It was only a couple of months ago that we first shared the news about a new band that had been formed by drummer Max Portnoy (Son Of Mike) and Justin Bonitz who is cited as being a YouTube sensation. The band is called Tallah and if you missed that report please click HERE to examine in. Now, as May gets into full swing we get the official video from their first single with “Placenta”. Take a look.
It was probably the earliest that I had found myself deploying for an event outside of something like the Toy Fair, but when Ghost announced that a Press Conference would be taking place in NYC at our own Irving Plaza (see that news HERE), I knew that I had to be on point no matter how much coffee was needed to make this happen.
The marquee of the venue that we know so well got right to the point about their being a special sermon by Papa Nihil and Sister Imperator. Sister is the one we see in all of their propaganda videos.
On the stage a couple of microphones and a lectern.
Now that the Iron Maiden supporting slot is over and the band’s released a subsequent live album, it’s time to get some more new from the ever-enigmatic Ghost but first there are some changes to point out. If the video tells no lies, the dread Papa Emeritus III is gone and in his place – Cardinal Copia. The song is called “Rats” and here is the video
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So it’s hopefully clear that I am only discussing the video in this brief narrative and will get into the single itself at another time and if not there you go. Now I am clearly going to miss the efforts of P3 but this new Cardinal Copia sure seems younger and much more quick on his feet. The dance moves alone rival that of the late great Fred A-scare. The Nameless Ghouls all appear to be the same as the last go round but who really knows if they have been swapped and traded as needs aligned. The visuals here are of a rat infested city and the song is an anthem to them. I am not a fan of the rodents myself and see enough during the travels on the NYC subway system but outside of that I do love the Ghostettes (or whatever the dancers who we see in the clip are called). Farewell P3 and welcome to the fold Cardinal Copia. Did you enjoy the clip? You can legally download the single for this song from “Prequelle” via the link to Amazon.com down below.
Message From The Clergy: We wish to inform you our new leader has arrived.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: And so we meet Cardinal Copia for the very first time and the interesting part to note is that he is not of the same lineage as the Papas we have met before him. Could Sister have been wrong in her choice? Only time will tell if this decision was the correct one and like many of the other ardent loyalists of the flock, we shall be monitoring the goings on with great earnest.
It’s been quite a few years since the Metal world has gotten a brand-new album by Symphonic Black Metal giants Dimmu Borgir and soon “Eonian” will be unleashed upon the world. The bands issued two singles already with “Interdimensional Summit” and “Council Of Wolves And Snakes” and now its time to join Silenoz and Shagrath at Blackcraft Cult as they discuss the writing of the new album.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t have much to add about this clip and that’s usually the case with these presentations unless something super shocking is revealed. Stay tuned for any of the follow-up clips about this albums creation and be sure to order “Eonian” nice and early care of the Amazon.com link below.