The Details: The band is shrouded in mystery and fronted by the sinister presence known as Papa Emeritus II and their shows are more along the lines of “rituals” than a simple concert appearance and now the band is bringing this ominous event to the beautiful Best Buy Theater. They’ll be bringing along King Dude as support and thanks to the marketing wizards at AEG, PiercingMetal is going to put a couple of lucky fans into the sure to be sold out show. I’m excited because this is also my first time seeing the band and I’m ready to be among the converted during “Tour Zero Year 2014”. Read on.
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The prayers to your dark gods have been answered for Ghost shall return to the US for their “Tour Year Zero 2014” happenings. Check out the bleak and rather dramatic poster below.
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The band Ghost is one of the most mysterious of the Hard Rock acts currently on the circuit today and their brand new album is entitled “Infestissumam”. They’ve recently unveiled the video for one of its tracks called “Year Zero” and the song is awesome but this clip is NSFW which means “Not Safe For Work” so don’t be opening this up at the office or in school since there is a little bit of nudity involved. I think I’d steer clear of this one if you are under 18 years of age as well but that’s just me being older and occasionally responsible.
About The Video: The video shows a group of women awaiting some sort of important visitor for a gathering and when the ominous gent arrives for dinner of raw steak, wine and grapes (which are all fed to him) the admiration is in high gear. This is obviously Papa Emeritus II (the bands second lead singer) but he is not in his skull faced visage at the time). He leaves and the women disrobe so that’s the NSFW part and they transform into The Nameless Ghouls and he eventually into Papa II. There you go.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Since I’ve only seen Ghost on videos before thanks to YouTube.com I had to say that I was super curious about the clip. It’s a weird one and somewhat creepy with the interaction between the women and the Papa figure. The song has a very Satanic essence to it but that is pretty much the vibe of this band in the first place. I love the track and can say that some of the visuals are off-putting but that is probably exactly what Ghost wanted to leave you with. My hope is to catch them on the tour supporting this album so let’s see what happens. What did you readers think of this clip? Let me know in the comments below.
Official Website: http://www.ghostofficial.com
Title: “Year Zero” (Single)
Label: Loma Vista Recordings
Release Date: 3/12/2013
Genre: Doom Metal
It wasn’t long ago that I offered up some thoughts on the debut single “Secular Haze” from the upcoming Ghost B.C. album “Infestissumam” which you can find HERE. I didn’t love or hate the track per se but was glad to get some time to absorb the second single “Year Zero” which I am loving quite a bit. This tune was also free and in order to hear it before the full release, the fans had to use Facebook to nominate their new singer Papa Emeritus II as the new Pope for the Roman Catholic Church. He didn’t win the vote of course but the fans still got and advance listen to what I feel is a fantastic track. “Year Zero” begins with a choir that names numerous demonic entities and that is an intense way to start. It takes a moment or two to realize that is what they are saying but they are. The riff on this one is almost hypnotic and with its steady pace draws you into the melodies quite well. When Papa II begins to sing his tale of how insignificant man is in the greater scheme of things it just brings you deeper into their mire.
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Title: “Secular Haze” (Single)
Label: Loma Vista Recordings
Release Date: 2/18/2013
Genre: Doom Metal
The masked and mysterious band Ghost who we last heard from with their awesome “Opus Eponymous” debut album are preparing to release their latest bit of work upon the masses and have unveiled this new single “Secular Haze” back in December. The song was at first available for free and is now available for immediate digital download for a modest sum. Since that last time around some changes have some to pass with the first and most prominent being the newly installed Papa Emeritus II who replaced Papa I in a live concert ceremony. The second is that they are now going by “Ghost B.C.” here in the USA for legal reasons. It’s a clear play on the “Before Christ” adage but the bands Nameless Ghouls stress this is silent. So about the track, it’s an interesting one with an almost carnival vibe to it based on the keyboards and I had to admit that Papa II sure does sound a lot like Papa I so the fans will not have issue adjusting to the new member.
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