Martin Persner, formerly a guitarist with Swedish occult metal sensation Ghost – he was “Omega” among the band’s anonymous line-up of Nameless Ghouls – has resurrected an old project (founded back in 2006) to deliver a full-length album of soft, electro-fied rock that is dramatic and atmospheric at times, but without the considerable peaks of his “other” band.
Chart-topping Occult Rock band Ghost has shared a new trailer in their ongoing series of teasers promoting Prequelle (Loma Vista Recordings). The clip stars Cardinal Copia, Sister Imperator, and Papa Nihil, and also has a very Kubrick-ian feel, with nods to classic Stephen King book and film The Shining. These clips continue to hint at a return of Papa Emeritus character at some point in the future. Catch the band on its remaining European tour dates with Metallica, or next fall on their first full headline arena tour.Continue reading →
In a story we have been tracking for some time at Ghost Cult, Swedish Courts have summarily dismissed the case against Ghost frontman and copyright owner Tobias Forge, brought by his former bandmates. According to a report by Andreas Schander of Linkoping News, the hometown newspaper of the band, the trial in Linköping district court lasted for six days and at 11 o’clock CST on Wednesday, the case was dismissed. Not only that but the plaintiffs (Simon Söderberg (guitars, “Alpha,” member since 2010 -2016) Mauro Rubino (keyboards, “Air,” member since 2011-2016), Henrik Palm (guitar, “Ether,” member since 2015 – 2016) and Martin Hjertstedt (drums, “Earth,” member since 2014 – 2016) owe Forge over 1.3 million Swedish Kronors, or approximately $145,000 USD. The case alleged that Forge had wrongly distributed money and withheld royalties, backing down from promises they claimed he made to the members at the time. Forge argued that Ghost was always his band, and the rest were hired, musicians. The original article in Swedish including the 180-page court decision documents can be seen in the story below. Continue reading →
Since the release of their debut album in 2010, Swedish act Ghost has divided the Metal community like no other band has for years. Frequently berated for a seemingly endless list of equally meaningless reasons, you just know the band are laughing themselves stupid underneath their masks each time the latest horde of terminally outraged cynics appear, summoned to their keyboards, as if by magic, whenever the word “Ghost” is mentioned on the internet, to inform the world using block capitals that “they’re just ripping off Blue Öyster Cult and Mercyful Fate”, “they’re not metal”, or “they’re only a gimmick anyway” etc. etc.
Keeping the hype train rolling along, Ghost performed at a private event in Chicago last night, playing a short unplugged set and debuting what looks to be the first single off of their new album, ‘Rats’. They performed for the first time with Cardinal Copia (Tobia Forge), their new frontman in the band following the previous leaders Papa Emeritus, Papa Emeritus II, and Papa Emeritus III. Watch this video clip of the band performing a snippet of ‘Cirice’ acoustic. Continue reading →
The beauty to last weeks’ beast, the Ghost Cult album round-up is back for your vulgar delectation, and our final compilation of 2017 captures albums most Metal and most Melodic, shining a light on last-minute stocking fillers that St. Anne, rather than St Nick, would approve of… Continue reading →
In an interview this past weekend, A Nameless Ghoul from Ghost remarked that the band has undergone some lineup changes. This is the most concrete form of evidence that has only been circulating as rumors in fan groups on social media about the fast rising, but notoriously secretive band.Continue reading →
Occult rockers Ghost just wrapped up their highly successful Popestar 2016 Tour on the USA. The band has just announced a brief run of dates for Scandinavia next spring, including their home-country of Sweden.Continue reading →
The faithful gathered one for one last ritual on the final night of Ghost’s Popestar Tour 2016. Ready to embrace the spectacle, be enlightened, and indoctrinated by sacred services, fans gathered at the stunning Kings Theatre in Flatbush Brooklyn, renovated to a level of opulence befitting of this epic show. Continue reading →