by Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Ghost)
The Ghost Band are not the usual entertainers you see appearing in Las Vegas, their unique appeal brings back the Gothic Middle Ages.
Within the ghost theme, the band’s performance grows even more emotional as they draw the audience into the song. Ghost offers an eerie, unforgettable experience whether you watch their video or see them on stage.
Recently appearing for a special Halloween show at the House of Blues, in the Mandalay Bay Resort, the Ghost band is the show to see all year.
All of Ghost’s theatrical moves are complimented by their costumes, the five of the band’s six members wear silver masks with horns, and the vocalist appears wearing a skull mask and is dressed as a demonic character.
Meliora is Latin for “better” . . . “the eternal pursuit for something better”. Experience one of Meliora’s tracks “Cirice”, the first single of the album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0Ao4t_fe0I
Here is the track listing followed by the album artwork:
- Spirit 2. From The Pinnacle To The Pit 3. Cirice 4. Spöksonat 5. He Is 6. Mummy Dust 7. Majesty 8. Devil Church 9. Absolution 10. Deus In Absentia
The members of the band are anonymous, known as Nameless Ghouls, and the singer, Papa Emeritus, play their parts well with all of the fury of a Gothic production show. It’s more than just music, Ghost is both a band and a cultural phenomenon with performance art and humanistic social commentary.
Ghost’s new record Meliora (August 21, 2015) with Loma Vista Recordings has been compared to the uniqueness of KISS, Alice Cooper, The Misfits, David Bowie and GWAR.
Ghost (formerly known as Ghost B.C. in the United States) is a Swedish heavy metal band that was formed in Linkoping in 2008. In 2010, they released a 3-track demo followed by a 7″ vinyl titled “Elizabeth,” and later their debut full-length album Opus Eponymous. The Grammy’s-nominated album was widely praised and increased their popularity significantly. Their second album and major label debut Infestissumam was released in 2013, debuted at number one in Sweden, and won the Grammy’s Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Album. The band released their third studio album “Meliora” in 2015, to much critical acclaim and record sales, charting at No. 8 in the United States Billboard, and reaching number 1 in their home country of Sweden. They are also in the company of Ace Of Base, Europe and Avicii, as 1 of those 4 Swedish bands that have been on the Top10 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart… www.ghost-official.com
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