Monday, October 14, 2013

The power of Ghost compels you!

It's a good week for live music here in Knoxville--in addition to They Might Be Giants playing on Wednesday, the creepy Swedish metal band Ghost is playing here tonight! The band has been together since 2008 and just released their major label debut album this year, Infestissumam

Their sound is reminiscent of early melodic metal, like Black Sabbath and Mercyful Fate, and their look is straight from the grave--the lead singer, Papa Emeritus, wears skull make-up and a Cardinal's robes, and the other band members, the Nameless Ghouls, wear hooded monk-like robes. Their lyrics are overtly Satanic, but the band makes a point to say that it's all tongue-in-cheek and that their mission is to put on a show. "We want people to go into the experience the same way that you would lose yourself in a horror movie for an hour or two," says one Ghoul. They've even covered an ABBA song! That's the kind of musical versatility I can appreciate. 

Here's a touching power ballad about a zombie queen. Black light guides you, ghuleh!

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