Artist: Ghost Venue: Barclays Center Opener: n/a Date: 12/15/2018 Label: Loma Vista Recordings
There is a spectre haunting the world, the spectre of Ghost. Having gone from playing theaters only a year ago to dominating the same sold-out arenas as Iron Maiden, Ghost is a phenomena. From an outsider’s non-metal perspective, Ghost is “basically a satanic Alice Cooper mixed with KISS and a little bit of Marilyn Manson, right?” Although a decent attempt to brand Ghost with a single visual label, this endeavor is ill-fated as it forgoes the group’s depth, and even insults Ghost’s core ideology, and musical wizardry.
So if Ghost isn’t just a satanic Alice-KISS-Manson mashup, what are they and how is what they do any different from the others? Easy. Ghost, as explained by frontman Tobias Forge, is a Mass, a celebration if you will. An evil satanic Mass celebrating the Lord of the Underworld, you ask? Nay. The Ghost spectacle is a celebration of life, knowledge, exploration, and of course, heavy riffs, big drums, and a bass line that will “wobble your ass,” as Cardinal Copia might say. Still not following how a bunch of Swedes (or so we think) dressed up as ghouls commanded by the antithesis of religious piety is actually a loving, caring, and genius gift to the fate of humankind? Fair enough. Without going into further examination of their lyrical content, as I faithfully believe you can research the true meaning behind most songs by a click of a mouse, let’s highlight Ghost’s 2018 tour: A Pale Tour Named Death.
The band Ghost recently completed their brief “A Pale Tour Named Death” run of happenings and now have offered up this video recap from across the cities that were infiltrated. Directed by Bill Yukich with Photography by Ryan Chang, the clip captures the spectacle quite well. The song featured in the clip is “Faith” from their latest album “Prequelle”. Indulge.
We recently caught up with Sister Imperator in a clip that you can find HERE. She brings the Flock some awesome news. Check it out.
MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY: We wish to inform you A PALE TOUR NAMED DEATH will be haunting the lands of Europe in 2019. Ticket presales begin this Thursday, September 13 at 10AM CET, and the general on sale will start Friday, September 14 at 10AM CET. A complete list of rituals can be found below. Pre-sale and VIP Packages: http://bit.ly/GHOSTVIP
The Tour Dates:
February 3 FRA, Lyon Tony Garnier
February 5 HOL, Amsterdam AFAS Live
February 6 BEL, Antwerp Lotto
February 7 FRA, Paris Zenith
February 14 GER, Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
February 15 GER, Bochum Ruhrkongress
February 17 GER, Hannover Swiss Life Hall
February 18 GER, Hamburg Sporthalle
February 20 SWE, Gothenburg Scandinavium
February 21 NOR, Oslo Spektrum
February 23 SWE, Stockholm Ericsson Globe Continue reading Ghost Announces European Headlining Tour For 2019→