Papa) who supposedly writes most of the music and probably most, if not all of the lyrics. Martin Persner(former Omega) started writing more and was credited as Indio Marcato.
The rest of the Ghouls I would hope receive some kind of royalties and writing credits as I doubt Tobias wrote every single note and solo.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: millahh on April 06, 2017, 05:58:25 AM
Apparently Simon (Alpha) posted this on his FB page:

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"As of yesterday we, four signatories from the band Ghost, have filed a lawsuit with the Linköping District Court. We are suing Tobias Forge (”Papa Emeritus”) – the band’s lead singer who has also been responsible for the finances of the band since its founding.

As of the filing of this lawsuit we are requesting that the court, under penalty, oblige Tobias Forge to declare the incomes as well as expenses of the band concerning the years between 2011 and 2016. Throughout all the years we have been on tour with Ghost (between 2011-2016 some of us have performed something like 500 shows with the band) and throughout the band’s album recordings, we have neither been allowed to share in the profits of the band, nor have we seen any of the incomes accounted for. The only thing we have received have been minimal advance payments to allow the band to keep going. This despite the fact that we had an agreement that any profits should be shared fairly between the members of the band. When we have attempted to raise the issue of the band’s finances with Tobias Forge his sole response has been that there are so far no profits to be share, but that everyone will be generously compensated once the band turns a profit. The reason that this lawsuit is now being filed is a contract dispute that has escalated during the previous year (2016). Over the last year we have received multiple proposed contracts from Tobias Forge in which he seeks to redefine his role in the band.

Since the conception of Ghost our common understanding and agreement has been that we are a band on equal terms, but that Tobias will act as band leader and manage the band’s finances through his own companies. Through contracts received from Tobias and his lawyers during 2016, Tobias has attempted to make us sign an agreement that implies we are merely consultants working for his company, an agreement also stating that we would receive less that a minimal wage for our contributions to the band. According to this proposal, furthermore we would renounce any and all rights to music royalties. All above despite the fact that some of us have been members of the band since its foundation, investing all of our time in the band during the past five years, with as much right to the recordings and trademark of the band Ghost as that of Tobias Forge. Out vocalist and former friend is now attempting to, in a underhand and shameless way, transform Ghost from a band into a solo project with hired musicians. Naturally this is not something we can accept. When, in connection with the 2016 United States tour, approached a lawyer in order to sort out the situation of the contracts, we were informed that Tobias Forge no longer wanted us to participate in upcoming tours. Thus, Tobias Forge is now going ahead with the tour, which started March 24 2017 and is set to end in the UK on August 12, on his own together with rented musicians who have replaced all other band members. Tobias Forge has chosen this path of action without any permission from us to carry out the tour on his own. This under the name Ghost, which we regard as our commonly owned trademark.

The actions of Tobias Forge amount to nothing less than unabashed dishonesty, greed, and darkness. Not the darkness of which Ghost sings, but a darkness that pushes a person to betray his best friends when fame and fortune appear within reach. We are terribly sorry that this afflicts the fans of the band as well, and that they too should suffer because of this betrayal and greed. <3

We who are suing Tobias Forge are:
Simon Söderberg (Alpha) – member of Ghost since 2010.
Mauro Rubino (Air) – member of Ghost since 2011.
Henrik Palm (Eather) – member of Ghost since 2015
Martin Hjertstedt (Earth) – member of Ghost since 2014
The Nameless Ghouls"

Interesting to note lack of Omega (Martin) or previous Water (Linton Rubino, Air's son, who seems to have a ax to grind).
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Elite on April 06, 2017, 06:12:28 AM
Oh wow
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: millahh on April 06, 2017, 06:58:21 AM
Oh wow

Indeed.

If I had to guess, Omega provided a balance to TF (in writing and force of personality).  With Omega gone, it went out of balance and TF started to see it as about himself, not a band.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Art on April 06, 2017, 07:05:04 AM
Let's see if they can keep a good live show and good new stuff.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: kaos2900 on April 06, 2017, 07:45:57 AM
I already had little interest in seeing them open for Maiden, now looks like I can take my time getting to the show.
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Post by: Nick on April 06, 2017, 08:18:56 AM
Random question. I saw on a Blabbermouth article that the new Ghouls are rumored to have formerly played with xxx, xxx, Pendragon, xxx, etc. I assume it's a drummer (Scott Higham?), but does anyone who follows them more closely know what ex-Pendragon member might be involved?
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Post by: El Barto on April 06, 2017, 08:44:35 AM
Random question. I saw on a Blabbermouth article that the new Ghouls are rumored to have formerly played with xxx, xxx, Pendragon, xxx, etc. I assume it's a drummer (Scott Higham?), but does anyone who follows them more closely know what ex-Pendragon member might be involved?
The Pendragon drummer has a pretty recognizable style of playing, which you also see with the new Ghoul. They both play open-handed with very exaggerated left hand movement. I'd put some money on it being the same dude.
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Post by: millahh on April 06, 2017, 08:55:00 AM
Here's the "official" identities, as figured out be the hive mind:

Fire: Ben Christo -
Aether: Chris Catalyst -
Water: Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson -
Earth: Jan-Vincent Velazco -
Air: Zac Baird -

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Post by: cramx3 on April 06, 2017, 09:09:32 AM
Im not really a fan, well I heard a couple songs and generally liked it, but the recent news and the facts that I was planning on seeing them on their tour with IM has me interested in what's going on.  This guy sounds like he was keeping the finance information away from the rest of the band which is suspicious in itself since he kept saying they weren't profitable without proving that to anyone.  It may be true, but maybe not.  If he is truly doing what he is accused of, I have little interest in supporting him (the band). 
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Nick on April 06, 2017, 10:06:23 AM
Here's the "official" identities, as figured out be the hive mind:

Fire: Ben Christo -
Aether: Chris Catalyst -
Water: Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson -
Earth: Jan-Vincent Velazco -
Air: Zac Baird -


Cool, thanks. Figures, the new drummer is one that I'm not at all familiar with, which puts me back at not knowing anyone again. :lol
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Post by: Elite on April 06, 2017, 03:56:04 PM
Here's the "official" identities, as figured out be the hive mind:

Fire: Ben Christo -
Aether: Chris Catalyst -
Water: Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson -
Earth: Jan-Vincent Velazco -
Air: Zac Baird -

How the hell do people figure out this sort of stuff?
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Post by: Metropolaris on April 06, 2017, 07:16:12 PM
Here's the "official" identities, as figured out be the hive mind:

Fire: Ben Christo -
Aether: Chris Catalyst -
Water: Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson -
Earth: Jan-Vincent Velazco -
Air: Zac Baird -

How the hell do people figure out this sort of stuff?

The fans over at the Ghost subreddits are a rather...dedicated bunch.
https://www.reddit.com/r/papa_and_ghouls/comments/61cjgj/the_hunt_is_on/
https://www.reddit.com/r/papa_and_ghouls/comments/633k93/spoiler_the_new_ghouls_are/
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Post by: Phoenix87x on April 06, 2017, 08:02:26 PM
I don't like the band, but I fully stand by the former band members if what they are saying is true. Big dick move on the part of Papa Emeritus

Now normally, I would just read about it and move on, but I have to see ghost as an opening act for Maiden, so I am getting a little more invested than I normally would.
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Post by: Metropolaris on April 06, 2017, 08:41:45 PM
This guy on the subreddit has a copy of the lawsuit and is posting details about it.
I would call bullshit but this is too detailed to just make up.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Ghostbc/comments/63u2zy/the_lawsuit_against_papa/

It confirms the lineup changes throughout the years. The female bassist that joined them for the second US tour last year was Megan Thomas from Lez Zeppelin.
Apparently Mauro Rubino(Air) didn't even play on If You Have Ghost, Meliora, or Popestar.
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Post by: El Barto on April 06, 2017, 10:29:57 PM
I'm wholly on the Ghoul's side here, but they sure don't seem to have done themselves any favors. It's looking more and more like TF has spent the last 6 years dotting his Is and crossing his Ts while the other guys have been waiting to see how it all works out. And the international aspect of this can't help them much, either. While they're suing him in Sweden he's been stashing his money in American corporations that he created.

With that said, there's no reason to think this doesn't end like damn near every other band breakup lawsuit, with a nice settlement in exchange for the name. 
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Post by: MirrorMask on April 07, 2017, 01:27:04 AM
Bit of a bummer to see it all go down this way, especially for a band shrouded in such mystery and mysticism.

"We are creatures of the night, we are nameless ghouls lead by an unholy pope... no wait, here's our names, our band leader acts like a dick". Ouch.
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 07, 2017, 06:25:29 PM
I'm just wondering what the end is going to look like. At the end, it seems like they get their money and Ghost continues on as a solo project with hired musicians just as it is now. Or do they go back to the band? I don't see that happening.
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Post by: cramx3 on April 07, 2017, 06:48:06 PM
I'm just wondering what the end is going to look like. At the end, it seems like they get their money and Ghost continues on as a solo project with hired musicians just as it is now. Or do they go back to the band? I don't see that happening.

Without knowing much, I see "going back to the band" as a less than 1% chance happening.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on April 08, 2017, 01:07:20 AM
Well, they're called 'Nameless Ghouls' for a reason. And they still put on a great song. It's sad to see the financial side of things suck, but line-up changes has been nothing new to this band. Also getting a bit sick of all the negativity towards 'Tobias' all of a sudden.
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 08, 2017, 01:49:58 AM
Well it kind of sounds like he screwed over a lot of people, so I understand the negativity. None of it really changes Ghost for me, I'm still pumped to see them live in June and look forward to the next album. And I've known the identities for quite some time now, so knowing who they are doesn't change it for me. It's just an interesting turn of events
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Post by: Madman Shepherd on April 08, 2017, 04:16:42 PM
Well, they're called 'Nameless Ghouls' for a reason. And they still put on a great song. It's sad to see the financial side of things suck, but line-up changes has been nothing new to this band. Also getting a bit sick of all the negativity towards 'Tobias' all of a sudden.

I'm torn.  Clearly Tobias was the main driving force from the beginning so I will not boycott Ghost but at the same time it is a bit disappointing how this went down.  Songs like He Is have such cool elements and that were added by the two guitarists so it isn't going to be the same.

If the music is good, then I'll continue to support them.  I do feel like my fandom might have minimized a bit. 
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Post by: SystematicThought on May 04, 2017, 11:43:22 PM
If anyone is interested Martin's band Magna Carta Cartel released their EP today. It's quite good and follows the theme of the band.

MCC (Magna Carta Cartel)--The Demon King
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Post by: millahh on May 07, 2017, 05:15:17 PM
If anyone is interested Martin's band Magna Carta Cartel released their EP today. It's quite good and follows the theme of the band.

MCC (Magna Carta Cartel)--The Demon King

Got it today (for some reason the singles are on Amazon but the EP isn't).  Really enjoying it.

Related, the new album form The Great Discord is dropping soon, and if the lead single is any indication, it will be an absolute monster.
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Post by: Mister Gold on May 07, 2017, 08:44:40 PM
If anyone is interested Martin's band Magna Carta Cartel released their EP today. It's quite good and follows the theme of the band.

MCC (Magna Carta Cartel)--The Demon King

Got it today (for some reason the singles are on Amazon but the EP isn't).  Really enjoying it.

Related, the new album form The Great Discord is dropping soon, and if the lead single is any indication, it will be an absolute monster.

Yeah, that MCC EP is fantastic. Really love the title track and Turn.

Also, thanks for the heads up on the new single from The Great Discord! That track sounds INSANE.
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Post by: cramx3 on June 05, 2017, 12:32:59 PM
Made myself a youtube playlist for thier 8 song setlist as the opener for Iron Maiden. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8Xat1WaNEGujo2HcqUJ0ft28izviWux0 (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8Xat1WaNEGujo2HcqUJ0ft28izviWux0) and kind of digging the tunes (and music videos). 

Apparently there's been another change with the drummer for this tour. 
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Post by: SystematicThought on June 05, 2017, 08:23:07 PM
Uncensored Year Zero video is so random.

And yeah, the drummer change was noticeable. I don't like the way he plays Absolution, but other than that he's pretty good. I'll always miss Martin Hjerstadt though. He was great and energetic
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Post by: TAC on June 07, 2017, 09:00:21 AM
Made myself a youtube playlist for thier 8 song setlist as the opener for Iron Maiden. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8Xat1WaNEGujo2HcqUJ0ft28izviWux0 (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8Xat1WaNEGujo2HcqUJ0ft28izviWux0) and kind of digging the tunes (and music videos). 

Apparently there's been another change with the drummer for this tour.


Never checked them out but I was watching some of their sets from Bristow and Philly. They look awesome!!

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Post by: TAC on June 08, 2017, 06:42:20 PM
Continuing to watch their performances opening for Maiden. The bass player is a great showman.

And I love Square Hammer and Cirice. The rest is meh.
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Post by: Phoenix87x on June 08, 2017, 06:56:22 PM
Well, I am now torn.

Didn't have a lot of interest in them until seeing them open for maiden. Cirice is sooo damn addictive and I can't help but really enjoy Papa's schtick.

Definitely don't approve of the behind the scenes bullshit though.
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Post by: cramx3 on June 08, 2017, 08:33:56 PM
They were pretty solid live.  Honestly didn't think they'd sound so tight being mostly new band members, but yea that bassist is pretty sick with his stage presence.  The whole band was pretty rocking.

Ghost - From the Pinnacle to the Pits Live Prudential Center (https://youtu.be/SJwZg4q37Xw)
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Post by: SystematicThought on July 15, 2017, 03:56:35 PM
I take back whatever I've said about the new Ghouls. They look like they're having so much fun and they kick ass. I miss Simon, Martin, and Hendrick, but these guys are great.

Here's Zombie Queen from a few weeks back. Skip ahead to 6:20. When the Ghouls line up behind each other and Papa does the double take and goes to hide but comes back  :lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvCQBJkXom0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvCQBJkXom0)
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Post by: TAC on July 15, 2017, 04:12:48 PM
I've really enjoyed these summer clips. The whole band is interesting, especially the ghouls. I've never heard a note of Ghost before this tour, but as currently constituted, this is a great live band.
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Post by: Metropolaris on August 24, 2017, 11:22:17 AM
New music video for He Is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hMaHDTw-pI
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Post by: cramx3 on August 24, 2017, 11:39:18 AM
I really dig this song.  I wish they played it during the tour with Iron Maiden.
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Post by: TAC on August 24, 2017, 08:39:36 PM
Bring on the virgins!




The song is OK. honestly, this isn't a band I'm likely to get into. The touring band he had was awesome. If there were some consistency with the members, that'd be one thing. But he is so unoriginal. Alice Cooper still kills him.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on August 25, 2017, 03:52:02 AM
I'm guessing Papa IV is getting close to be introduced....
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Post by: Stadler on August 25, 2017, 08:29:01 AM
Bring on the virgins!




The song is OK. honestly, this isn't a band I'm likely to get into. The touring band he had was awesome. If there were some consistency with the members, that'd be one thing. But he is so unoriginal. Alice Cooper still kills him.

But... but... if you love the females orgasms!   

(When I saw them open for Maiden, the band was good, the music was better than noise - and that's a compliment, as I was clearly there to see Maiden, and not initially interested in a bunch of clowns in masks going by the name "Nameless Ghoul No. x" - but I got a tremendous chuckle about his version of lathering up the crowd!)
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Post by: kingshmegland on August 25, 2017, 08:30:52 AM
I enjoyed them live.  It's funny and unique to see a band with these rock tunes that are very catchy singing about Satan.
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Post by: millahh on August 25, 2017, 08:35:21 AM
It was still just so weird to see them in an arena.  It works great in a small/mid size venue, but it was just a very different experience in the huge venue, and I didn't feel like it worked very well, and I could understand some of the skepticism if that's someone's first experience with them.
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Post by: Metropolaris on September 30, 2017, 08:03:46 PM
New Papa is here:

https://www.metalinjection.net/upcoming-releases/ghost-reveal-creepy-papa-emeritus-zero-who-warns-the-middle-ages-have-begun
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Post by: SystematicThought on September 30, 2017, 08:23:50 PM
I think Tobias said that Ghost IV is gonna be darker than the rest. Gone is the glitzy, young party that Papa III brought. It’ll be interesting to see what Papa IV is like. Papa I was an old guy too. This isn’t the new Papa though, is it?
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Post by: Metropolaris on September 30, 2017, 08:31:55 PM
Papa III is done. I think within the mythos of the band, Papa 0 is a higher-up in the satanic church who's just there to announce that III is done. The actual Papa IV will definitely be introduced at the next gig.
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Post by: SystematicThought on September 30, 2017, 08:43:06 PM
I hope he keeps the band that he has right now, these guys rock.

Looking forward to April now, which is when the album is supposed to come out. If past cycles hold true, we should get a single around February or so
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Post by: Mladen on October 01, 2017, 05:03:17 AM
That was terrifying.  :lol
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on October 01, 2017, 05:26:27 AM
Huh so I guess we assume Tobias is still in the band and just a change of persona? In my imagination I hope that the band is actually the previous guys that got kicked out under the masks and that Tobias really got dragged out from the stage, now that would be something else.  :lol
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Post by: Ben_Jamin on October 01, 2017, 10:17:20 AM
That was actually pretty creepy.
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Post by: Grappler on October 01, 2017, 11:53:33 AM
Huh so I guess we assume Tobias is still in the band and just a change of persona?

Yeah, this is what they do - during a show, there is a changing of the pope.  I like that - it has a theatrical element to it, and it's neat that there are two "Papa's" on stage at once. 

Here's a video from 2012 where Papa Emeritus I was replaced by Papa Emeritus II.  I says his goodbyes and then II (in black) is handed the microphone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm0Y0awVExo

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Post by: TAC on October 01, 2017, 12:08:57 PM
It was still just so weird to see them in an arena.  It works great in a small/mid size venue, but it was just a very different experience in the huge venue, and I didn't feel like it worked very well, and I could understand some of the skepticism if that's someone's first experience with them.

This tour was my first experience with Ghost. After watching clips, and then seeing them, they commanded the big stage. They were excellent. I wasn't in love with every song played, but the performance and showmanship from the BAND was fantastic.

I hope he keeps the band that he has right now, these guys rock.

I really liked the personality of the guys on stage. If it's a whole new group of guys, I will not be interested, but if it's THIS band, then I will definitely check it out.
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Post by: Mister Gold on October 01, 2017, 04:49:21 PM
Papa III is done. I think within the mythos of the band, Papa 0 is a higher-up in the satanic church who's just there to announce that III is done. The actual Papa IV will definitely be introduced at the next gig.

Nah, I remember reading a few months ago that the next Papa was going to be the dad of Papas I to III and that he was pissed off at how III had drifted off from worshipping Satan and had been more interested in being a popstar. :lol And now he's here to "set things right," so to speak.

So yeah, I'm pretty sure this upcoming album cycle will indeed center around Papa 0.
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Post by: Metropolaris on October 01, 2017, 05:45:41 PM
Papa III is done. I think within the mythos of the band, Papa 0 is a higher-up in the satanic church who's just there to announce that III is done. The actual Papa IV will definitely be introduced at the next gig.

Nah, I remember reading a few months ago that the next Papa was going to be the dad of Papas I to III and that he was pissed off at how III had drifted off from worshipping Satan and had been more interested in being a popstar. :lol And now he's here to "set things right," so to speak.

So yeah, I'm pretty sure this upcoming album cycle will indeed center around Papa 0.

That is true, but I don't think Papa 0 is their father. Maybe their grandfather.
After having such a lively frontman for the past few years, I doubt they'd replace him with this old guy character who can't even walk without help.
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Post by: SystematicThought on October 01, 2017, 09:28:48 PM
Yeah, and their live show keeps ramping up and filled with energy and the ghouls as well, although that's just the current members. No way they go back to older Papa I-like frontman.

It's actually amazing how each Papa is so different personality-wise, each is pretty distinct. Papa I was a bit older, had more of a mysterious personality, Papa II was professional and very ritualistic, and Papa III was the life of the party, although this was hinted at with Papa Emeritus II (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_8UNS8ferE) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_8UNS8ferE)) I will miss the mannerisms of Papa III, the shows were filled with energy.

Speaking of that, they went all out with Pyro at the end of Year Zero in Sweden the other night
Starting at the 4:00 mark.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zss7PwBNhCc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zss7PwBNhCc)
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Post by: Cool Chris on October 01, 2017, 10:32:15 PM
Was oblivious to this band till Tomislav95 gave me Square Hammer in my Roulette. I am now intrigued and fascinated by these guys, their music, and their persona.

Speaking of that, they went all out with Pyro at the end of Year Zero in Sweden the other night

Amateurs.
-Great White
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Post by: SystematicThought on October 01, 2017, 10:58:42 PM
 :lol

Too soon
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Post by: Mladen on October 02, 2017, 02:06:50 AM
A couple of my friends attended the gigs in Sweden. After watching the footage, I'm super jealous.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Metropolaris on December 07, 2017, 09:49:44 PM
New live album just released. "Ceremony and Devotion". It's up on iTunes, Spotify, etc.
Digital only for now, but I assume it'll get a physical release soon.
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Post by: SystematicThought on December 07, 2017, 09:54:43 PM
It's nice to have a live version of Ritual finally. Thankfully too, they recorded on a night where it was the last song of the set, so we get the extended outro
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Post by: Ben_Jamin on December 07, 2017, 10:03:41 PM
Its not up here yet. Whats the tracklist?
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Post by: Metropolaris on December 07, 2017, 10:09:47 PM
The iTunes version I downloaded is:
Quote
1. Square Hammer
2. From the Pinnacle to the Pit
3. Con Clavi Con Dio
4. Per Aspera Ad Inferi
5. Body and Blood
6. Devil Church
7. Cirice
8. Ghuleh/Zombie Queen
9. Year Zero
10. Spöksonat
11. He Is
12. Mummy Dust
13. Absolution
14. Ritual
15. Monstrance Clock

But, the actual CD version listed on the website has a different tracklisting:
https://bodega.lomavistarecordings.com/collections/ghost/products/ghost-ceremony-and-devotion-cd


Also, no DVD/Blu-Ray?  :huh: Weird. A live album is cool, but this is a show that needs to be seen and heard.
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Post by: SystematicThought on December 07, 2017, 10:12:01 PM
I had to type in Ceremony and Devotion in iTunes to find it, it didn't show up on their main page
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Post by: cramx3 on December 08, 2017, 06:48:25 AM
Bummed no video release, even the music video for Absolution Live is just pictures not an actual video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQwIDYF35ao (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQwIDYF35ao)

Oh well, I'm not a big enough fan to purchase the CD, but I would have bought a blu-ray.
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Post by: Cool Chris on December 08, 2017, 10:25:19 AM
Just discovered this band recently. They better hit the PNW on their next tour. They are on the top of my Bands I Have To See Live list.
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Post by: Zydar on December 08, 2017, 10:44:21 AM
I've come to the conclusion that Square Hammer is their best song ever.

Listening to the stream of the live album now.
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Post by: KevShmev on December 31, 2017, 09:40:06 AM
After a friend sent me the links of He Is and Square Hammer, both of which I liked a lot, I took the plunge and bought Meliora. Let's see where this goes.  :coolio
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Post by: Cool Chris on December 31, 2017, 09:55:16 AM
Kev, someone (sorry I forgot who you are) gave me Square Hammer on my Roulette and while Ghost wasn't the best new band I was introduced to, it was the best song submission I received for the whole game. I have been enjoying Meloria much more than their other two albums. Looking forward to your thoughts.
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Post by: KevShmev on December 31, 2017, 09:58:36 AM
I am almost halfway through Meloria.

I loved From the Pinnacle to the Pit and Circle.

Spirit and Spöksonat both sounded solid, but didn't grab me like the others yet.

That hook in He Is is just fantastic.
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Post by: Mladen on December 31, 2017, 10:36:34 AM
Nice way to be introduced to the best new metal act.  :tup
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Post by: Cool Chris on December 31, 2017, 10:42:26 AM
New? They have been around for 10 years.
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Post by: Mladen on December 31, 2017, 10:44:39 AM
The first album came out in 2010. To me, that's fairly new.
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Post by: TAC on December 31, 2017, 11:28:28 AM
Nothing Ghost had done really got me excited when I dropped the needle over the last few albums, but I was so impressed with this 2017 band this summer, that I have preordered the new live CD.
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Post by: SystematicThought on December 31, 2017, 03:12:16 PM
Ghost is just special for me because I caught them when they played at a dingy bar here in Minnesota back in 2011(?), and then they opened for Mastodon and Opeth a year later in a somewhat better venue then they did their own headline show at Mill City Nights and then at the same venue they opened for Mastodon/Opeth at and when they opened for Maiden at the Xcel Energy Center this past summer. So I've seen them when they were a nothing band playing for less than 300 people to playing venues that hold over 2000 and playing to a mostly full arena of 13,000 people. It's been fun to watch them grow.

Internal drama aside, they are a fun band to watch and Tobias' 2017 band was phenomenal. Hopefully he holds onto them, although may be tough since one is the drummer in AWOLnation another is the Bloodbath guitarist (I think).
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Madman Shepherd on January 01, 2018, 03:35:25 PM
Ghost is just special for me because I caught them when they played at a dingy bar here in Minnesota back in 2011(?), and then they opened for Mastodon and Opeth a year later in a somewhat better venue then they did their own headline show at Mill City Nights and then at the same venue they opened for Mastodon/Opeth at and when they opened for Maiden at the Xcel Energy Center this past summer. So I've seen them when they were a nothing band playing for less than 300 people to playing venues that hold over 2000 and playing to a mostly full arena of 13,000 people. It's been fun to watch them grow.

Internal drama aside, they are a fun band to watch and Tobias' 2017 band was phenomenal. Hopefully he holds onto them, although may be tough since one is the drummer in AWOLnation another is the Bloodbath guitarist (I think).

I had a similar experience.  Saw Ghost in a packed club in Chicago.  Made it right up front.  Sold an extra ticket I had for more money than it was worth (only time I have ever done that and didn't charge more than 10 bucks more but money was tight at the time). It happened to be a show that Martin Persner had to sit out because of the flu.  I later talked with him about it on his last tour before he quit Ghost. 

Each tour saw them play bigger and bigger venues.  One I was stuck in the last row of the balcony because the place was so packed but it ended up being amazing. 
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Post by: me7 on January 01, 2018, 04:08:40 PM
I too saw them fill larger venues as time went on. During their last tour they managed to fill a major venue over here. A group of mainstream metal fans next to me spent the whole evening screaming louder than the music and spilling beer over themselves and me.
I think I'm done with Ghost concerts.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Zydar on February 08, 2018, 01:02:20 AM
Bumping with some info about the upcoming album, and even some song titles ('Rats', 'Dance Macabre', and 'Life Eternal').

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/tobias_forge_what_to_expect_from_the_next_ghost_album.html
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on February 08, 2018, 06:26:23 PM
So we'll have a disco track on the new album.

I'm wondering what Latin album title we'll have next!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Cyclopssss on February 09, 2018, 05:03:11 AM
I think those 'titles' are bogus/fake. They seem too cliché to be true for me.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on February 09, 2018, 06:33:35 PM
With the exception of Dance Macabre, I agree.

Although, as someone noted over on their Reddit, a guy who has been transcribing all of the legal documents coming out of Sweden involving the band, this is the first album where it's solely Tobias heading everything, so maybe those titles are more his style :lol. Previous albums all had the input of the other members, namely Alpha and Omega. As a side note, Square Hammer was written prior to Meliora.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Madman Shepherd on February 09, 2018, 09:53:19 PM
With the exception of Dance Macabre, I agree.

Although, as someone noted over on their Reddit, a guy who has been transcribing all of the legal documents coming out of Sweden involving the band, this is the first album where it's solely Tobias heading everything, so maybe those titles are more his style :lol. Previous albums all had the input of the other members, namely Alpha and Omega. As a side note, Square Hammer was written prior to Meliora.

Tobias was considering naming the second album "The Sound of Doom to Come" according to those emails and the rest of the band was like, "Dude, that's pretty terrible" so yeah, Tobias has a weird style
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Post by: SystematicThought on February 10, 2018, 04:35:42 PM
 :lol

Those emails are kind of funny to read. Martin had a email thread where he was talking about his disdain for cheesy merchandise and not wanting to become Slipknot, shitty music but good merch. He’s a funny guy. I think in the same one he weighs whether it’s better to fart in their mouths or step on their toes relating to merch. Or at least that’s what I remember reading.

The Sound of Doom to Come emails were funny.

“The working titles for the next album are Infestissumam and TSoDtC.”
“Management and Band: “Please not The Sound of Doom to Come!”
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: millahh on February 11, 2018, 12:28:30 PM
Speaking of Martin, first MCC show last night (at an event that also featured Priest, Henke Palm and The Great Discord):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x49hskAEZ6A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZVy7T5sT8M

This Time
Sunsettlers
Turn
Dollhouse Decoration
Sway
The Demon King

Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on February 28, 2018, 03:29:48 PM
Things are happening in Ghost Land. They changed their social media images to all red on Friday and yesterday changed everything to black. With that change, they also announced a US tour starting in May and our first glimpse at Papa IV (I think). The shows are being billed as "An Evening With Ghost" I assume this means the album will be released in April

(https://loudwire.com/files/2018/02/unnamed-19.jpg?w=630&h=1059&q=75)

Rats! On The Road 2018
May 05 - Riverside, Calif. @ RMA
May 06 - Tucson, Ariz. @ Tucson Music Hall
May 08 - Houston, Texas @ Revention
May 10 - Chattanooga, Tenn. @ Tivoli
May 11 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ The Taft Theatre
May 12 - Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore
May 13 - Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live
May 15 - Port Chester, N.Y. @ The Capitol Theatre
May 16 - Syracuse, N.Y. @ Crouse Hinds Theater
May 18 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Benedum Center
May 19 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ WMMR BBQ
May 20 - Washington, D.C. @ Warner Theatre
May 22 - Asheville, N.C. @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
May 23 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Tennessee PAC
May 25 - St. Louis, Mo. @ Peabody Opera House
May 26 - Pryor, Okla. @ Rocklahoma
May 27 - Memphis, Tenn. @ Cannon Center
May 29 - Ft. Wayne, Ind. @ The Clyde Theater
May 31 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ Riverside Theater
June 01 - St. Paul, Minn. @ The Palace Theater
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Metropolaris on February 28, 2018, 03:35:24 PM
The VIP package gives us a bit more info.

"PapaNil and his newly anointed protégé"

(https://i.imgur.com/Xrcl7za.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on February 28, 2018, 03:40:59 PM
Interesting. I don't know what to make of it except maybe Papa Nil is that old guy from their last show and the protege is the guy on the poster.

I had read awhile back that Ghost was auditioning female backup singers for the record and tour as well, and Tobias said in the interview that they are going to be more theatrical then ever before. The tour dates seem to be in theaters as well, some bigger than they played before.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Cool Chris on February 28, 2018, 03:42:51 PM
Goddamn nothing within 1000 miles of Seattle.
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Post by: Cecilia on February 28, 2018, 04:33:01 PM
I've got my meet and greet ticket for Port Chester! Cost a pretty penny though.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Metropolaris on March 01, 2018, 07:40:45 PM
New album will probably be announced tomorrow.

ha nevermind
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Post by: Metropolaris on March 31, 2018, 02:13:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=JKZ1yrenbIQ

New Papa is imminent
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Cool Chris on March 31, 2018, 08:28:10 PM
Wwll that's... the strangest promotional clip for a band I've ever seen. 
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on March 31, 2018, 10:37:45 PM
I really hope that instrumental piece at the end is on the album because they've used it a few different times in other press videos for the new cycle and it sounds really cool.

Hopefully we get a single tomorrow
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on April 06, 2018, 01:20:11 AM
And we have the newest leader

A Cardinal!
(https://scontent.ffcm1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29793487_1867777406574380_1669092454990546579_n.png?_nc_cat=0&oh=61573f99b2dd12c3ecabe417cc67738a&oe=5B2B7C12)

The video of his reveal
https://www.facebook.com/thebandghost/videos/1867772329908221/ (https://www.facebook.com/thebandghost/videos/1867772329908221/)
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Post by: Mladen on April 06, 2018, 03:36:42 AM
Welcome aboard, Cardinal!

What an interesting way to do something unpredictable.  :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: El Barto on April 06, 2018, 08:50:43 AM
And we have the newest leader

A Cardinal!
(https://scontent.ffcm1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29793487_1867777406574380_1669092454990546579_n.png?_nc_cat=0&oh=61573f99b2dd12c3ecabe417cc67738a&oe=5B2B7C12)

The video of his reveal
https://www.facebook.com/thebandghost/videos/1867772329908221/ (https://www.facebook.com/thebandghost/videos/1867772329908221/)
Why is he 40 years older in this picture than the guy who will be performing?

In any case, I'm more interested in the Ghouls. Presumably they'll be different too, and those last masks will be hard to top.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Ben_Jamin on April 06, 2018, 03:22:57 PM
They have a new mission now.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on April 06, 2018, 05:09:22 PM
I imagine the Ghouls may have Plague doctor masks since the theme of the album is the plague. I’m just guessing.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: cramx3 on April 06, 2018, 05:25:01 PM
I haven't followed Ghost until seeing them open for Iron Maiden 3 times last year, and this is the first time seeing such videos and the changing of Papa.  I find it all really odd, yet kind of intriguing.  I've never been a fan of their gimmick (but found the music to be pretty solid), but this has been the first time I've been interested in kind of like, I guess you can say, the story of the band.
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Post by: El Barto on April 07, 2018, 12:15:09 PM
Sloppy, but it's great to hear a ghoul actually sing the background vocals. I hate backing tracks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=26&v=QH3FNGvGpBs
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Post by: Phoenix87x on April 07, 2018, 12:35:09 PM
That's my favorite Ghost song.
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Post by: MirrorMask on April 07, 2018, 12:54:15 PM
Any deep or particular reason why they downgraded from a pope to a cardinal? and since we're at it, why Papa Emeritus III was shown with three different looks anyway? (classic pope outfit, bald man with glasses and younger stylish dude with face paint and longish hair?)
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Post by: Metropolaris on April 07, 2018, 01:11:30 PM
The Meet and Greet info (shown in an previous post) refers to PapaNil's "Protege", which is Cardinal Copia. I think this first leg of the Rats on the Road tour will be him as a Papa in Training with him becoming Papa IV later on.

There's a subreddit for the lawsuit that's still going on (Former Ghouls vs Tobias Forge) and it was mentioned somewhere that Tobias didn't create the Papa Emeritus character so that might have something to do with it.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: SystematicThought on April 07, 2018, 09:38:41 PM
Any deep or particular reason why they downgraded from a pope to a cardinal? and since we're at it, why Papa Emeritus III was shown with three different looks anyway? (classic pope outfit, bald man with glasses and younger stylish dude with face paint and longish hair?)
Bald man with glasses was Papa Emeritus II in street clothes. The long hair facepaint is Papa Emeritus III out of his pope costume.

I was thinking the same thing that the lawsuit may have to do with a Cardinal becoming the singer.

Anyways, they did a secret acoustic show in Chicago last night and played three songs including Rats and they had an album listening party. Apparently Rats is a real solid rocker that is meant to get an arena of 80,000 people on their feet moving.

Here's a video of Cirice. Apparently the Ghouls will provide backing vocals now. I really hope they have a costume change, although this video would indicate no.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH3FNGvGpBs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH3FNGvGpBs)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Mladen on April 08, 2018, 03:48:05 AM
There's a subreddit for the lawsuit that's still going on (Former Ghouls vs Tobias Forge) and it was mentioned somewhere that Tobias didn't create the Papa Emeritus character so that might have something to do with it.
It would be a shame if this was the reason for the change. I thought Tobias just wanted to shake things up and do something different. Papa Emeritus IV would have been predictable either way, they might as well try to surprise people.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: MirrorMask on April 08, 2018, 06:22:52 AM
Any deep or particular reason why they downgraded from a pope to a cardinal? and since we're at it, why Papa Emeritus III was shown with three different looks anyway? (classic pope outfit, bald man with glasses and younger stylish dude with face paint and longish hair?)
Bald man with glasses was Papa Emeritus II in street clothes. The long hair facepaint is Papa Emeritus III out of his pope costume.

I was thinking the same thing that the lawsuit may have to do with a Cardinal becoming the singer.

Ah ok, thanks.

It would be a pity if they had to change things up only because of a lawsuit. I get that maybe the whole "each new album there's a new pope" thing may be tiring, but hey, Kiss are still here after 40 years of wearing the same face paint. If the whole Ghost thing is having their mascot as an actual singer and the mascot is a "dark pope", to me they can as well stick to it.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Metropolaris on April 09, 2018, 07:24:17 PM
A brief snippet of a new song "Rats"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDPl7q69vTM&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Zydar on April 10, 2018, 09:25:33 AM
Nice!
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 10, 2018, 09:00:57 PM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/QUO1g_6z1mK7-qwmpmbt7D3P_BOPxjVg36u39w3GRRE.jpg?w=800&s=6ff8db80557d060775495f6b96247015)

Another one of those snippet videos had the album artwork, or at least we think. The artist that did the other albums, Zbigniew M. Bielak, posted on his instagram a snippet of "new art" he was working on that showed the crosses in lower right. Quite a departure from the past few, but still very cool.

And in case anyone is like me and wonders where the inspiration for the cover came from, as all of their other album covers are based off of some other piece of art (i.e. Opus=Salem's Lot---Infestissumam=Amadeus---Meliora=Metropolis). This one seems to be based off of a Sepultura EP

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2c/Bestial_devastation.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Stadler on April 11, 2018, 11:59:45 AM
I haven't followed Ghost until seeing them open for Iron Maiden 3 times last year, and this is the first time seeing such videos and the changing of Papa.  I find it all really odd, yet kind of intriguing.  I've never been a fan of their gimmick (but found the music to be pretty solid), but this has been the first time I've been interested in kind of like, I guess you can say, the story of the band.

Kinda with Cram on this one as well.  I wasn't blown away by the act - and by the way, anyone that says "Tobias is an odd guy", well, you just have to hear his stage rap to know that; what was he talking about, "female genitalia" at the Maiden show? - but it wasn't bad, and it's sort of interesting the "theater of the mind" side of this (Bruce Dickinson's thing).   
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: millahh on April 11, 2018, 12:11:52 PM
I haven't followed Ghost until seeing them open for Iron Maiden 3 times last year, and this is the first time seeing such videos and the changing of Papa.  I find it all really odd, yet kind of intriguing.  I've never been a fan of their gimmick (but found the music to be pretty solid), but this has been the first time I've been interested in kind of like, I guess you can say, the story of the band.

Kinda with Cram on this one as well.  I wasn't blown away by the act - and by the way, anyone that says "Tobias is an odd guy", well, you just have to hear his stage rap to know that; what was he talking about, "female genitalia" at the Maiden show? - but it wasn't bad, and it's sort of interesting the "theater of the mind" side of this (Bruce Dickinson's thing).

The nature of the banter has changed with each version of Papa (and even between Meliora & Popestar-era Papa), as each is a different character.  I didn't care for Popestar-era Papa, but I understand the logic in the arc towards the "crackdown" from PapaNil.

I'm a bit concerned that there could be some jumping of the shark with Ghost, now that the old Ghouls (MP in particular) aren't around to counter-balance TF.  It's interesting how much of the vibe and visuals were MP.

Regarding the Papa Emeritus character being off-limits, that is not a subject of the lawsuit, it's something that has come up in parallel, without any legal action around it, so I don't see anything that should stop him from continuing as-is.

I was thinking the other day, how much good music I've found via the Ghost family tree, it's probably a good 1/3 of what I've been listening to recently:
-Magna Cartal Cartel (MP, SS, TF, though now just MP)
-TID (MP, SS)
-Subvision (TF, SS, MP)
-The Great Discord (AH, plus Fia Kempe)
-pg.lost (MH, plus one of the guitarists from TGD)
-Dead Soul (Niels Nielsen, a.k.a. "Cowbell Ghoul", who was both their tour manager and one of their recording engineers)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Metropolaris on April 12, 2018, 08:09:53 PM
New song is here

https://streamable.com/ym0m3
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: NoseofNicko on April 12, 2018, 08:19:01 PM
Good, but the chorus sounds too familiar to me. Also I can’t believe they didn’t make the last riff a bigger part of the song.
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 12, 2018, 08:27:33 PM
I’m reserving judgement until it’s not a radio stream. I think it sounds really cool though. The harpsichord at the end and guitar are Spoksonat from Meliora.

Also I hope the drum solo at the start is longer.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: NoseofNicko on April 12, 2018, 08:35:04 PM
The harpsichord at the end and guitar are Spoksonat from Meliora.

Wow it sounds much better as a guitar riff for sure.
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 12, 2018, 10:17:16 PM
Rats! Music video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_ijc7A5oAc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_ijc7A5oAc)

(https://i.redd.it/857vao72zkr01.jpg)
PREQUELLE
June 1st 2018
Tracklisting
1. Ashes
2. Rats
3. Faith
4. See The Light
5. Miasma
6. Dance Macabre
7. Pro Memoria
8. Witch Image
9. Helvetesfonster
10. Life Eternal

Chances are, if you thought Papa III was too showy, you aren't gonna like the cardinal judging from his dance moves in the video. The album comes out on the day of the show I'm going to in Minnesota. I wonder if something is gonna happen
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Elite on April 13, 2018, 12:39:04 AM
Holy shit!!

Also check the song lengths here: https://uklomavistarecordings.ochre.store/release/98541-ghost-prequelle

SOme of the longest tracks they have done, including a 17-minute(???) track
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Post by: Zydar on April 13, 2018, 12:45:02 AM
Awesome! And June is just around the corner, I was dreading a fall release.
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Post by: MirrorMask on April 13, 2018, 01:06:08 AM
The titles gives a vague idea of an historical concept album. Maybe it won't be, but I won't be too surprised if it's actually a concept.

And maybe the 17 minutes track has 10 minutes of atmospheric ambient sounds, let's hope not  :lol
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Post by: Mister Gold on April 13, 2018, 01:29:41 AM
The track lengths on that link are completely different from the ones I'm seeing on the iTunes page for the album, save for "Rats."

Track lengths are:
1. Ashes - 1:21
2. Rats - 4:21
3. Faith - 4:29
4. See the Light - 4:05
5. Miasma - 5:17
6. Dance Macabre - 3:39
7. Pro Memoria - 5:59
8. Witch Image - 3:30
9. Helvetesfonster - 5:55
10. Life Eternal - 3:27

So yeah, longest track is just shy of being six minutes long. Still, not bad imo! I'm excited to hear the whole album, as I'm really digging Rats so far! Reminds me a bit of old school Ozzy. :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Mladen on April 13, 2018, 06:12:22 AM
Rats is a pretty great song. This is one of the more exciting albums coming out this year.  :metal
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Post by: mikeyd23 on April 13, 2018, 07:52:34 AM
Yea, I like that track, looking forward to the record.
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Post by: cramx3 on April 13, 2018, 08:00:23 AM
Song is solid but that dancing  :lol
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Post by: Zydar on April 13, 2018, 08:14:17 AM
Song is solid but that dancing  :lol

This.
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Post by: Buddyhunter1 on April 13, 2018, 11:03:10 AM
That's one of the most badass album covers I've seen in a long time.
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 13, 2018, 12:09:47 PM
There's a lot of detail if you zoom in on it. Little nuances like the boils on Cardinal Copia's face. It's all so cool. I ordered the deluxe edition of the album, so I'll get it on cassette, vinyl, and 8-track. Looking forward to looking at that album cover on a 12x12 and the big poster.

Also, we've got a female Ghoul mask now. And Cardinal Copia is also a mob boss?
(https://i.redditmedia.com/IHXJuTmkz2XaLuUGJ7o4ZFW-b9AdbUHX1eiAoNAFTXE.jpg?w=1024&s=32cdb30e2faf0e0d91a3c81a10dfc321)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: El Barto on April 13, 2018, 12:19:29 PM
Shouldn't there be five of them?
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Post by: TAC on April 13, 2018, 12:25:09 PM
Rats is not bad. Not bad at all.
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Post by: millahh on April 13, 2018, 12:44:51 PM
Shouldn't there be five of them?

The video only has three, even...

Things seem to be pointing to this being an interim arrangement, the last day of this tour is the day the album drops, and there's been repeated stuff from TF about how the next Papa will have to ear his skull makeup.  So CC will maybe become papa IV at the 6/1 show, and look like the dud on the album cover?

Note the flaming wreckage of the Meliora album cover in the mouth of the center rat.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: cramx3 on April 13, 2018, 12:55:44 PM
Shouldn't there be five of them?

The video only has three, even...

Does any of this even matter regarding the ghouls?  Just seems Ghost really means nothing towards the "band", but maybe I am wrong or maybe this is in reference to the lore of Ghost. 
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: Stadler on April 13, 2018, 01:23:39 PM
This is all very confusing.  : )
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Post by: Ruba on April 13, 2018, 03:53:28 PM
Good, but the chorus sounds too familiar to me.

The chorus reminds me of Poison by Alice Cooper. :lol Good song nevertheless and I think the dance moves are just fine. Ghost don't take themselves too seriously, which is nice.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. Popestar tour info on page 11
Post by: TAC on April 13, 2018, 04:28:25 PM
His whole schtick reminds me of Alice Cooper.
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Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on April 13, 2018, 08:40:40 PM
Ghost seems to be more miss than hit for me, but I'm really enjoying the new song.
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Post by: Stadler on April 13, 2018, 09:42:36 PM
His whole schtick reminds me of Alice Cooper.

I know it's still the honeymoon phase for me, but if that's the comparison, then Alice Cooper >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Ghost.    I'm not bagging on Ghost - they entertained me when I saw them, at least up until the biology lesson - but I just connect more with Alice, especially the Alice Cooper Band material.
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 17, 2018, 04:07:39 PM
Really diggin the new song.  :tup
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Post by: Ben_Jamin on April 17, 2018, 05:25:30 PM
His whole schtick reminds me of Alice Cooper.

I know it's still the honeymoon phase for me, but if that's the comparison, then Alice Cooper >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Ghost.    I'm not bagging on Ghost - they entertained me when I saw them, at least up until the biology lesson - but I just connect more with Alice, especially the Alice Cooper Band material.

No comparisons at all. I enjoy AC and Ghost. But don't see the relation.
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Post by: cramx3 on April 30, 2018, 05:40:47 PM
So they are playing two arena shows in the US, including Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  I've got to ask, why?  They opened for Iron Maiden at Barclays last summer and the place was half empty for them, in one year, they will now be able to sell the tickets?  I'll be shocked, but good for them for trying and if they can pull it off.  Maybe if the new album is good and things work out, I'll make the trip to Brooklyn, but they are playing in NY soon for their tour and I can't say I'm too interested to drive the 1.5 hours to see it.

https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ghost-announces-arena-shows-for-new-york-los-angeles-blabbermouth-net-presale-available/ (https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ghost-announces-arena-shows-for-new-york-los-angeles-blabbermouth-net-presale-available/)
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 30, 2018, 06:22:21 PM
https://youtu.be/7tm6bhXE5mQ (https://youtu.be/7tm6bhXE5mQ)

The other Papa’s have all been killed and will be resting in state during the new tour and you can visit their caskets at the shows with the VIP pass
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Post by: SystematicThought on May 05, 2018, 05:24:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeYEVUnSf2Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeYEVUnSf2Y) Dance Macabre Live at The Roxy
Definitely see the disco vibe TF was talking about. Another song that will definitely alienate some people. Never expected to see a chorus from Ghost go: "Follow me, I want to be with you all night" or "There's this feeling when you kiss me" Although, since the song is about people dying from the plague and partying in taverns, it makes sense. This song is gonna be so much fun to see live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1pLFwP0n2k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1pLFwP0n2k) Faith

Another one that is going to be a great one to see live. Sounds like their heaviest song
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Post by: El Barto on May 06, 2018, 12:29:39 AM
Faith is a good song. Don't care for the disco tune, though. The ghouls don't seem nearly as tight as they were, but the overall product is a much better live performance. These warmup shows have a "live" fell to them that the last tour lacked. Seems more like a rock concert than a performance. No idea why they need 3 guitarists, though.
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Post by: me7 on May 06, 2018, 03:27:28 AM
Wasn't Infestissumam already heavily influenced by disco? Why should it alienate people now?
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Post by: Mladen on May 06, 2018, 08:13:27 AM
Wasn't the disco influence already obvious with songs like Satan's prayer and Stand by him? That was the first album, mind you. Many people including myself were attracted to Ghost because of their flirting with pop, disco or whichever unconventional influences. That's what makes them so much fun.

I haven't checked the live footage of the two songs, though. I'm waiting for the album.  :metal
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Post by: SystematicThought on May 06, 2018, 11:56:33 AM
Well exactly. Ghost has always had the four on the floor feel, Year Zero, Stand By Him, Satan Prayer, etc. I’ve always loved it, but there was some backlash on Rats and Square Hammer, (which Ghost has always been poppy). I love the direction the band is going, but there seems to be a lot of people who think Ghost was actually meant to be a satanic metal band when I don’t think that’s ever been his intention.

Maybe I’ve been hanging around the Ghost reddit too much... I can’t get a read on things over there.  :lol

All the new tracks I’ve heard sound great, and one even has a sax solo. Yes please!
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Post by: Ben_Jamin on May 06, 2018, 01:32:29 PM
Their best dance song is obviously Zombie Queen.
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Post by: Cool Chris on May 07, 2018, 09:06:19 PM
These clips at great. I love the set and backdrop. Now I'm even more annoyed they aren't coming to Seattle.
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Post by: Bandit Manatee on May 08, 2018, 10:18:30 PM
I might be wrong but I’m pretty sure there is going to be a second leg of the tour later in the year.  Or at least that’s what I’m hoping since I am waiting for a Portland or Seattle show.


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Post by: SystematicThought on May 08, 2018, 10:58:03 PM
There seems to be a North America tour planned for late fall. There's the LA Forum show on November 16th and Barclay's Center on December 15th and the tour is called the Pale Tour Named Death 2018 Tour. I'd imagine that there will be plenty of tour dates sprinkled in there, maybe those dates are bookends. So Seattle sometime in November maybe?
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Post by: SystematicThought on May 17, 2018, 11:39:47 PM
Dance Macabre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRRTBdyYEw0&t=5s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRRTBdyYEw0&t=5s)

Can't help but tap my foot to this song. It's so damn catchy. Of course the meaning behind the song is kinda grim, but it's putting a smile on my face!
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Post by: Elite on May 17, 2018, 11:41:24 PM
I really hope they take this tour to Europe. Now there's not a chance I'll get to see it. I think they will come over here eventually, but their touring schedule is pretty full already. Might have to wait until fall this year or spring 2019.
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Post by: mikeyd23 on May 18, 2018, 07:26:52 AM
Dance Macabre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRRTBdyYEw0&t=5s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRRTBdyYEw0&t=5s)

Can't help but tap my foot to this song. It's so damn catchy. Of course the meaning behind the song is kinda grim, but it's putting a smile on my face!

Yeah, I agree. That was catchy, I totally enjoyed it. With this track and Rats, I'm looking forward to the album.
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Post by: Grappler on May 18, 2018, 07:43:02 AM
Wow.  Dance Macabre is awesome.  I stopped following them with Infestissumam, but the stuff rom the last album and these new songs are fantastic.
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Post by: Zydar on May 18, 2018, 07:44:56 AM
The video is not available in my country, but I see it's on Spotify also. I'll check it out at home then.
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Post by: cramx3 on May 18, 2018, 08:50:44 AM
This and Rats are both some solid catchy tunes. 
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Post by: Mladen on May 19, 2018, 06:37:44 AM
I was keeping my fingers crossed for a song like this. It's like I was made for loving you got reincarnated as a Ghost song and I'm loving the hell out of it. It's also fantastic lyrically, I also like most people fell for it. It's really not a love song.  :lol

Looking at the comment sections, it's Steven Wilson's Permanating all over again.
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Post by: Zydar on May 19, 2018, 09:31:03 AM
This and Rats are both some solid catchy tunes. 

Oh yes, and I love them both. This is looking to be a great album.
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Post by: MirrorMask on May 19, 2018, 10:16:14 AM
I was keeping my fingers crossed for a song like this. It's like I was made for loving you got reincarnated as a Ghost song and I'm loving the hell out of it. It's also fantastic lyrically, I also like most people fell for it. It's really not a love song.  :lol

You prompted me to go searching for the lyrics. Well done Ghost, well done  :lol

This song is catchy as hell and, utopic reasoning, this should be the crossover "summer hit" rather than whatever cheesy plastic autotuned dance-y or rap-ish song will be shoved down our throat all summer long. Didn't really care for Rats, I'll try to listen to it again and eventually to the whole album when it comes out.
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Post by: DoctorAction on May 19, 2018, 01:07:11 PM
Really like this band. Digging both tracks so far. Looking forward.
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Post by: SystematicThought on May 19, 2018, 03:17:56 PM
I was keeping my fingers crossed for a song like this. It's like I was made for loving you got reincarnated as a Ghost song and I'm loving the hell out of it. It's also fantastic lyrically, I also like most people fell for it. It's really not a love song.  :lol

Looking at the comment sections, it's Steven Wilson's Permanating all over again.
No, it’s not  :lol

His wife could have been some sort of inspiration, like He Is was about his brother who died. But no, you’re right. People dying of the plague while having one last fun night isn’t exactly lovey dovey
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Post by: Phoenix87x on May 19, 2018, 06:34:46 PM
Well, i am once again about to see ghost. They are almost done building the castle stage set up. Looks cool and crazy.
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Post by: SystematicThought on May 30, 2018, 01:55:04 PM
The album leaked and I gotta say, it's pretty damn good. Very much a love letter to 80s Arena Rock. There's synths, booming drums, tasty guitar riffs, a saxophone solo. I'm listening to Witch Image right now and the chorus has that classic Ghost feel--catchy chorus with this uplifting, ethereal feel while the lyrics are grim: While you sleep in earthly delight, someone's flesh is rotting tonight.

See The Light is definitely about the lawsuit, and he has said that it's influenced by it, aimed at one person in particular. Out of all the demons I've know, none can compare to you
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Post by: SystematicThought on May 31, 2018, 09:13:24 PM
Really sad news out of Milwaukee tonight. A fan passed out during the intermission and sadly passed away. Show got cancelled.

 :( That's really sad. RIP to that fan and condolences to their family.
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Post by: Cool Chris on May 31, 2018, 09:17:59 PM
Tasteless joke below:

So you are saying he.... gave up the ghost?
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Post by: KevShmev on May 31, 2018, 10:12:31 PM
So you are saying he.... gave up the ghost?

Seriously? 

Your post was the topper in poor taste. :tdwn :tdwn
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Post by: Nick on May 31, 2018, 10:14:01 PM
So you are saying he.... gave up the ghost?

Extremely sad situation, but not gonna lie, I definitely laughed.
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Post by: Cool Chris on May 31, 2018, 10:30:24 PM
I am sorry guys, I should know better. I can modify my post but Kev will need to modify his as well since he quoted me.
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Post by: SystematicThought on May 31, 2018, 10:45:15 PM
Well, you might be in luck because there’s no confirmation that the guy died. One of the moderators on their Reddit said he passed away but then the local news just mentioned that he passed out and they took him to the hospital to revive him, no other details.

The band’s Twitter said that the show was cancelled out of respect for him and the family, but just referred to it as a medical emergency
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Post by: NoseofNicko on June 01, 2018, 01:17:16 AM
On first listen I think Prequelle is good but not great. It’s easily their softest/poppiest album which doesn’t bother me at all but might bother others. It doesn’t have many actual riffs and has quite a few “balladic” moments. The melodic guitar parts are really memorable and my favorite thing about it. Even the weak songs atleast have great melodic guitar parts. I’d give it a soft 7/10 at the moment.
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Post by: Dittomist on June 01, 2018, 02:02:28 AM
After my first listen I am extremely pleased. As much as I would have liked a couple more songs as heavy as Faith, I'm glad they ventured into more proggy and theatrical territories. The instrumental Helvetesfönster was the biggest surprise because I wasn't expecting anything so medieval and ethereal. I was worried that Ghost was going to abandon their horror soundtrack homages and so I was really happy by how eerie Ashes was.  Faith is a monster and probably should be the next single. Dance Macabre sounds like something Abba would have written and I love it. Pro Memoria is the one I think will be stuck in my head for days. I just wish this album could be 70+ minutes! I want more!
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Post by: Cyclopssss on June 01, 2018, 03:43:42 AM
Yeah I pre-ordered with Loma Vista and get a mail that due to production failures they can't deliver on release day. Thank you Loma Vista! That will teach me. 
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Post by: lucasembarbosa on June 01, 2018, 04:26:25 AM
In spite of the metal background, Ghost was never meant to be a metal band. This is certainly a evolution in their own identity. The weakest song, IMO, if there's a weak song in this wonderful album, is Dance Macabre. 9,5/10

Fun fact: Mikael Akerfeldt did the synth solos in Helvetesfönster.
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Post by: Elite on June 01, 2018, 05:25:47 AM
Fun fact 2: Mikael Åkerfeldt is Cardinal Copia
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Post by: mikeyd23 on June 01, 2018, 07:48:32 AM
I'm liking the new record, it'll take some more listens to sink in, but it's definitely very cool.

I agree that the cool thing about Ghost is the over the top dark, satanic imagery and lyrics coupled with often straight up poppy hooks and great melody. It's the combination that makes them interesting, IMO.
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Post by: ozzy554 on June 01, 2018, 07:56:11 AM
Currently waiting for my CD to be delivered.  What I love about ghost is the variety of songs you get on every album. You get heavy stuff, poppy stuff, and just about everything inbetween and something they haven't done before tossed in as a bonus. So from what i've heard i'm definitely going to enjoy this one.
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Post by: cramx3 on June 01, 2018, 07:57:27 AM
I think I want to get this album.  Just reading the reviews here plus enjoying the two singles and enjoying the 3 times I saw them open for IM.  I think I am sold.
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Post by: Grappler on June 01, 2018, 08:04:58 AM
I'm really digging the album.  I bought the debut when it was gaining popularity after it's release, but the band lost me with Infestissumam and the less-guitar/riff oriented songs.  I liked Meliora when I heard those singles, but was into super heavy stuff at the time.

Rats and Dance Macabre have pulled me back into this band and I just went back to those other records that I had skipped (Meliora!!  :metal).  This is a really fun band - the live clips are fantastic and they just know how to put out some great songs and put on a great show.
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Post by: Podaar on June 01, 2018, 09:25:33 AM
On my second listen and really enjoying Prequelle.

Being more of a metal guy, the opening of Ashes, Rats and Faith are really fantastic. Still, I can't help but tap my toes and sing along with the AOR style of the rest. The juxtaposition of creepy, evil lyrics with soaring stadium rock is a pretty cool (and funny) aesthetic. See the Light, Dance Macabre, and Life Eternal are my favorites of these. The instrumentals are a nice surprise too. I didn't expect that. Miasma is my favorite of them.

I notice the album is already getting a good share of butt-hurt on Amazon. Too bad. I think this a good Ghost album even though it's a bit different than what came before.
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Post by: Nick on June 01, 2018, 10:05:58 AM
Did a podcast this week including a bit on Ghost. While we don't really talk about the new album we used it as an impetus to discuss their marketing and success.

https://www.sonicperspectives.com/features/talking-perspectives-episode-six/
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Post by: Cool Chris on June 01, 2018, 02:18:17 PM
Gave the album a listen, albeit while working on some light construction in the office. Pretty good stuff. Was concerned about the perceived lack of metal, but the less metal songs played well I thought. Same with the instrumentals. Will give it a better listen later when I can focus and enjoy it more. Without knowing anything personal about Tobias or the other guys/gals, I am happy to see them getting some good press and increasing popularity.
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Post by: DoctorAction on June 01, 2018, 02:33:57 PM
I've liked all of their stuff so far and this is the best thing they've done yet, imo, after two listens. The stylistic choices and songwriting are exceptional. Exceeded expectations.
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Post by: Dave_Manchester on June 01, 2018, 05:07:33 PM
Really great album, every bit the standard of their previous 3. Interesting to hear the use of recurring themes on this (the finale of Ashes is the coda of Rats; the end of Faith is the melody of Life Eternal). Miasma is a great instrumental (it may just be coincidence but it seems to borrow heavily from the soundtrack to the movie The Rock, and of course there's the Michael Jackson guitar riff towards the end). This band (or, at this point, Tobias Forge) has a real gift for melody and theatricality. They're such a fun listen and this is another top-notch album in a so-far flawless discography (unlike most fans I consider their 2nd album, not going to attempt to spell it, to be their best).
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Post by: Peter Mc on June 01, 2018, 07:26:17 PM
Second album has some great songs that I love but it sounds horrible, almost unlistenable when I listen to it through headphones.

As for the new album, love it already but then I am a fan of 80’s cheese rock so I was always going to lap up a lot of this. Early favourite is Life Eternal which is epic and gorgeous. So many great melodies on the album and I’d say that top to bottom it’s their most consistent record. The other 3 albums I find a little patchy at times despite having some great songs. Not really seeing much of a weak point on this album, Faith would be my least favourite right now but it’s getting better with each listen.
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Post by: SystematicThought on June 02, 2018, 12:19:07 AM
I'll upload some video tomorrow, but they put on a hell of a show tonight in St. Paul. It was so much fun. I've seen them every time they've come here, even when they played at a bar. These shows keep getting more and more theatrical, it's amazing what a curtain can add.

The women who do backup vocals and keys add so much character to the shows, they just dance away up there. Goddam, I had a lot of fun tonight
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Post by: Art on June 02, 2018, 09:04:09 AM
Prequelle is ok, but probably their weakest, IMHO.

The Leonard Cohen cover was cool, but the It's a Sin cover was disappointing. Gamma Ray did it first and better.
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Post by: Mladen on June 02, 2018, 09:06:05 AM
It's ridiculous how good this album is.

I am floored.
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Post by: KevShmev on June 02, 2018, 09:21:03 AM
I liked the album after one listen, but I didn't love it.  We'll see how it sounds after a few more listens.

I did like the instrumental Miasma a lot.
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Post by: Nick on June 02, 2018, 09:43:15 AM
It's awesome to see the spread on the last three comments. :lol

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Post by: Elite on June 02, 2018, 10:21:14 AM
I haven't got the album yet, but I guess it will be shipped soon. Can't wait to play it in the car next week.
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Post by: Metropolaris on June 02, 2018, 12:09:34 PM
I love it.  :biggrin:
I've listened to this album probably 20 times since it leaked the other day. I bought the CD today and I'm listening to it again as I type this, and I'm still not tired of it. There are a couple of low points for me. Pro Memoria is too repetitive and some of the lyrics are a little iffy.

"Don't forget your knives, to save your lives"  :mehlin

Also the ending to Helvetesfönster goes on a bit too long.

Overall I'm really happy with this album. The bonus tracks aren't too bad either.
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Post by: SystematicThought on June 02, 2018, 03:45:47 PM
Also the ending to Helvetesfönster goes on a bit too long.
It’s Mikael Akerfeldt doing that part, or at least some of the guitar parts on that track. You probably already knew that, but it’s an interesting tidbit.

I felt the same way about Pro Memoria though. When it appeared in the video where they kill the other Papas, I thought it was kinda lazy. It kicks ass live though. It was also nice to see that it is Martin doing the “Don’t You Forget About Dying” part. At least I think that’s him. He’s thanked in the liner notes
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Post by: Kattelox on June 02, 2018, 06:21:33 PM
This album rocks. It'll take a few more plays to determine how it ranks up against Meliora (my favorite Ghost record, easily), as it's definitely better than the first two in my opinion. What a good band!
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Post by: millahh on June 02, 2018, 08:35:15 PM
Also the ending to Helvetesfönster goes on a bit too long.
It’s Mikael Akerfeldt doing that part, or at least some of the guitar parts on that track. You probably already knew that, but it’s an interesting tidbit.

I felt the same way about Pro Memoria though. When it appeared in the video where they kill the other Papas, I thought it was kinda lazy. It kicks ass live though. It was also nice to see that it is Martin doing the “Don’t You Forget About Dying” part. At least I think that’s him. He’s thanked in the liner notes

Interesting though on Martin, though TF and MP can sound quite a bit alike when using that voice.  I was thinking the "thanks" was more about historical contributions, and "thanks for not suing me"....
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Post by: SystematicThought on June 02, 2018, 08:50:16 PM
Am I crazy though for thinking that it could be Martin singing that part? It's not out of the realm of possibility, right? He also thanks Martin's brother too. That has nothing to do with anything. Although, I think you may be right because someone also said that he thanks Meg Thomas too, and I imagine that may be a thanks for not suing me  :lol
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Post by: NoseofNicko on June 04, 2018, 09:28:02 PM
After 5 listens I think Prequelle is nowhere near as good as Opus Eponymous and Meliora. The songwriting just isn’t as strong. I wouldn’t say Opus and Meliora are very original albums, but Prequelle is very generic. Almost everything sounds really familiar. I still enjoy it though, but it’s a 3.5/5 at best for me.
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Post by: Elite on June 04, 2018, 11:02:50 PM
I still haven't got my copy. I guess something must have gone wrong with the distributor..
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Post by: Cyclopssss on June 05, 2018, 01:22:15 AM
it's a great album, as long as you don't expect anything near a Metal album. The orchestration/arrangements on some of the songs are fantastic. I do think Meliora is the better album though.
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Post by: Zydar on June 05, 2018, 01:26:37 AM
I had high expectations on this album, since I loved both Rats and Dance Macabre. It's still a very good album, but none of the other tracks tops those two. That said, Witch Image, Faith, and Pro Memoria are great songs though. Two instrumentals are one too many, I'm not that into instrumentals overall. My favourite Ghost album is still Infestissumam.
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Post by: cramx3 on June 05, 2018, 07:34:19 AM
I gave the album a couple listens yesterday and enjoyed it.  The two singles stand out, but there were maybe 3 other songs I really enjoyed (don't really know song names yet) and I also really liked the one instrumental with the sax solo.  That sax kind of came out of no where yet fit really well in that spot.  I loved it.
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Post by: MirrorMask on June 05, 2018, 07:43:54 AM
First listening - meh
Second listening - "hey, quite a lot of these songs are catchy and interesting"

I agree that Zydar that there's an instrumental too many, and I find myself particularly enjoying the slower tracks. I'm not too crazy about Rats, but if Dance Macabre is not the crossover hit of the year, I don't know which song from any other band could be.
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Post by: TAC on June 05, 2018, 07:46:53 AM
First listening - meh


Yeah, I'm the same. I want to give it another chance. I do like the live album they released earlier this year, but everything I've sampled from their studio albums really doesn't get me going. I'm relatively new to Ghost, after seeing them open for Maiden, but I'll try and give this new album another spin. I liked Rats a lot, though.
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Post by: mikeyd23 on June 05, 2018, 08:47:16 AM
Been spinning this consistently, I still really like this record.

My one issue is that it's a 10 track record, two songs were released ahead of time, one song is just a 1:00 minute intro, there are two instrumentals, so I really felt like I didn't have a ton of meat to dig into. But I like the record, I guess I wish it was longer?
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Post by: cramx3 on June 05, 2018, 08:54:25 AM
Been spinning this consistently, I still really like this record.

My one issue is that it's a 10 track record, two songs were released ahead of time, one song is just a 1:00 minute intro, there are two instrumentals, so I really felt like I didn't have a ton of meat to dig into. But I like the record, I guess I wish it was longer?

Yea, does seem like there's not a whole lot here sadly
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Post by: millahh on June 05, 2018, 09:57:41 AM
Something to keep in mind about album length, he/they are huge into the 70's aesthetic/approach, and that includes album length/sequencing.

Opus: 8 real songs (incl. one instrumental) and an intro
Infest.: 9 real songs, one intro
Meliora: 8 real songs, two short instrumental interludes
Prequelle: 9 real songs (incl. two instrumentals)
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Post by: KevShmev on June 05, 2018, 07:17:39 PM
I would describe the new album as good.  Not great, but good.

Favorites are Dance Macabre (so damn catchy), Miasma, Rats and Pro Memoria. 

I love the first half of Helvetesfonster, but then again it kind of falls off and ends somewhat uneventfully.
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Post by: SystematicThought on June 05, 2018, 08:37:31 PM
Here's some of my clips from the ritual in St. Paul last Friday. Hopefully they come back here to Minnesota when they tour the US in the fall again. My concert videography skills are nowhere near Cram level greatness, but I did decent considering we were packed in like sardines.

Dance Macabre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6CSr7CydfQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6CSr7CydfQ)

Most of Ritual and Beginning of Con Clavi Con Did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQvDWh0cpjI&t=34s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQvDWh0cpjI&t=34s)

Miasma Sax Solo and Cardinal Copia's White Suit Entrance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Hu8gBZaY3I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Hu8gBZaY3I)
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Post by: Mladen on June 06, 2018, 12:08:21 PM
I love the first half of Helvetesfonster, but then again it kind of falls off and ends somewhat uneventfully.
That's odd. I think the second half of that song is the interesting part. Some truly gorgeous melodies and glorious guitar work.
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Post by: Grappler on June 06, 2018, 12:12:53 PM
I was just reading Metal Archives and saw that Per "Sodomizer" Ericsson is the current bassist?  I thought it was still the woman that they had before, at least the bassist's ghoul mask looked different than the others in the clips I've seen. 

Either way, sucks that he's not with Bloodbath anymore, but if he is in Ghost, good for him!
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Post by: Zydar on June 06, 2018, 12:54:37 PM
I love the first half of Helvetesfonster, but then again it kind of falls off and ends somewhat uneventfully.
That's odd. I think the second half of that song is the interesting part. Some truly gorgeous melodies and glorious guitar work.

Featuring Mikael Åkerfeldt on acoustic guitar :tup
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Post by: SystematicThought on June 06, 2018, 01:06:00 PM
I was just reading Metal Archives and saw that Per "Sodomizer" Ericsson is the current bassist?  I thought it was still the woman that they had before, at least the bassist's ghoul mask looked different than the others in the clips I've seen. 

Either way, sucks that he's not with Bloodbath anymore, but if he is in Ghost, good for him!
I think Per is the lead guitarist now. Chris Catalyst is the rhythm, Hayden Scott is the drummer, no clue who bass, third guitar, and the Ghulehs are, although some have said one might be Erna from Lordi.

I think you’re thinking of Meg Thomas who was on the US run of the Popestar tour before everyone else got fired. She’s thanked in the liner notes of the album
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Post by: cramx3 on June 06, 2018, 01:12:48 PM
Was checking out tickets for the arena show in Brooklyn at the end of the year.  They aren't selling any of the upper deck slots.  I guess it makes sense that Ghost isn't ready to be an arena act just yet.  I'm considering going but see no need to buy a ticket soon.  I like the album and think them on a big stage to possibly end the tour could be a really cool experience.
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Post by: TAC on June 06, 2018, 04:57:29 PM
I was just reading Metal Archives and saw that Per "Sodomizer" Ericsson is the current bassist?  I thought it was still the woman that they had before, at least the bassist's ghoul mask looked different than the others in the clips I've seen. 

Either way, sucks that he's not with Bloodbath anymore, but if he is in Ghost, good for him!
I think Per is the lead guitarist now. Chris Catalyst is the rhythm, Hayden Scott is the drummer, no clue who bass, third guitar, and the Ghulehs are, although some have said one might be Erna from Lordi.

I think you’re thinking of Meg Thomas who was on the US run of the Popestar tour before everyone else got fired. She’s thanked in the liner notes of the album

What was the band lineup for last summer's tour?
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Post by: KevShmev on June 06, 2018, 05:11:48 PM
I love the first half of Helvetesfonster, but then again it kind of falls off and ends somewhat uneventfully.
That's odd. I think the second half of that song is the interesting part. Some truly gorgeous melodies and glorious guitar work.

You might be right.  More listens are forthcoming and it is possible the second half will grab me more. :tup :tup
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Post by: cramx3 on June 06, 2018, 05:55:51 PM
Miasma Sax Solo and Cardinal Copia's White Suit Entrance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Hu8gBZaY3I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Hu8gBZaY3I)

This is awesome.

Had a few more listens including a full album listen on my drive home today and this album is catchy af.  Probably not a bad song here, although I think Pro Memoria may be my least favorite, but even then, there's some awesome melody there.  Life Eternal is a pretty awesome closer.  I think Witch Image may be the hidden gem of this album though.  That song is fun and catchy, has awesome guitar work and a booming sing along chorus.  Really hard to determine which songs I like the most.
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Post by: SystematicThought on June 06, 2018, 07:14:50 PM
What was the band lineup for last summer's tour?
Tobias- Papa III
Per Ericsson-Bass
Ben Christo-Guitar
Chris Catalyst-Guitar
Hayden Scott- Drums
Zac Baird- Keys

So Per, Chris, and Hayden are the ones returning.
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Post by: TAC on June 06, 2018, 07:29:41 PM
Thank you.  I thought that band was outstanding. I'm so glad they made a live album to capture them.
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Post by: SystematicThought on June 07, 2018, 12:03:42 AM
I’ll always have a soft spot for the first incarnation of the band, mainly rhythm guitarist Martin and his onstage personality. That’s the band that I fell in love with and saw many times. They were and are all fantastic musicians. The Ceremony and Devotion lineup is just a fun lineup—they brought even more personality to the Ghouls and interact with the audience a lot more. I’m happy to report that although the lineup is the same, the additions bring a whole lot more. At the show last week, I kept watching the female keyboardists. They bring so much style and fun to the band. They dance, interact with each other, and just look like they are having fun. Their interpretive hand motions for Pinnacle to the Pit was hilarious and perfect!
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Post by: cramx3 on June 07, 2018, 11:46:44 AM
According to blabbermouth, the album is set to land at #3 in the billboard top 200  :omg:
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Post by: Elite on June 08, 2018, 02:42:04 AM
I've had exactly one listen of the full album. FInally got it in the mail yesterday and I was very excited to play it in the car this morning. I must say, I'm a little torn on this album, but that's also partly because I've had only one listen. The first three tracks got me thinking this would be among their best (Faith is an amazing song, and I had heard Rats once before as it was released as it was released as a single). See the Light felt very disappointing, but I figured that would just be a slight dip for a slower, ballad-like track and Miasma made up for it more than enough (outstanding musicianship!). The second half of the album was a little tame to me, especially compared to Meliora, which I consider to be the band's best output. I meed some more listens, definitely, because I can hear the song-writing is really good. It's just that I had hoped for a little heavier I guess. The covers at the end were excellent though and are more in line with their previous work. It would have been nice if the album had expanded on that sound slightly more.

tl;dr: I can't really say anything after one listen. Parts of it were very good, other parts didn't do much (yet)
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Post by: MirrorMask on June 08, 2018, 03:30:37 AM
It grows better with further listenings. It's an easy and short immersion in their world, nothing too complex, but all the songs are strong. Maybe one instrumental less and one fast / heavy song more would have been even better....
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Post by: Art on June 08, 2018, 05:49:54 AM
It grows better with further listenings.

that is true. i like it more now.  :tup
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Post by: KevShmev on June 08, 2018, 05:51:43 AM
Miasma and Helvetesfonster are two of the best songs on it, so I can't agree with saying one less instrumental would have made it better. 

Jumping back an album, while I have always liked it, Majesty has recently become one of my favorites.
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Post by: Elite on June 08, 2018, 06:13:33 AM
Miasma and Helvetesfonster are two of the best songs on it, so I can't agree with saying one less instrumental would have made it better. 

Jumping back an album, while I have always liked it, Majesty has recently become one of my favorites.

I thought the instrumentals were good indeed.

Majesty is good, but it's a weaker track among really good tracks, as far as I'm concerned.
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Post by: cramx3 on June 08, 2018, 06:55:15 AM
Yea I have no beef with the instrumentals, I'd punt Helvetesfonster if I had to choose one, but they don't hold the album back.  Maybe another heavy song would have been good though, the back half is a much softer album than it starts out as.

EDIT:

I just logged into facebook and one year ago today  :metal:

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18922565_10114045386923904_7364464276082046556_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=f9fe1e5a99ef4b25bfef8c0b419894ea&oe=5BAD0B43)
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Post by: twosuitsluke on June 08, 2018, 10:44:47 AM
Yea this is growing on me and has jumped to my #7 spot. It's also sent me on a Ghost kick. I finally got around to downloading Popestar and Meliora and they are both great.

I have had the first two albums for at least the last 4 years, they're ok but this newer stuff is sticking with me. I LOVE the new album art and, although I don't love the latest vocal incarnation, I really loved the Popestar era look. I just don't want to stop listening to these guys at the moment.

I've never even come close to seeing them and that shit needs to be rectified. Just been talking gigs with some of my buddies and quite a few of them are up for seeing them when they tour next, result!
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Post by: MirrorMask on June 08, 2018, 11:39:27 AM
One thing I've realized about Dance Macabre is that the bridge is possibly even better than the chorus. Yeah, the chorus is anthemic and singalong-ish, but coming from the verse into "How could it end like this, there's a sting in the way that you kiss me"... that's where the song actually is irresistible.
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Post by: Mladen on June 08, 2018, 11:43:57 AM
That's the song of the year as far as I'm concerned. It's so mesmerizing.
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Post by: MirrorMask on June 08, 2018, 11:49:09 AM
That's the song of the year as far as I'm concerned. It's so mesmerizing.

It should also be the crossover hit for the summer, if people not into heavy music can like Nothing Else Matters, Enter Sandman or You Shook Me All Night Long, why can't they like this song? but probably the summer hit it's gonna be Despacito pt. 2 or something like that.
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Post by: SystematicThought on June 08, 2018, 05:13:10 PM
Jumping back an album, while I have always liked it, Majesty has recently become one of my favorites.
I love Majesty. I remember Omega, the rhythm guitarist at the time, said that the the title Majesty was picked out for the song before they had anything else and they wanted to make a guitar riff that sounded majestic. I gotta say, that opening riff fits the bill for the word majestic.

On the Black to the Future Tour, it was featured for the first few shows and had a mini drum solo at the end of it, but sadly they dropped it somewhere during the tour and it's never come back. I love that track. One of my favorites
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Post by: KevShmev on June 08, 2018, 06:35:24 PM
Majesty is a good example of the little things making a song so much better.

Those little cymbal tings in between the vocal lines at the start of each chorus are so cool.  They are part of the hook!

"Old One! Master!!"

So simple, yet so effective.
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Post by: Mladen on June 09, 2018, 03:24:25 AM
I love the descending, epic vocal melodies after the second chorus. That song is incredible, yet it was also the one I used to skip when I first got into the album. It took me a while to appreciate it.
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Post by: Dittomist on June 09, 2018, 04:24:29 AM
Majesty was never one of my favorites but I think it has perhaps the coolest ending to any Ghost song. I've listened to Prequelle many times now and I couldn't be happier with it. I seriously adore every song, and just for fun I'm going to attempt ranking them.
1. Helvetesfönster (if you are on the fence about this one, then just listen to it while walking in a forest).
2. Dance Macabre
3. Faith
4. Witch Image
5. Pro Memoria
6. See the Light
7. Rats
8. Miasma
9. Life Eternal
10. Ashes
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Post by: SystematicThought on June 11, 2018, 04:05:31 PM
Ghost announces a MASSIVE US Tour for the Fall:
(https://i.redditmedia.com/z83xXvVkQb6C_laoRrA5H89S7JkkoQTssyRMEI8O_c0.jpg?w=575&s=074bce2e90f619c22a9c99e48ca8ab85)
A Pale Tour Named Death 2018 US Tour
Oct. 26 - Tulsa, Okla. @ Cox Business Center Ballroom
Oct.  27 - Kansas City, Mo. @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Oct.  29 - Louisville, Ky. @ Palace Theatre
Oct.  30 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Murat Theatre
Nov. 01 - Chicago, Ill. @ Aragon Ballroom
Nov. 02 - Peoria, Ill. @ Peoria Civic Center - Theatre
Nov. 03 - Madison, Wis. @ The Sylvee
Nov. 04 - Ames, Iowa @ Stephens Auditorium
Nov. 06 - Omaha, Neb. @ Orpheum Theater
Nov. 08 - Albuquerque, N.M. @ Kiva Auditorium
Nov. 09 - El Paso, Texas @ Abraham Chavez Theatre
Nov. 10 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Comerica Theatre
Nov. 12 - San Diego, Calif. @ Spreckels Theatre
Nov. 13 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Sacramento Community Center Theater
Nov. 15 - San Jose, Calif. @ City National Civic Center
Nov. 16 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
Nov. 17 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Joint
Nov. 19 - Midland, Texas @ Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Nov. 20 - Austin, Texas @ Bass Concert Hall
Nov. 21 - New Orleans, La. @ Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 23 - Orlando, Fla. @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Walt Disney Theater
Nov. 24 - Miami Beach, Fla. @ The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theater
Nov. 25 - Clearwater, Fla. @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Nov. 27 - North Charleston, S.C. North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Nov. 29 - Mobile, Alab. @ Saenger Theatre
Nov. 30 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Roxy Theatre
Dec. 01 - Jacksonville, Fla. @ Florida Theatre
Dec. 02 - Charlotte, N.C. @ Ovens Auditorium
Dec. 04 - Richmond, Va. @ Dominion Energy Center
Dec. 05 - Wilkes-Barre, Penn. @ F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
Dec. 07 - Laval, Quebec @ Place Bell
Dec. 08 - Toronto, Ontario @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Dec. 10 - Baltimore, Md. @ The Hippodrome
Dec. 11 - Upper Darby, Penn. @ Tower Theater
Dec. 13 - Albany, N.Y. @ Palace Theatre
Dec. 14 - Boston, Mass. @ Wang Theatre
Dec. 15 - Brooklyn, N.Y. Barclays Center

Looks like I'm making the 3 hour trek down to Ames, Iowa to see them. Pumped to see them in a big theater!
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Post by: Cool Chris on June 11, 2018, 04:28:04 PM
GODDAMN NOTHING IN WA, NOT EVEN PDX
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Post by: twosuitsluke on June 12, 2018, 04:13:32 AM
Waiting for the European tour  :corn

Ok, so after about 6 listens, this may end up being my #1 album of the year. It's so damn catchy and I just want to keep listening to it!
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Post by: Elite on June 12, 2018, 04:42:26 AM
Waiting for the European tour  :corn

Yeah, this.

I'm actually considering going to a random metal festival nearby where nothing interesting plays except Leprous & Ghost just to see them (and maybe get a glimpse of Sons of Apollo and hearing their music for the first time)
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Post by: Train of Naught on June 12, 2018, 06:08:52 AM
Waiting for the European tour  :corn

Yeah, this.

I'm actually considering going to a random metal festival nearby where nothing interesting plays except Leprous & Ghost just to see them (and maybe get a glimpse of Sons of Apollo and hearing their music for the first time)
I already have tickets to that :lol come see Figaro's Whore live!
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Post by: Elite on June 12, 2018, 06:12:35 AM
Cool, I'll join. My mother lives like a mile from there, so it's not that hard for me to get there at all.
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Post by: Train of Naught on June 12, 2018, 06:22:05 AM
:metardica:

The train network to Eindhoven is fantastic anyway, it's even quickly accessible for me
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Post by: cramx3 on June 12, 2018, 06:59:22 AM
Definitely leaning towards going to the Barclays arena show, but it's far off and tickets aren't selling like crazy so I will hold off, but I like the album enough to want to see the big show.
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Post by: mikeyd23 on June 12, 2018, 07:32:33 AM
Nothing near Pittsburgh  :sad:
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Post by: SystematicThought on June 12, 2018, 10:57:01 AM
Got 7th row tickets for the Ames, Iowa show. Really excited for it. I think it will be a different set and stage setup, since he has alluded to more theatrics and pyro for the fall shows.
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Post by: Pappy on June 12, 2018, 03:46:58 PM
I can't read so I missed there being a KC date and thought there was no Missouri date. So I did the logical thing and bought tickets for the Toronto show. Figured I've never been there. Why not?
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Post by: cramx3 on June 14, 2018, 02:10:58 PM
Ghost & Candlemass Covering Metallica Enter Sandman - Polar Music Prize 2018 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0pXcZkqEtA)

very awesome  :metal
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Post by: Elite on June 14, 2018, 02:19:49 PM
Ghost & Candlemass Covering Metallica Enter Sandman - Polar Music Prize 2018 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0pXcZkqEtA)

very awesome  :metal

Woah, that's cool indeed!

What was the occasion? An why didn't they play a song of their own?
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Post by: mikeyd23 on June 14, 2018, 03:08:18 PM
Ghost & Candlemass Covering Metallica Enter Sandman - Polar Music Prize 2018 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0pXcZkqEtA)

very awesome  :metal

Woah, that's cool indeed!

What was the occasion? An why didn't they play a song of their own?

That was a cool cover!

They played a Metallica song because Metallica was receiving the Polar Music Award at that ceremony.
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Post by: MirrorMask on June 16, 2018, 12:32:54 PM
Looking a bit in the future.... I've heard an interview snippet with Tobias Forge talking about having for each album a Papa was becoming predictable, hence the introduction of the Cardinal to change things up, which they plan to keep around for 4-5 years as a character.

He hinted that there could be a change for him in the future, and that he has anyway the different eyes of the previous Papas.... and we all know in real life what's the next step for a cardinal, if he ever gets "promoted". I was thinkin that it would be cool if Cardinal Copia becomes a Papa (maybe a promotion after this tour cycle?), and they stage their own habemus papam to announce the new Pope, qui sibi nomen imposuit Emeritus IV most likely   :D
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Post by: Zydar on June 16, 2018, 01:14:28 PM
Okay I take back what I said about the instrumentals before. Miasma kicks ass.
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Post by: Mladen on June 17, 2018, 09:56:42 AM
Interesting train of though, MirrorMask. I'm very intrigued by what may follow and I'm trying to be very open-minded and not get attached to Cardinal Copia - after all, he's just a phase.
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Post by: Grappler on June 17, 2018, 07:28:14 PM
Okay I take back what I said about the instrumentals before. Miasma kicks ass.

The sax solo in that song is absolutely perfect.  The song is just rocking out and then the sax comes in and makes it so much better.
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Post by: Cool Chris on June 18, 2018, 06:32:26 PM
Okay I take back what I said about the instrumentals before. Miasma kicks ass.

The sax solo in that song is absolutely perfect.  The song is just rocking out and then the sax comes in and makes it so much better.

Now see, on rare exceptions, I generally do not like brass in my rock music. So when I heard there was an instrumental (which I am usually not fond of either) with a sax solo, I was all...ughhhh. But damn if it doesn't work in Miasma. And somehow that's what Ghost does. They make everything they set out to do work.
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Post by: cramx3 on June 18, 2018, 08:28:58 PM
Okay I take back what I said about the instrumentals before. Miasma kicks ass.

The sax solo in that song is absolutely perfect.  The song is just rocking out and then the sax comes in and makes it so much better.

Now see, on rare exceptions, I generally do not like brass in my rock music. So when I heard there was an instrumental (which I am usually not fond of either) with a sax solo, I was all...ughhhh. But damn if it doesn't work in Miasma. And somehow that's what Ghost does. They make everything they set out to do work.

I love it, and I love how they bring out the sax in the live show as well.   :metal
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Post by: SystematicThought on July 11, 2018, 10:55:14 AM
To continue talking about Miasma, there's one part that I can't stop rewinding back to after his happens. It's after the drum roll at the 2:58 mark and kicks into the chugging riff and that synth playing over it. I can't stop listening to it. The way I tried describing it to my dad is that it felt ethereal. It's dark yet beautiful and if that synth sound isn't there, the part just isn't as good.


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Post by: DoctorAction on September 06, 2018, 12:12:05 PM
A few weeks in and i still think this is their best yet. Fantastic work. Life eternal is a favourite - both dark and moving. The writing and direction of the album is so perfect for me.

The carpenter brut Dance Macabre is fab, too, in case you've not heard it. Shows that Tobias' voice is great in another setting and that synthwave really benefits from great vocal songs, afaic.
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Post by: cramx3 on September 06, 2018, 12:26:57 PM
This is really cool of Ghost to do for the guy who died during their concert earlier in the year:

https://www.metalinjection.net/tour-dates/ghost-to-return-to-milwaukee-for-show-to-honor-deceased-fan (https://www.metalinjection.net/tour-dates/ghost-to-return-to-milwaukee-for-show-to-honor-deceased-fan)
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Post by: SystematicThought on September 09, 2018, 09:13:59 PM
The trial for the lawsuit against Tobias by the former Ghouls is well underway in Sweden.

You can read the rough transcripts of the proceedings over on the lawsuit reddit.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Ghost_Lawsuit/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/Ghost_Lawsuit/)

There's been some interesting things coming out of it thus far through the first three days (there's three more).

One of the more interesting things is that Martin Persner (the Ghoul that went on to revive Magna Carta Cartel and did a lot of PR for the band and was the guy who designed the costumes and such) was fired from the band. Apparently Tobias and everyone else except Mauro was having issues with him and they voted to fire him. Martin takes the stand on Monday or maybe Tuesday, so it will be interesting to see how that goes.

The other takeaway is that Tobias was definitely not prepared for questioning. He kinda shoots himself in the foot a few times such as not knowing what a companionship agreement was despite sending an email to the band members telling them to sign a companionship agreement.

Another tidbit. The intro to Cirice was not played the way it was originally written. Henrik, who played bass on Meliora, was fiddling around on the acoustic guitar and played the part a different way. Klas Ahlund, the producer, liked it and told him that was the correct way that part should be played. Apparently, Tobias was pissed off (furious, as the testimony says).

Very interesting transcripts though.

Tobias is gonna have a very short night though. They had a show Sunday night in London at Royal Albert Hall and he has to be in court Monday morning for cross examination
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8r8DsIONeU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8r8DsIONeU)

EDIT:
Another thing that maybe I misread, but thought was kinda funny. Tobias requested to go through a different door of the court room so he didn't have to run into the Ghouls suing him, since during breaks you can freely roam the halls of the courthouse. I can understand not wanting to run into them, but I don't think they're gonna want to talk to him either
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Post by: Cyclopssss on September 10, 2018, 01:03:32 AM
Wow very interesting. Thanks for the insight.
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Post by: millahh on September 10, 2018, 08:40:54 AM
I'd always figured it was just a massive communications clusterfuck instead of malign intent on anyone's part, and this all seems to underscore that.  I think this could be taught in future Swedish contract law classes as "what not to do".  Seriously, having them sign contracts on merch and management when they were just "employees" with no say in anything???  That's not how this works, that's not how any of this works.  And the commingling of funds?  Oy.

If I read TF's testimony right, at times Sissi (his lawyer) held herself out as TF's atty, at other times as the band's atty...that is some bad juju.  In the US, that could carry some serious professional consequences.  Not sure about Sweden.

Also, it seems like MP saw that the ship was headed for an iceberg from early on and kept pushing for clarity, saying how badly things would turn out if there were not clear agreements in place.

EDIT: and speaking of MP, new MCC single next week!
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Post by: SystematicThought on September 12, 2018, 04:24:17 PM
Looking forward to that MCC single and eventual album. Martin's a great musician, voice, and personality. I look forward to seeing what they do. His testimony had a bit that made me laugh:
"Universal could pay to put us in one of the top five most expensive recording studios in the US, yet they couldn't afford to give us a wheat roll or Capri Sun?"

He had another one in an email where he was talking about merchandise and how there was a fine line between stepping on people's toes and farting in their mouths (in regards to having stupid merchandise and tasteful merchandise.)

Anyways, I agree. It just seems like a giant clusterfuck and miscommunication. Maybe Tobias knew all of this and is playing dumb, or maybe he genuinely didn't know what was going on. All they had to do was communicate though, and they didn't. That Sissi (TF's lawyer) was playing the Ghoul's. Hopefully he doesn't do business with her anymore.

The Ghouls definitely came out looking better, except Mauro, who just seemed like he was along for the ride.
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Post by: Zydar on October 17, 2018, 05:09:46 AM
The verdict came today, and apparently Tobias won. The former band members have to pay him legal costs of 1.3 million Swedish kronor (roughly $146 000).

Can't find a link in English at the moment, just saw it on a Swedish news site.
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Post by: Mladen on October 17, 2018, 05:23:21 AM
That makes me very happy for some reason.  :biggrin:
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Post by: Zydar on October 17, 2018, 05:44:06 AM
https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-ghost-members-lawsuit-against-tobias-forge-dismissed/
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Post by: cramx3 on October 17, 2018, 07:14:45 AM
I guess it makes sense but feel bad the ghouls have to pay his legal fees, seems like they just assumed something that wasn't there.

However, this kind of caught me in the article:

Quote
Also, I'm a big fan of rock, of rock history, and I've read every classic rock biography of every band I'm a fan of," he said. "You know what? The same shit takes place in every single one.

Forge added: "A friend of mine, a very successful songwriter, said to me, 'You're not really in the game until you've been sued, so welcome in!' and I think he's got a point

Probably why people say the music business is dirty.  Just makes me wonder if Tobias really knew he was dragging those guys around misleading them or they legit just didn't understand their situation in the band.
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Post by: El Barto on October 17, 2018, 11:50:57 AM
I'd like to see the decision for the dismissal.

In any case, I was soundly on the side of the ghouls. They were all naive as fuck, but that doesn't mean I think they should get nothing (much less a judgement against them for the legal fees).
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Post by: SystematicThought on October 27, 2018, 09:08:13 PM
New tour, new setlist. Not too many changes, but some songs were taken out--Prime Mover, Deus In Abesntia, and Stand By Him were taken out, while Majesty, Satan Prayer, Witch Image, Life Eternal, and Idolatrine draw into the setlist. So, the set is two songs longer. I am pumped to see them again in a few days

Ashes
Rats
Absolution
Idolatrine (Live Debut)
Ritual
Con Clavi Con Dio
Per Aspera ad Inferi
Devil Church
Cirice
Miasma
Jigolo Har Megiddo (Acoustic)
Pro Memoria
Witch Image (Live Debut)
Life Eternal (Live Debut)

Spirit
From the Pinnacle to the Pit
Majesty
Satan Prayer
Faith
Year Zero
Spöksonat
He Is
Mummy Dust
If You Have Ghosts
Dance Macabre
Square Hammer

Encore:
Monstrance Clock
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Post by: KevShmev on October 27, 2018, 09:26:24 PM
They never play Helvetesfonster?  Too bad, as I love that one.  The first couple albums have some songs I like, but whenever I am in the mood for Ghost, I pretty much go for the last two albums; I like both of those a lot.
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Post by: TAC on October 27, 2018, 09:29:37 PM
I seriously cannot get into Ghost's studio stuff, but I do like the live album they released earlier this year.
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Post by: MirrorMask on October 28, 2018, 03:22:04 AM
About time Witch Image and Life Eternal got played live!

Too bad they won't tour solo in my town, I'll have to see Metallica to see them. Uh well. :D
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Post by: Madman Shepherd on October 28, 2018, 03:50:18 PM
New tour, new setlist. Not too many changes, but some songs were taken out--Prime Mover, Deus In Abesntia, and Stand By Him were taken out, while Majesty, Satan Prayer, Witch Image, Life Eternal, and Idolatrine draw into the setlist. So, the set is two songs longer. I am pumped to see them again in a few days

Ashes
Rats
Absolution
Idolatrine (Live Debut)
Ritual
Con Clavi Con Dio
Per Aspera ad Inferi
Devil Church
Cirice
Miasma
Jigolo Har Megiddo (Acoustic)
Pro Memoria
Witch Image (Live Debut)
Life Eternal (Live Debut)

Spirit
From the Pinnacle to the Pit
Majesty
Satan Prayer
Faith
Year Zero
Spöksonat
He Is
Mummy Dust
If You Have Ghosts
Dance Macabre
Square Hammer

Encore:
Monstrance Clock

Holy shit, they actually removed some of my least favorite songs and replaced them with some of my favorite songs!
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Post by: cramx3 on October 28, 2018, 03:52:20 PM
About time Witch Image and Life Eternal got played live!

 :metal

Life Eternal is so good, glad these got added.  Makes me want to go to that Brooklyn concert even more now.
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Post by: Cool Chris on November 08, 2018, 01:13:36 PM
First off, I am not an instrumental guy. Vocal melodies play a big part in my enjoyment of music, regardless of genre. Second, I generally dislike brass in my rock/metal. That being said, Miasma has become my favorite rock instrumental. I don't think I even had a favorite rock instrumental before hearing this.
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Post by: cramx3 on November 08, 2018, 07:28:08 PM
First off, I am not an instrumental guy. Vocal melodies play a big part in my enjoyment of music, regardless of genre. Second, I generally dislike brass in my rock/metal. That being said, Miasma has become my favorite rock instrumental. I don't think I even had a favorite rock instrumental before hearing this.

I absolutely love the sax solo, so powerfull when you think it can't get any better at that moment in the song.  Maybe it's just because you don't have the sax in metal anymore or maybe because that's an instrument I actually played  :lol  that I love it so much

Have you seen the music video for Dance Macabre? The intro with Miasma in the background from inside the house party is so cool for the intro, and you hear the sax at the right moment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gr63DiEUxw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gr63DiEUxw)
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Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on November 11, 2018, 10:55:34 AM
Late to yet another party! Just got into these guys, saw them in Chicago a couple weeks ago and went in virtually blind, having only heard Cirice and Dance Macabre. Was completely floored! I picked up Infestissumam and Prequelle and loving both albums, waiting on the other 2 now. New fan here!
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Post by: cramx3 on December 15, 2018, 01:29:52 PM
Heading to Brooklyn soon for the final show of the NA leg (although looks like they may be back in 2019).  Its an arena show and it didn't sell the greatest.  Looks like they sold out the floor but didn't even offer tickets for the upper ring of the arena.  I snagged a suite seat for cheaper than face of any ticket so I'm interested in how the suites look in Barclays Center.  Saw them open for Iron Maiden a few times, but looking forward to the new songs and the full show  :metal
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Post by: Metropolaris on December 15, 2018, 01:36:34 PM
Heading to Brooklyn soon for the final show of the NA leg (although looks like they may be back in 2019).  Its an arena show and it didn't sell the greatest.  Looks like they sold out the floor but didn't even offer tickets for the upper ring of the arena.  I snagged a suite seat for cheaper than face of any ticket so I'm interested in how the suites look in Barclays Center.  Saw them open for Iron Maiden a few times, but looking forward to the new songs and the full show  :metal


Saw them here in Richmond a couple weeks ago. I think this is the best version of the band yet, and definitely the best setlist out the 3 times I've seen them.
Enjoy it! It's a fantastic show.
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Post by: SystematicThought on December 15, 2018, 04:46:03 PM
Heading to Brooklyn soon for the final show of the NA leg (although looks like they may be back in 2019).
What makes you say that? They've got a festival date in Chicago in May, but they seem booked up and still haven't really hit South America. I really hope they do though. He said in a recent interview that he will probably record the next album in 2020 and that he has stuff written.

Also, the appeal from the former Ghouls is pretty interesting. They claim there was a conflict of interest in that both the judge and Tobias are part of the Freemasons of Sweden and since they belong to the same "secret" society, they were in it together. Pretty interesting stuff
https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/11/former-ghost-members-seek-new-trial/ (https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/11/former-ghost-members-seek-new-trial/)
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Post by: cramx3 on December 15, 2018, 04:52:27 PM
Heading to Brooklyn soon for the final show of the NA leg (although looks like they may be back in 2019).
What makes you say that? They've got a festival date in Chicago in May

That's why.  And I said may, because it was only one date, but a festival date.  Bands often play many of these festivals so my assumption is I wouldn't be surprised to see more NA dates since they are coming back for sure for one concert.  Honestly was surprised to see another US date announced since they did two full tours already and then supporting Metallica in Europe. 
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Post by: SystematicThought on December 15, 2018, 05:52:04 PM
I really hope so, at least a small run. They did that three years ago where they did 5 shows in the Midwest before ending at Lolapalooza in Chicago, so I really hope so.

I found it weird that they did so many US shows to start, I mean, they've been here all year and only a handful in Europe. But he's said before that they aren't as big over in Europe as people think. Obviously with one Grammy win and two nominations this year and an album debuting at #3 here in America, it makes sense to keep playing our markets to eventually get to arenas everywhere here. (Although, I'll always have a soft spot and preference for them in theaters, hell, I've seen them in a bar)
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Post by: cramx3 on December 17, 2018, 08:03:30 AM
Really cool show Saturday.  Was cool how they added some pyro/smoke/loud bangs/confetti into the show for the arena gig.  I've watched a bunch of youtube videos so had an idea of the show already but was cool to see them expand upon it a bit for the bigger stage. I scooped up a suite ticket for super cheap a few hours before the show and wasn't sure what to expect for a suite, but found it to be completely empty  :lol  You can see in my video, I walk in and it's just empty.  All the suites are empty (now a couple people did eventually show up, but overall kind of eerily empty for all the suites).  However they did have a full staff just chilling at the bar  :lol  The bartender said the arena was configured for 8k attendance.  I'd say for that, maybe they hit 7k.  Just the corners were empty (and suites) but the floor was sold out and if you didn't know better, the floor was so loud and into the show it felt like a full arena.  That was another surprise for me, from most shows I've seen on youtube the crowd kind of just chills and watches.  But this show the crowd seemed energized.  Maybe a lot of hardcore fans travelled for it (I know I met one who did) but the crowd energy was nice.  There was a small mosh pit I could see formed near the end of the gig. 

As for the performance, they sounded so tight and pretty much flawless.  One thing that I was not a fan of though, it seemed their sound was not the greatest at least where I was.  I'm wondering if their touring sound wasn't really meant for the arena.  Not sure if this was just a me thing or something others experienced though.  It wasn't the worst sound, it just wasn't that great especially after attending some really good sounding shows (Steven Wilson). 

Papa did speak an awful lot at this show though.  Sometimes it was funny (barking like a dog or talking about taints and farts) and sometimes it just dragged.  Specifically before the encore, he talked sooo much.  One person said he talked this show much more than any other he had seen this tour.  I don't know, but I could see that being true.  My highlights though were probably the new songs, Miasma (with the sax solo!) Witch Image and Dance Macabre.

Ghost - LIVE @ Barclays Center (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLBcd-m3PT8)
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Post by: millahh on December 17, 2018, 12:51:32 PM
I'll admit I don't care much for the speeches (or the goofy call-outs to the crowd) during the songs...a little bit of that goes a long way, and I feel like it get's layered on way too heavily.  That said, I prefer the pre-Popestar "creepy but with a wink" vibe to the more recent campy/cheeky feel.
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Post by: Ruba on January 11, 2019, 02:49:46 PM
I think this is somewhat appropriate. I took this screen capture in November 2016 and I swear to Papa Emeritus it is real.  :biggrin:

(https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14906973_657435631101977_4383304616582681681_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-arn2-1.xx&oh=638b5c11543732659d3218882042c35b&oe=5CC5915A)
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Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on January 15, 2019, 09:42:01 AM
I’m now familiar enough with all of their albums to do a ranking. Mine goes like this:

Meliora
Prequelle
Infestissumam
Opus Eponymous

Hurts to put Opus last, but that’s the way it panned out for me.
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Post by: Buddyhunter1 on January 15, 2019, 09:51:43 AM
Meliora
Prequelle
Infestissumam
Opus Eponymous

This would be my exact ranking as well.
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Post by: Madman Shepherd on January 15, 2019, 08:11:41 PM
Man, there's not a lot of love for Opus. I was looking at their reddit forum thing and someone started a thread asking, "Can anybody else not get into Opus?" That's insanity. When I heard that album when it was first released, it was like I stumbled onto a long lost album recorded in 1973.

Anyway, here's my ranking:

Three way tie - Opus, Meliora, Prequelle
Pretty distantly behind - Infestissumam

Maybe a cop out way to rank them but I honestly find those three to be near flawless for quite different reasons. Infest only has a few highlights and a lot of low and dare I say boring moments. 
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Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on January 15, 2019, 08:36:08 PM
What I like most about Opus is how much Sabbath influence I hear. I think that’s what gave them their boost in popularity apart from their theatrics.
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Post by: Metropolaris on January 15, 2019, 09:10:18 PM
Meliora
Opus Eponymous
Prequelle
Infestissumam
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Post by: SystematicThought on January 15, 2019, 10:51:35 PM
Man, there's not a lot of love for Opus. I was looking at their reddit forum thing and someone started a thread asking, "Can anybody else not get into Opus?" That's insanity. When I heard that album when it was first released, it was like I stumbled onto a long lost album recorded in 1973.

Anyway, here's my ranking:

Three way tie - Opus, Meliora, Prequelle
Pretty distantly behind - Infestissumam

Maybe a cop out way to rank them but I honestly find those three to be near flawless for quite different reasons. Infest only has a few highlights and a lot of low and dare I say boring moments. 
I’ve found that the Reddit page is mainly fans that got into them when Square Hammer came out or even when they heard Dance Macabre for the first time. I hate to be a gatekeeper when it comes to fans and music, but man, some of the Ghost fans on Reddit, especially the new ones, are annoying as hell. I miss the days of Papa I where I was standing in a bar watching them live going “Are these guys actually Satanists?”

Anyways, I agree with your rankings for the most part. Opus is always gonna be number one for me. I will always remember hearing it for the first time. There’s an energy there that they can’t replicate again, Tobias’ voice is young and the riffs are menacing. It’s a great album through and through. Infestissumam is last but not because I hate it, I just wish it was remastered with the guitar more forward and the drums a bit stronger. There’s just something missing with the production... Maybe one day, Tobias has said multiple times it didn’t turn out the way they wanted it to.


1)Opus
2)Prequelle
3)Meliora
4)Infest
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Post by: Zydar on January 16, 2019, 12:17:05 AM
Prequelle
Infestissumam
Meliora
Opus Eponymous

Just because I placed Opus last doesn't mean it's bad. They're all great. Opus has a couple of fine tracks, it's just that the albums would get better with time :P
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Post by: Madman Shepherd on January 16, 2019, 12:36:51 AM
Man, there's not a lot of love for Opus. I was looking at their reddit forum thing and someone started a thread asking, "Can anybody else not get into Opus?" That's insanity. When I heard that album when it was first released, it was like I stumbled onto a long lost album recorded in 1973.

Anyway, here's my ranking:

Three way tie - Opus, Meliora, Prequelle
Pretty distantly behind - Infestissumam

Maybe a cop out way to rank them but I honestly find those three to be near flawless for quite different reasons. Infest only has a few highlights and a lot of low and dare I say boring moments. 
I’ve found that the Reddit page is mainly fans that got into them when Square Hammer came out or even when they heard Dance Macabre for the first time. I hate to be a gatekeeper when it comes to fans and music, but man, some of the Ghost fans on Reddit, especially the new ones, are annoying as hell. I miss the days of Papa I where I was standing in a bar watching them live going “Are these guys actually Satanists?”

Anyways, I agree with your rankings for the most part. Opus is always gonna be number one for me. I will always remember hearing it for the first time. There’s an energy there that they can’t replicate again, Tobias’ voice is young and the riffs are menacing. It’s a great album through and through. Infestissumam is last but not because I hate it, I just wish it was remastered with the guitar more forward and the drums a bit stronger. There’s just something missing with the production... Maybe one day, Tobias has said multiple times it didn’t turn out the way they wanted it to.


1)Opus
2)Prequelle
3)Meliora
4)Infest

Yeah I still feel pretty fortunate that I saw ghosts on their first or second tour. A jam-packed bar the smell of incense permeated the air. From the stage to the ceiling must have only been about eight feet and they can barely fit their backdrop in so it is actually folded over on the floor and you can only see about the top third of it just behind the amps. The place went nuts. I still knew nothing about them. I was pretty sure they were from Sweden. Were they bunch of famous people doing a band as a side project? What's this the start of a huge band? I always kind of felt like I got in on the ground floor with them. I mean imagine somebody who bought Black Sabbath's album the first day it came out. So yeah, now that the Mystique is gone it's a bit of a bummer but it's pretty cool I was able to leave that stuff. I definitely miss papa I.
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Post by: Mladen on January 16, 2019, 01:58:30 AM
My ranking:

1. Prequelle
2. Meliora
3. Opus
4. Infestisumam

The first three are all great, whereas Infestisumam ist just good.

I'm not surprised that Opus isn't as popular with the younger fans. Most of them that caught up after Square hammer probably find it too raw and not as catchy. However, for me, tracks like Stand by him and Elisabeth struck me immediately with their catchiness, given that I heard them prior to the bigger hits being released.
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Post by: Zydar on January 16, 2019, 02:07:43 AM
And it has my favourite instrumental of theirs, Genesis.
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Post by: cramx3 on January 16, 2019, 07:13:19 AM
I haven't listened to the older albums, I became a fan from seeing them open for Iron Maiden three times (so I guess that puts me in the Square Hammer crowd), but I can say I like Prequelle more than Meliora.
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Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on January 16, 2019, 07:51:55 AM
See The Light is probably the catchiest song I’ve heard in years. Gets stuck in my head for weeks at a time. Such a well written song.
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Post by: MirrorMask on January 16, 2019, 10:00:47 AM
See The Light is probably the catchiest song I’ve heard in years. Gets stuck in my head for weeks at a time. Such a well written song.

"But of all the demons I've known none could compare to you"... excellent stuff indeed! my favorite of the slow songs.
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Post by: Ben_Jamin on January 16, 2019, 11:23:18 AM
Man, there's not a lot of love for Opus. I was looking at their reddit forum thing and someone started a thread asking, "Can anybody else not get into Opus?" That's insanity. When I heard that album when it was first released, it was like I stumbled onto a long lost album recorded in 1973.

Anyway, here's my ranking:

Three way tie - Opus, Meliora, Prequelle
Pretty distantly behind - Infestissumam

Maybe a cop out way to rank them but I honestly find those three to be near flawless for quite different reasons. Infest only has a few highlights and a lot of low and dare I say boring moments. 
I’ve found that the Reddit page is mainly fans that got into them when Square Hammer came out or even when they heard Dance Macabre for the first time. I hate to be a gatekeeper when it comes to fans and music, but man, some of the Ghost fans on Reddit, especially the new ones, are annoying as hell. I miss the days of Papa I where I was standing in a bar watching them live going “Are these guys actually Satanists?”

Anyways, I agree with your rankings for the most part. Opus is always gonna be number one for me. I will always remember hearing it for the first time. There’s an energy there that they can’t replicate again, Tobias’ voice is young and the riffs are menacing. It’s a great album through and through. Infestissumam is last but not because I hate it, I just wish it was remastered with the guitar more forward and the drums a bit stronger. There’s just something missing with the production... Maybe one day, Tobias has said multiple times it didn’t turn out the way they wanted it to.


1)Opus
2)Prequelle
3)Meliora
4)Infest

Yeah I still feel pretty fortunate that I saw ghosts on their first or second tour. A jam-packed bar the smell of incense permeated the air. From the stage to the ceiling must have only been about eight feet and they can barely fit their backdrop in so it is actually folded over on the floor and you can only see about the top third of it just behind the amps. The place went nuts. I still knew nothing about them. I was pretty sure they were from Sweden. Were they bunch of famous people doing a band as a side project? What's this the start of a huge band? I always kind of felt like I got in on the ground floor with them. I mean imagine somebody who bought Black Sabbath's album the first day it came out. So yeah, now that the Mystique is gone it's a bit of a bummer but it's pretty cool I was able to leave that stuff. I definitely miss papa I.

Well, I got into Ghost from watching the Secular Haze video. Loved that organ sound mixed with the rest of the style and the video reminded me of those old bandstand videos of the '70s.

I saw them live when they toured then and really enjoyed how far they went into the shtick with the incense and Papa II coming out with tue incense thing the priests use at mass.

I bought Opus after that show because of Con Clavi Con Dio and Elizabeth. Still enjoy that album at times.

Nowadays, the entire legal situation tarnished them for me. Now it just feels like a Tobias act. Its a bit too catchy for me. Not bad though..
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Post by: millahh on January 16, 2019, 03:11:04 PM
1). Opus
2) Meliora/Infest (Meliora is even, Infest has higher highs and lower lows)
4) Prequelle (by a significant margin)
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Post by: SystematicThought on January 16, 2019, 05:00:00 PM
See The Light is probably the catchiest song I’ve heard in years. Gets stuck in my head for weeks at a time. Such a well written song.
Love that synth solo.

The keys for me are a highlight of the album. At the three minute mark of Miasma, the keys underneath the chugging guitar is my favorite moment on the album.
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Post by: cramx3 on January 16, 2019, 05:15:39 PM
See The Light is probably the catchiest song I’ve heard in years. Gets stuck in my head for weeks at a time. Such a well written song.
Love that synth solo.

The keys for me are a highlight of the album. At the three minute mark of Miasma, the keys underneath the chugging guitar is my favorite moment on the album.

Listened to Miasma on my way home today, such an awesome instrumental and then going into Dance Macabre... is just musical magic  :metal  I absolutely love how they added that into the Dance Macabre music video as well with Miasma in the background playing at the party.
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Post by: me7 on January 17, 2019, 06:43:46 AM
1). Opus
2) Meliora/Infest (Meliora is even, Infest has higher highs and lower lows)
4) Prequelle (by a significant margin)

My preference is similar for the same reasons
Opus/Meliora
Infestissumam
Prequelle
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Post by: Cool Chris on January 17, 2019, 09:07:38 PM
I am a novice but growing Ghost fan, being introduced to them via Square Hammer in my roulette last year. I normally don't care when I get introduced to a band I end up liking, but it would have been cool to see Ghost develop from their beginning.
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Post by: SystematicThought on January 17, 2019, 10:12:05 PM
It is amazing how they’ve progressed. I know I’ve said it a lot, but the first few years, the shows were creepy and they had a certain vibe to them. At the time, I didn’t know who any of the members were or what previous bands they were in, and I couldn’t tell if they were serious or not. Papa I and II didn’t talk very much, but they still had a cool presence. Then the shows got more theatrical and Papa talked more and did costume changes and such. But you know what? I still find their shows to be incredible and it has been fun watching them grow. I’m fortunate to have seen them when they started out.

We’re kinda back to the mysterious nature of the band members. I still have no clue who the bass player is or who the taller keyboard player is.
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Post by: cramx3 on January 18, 2019, 06:52:54 AM
Is there a band that has progressed as much as they have in four albums?  :lol Not just musically but with the constant change of band members and Papa changing himself as well, I can only wonder how this band will be 5 or even 10 years from now if they are still around. 
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Post by: Architeuthis on February 02, 2019, 01:41:12 PM
The song RATS is awesome! Once you hear it a few times, it's pretty hard to get it out of your head. Even at work I got RATS going through my head all day.....RATS!!!!!   :facepalm: :facepalm: :lol
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Post by: KevShmev on February 03, 2019, 07:42:09 AM
Yep, it is a fun and catchy song.  I know many thought Prequelle wasn't as good as a lot of their prior albums, but I like it a lot and still spin it somewhat regularly.
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Post by: SystematicThought on February 10, 2019, 09:13:24 PM
Tobias and his wife went to the Grammy's tonight, this time he went unmasked. They lost in both categories, one to Greta Van Fleet and one to St. Vincent (I've never heard of her...). After this, it's right back to Europe to continue the tour

(https://i.redd.it/ydn29yvuctf21.jpg)
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on February 11, 2019, 12:58:44 AM
Maybe his face is familiar in the business but i'm guessing alot of "who are you?" went on.
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Post by: Mladen on February 11, 2019, 03:38:55 AM
Damn, I was keeping my fingers crossed for another Grammy.
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Post by: Cool Chris on February 11, 2019, 10:34:36 AM
Maybe his face is familiar in the business but i'm guessing alot of "who are you?" went on.

I noticed he gave at least one "unmasked" interview recently. Don't know how recognizable he is "in the industry" but it would have been amusing if he just showed up with no fanfare, no paparazzi, no one asking for an interview... just a lot of blank stares.
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Post by: MirrorMask on February 11, 2019, 12:04:11 PM
I wonder how far he went back in the days when his identity was a mystery. I mean, you have to give at least some interviews in person, at concerts you show up early, talk with the promoters and so on... did he send all the roadies and tour managers to do the job and required an hidden room somewhere isolated in the backstage? did he never gave interviews in person? did he carry around a pile of NDA papers to sign for everyone?

I get the whole appeal of being anonymous but if you think about it, is it worth all the additional trouble of staying hidden? I wonder for example how Lordi can do it after so many years, since they wear full costumes.
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Post by: Madman Shepherd on February 11, 2019, 08:58:52 PM
He was always the one that gave interviews as A Nameless Ghoul and he would speak in the 3rd person essentially. In the very early days of Ghost they actually did voice alteration but gave that up pretty quickly.

If you waited around after the show, the whole band would come out, out of costume, speak to you and even give you their real names, but then sign with only the symbol they represented or in Papa's case a "P.E." and simply ask that you not take any pictures. I know a band that toured with them, and when I first met them I was asking about Ghost and said, "Don't worry, I won't make you reveal their identity" and they responded, "I don't really think they care anymore" which they actually did, but it kinda shows you how loose they were with the crew, other bands, etc. I think they would just simply request, "Don't show our face our reveal our identity"
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Post by: SystematicThought on February 17, 2019, 11:50:11 AM
What's funny to me is that he's completely open with his identity nowadays, but I still have no clue who some of the band members are currently. Back when they were secretive, I knew shortly after I got into them who was who. I think it was a few months after Opus was released and they toured that I knew about Magna Carta Cartel, SubVision, Repugnant, and his involvement with Crashdiet. But this new band, I don't know the bass player or one of the keyboard/percussion Ghoulettes.

Speaking of which, they did some BBC studio sessions recently as a full band. Pretty sure Tobias did this unmasked, his voice sounds different.
Rats
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llY7GoA9ZJ0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llY7GoA9ZJ0)

Faith
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh-oAtQ1bbI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh-oAtQ1bbI)

Life Eternal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4bZVvTrjF8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4bZVvTrjF8)

Dance Macabre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ludabT0Z6OM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ludabT0Z6OM)

These sound so good! I love their sound live and this current lineup is fantastic. I hope they don't go anywhere, but sadly they probably will. Hearing the backup vocals, it pretty much confirms to me that it's Mad Gallica on keys and vocals. She's got an amazing voice and really compliments TF's voice. These recordings really highlight that.

For anyone that's interested..
Mad Gallica's Bohemian Rhapsody One Woman Band Cover
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HT5rb5Zwbo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HT5rb5Zwbo)
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: ? on February 17, 2019, 12:23:14 PM
I heard Per Eriksson (ex-Katatonia) is one of the Ghouls and joined the band 2 years ago, which is why he's no longer involved with Bloodbath.
I get the whole appeal of being anonymous but if you think about it, is it worth all the additional trouble of staying hidden? I wonder for example how Lordi can do it after so many years, since they wear full costumes.
I know Lordi gives video interviews after the show while they're still wearing the costumes, unlike the majority of bands who usually do them before going on stage. However, Mr. Lordi is easily recognizable even unmasked, and I actually spotted him at a Thunderstone gig 3 years ago. :P
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Post by: SystematicThought on February 17, 2019, 12:31:09 PM
Per is lead Guitar. He chopped off the long hair, so some people didn't recognize him at first after shows. He's jumped around a bit too. He was bass, then rhythm guitar, now lead
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Post by: MirrorMask on February 17, 2019, 12:32:07 PM
I heard Per Eriksson (ex-Katatonia) is one of the Ghouls and joined the band 2 years ago, which is why he's no longer involved with Bloodbath.
I get the whole appeal of being anonymous but if you think about it, is it worth all the additional trouble of staying hidden? I wonder for example how Lordi can do it after so many years, since they wear full costumes.
I know Lordi gives video interviews after the show while they're still wearing the costumes, unlike the majority of bands who usually do them before going on stage. However, Mr. Lordi is easily recognizable even unmasked, and I actually spotted him at a Thunderstone gig 3 years ago. :P

I have a friend involved with a venue that hosted them, he told me they were not authorized to see them until they were in costume, but he also told me "well, they all came down from the tour bus anyway, so it must have been some of those we've seen"  :P
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Post by: Zydar on March 03, 2019, 06:17:45 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Lux05tF.jpg)

Happy birthday Tobias, 38 years today :metal
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Post by: cramx3 on March 04, 2019, 02:49:52 PM
Hes only 38? He looks older to me, definitely thought he was mid to late 40s.
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 04, 2019, 03:54:23 PM
Can't stop listening to Dance Macabre, they sure know how to write catchy songs.
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Post by: Zydar on March 05, 2019, 02:08:51 AM
That was my Song Of The Year last year. Their best song together with Square Hammer.
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Post by: Nick on March 05, 2019, 10:36:32 AM
Off of the last album Rats is certainly the best song, and superior single imo.
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 06, 2019, 01:21:01 AM
Both are really strong singles.
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Post by: Zydar on March 06, 2019, 01:22:29 AM
Yeah if I were to make a Top 3 Ghost song list, those would be the three for me (DM, SH, and Rats).
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 06, 2019, 01:37:35 AM
The sax part in Miasma is giving me tingles.
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Post by: cramx3 on March 06, 2019, 01:41:06 AM
Yeah if I were to make a Top 3 Ghost song list, those would be the three for me (DM, SH, and Rats).

Yea, this is a band where their singles are their best.  Not that I dislike their other tracks, but those three songs are amazing.

The sax part in Miasma is giving me tingles.

Yea, maybe my favorite part on the album.... and then it goes into DM  :metal :metal
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Post by: nattmorker on March 06, 2019, 07:18:01 AM
Yeah if I were to make a Top 3 Ghost song list, those would be the three for me (DM, SH, and Rats).

I don't think I could make a top 3 of songs, maybe not even a top 10. The only songs i don't absolutely love are Mummy Dust, Prime Mover, Depth of Satan's Eyes, Jigolo Har Megiddo and Faith. And even those, are good songs.

Now I'm thinking, maybe you were just talking about a Top 3 of the last album, in that case, nevermind.
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Post by: Zydar on March 07, 2019, 03:37:01 AM
Yeah if I were to make a Top 3 Ghost song list, those would be the three for me (DM, SH, and Rats).

I don't think I could make a top 3 of songs, maybe not even a top 10. The only songs i don't absolutely love are Mummy Dust, Prime Mover, Depth of Satan's Eyes, Jigolo Har Megiddo and Faith. And even those, are good songs.

Now I'm thinking, maybe you were just talking about a Top 3 of the last album, in that case, nevermind.

No I was talking about all their songs overall.

I really like many of their songs, but for me those three stand above the others  :smiley:
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Post by: DoctorAction on March 07, 2019, 06:17:27 AM
Prequelle is the first Ghost release I can listen to from start to end. Normally, I find them patchy, but this one feels very complete to me.

And the last track is my favourite Ghost track of all. "Can you hear me say your name ... forever? ...."  :tup
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Post by: Mladen on March 07, 2019, 06:25:07 AM
Here are my top 4 Ghost songs:

1. Deus in absentia
2. Stand by him
3. Ghuleh / Zombie queen
4. Dance macabre

It's cool that it features a song from each album, and what's even more interesting is that the best song from Prequelle is below the others, even though Prequelle is my favorite album overall.
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Post by: cramx3 on March 13, 2019, 03:40:46 PM
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ghosts-tobias-forge-says-cardinal-copia-stage-character-will-return-for-next-album-cycle/?fbclid=IwAR10CxP9wcYQRGmbEaZY5mvF4Ehs827R-C5BO9aBiv6MEnSgDZnqNiYdwfQ (http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ghosts-tobias-forge-says-cardinal-copia-stage-character-will-return-for-next-album-cycle/?fbclid=IwAR10CxP9wcYQRGmbEaZY5mvF4Ehs827R-C5BO9aBiv6MEnSgDZnqNiYdwfQ)

I'm cool with it, I liked the last album and if that means they do another album cycle building on the same sound, maybe they can build upon that success. 
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Post by: MirrorMask on March 13, 2019, 04:14:12 PM
"Right now, if everything goes according to plan, we're hoping for Cardi to be strong enough and cool enough to possibly do something that none of the previous ones have done, and that's basically to do two cycles," he continued. [...] Not even I liked him to begin with. But now I can't wait to see him hopefully accomplish these things and I really look forward to possibly seeing him in the skull paint and real papal attire."

There just has to be the Ghost version of the Habemus Papam when Cardinal Copia, rather than being dragged away at the last show like his predecessors, gets anointed Pope instead and is introduced by the ultra old Pope (the one who "plays" sax live) as Papa Emeritus IV or whatever.
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Post by: SystematicThought on March 13, 2019, 05:10:05 PM
I take it as Cardinal becoming Papa next album cycle. No way they go four years without having the Papal attire, something I associate with Ghost. I hope something switches next album cycle, they always do.... right?
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Post by: NunoTenniscourt on March 15, 2019, 01:45:41 AM

The one thing I like about this "band" is the fact that so many self-professed authorities on metal have absolutely lost their shit over them. Ghost's success annoys them to no end and they deem them "NOT metal!!!" simply because the guitars aren't dropped tuned to oblivion, there are no machine gun double bass drums, and Tobias doesn't bark like a dog.

Tobias is a hell of a songwriter, but will probably never get the recognition he deserves due to being in a gimmick based band.

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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 15, 2019, 03:09:58 AM
Well they aren't a metal band right? I never considered them a metal band despite using the theme that's typical for metal bands to use. For me they're a rock band pure and simple.

I'm not sure why so many want to label them a metal band when they aren't?  :lol
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Post by: KevShmev on March 15, 2019, 07:23:18 AM
"Self-professed authorities on metal," or any genre for that matter, are mostly nimrods anyway, so I wouldn't put a whole lot of stock into what they say.

On topic, I have only been listening to this band for maybe two years now (cannot remember exactly when I first heard them), and have always thought of them as hard rock.  Them being metal never crossed my mind.
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Post by: Zydar on March 15, 2019, 09:00:42 AM
Perhaps it's more the image than the sound that says "metal" about them. I agree that they're more hard rock than anything.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 15, 2019, 09:48:42 AM
Music-wise they are rock, maybe hard rock if you want to make that distinction. The image is what people associate with metal, but then a rapper or a jazz singer wearing those masks (hypothetically) wouldn't be called metal. Those themes and images aren't exclusive to metal.
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Post by: Buddyhunter1 on March 15, 2019, 10:13:25 AM
I'd still call them metal, albeit very light metal. They've got plenty of songs that are far more rock than metal for sure, but as long as they're making songs like Cirice, Pinnacle to the Pit and Faith, that's enough to consider them at least part metal.
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Post by: NunoTenniscourt on March 15, 2019, 01:31:33 PM
I'd still call them metal, albeit very light metal. They've got plenty of songs that are far more rock than metal for sure, but as long as they're making songs like Cirice, Pinnacle to the Pit and Faith, that's enough to consider them at least part metal.

Right. Are they Napalm Death? Hell no, but I believe they have a number of songs that qualify as "metal".  I've never actually seen or heard a compelling explanation for why they're absolutely not.
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Post by: MirrorMask on March 17, 2019, 04:36:41 AM
The first two albums were mainly a mix of doom metal, the slow plodding and heavy thing that Black Sabbath invented, and '70s hard rock retro sounds. Meliora was different already and Prequelle is the easiest of them all and the more oriented to rock mostly.

Speaking of Meliora, for the longest time I couldn't connect with this album and, with all the stuff that is out there, I basically gave up on that and forgot about it. Today I listened to it again and it finally clicked, there are quite many good songs on this.
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Post by: Cool Chris on April 01, 2019, 01:12:42 PM
US dates announced for fall 2019 tour!

After they did not hit the Seattle area on the previous tour, I scrolled through the dates anxiously looking for WA, and about had a heart attack when I saw the WA date was in Kennewick. Fortunately the following date is in Seattle.

Fri, SEP 13
Bakersfield, CA
Sat, SEP 14
Reno, NV
Mon, SEP 16
Portland, OR
Tue, SEP 17
Kennewick, WA
Thu, SEP 19
Seattle, WA
Fri, SEP 20
Vancouver, Canada
Sat, SEP 21
Penticton, Canada
Tue, SEP 24
Calgary, Canada
Thu, SEP 26
Spokane, WA
Fri, SEP 27
Boise, ID
Sat, SEP 28
West Valley City, UT
Mon, SEP 30
Loveland, CO
Tue, OCT 01
Colorado Springs, CO
Thu, OCT 03
Sioux Falls, SD
Fri, OCT 04
Fargo, ND
Sat, OCT 05
Minneapolis, MN
Mon, OCT 07
Green Bay, WI
Mon, OCT 14
Grand Rapids, MI
Sat, OCT 19
Portland, ME
Mon, OCT 21
Worcester, MA
Tue, OCT 22
Syracuse, NY
Thu, OCT 24
Hershey, PA
Fri, OCT 25
Trenton, NJ
Sat, OCT 26
Glens Falls, NY
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Post by: MirrorMask on April 01, 2019, 01:16:32 PM
And the only chance I'll have to see them in Italy will be with Metallica... I mean, I'm going anyway and having Ghost opening for Metallica instead of any other random band is more than cool, but I wanted to see the full show and production. Well, enjoy it you people on the other side of the ocean attending the future tour!
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Post by: cramx3 on April 01, 2019, 01:32:24 PM
A third US leg?  Trenton isn't really that interesting, I may pass on this one. 
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Post by: Anguyen92 on April 01, 2019, 06:13:28 PM
They got Nothing More on this tour and Nothing More (who really delivered quite the intense set when I saw them in February) is coming off the backs of headlining their own tour in the US.  Looking at the stops though, it looks like one of those "hit the B markets" tour covering areas that both bands didn't hit early this year or late last year.
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Post by: SystematicThought on April 01, 2019, 08:48:23 PM
I was not expecting to see Ghost three times this album cycle. Cool that they’re playing The Armory here in MN. That means we’ll most likely get the arena show with pyro and such. Looking forward to it
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Post by: Cool Chris on April 01, 2019, 10:10:35 PM
...it looks like one of those "hit the B markets"

I would think Kennewick, WA is at best a C market.

To all who have seen Ghost live, do people in the seated section usually sit, stand, combination of both? Usually opt for GA/pit tix but not sure what the crowd activity at a Ghost show is like.



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Post by: SystematicThought on April 01, 2019, 10:52:40 PM
At the seated theater I saw them at, main floor all stood, balcony sat down. I think Cardinal made a comment about it
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Post by: Cool Chris on April 04, 2019, 12:07:11 AM
What's up with tix for this upcoming tour? Are all the tix in GA reserved for the Cardianl Copia Photo-Op Package? I buy tix so rarely these days all these presale codes and package nonsense confuses me.
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Post by: MirrorMask on April 04, 2019, 01:32:32 AM
I'll be seeing them as I said opening for Metallica, and a coworker is coming along to see mainly Metallica, even though she'd definitively not a metalhead and does not follow the scene at all.

My description of Ghost to her went incredibly well, I thought that someone who (even if she likes Metallica) follows mainly rap and pop would raise more eyebrows at "Well, they play retro hard rock, but they're very theatrical, so they present themselves as a satanic cult and the players are all with masks and the singer is a pope.... only that now there's a cardinal"  ;D

I'll just have her listen to Dance Macabre and be hooked  :lol
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Post by: cramx3 on April 04, 2019, 07:32:11 AM
My gf really enjoyed Dance Macabre when I showed it to her, didn't tell her about the band.  Then explained the lyrics are "bewich you" not be with you and they are a satanic band, well that ended her interest and suddenly the song wasn't good anymore  :lol

To all who have seen Ghost live, do people in the seated section usually sit, stand, combination of both? Usually opt for GA/pit tix but not sure what the crowd activity at a Ghost show is like.

The Barclays Arena show last December was a mix, it looked like a lot of people stood, but the arena wasn't full and people were definitely sitting in the further away sections.
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Post by: SystematicThought on September 11, 2019, 10:35:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyxrzUe_TDM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyxrzUe_TDM)

New song. Sung by a Young Papa Nihil. If you thought Ghost was getting too pop, you ain't gonna like this one.

Kiss The Go-Goat.

I'm excited to hear it without all the sound effects and clips.
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Post by: millahh on September 12, 2019, 06:54:59 AM
I haven't cared for the recent output very much, but I like this on a first listen, seems like it could have been an OE b-side. Reminds me of Stand By Him in a way
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Post by: T-ski on September 12, 2019, 07:02:05 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyxrzUe_TDM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyxrzUe_TDM)

New song. Sung by a Young Papa Nihil. If you thought Ghost was getting too pop, you ain't gonna like this one.

Kiss The Go-Goat.

I'm excited to hear it without all the sound effects and clips.

ya, its poppy, but I think thats the point.  very kitschy.
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Post by: Mladen on September 12, 2019, 07:04:13 AM
That was so much fun. Tobias never ceases to amaze.
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Post by: Metropolaris on September 12, 2019, 08:39:22 AM
New EP coming out Friday the 13th apparently.

"Seven Inches of Satanic Panic"

1. Kiss The Go-Goat
2. Mary On A Cross
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Post by: MirrorMask on September 12, 2019, 08:49:17 AM
"Seven Inches of Satanic Panic"

 :facepalm: :lol
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Post by: Zydar on September 12, 2019, 09:36:30 AM
WTF :lol
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Post by: Art on September 12, 2019, 10:37:22 AM
Awesome  :lol
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Post by: MirrorMask on September 12, 2019, 11:43:56 AM
Heard the song, it's lucky that I'm in a moment when I'm very keen on retro / occult music, 'cause it falls in line with other bands I'm listening now, plus it's anyway a funny little song.

Anyway, you gotta admire Tobi's creativity. He writes a very retro sounding song, so how does he tie it with the mythology? but of course it's a song sang by a young Papa Nihil in the summer of love  :lol
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Post by: Cool Chris on September 12, 2019, 09:25:04 PM
Anyway, you gotta admire Tobi's creativity. He writes a very retro sounding song, so how does he tie it with the mythology? but of course it's a song sang by a young Papa Nihil in the summer of love  :lol

No doubt there!

I am pretty new to the Ghost train so am not up on the mythology of the band. But damn if I don't enjoy the music. Can't wait to see the show in 7 days!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: SystematicThought on September 12, 2019, 10:05:10 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5mX3NkA7jM&pbjreload=10 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5mX3NkA7jM&pbjreload=10)

Mary On A Cross

Goddamn, he writes catchy music.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: Zydar on September 13, 2019, 12:18:20 AM
Two great songs, as expected. I've always really liked the catchy side of their style.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: MirrorMask on September 13, 2019, 02:15:43 AM
Anyway, you gotta admire Tobi's creativity. He writes a very retro sounding song, so how does he tie it with the mythology? but of course it's a song sang by a young Papa Nihil in the summer of love  :lol

No doubt there!

I am pretty new to the Ghost train so am not up on the mythology of the band. But damn if I don't enjoy the music. Can't wait to see the show in 7 days!

The backstory in short:

The band Ghost "belongs" to a satanic cult that wants to spread satanism throughout the world or whatever, they identify themselves as "the clergy", that's why whenever you see some announcement it's always "The Clergy wishes to inform you that....".

The whole thing is a spoof of the catholic church so the singer presents himself as "Papa Emeritus". After every album the "pope" got replaced, because he wasn't spreading the message good enough, and so Papa Emeritus got replaced with Emeritus II and he, in turn, with Emeritus III (always the same singer, Tobias Forge).
When Emeritus III got the boot, he got dragged by "security" out of the stage, and appeared a very, very old looking "pope", called "Papa Nihil" or "Papa 0", basically the mastermind of the whole thing. He announced a new chapter and eventually the new singer (again, always the same dude with a different character) was now a cardinal - Cardinal Copia, the current frontman. (It was becoming predictable and stale to change pope with every album, so they came up with the idea of a cardinal this time around).

So this is where we are now, and these two now songs, sounding very retro, are being presented as a 50th anniversary re-release of an album that never existed in the first place, and sung by Papa Nihil when he was young (in the video clip the caption clearly mark the year as 1969). I don't know which idea came first to Tobias - to have an EP with the "very old singer from the '60s" hence he wrote two songs in that style, or he happened to write two songs in that style and came up with the backstory of forgotten 1969 recordings to justify that.

The point is that there's a good theatricality and creative fun behind the whole Ghost image and it's not to be taken tremendously seriously, enjoy the ride and this mashup of satanic cults, slapstick comedy as it can be seen in the short videos they're posting on YouTube and good rocking music  :metal
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: Cool Chris on September 13, 2019, 11:27:40 PM
MM, appreciate the summary. I knew the highlights but much of that fleshed out the details I wasn't aware of, and just make the mythology that much more awesome. Of course it is nothing without solid music, which they keep delivering. 
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: DoctorAction on September 14, 2019, 01:33:22 AM
More great stuff from Ghost. 👍

The catchier the better for me.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: Cool Chris on September 14, 2019, 10:51:29 PM
To anyone who has been to a show on the current tour... what time did Ghost's set start?
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: cramx3 on September 15, 2019, 04:17:16 PM
Honestly don't care for either of these two tracks.  It's kind of a cool story to do this though.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: Ben_Jamin on September 15, 2019, 06:57:40 PM
As long as they play Elizabeth and Secular Haze.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: Cool Chris on September 15, 2019, 07:08:16 PM
Anyone here going to the Seattle show?
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: nattmorker on September 15, 2019, 07:38:30 PM
Great songs! Really catchy chorus! I've really enjoyed this whole mythology thing.

I've never see them live, i hope they come back to México soon.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: SystematicThought on September 15, 2019, 07:59:29 PM
Looks like the new tour is shorter than the last few tours, only 20 songs this time around. Shouldn't a tour called: Ultimate Tour Named Death be the biggest and longest spectacle? Apparently the show is only an hour and a half
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: cramx3 on September 15, 2019, 10:04:06 PM
Looks like the new tour is shorter than the last few tours, only 20 songs this time around. Shouldn't a tour called: Ultimate Tour Named Death be the biggest and longest spectacle? Apparently the show is only an hour and a half

Do they have an opener now? Last tour was an evening with format and they played two ~75 minute sets
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: SystematicThought on September 15, 2019, 10:12:31 PM
They do have an opener, but they did in Europe earlier the year (Candlemass) and still did the two 75 minute sets
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: Tomislav95 on September 16, 2019, 12:22:35 AM
Damn, I've been listening to them a lot lately and I'm thinking about seeing them in December but ticket is so pricey... the fact I like Tribulation doesn't help either :lol
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: MirrorMask on September 17, 2019, 04:03:32 AM
I was thinking of the two "hippie" new songs and how they create a wonderful contrast with the image, or at least the perceived image, of the band  :D

Casual person who knows next to nothing about Ghost: "Geez, here's another band posing as evil and obscure, look at those masks and costumes, I can only imagine what sordid dark lyrics they must have, they must be unholy litanies praising the devil or something"

Actual Ghost song: "You've been daddied by all the dudes who wanna dad"

 :rollin
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: Stadler on September 17, 2019, 08:12:57 AM
I'm a casual Ghost fan - even that is too strong - but I REALLY liked "Kiss The Go-Goat".  I'll check out Marysoon.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: cramx3 on September 17, 2019, 08:35:06 AM
I was thinking of the two "hippie" new songs and how they create a wonderful contrast with the image, or at least the perceived image, of the band  :D

Casual person who knows next to nothing about Ghost: "Geez, here's another band posing as evil and obscure, look at those masks and costumes, I can only imagine what sordid dark lyrics they must have, they must be unholy litanies praising the devil or something"

Actual Ghost song: "You've been daddied by all the dudes who wanna dad"

 :rollin

Well, it's not like it's that much different than your normal Ghost reaction.  Only a subset of their music really relates to their image IMO. 

Honestly never cared for the satanist image, but since they don't take it seriously it's a lot easier for me to enjoy and doing songs that don't fit that satanist image is pretty cool in my mind.  Dance Macabre is a good example too.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: MirrorMask on September 17, 2019, 08:48:16 AM
Indeed, that's the fun part of it, the whole dark / satanic side of the band is clearly not taken seriously.

Speaking of Dance Macabre, it's indeed a nice contrast; the image of the band plus the subject matter (two lovers preparing to die from the plague) would brace anyone for a very dark song, but instead you get a '80s revival that could, would and should have been a crossover summer hit  :lol

I wonder how many casual listeners are sure the chorus goes "I wanna be with you" never realizing it's "I wanna bewitch you".
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: cramx3 on September 17, 2019, 08:59:47 AM
I wonder how many casual listeners are sure the chorus goes "I wanna be with you" never realizing it's "I wanna bewitch you".

I was one of them  :lol My x really liked that song and when I told her the real lyric she no longer was interested
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: Stadler on September 17, 2019, 09:56:06 AM
Didn't Tobias claim to have seriously embraced Satanism as a younger man?  Just asking out of curiosity as it doesn't really seem too serious in the music, and it doesn't bother me any more than any other lyrical content I don't agree with (and there's a lot). 
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: SystematicThought on September 17, 2019, 08:03:07 PM
I think he has said he embraced the cultural aspect of Satanism like the music, film, and iconography. He grew up around heavy metal because of his brother. He was never into the Anton LeVey side of it. He hated religion though because he had negative experiences with it from teachers. He’s also said he appreciates some aspects of Christianity, and used to visit churches when on tour because he loves the architecture and aesthetic. He’s also expressed a belief in some spiritual force, I think in an interview he said life is too strange for there not to be something after this. He just doesn’t know what.

So short answer, he’s not a satanist, but likes the pop culture element around it. I still remember when they first came around, not being sure what the hell I was watching.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: Stadler on September 18, 2019, 08:48:32 AM
Thanks for that (seriously).  That sort of gives me a perspective for some of the things I'm seeing with him and the band. 

I think I'm turning into a fan...
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: Cool Chris on September 20, 2019, 06:35:53 PM
Saw Ghost live last night for the first time. Was very impressed with the show, the presentation, and the venue, which I had not been to before. I feel some people are born to sing (James LaBrie), some are born to sing on stage (Freddie Mercury, Bruce Dickinson), and maybe some are just meant to be on stage, like Tobias. That isn't a knock on his singing. I just feel he could do pretty much anything on stage in front of an audience and make it entertaining.

Did not realize the Cardinal was so vulgar. Is Tobias always like that or is that a characteristic of the Cardinal? My 8 year old daughter almost went to the show with me. I would have had to explain to her what it meant when Tobias asked if a certain song "tickled our taint."

Thinking about the show afterward, it seems like they are a fun band to be a fan of. Lots of bands I consider myself a fan of, but only because I enjoy the music. Being a fan of Ghost feels fun.

After the show some guy was saying before the show as they were testing the pyros one of them caught a curtain on fire. If true glad that didn't turn in to something disastrous.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: SystematicThought on September 20, 2019, 07:42:50 PM
Cardinal Copia and Papa III were pretty vulgar characters, but they are essentially the same character. He says the same stuff as he did as Papa III. Papa I and II barely talked, but the papal robes with the cross staff were pretty damn intimidating in person and that alone had stage presence. Shows were fun back then too when they had minimal lighting and backdrops. They just have great stage presence.

How long was the show? I’ve heard hour and a half, which is kinda disappointing.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: Cool Chris on September 20, 2019, 08:34:00 PM
Wasn't keeping track of time but that sonds about right, maybe 9p-1040p. I got there about the time the opener was wrappign up (by design, I had a busy day) so I onyl saw the Ghost set. It felt short if I thought in terms of a DT "Evening with...." show but otherwise it didn't feel disappointingly short.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: TAC on September 20, 2019, 08:42:03 PM

Did not realize the Cardinal was so vulgar. Is Tobias always like that or is that a characteristic of the Cardinal? My 8 year old daughter almost went to the show with me. I would have had to explain to her what it meant when Tobias asked if a certain song "tickled our taint."


I saw them open for Iron Maiden a couple of years ago. He went on and on before one song talking about orgasms. I mean, c'mon, give me a break. How fucking lame.

That said, I thought they were really good. I haven't been able to get into their studio albums, but I bought the live album after that tour and it's pretty good. I became a fan of that band, as they change members quite a bit.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: SystematicThought on September 20, 2019, 08:45:44 PM
This whole album cycle, the tours have been two and a half hours, so it kinda feels weird to have a shorter set, but now I’m just sounding spoiled. Glad you had fun and witnessed the spectacle of Ghost in concert. They truly are something else. So cool!

The crowds have definitely evolved. When I first started seeing them 8 years ago, it was a bunch of metal heads, very few women. Now there’s kids, grandmas, grandpas, teens, everybody in between. It’s really cool to see that evolution, although I do hope Ghost never becomes the concert that people talk loudly to each other during songs they don’t care about. At Ghost concerts, everyone seems to be there to listen to the music. It’s great


As for TAC, that band on the live album is still mostly there. The bass player is new and the keyboardists are different in that there are two of them and both women. But its still the same drummer and guitarists (lead and rhythm switched places though).
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: Cool Chris on September 20, 2019, 08:48:55 PM
The crowds have definitely evolved. When I first started seeing them 8 years ago, it was a bunch of metal heads, very few women. Now there’s kids, grandmas, grandpas, teens, everybody in between. It’s really cool to see that evolution, although I do hope Ghost never becomes the concert that people talk loudly to each other during songs they don’t care about. At Ghost concerts, everyone seems to be there to listen to the music. It’s great

I was a pretty diverse crowd, though I only saw two kids, one of them being a friend and classmate of my daughter. The other was dressed in full Papa (I am not sure which one, I don't know them that well by sight). Everyone did seem totally in to it, not many significant others who were only there because their boy/girlfriend/spouse asked them to join them.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: MirrorMask on September 22, 2019, 04:07:11 AM
Cardinal Copia and Papa III were pretty vulgar characters, but they are essentially the same character. He says the same stuff as he did as Papa III. Papa I and II barely talked, but the papal robes with the cross staff were pretty damn intimidating in person and that alone had stage presence. Shows were fun back then too when they had minimal lighting and backdrops. They just have great stage presence.

Yeah, I understand that bands grow and evolve and I enjoyed a lot to see them opening for Metallica (even though they're not a band for daylight), but sometimes I miss the earlier era as well. The show, from what I've seen even in a reduced way with Metallica and by YouTube videos, is very cool, and I would have loved to see the full show with two sets from them, but Papa Emeritus II, with the tiara and the cross staff, was a sight to behold. There's nothing wrong with the masks and the red cardinal outfit but having an actual "dark pope" with full regalia singing was definitively something to behold (which I did only once..... once again in daylight, at a Sonisphere festival  :facepalm: )

Can't imagine however Emeritus II singing Dance Macabre while holding a staff  :D
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: SystematicThought on September 25, 2019, 09:21:59 PM
Papa II was depicted as having intense sexual charisma offstage, so maybe it would work :lol

Off topic, but I think I've mentioned it before, I keep forgetting how annoying the Ghost Reddit page is. It used to be entertaining to visit years ago, but since Square Hammer and now Dance Macabre, it's just a bunch of new fans who dismiss Opus and Infestissumam as forgettable albums and boring and talk about how sexy Cardinal Copia is and how cute Tobias is. They keep trying to connect everything to the "Lore" of Ghost. I read one the other day where they said: "Maybe they dropped Monstrance Clock from the setlist because Sister Imperator was pregnant with Copia and now the antichrist is here with Copia. The lyrics talk about that."
No, they probably dropped it because they are playing arenas and needed a solid rocker to close the set, not the theatrical Monstrance Clock. You can't connect lyrics from six years ago to what's happening now. Tobias has said before the story he's doing now is because the record label wanted a story, so he threw something together.

Luckily, I think the Ghost reddit, is a small group of Ghost fans :lol
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: cramx3 on September 26, 2019, 11:04:16 AM
Doesn't sound that different than the DT side of this forum sometimes  :lol 
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: MirrorMask on September 26, 2019, 11:49:26 AM
I like the mythology of Ghost, but we're speaking of a wacky satanist cult where a cardinal gets "Employee of the Month" awards and goes around on a trycicle, while the head of the organization re-releases non-existant albums from 50 years ago. I mean, it's cool and all but I wouldn't spend too much time trying to figure it all out like if it was season 1 of Westworld or something  :lol

Anyway, you're on a Ghost roll, you want to hear all the albums but don't have time? no problem, listen to the whole albums in 2 minutes each! There's a guy who does a lot of acoustic and mellow stuff on YouTube, and he created medleys for Ghost's entire discography! check them out, they're very cool:

Opus Eponymus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjW14hzEiZw
Infestissumam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cobaGOEa1KY
Meliora: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkBgrjjXoVU
Prequelle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61gkhlEsnlE
7 Inches of Satanic Panic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpO1mmp_JnI

And the playlist which I found out only when I copied and pasted all the links  :lol :

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXmYAgnLvf-2gEoiiBSCOyDh8yLqgYTpG
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: Zydar on October 02, 2019, 02:03:51 AM
The next Ghost album will be fronted by Papa Emeritus IV.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/next_ghost_album_will_be_fronted_by_papa_emeritus_iv_tobias_forge_announces.html

So no Cardinal Copia then.
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: MirrorMask on October 02, 2019, 02:11:57 AM
What about Cardinal Copia being elected Papa Emeritus?

Come on, this is such a long time coming that it will be a huge missed opportunity if they don't turn the cardinal into a pope, and especially if they don't do it live on stage.

Tobias said they'll play only one show in 2020 - could this be the show for the DVD he wants to film? at the end Papa Nihil could come out, like he did when he booted Emeritus III, and instead do the Habemus Papam:

Nuntio vobis gaudium magnum; habemus Papam!
Eminentissimum ac Reverendissimum Dominum,
Dominum Copia,
Qui sibi nomen imposuit Emeritus Quarti!


(They could switch Eminentissimum and Reverendissimum with latin terms for, dunno, blasphemous, demoniac and whatever)

Then Tobias could come out dressed as Emeritus IV giving something to wait for to the fans until the next album in 2021.

Come on, they're already a spoof of the catholic church, they have a cardinal and they want to have a pope - if they don't do their own version of the Habemus Papam, I'll be pissed  :lol
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: SystematicThought on October 06, 2019, 12:39:46 AM
Just came back from seeing Ghost at The Armory here in Minneapolis. The band as usual was on fire. They get more and more entertaining each time they pass through. So much fun to see. It was great seeing them live with a bigger lighting rig, pyro, smoke, explosions, etc. It added to the overall show.

Here's some videos I took. I'm no cram, but I do okay with my shots:

Dance Macabre/Square Hammer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzrqRZs03kI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzrqRZs03kI)

Year Zero: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9GFo9yTf-w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9GFo9yTf-w)

The one thing I gotta say, and I knew this was going to happen with a bigger venue, and the fact that the band is getting bigger, but the crowd tonight....Every previous time I've seen Ghost, and it's a lot, the crowd is quiet throughout. I mean, they cheer and everything when it's an energetic song and give him a response when he asks for a loud cheer--normal concert stuff. But when the parts were quiet or the interlude like Spoksonat, Devil Church, the guitar battle before Cirice, the intro/outro to Year Zero, they would just stand there watching what was happening onstage. It was great, everyone was there to watch the show.

The crowd tonight. Talked loudly during the songs mentioned above and would talk over Tobias' talking parts. I knew this was going to happen once they moved into the arenas, but it was awful tonight. It was obvious plenty were there to only see Square Hammer and Dance Macabre. I felt bad for the guy standing next to me because the whole night, he stood against the rail, very respectful guy, would record some songs, but mostly just stood there and watched. During Square Hammer, he's filming it, and this lady behind him (who was loud all night and talked about her 2 year old at home loudly during the Cirice guitar battle) starts grinding up on him and putting her hands over the camera and touching him. It wasn't done in a flirtatious manner, it was done to annoy him. I heard him turn around and say to her to stop. She kept doing it. Why spend money on a ticket to hear two songs and talk through the rest. It's annoying.

I hate fan gatekeeping, but Ghost is way more than those two songs. Respect what came before, there were plenty of us there tonight who have been to plenty of shows and want to hear everything. Just because you haven't heard Zombie Queen before doesn't mean you talk through it. It was just annoying.

Overall though, I enjoyed watching the band and hearing the songs (Zombie Queen is so much fun live as is Satan Prayer). Tobias is quite the entertainer and is so theatrical. Even in the arena, they don't really lose that theatrical nature. I'm looking forward to seeing their stage setup evolve over time. Sadly, we won't see them pass through again until 2021 at the earliest. Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: The Official Ghost Thread v. They're RATS! Aah aha AAH AAH!
Post by: cramx3 on October 08, 2019, 01:43:40 PM
That's a nice big crowd for them, that's cool to see, but that lady annoying that guy would make me livid.  I can't say I've ever had anyone fuck with my phone or camera before.  I'd totally tell them to fuck off and make sure the camera was still rolling to record the encounter  :lol