Ghost is a Swedish heavy metal band formed 2008. The band was hyped up in 2010 partly because of members' choice to appear behind the masks without giving their identities. The group claims to be sent by the devil to the commercially viable rock collecting souls for him. The debut "Opus Eponymous" was nominated for a Grammy in 2011 in the category hard rock.
Ghost is booked for the Getaway Rock Festival, Sweden Rock, Metal Town, and Roskilde festival in summer 2011.
Rumors claim that the members should be established persons in Stockholm death/black metal scene, who they are we leave unsaid. :)
On Friday the 13th it was time for me and my friend to witness "Ghost" Live when they did visit the Strand here in Stockholm together with In Solitude and Stench.
Devil himself must have had a finger or two when Ghost was created, with their down-smoked legacy of seventies Black Sabbath and classic doom metal.
They messes for their new initiates fans, like a pope in the church and that this is a dark well-played manifesto for an hour is no doubt. They played the new album and included the bonus tune from the latest record, the Beatles’ cover "Here Comes The Sun" and ends with the entire body of Christ.
Both me and my friend are happy with Ghost’s effort at the Strand and we are trying to get out from the explosive-filled concert hall with a smile placed higher than usual. We run into some known faces like Leif Edling (Candlemass) and David Isberg (Opeth), we are told the guys in the Ghost has been living in the rehearsal studio for three weeks before this gig, that this would become such a good gig as possible.
Here is some pictures from the gig!
Todays tune ”Here Comes The Sun” (Beatles cover) is the Bonus track from the album ”Opus Eponymous”
Live at the Strand, May 13, 2011
More info @ Ghost Official MySpace
No Spotify link on this one.