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.
There has been a message from the Clergy and apparently the Powers That Be for the band Ghost have announced a Press Conference for NYC this Monday at the ungodly hour of 9AM. Well, ungodly if you stay out all night like some of the folks in the Metal scene that I know of and here are the details.
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.
Message From The Clergy: We wish to inform you that we have new blood…
PiercingMetal Thoughts: And so the preparations begin and shall we watching the signs for the upcoming changes. As a humble servant and acolyte of the cause I advise you to also pay heed and wait in anticipation to what Papa Emeritus 0 decrees. Are you on the square? Then stay tuned if you know what’s good for you.