The Press Release:
In anticipation of the international launch of DC’s runaway 2020 hit limited series, Dark Nights: Death Metal, the publisher announced today plans to collaborate with seven of the most renowned metal music bands for Dark Nights: Death Metal – Band Edition. Representing a cross-section of metal music from across genres and generations, each special edition will feature a variant cover spotlighting a different metal band, an introduction from the band and exclusive interview. The lineup includes:
Issue #1: Featured band: Megadeth – Cover artist: Juanjo Guarnido
Just as I was wondering what I was possibly going to share with the readership next came the alert about the brand new face of Ghost in Papa Emeritus IV who joined forces with The Hellacopters to deliver a stunning cover of the Rolling Stones “Sympathy For The Devil”. Apparently this was done for the Pa Sparet television game show that has broadcast in Sweden since 1987. Let’s take a look at the clip down below. Enjoy.
We wish to inform you. Last night’s only Ghost show for 2020 in Mexico proved to be one that the fans in attendance will never ever forget. Not only was it an astounding display of music for the final night of touring for the “Prequelle” album, but they also witnessed the appointment of Cardinal Copia to be the bands newest Papa as Emeritus IV made his debut appearance. Please enjoy this fan filmed video of the happening and I will follow with more by me after the clip.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: There is a lot to absorb here from the clip and I was so glad that this fan was not only close to the action but also had a decent charge on their mobile device. Now according to what I’ve read online about this show, just before this clip begins his Unholiness Papa Nihil aka Papa Emeritus 0 fell down and died onstage just after his saxophone solo. As many diehard fans know, Nihil was the sire of all three of the previous Papas and with his passing the bloodline ends. We then see the Cardinal Copia surrounded by the Sisters Of Sin who adorn him in the proper garments of his station and appointment to Papa Emeritus IV. Once revealed he takes to the microphone and continues the legend for the masses. This show in Mexico City was to be the only show for the band for the 2020 year so they will likely be working on some new music and presenting some sort of EP in the not too distant future. Over the years they’ve finished an album and then toured and then released an EP of covers. As more develops on this story, I’ll be sure to share it with you since the band is officially a phenomenon now. Historically speaking I’ve been following Ghost since the first album but never managed to see them play with Papa 1 or the Cardinal. Stay tuned, and congratulations to Papa Emeritus IV. We all look forward to serving you.
[MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY] We wish to inform you Papa Nihil has been feeling particularly nostalgic as of late…Chapter 8 is available now for your viewing pleasure.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: As a fan of history, I have to say that I really enjoyed this latest chapter because it gives the Flock a great look at some rare and truly vintage performance footage from times long ago when Papa Nihil was heralding the charge and the message. Dare I say that this was very “Groovy” and had lots and lots of soul (or is it souls????). You gotta also love the quasi-Beatles coif that Papa was sporting. Now the tune while approximately 50 years old has stood up across the sands of time and I am glad to find them considering a re-release for all of the newbies to their brand of sonic soul procurement. Could Papa 0 be considering a return to the stage with all of the original Nameless Ghouls? Let’s raise the interest by sharing this clip and rallying behind them by posting to social networks and speaking about it to the hapless passerby on the street. The Clergy summons, and I’d suggest you comply. Until next time.
[MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY] We wish to inform you that the Ghost Papa III Super 7 Reaction figure is now available.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: It’s without question that Super7 has been pulling out all the stops when it comes to the coolness of their ReAction figure line. So far we’ve gotten a whole bunch of Iron Maiden Eddies, a Motorhead Warpig and the Slayer Minotaur on top of the amazing Misfits Jerry Only. If you are a collector of all things Metal, Punk and Rock, you will need to allot some budget over to a Super7 account. For those who are just seeing this kind of stuff for the first time and feel they seem familiar then you are not imagining things. These figures are designed in the style of the original Kenner “Star Wars” action figures which if you are a collector of a certain age you might have a box of them hidden in a closet somewhere. This is one of my favorite lines and every year at Toy Fair I look forward to seeing what they have coming down the pike when I attend this convention. I’ll close up now but I wonder what you folks think about this brand new collectible. Will you be purchasing? Chime in down below in the comments.