Mysterious Swedish band GHOST have won a Grammi for their second album Infestissumam.
Their home nation’s equivalent of the US Grammy awards ceremony took place in Stockholm last night, where the occult-themed band emerged victorious in the Best Hard Rock/Metal category.
The other nominees were Crashdiet for The Savage Playground, Watain for The Wild Hunt, Nicke Borg Homeland for Ruins Of A Riot, and The Kristet Utseende for Pervogenesis.
Ghost consists of five Nameless Ghouls behind frontman Papa Emeritus II, and although their identities have yet to be revealed, one of the band last year admitted it was only a matter of time.
He said: “I think we’ve been able to sustain our thing so far because there hasn’t been that kind of level of interest in the band. That will change. It’s something of a paradox. To go further as a band doesn’t run parallel with being anonymous.”
In October the band released a five-track covers EP called If You Have Ghost, produced by Dave Grohl – who, it’s claimed, has actually performed with them as one of the Nameless Ghouls. They appear at this year’s Sonisphere festival at Knebworth in July.
02. Per Aspera Ad Inferi
03. Secular Haze
04. Jigolo Har Megiddo
05. Ghuleh / Zombie Queen
06. Year Zero
07. Body And Blood
09. Depth of Satan’s Eyes
10. Monstrance Clock
IRON MAIDEN will play at Kalemegdan Park in Belgrade on Tuesday, June 17th. This stunning location, which is part of Belgrade Fortress will be their first open-air show in Serbia since 1981! GHOST will be supporting.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 26th at 10 AM, CET at this location. An exclusive first ticket pre-sale for Iron Maiden Fan Club members will run on Tuesday, February 25th.
Iron Maiden’s complete live itinerary can be found here.
Swedish bashers GHOST, who toured Australia recently with the Big Day Out, recently dropped by Music Feeds Studio with frontman Papa Emeritus II decked out in full clergymen attire rather than his stage outfit to perform ‘Ritual’, a cut from their debut full-length album, 2010?s Opus Eponymous:
Ghost recently uploaded a previously unseen video of ‘Year Zero’, performed live at Webster Hall in New York City on May 11th, 2013.
GHOST has issued the following announcement on the band’s Official Facebook Page:
We wish to inform you that Ghost won the award for “Rock/Metal of the Year” at the P3 Guld awards in Gothenburg, Sweden. Thank you for all your votes.
Besides GHOST’s Infestissumam among the nominees were CULT OF LUNA’s Vertikal, WATAIN’s The Wild Hunt, IN SOLITUDE’s Sister and TIGER BELL’s Don’t Wanna Hear About Your Band.
More information on P3 Guld Awards HERE.
May 11th the Swedish occult rockers GHOST performed “Year Zero” at Webster Hall in New York City. Check out below the professionally filmed video footage.
CULT OF LUNA‘s Vertikal, GHOST‘s Infestissumam, WATAIN’s The Wild Hunt, IN SOLITUDE‘s Sister and TIGER BELL‘s Don’t Wanna Hear About Your Band are up for a nomination at the P3 Guld Awards in Sweden for Rock/Metal Of The Year.
P3 Guld 2014 will take place January 18 at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg. There are two types of tickets; standing room for 395 crowns, and seating for 460 crowns. The ticket also includes entry (subject to availability) to the P3 Gold club night after the gala on January 18. Club Evening will take around Trädgår’n in Gothenburg. To gain access to the club night, you must be at least 18 years old.
For more details click here.
Recently RockNLive.org interviewed one of the nameless ghouls of GHOST, talking about their new EP “If You Have Ghost”, released via Loma Vista Recordings on November 19th. Check out the interview below:
Swedish occult rockers GHOST (aka Ghost B.C.) will release their new EP “If You Have Ghost” through Loma Vista Recordings on November 19th.
‘If You Have Ghosts’ (originally recorded by ROKY ERICKSON)
‘I Am A Marionette’ (originally recorded by ABBA)
‘Crucified’ (originally recorded by ARMY OF LOVERS)
‘Waiting For The Night’ (originally recorded by DEPECHE MODE)
‘Secular Haze’ (recorded live at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
EP can now be streamed in its entirety via Consequence of Sound.
Professionally filmed video footage of Swedish occult rockers GHOST performing the song “Secular Haze” live on May 11 at Webster Hall in New York City can be seen below.
A nameless ghoul stated: “Playing in New York will always feel very special for us, since it was the first city in the U.S. that embraced us. Every time we play there, it marks another step up for us — going from filling up the basement at Webster Hall, to filling up the Bowery to finally play at sold-out Webster Hall. We simply love New York.”