Origin: Sweden  
Genres: Traditional Metal
Page online: March 31, 2015
Last update/review: June 3, 2018

Ghost

Ghost seemingly came out of nowhere in 2010 with Opus Eponymous. What we have here is a band playing a kind of 70's influenced, occult-rock-infused metal, with one Papa Emeritus on vocals and with five Nameless Ghouls backing him (as of this writing, the members are still anonymous, though apparently the vocalist has all but been identified). The music, the mystery surrounding the members, the Satanic overtones, they've all help to make Ghost a buzzworthy band. But while the band deservedly has many supporters, there are more than a few detractors out there, many of whom point out that Ghost is either a cheap Mercyful Fate knockoff or a Blue Oyster Cult clone. About that -- neither description is accurate by itself, but there's something to both statements, as some of the riffs on Opus do harken back to the Fate of old, and the vocal lines are quite plainly reminiscient of the Cult, while on Infestissuman the similarities to both bands (especially MF) are lessened as the band is defining its own style. Really, describing Ghost as a MF/BOC cross doesn't do the band justice, even if it's not terribly off the mark. Apparently the official band name (at least for the US market) is Ghost BC due to name conflict/trademark issues.

Recent album: Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic, released on September 13, 2019.

Current Members

Papa Emeritus (Tobias Forge)

vocals

Former Members/Guests

Nameless Ghoul (Martin Persner)

guitars

Nameless Ghoul (Simon Söderberg)

guitars

Nameless Ghoul (Henrik Palm)

guitars (Inborn Suffering, ex-In Solitude, Sonic Ritual)

Chris Catalyst (guest)

guitars

Per Eriksson (guest)

guitars (ex-Bloodbath, ex-Katatonia)

Gustaf Lindström

bass

Nameless Ghoul (Rickard Ottoson)

bass

Benjamin Christodoulou (guest)

bass

Nameless Ghoul (Mauro Rubino)

keyboards

Zachary Baird (guest)

keyboards

Salem Al Fakir (guest)

keyboards

Steve Moore (guest)

keyboards (ex-Dungeon, ex-Earth)

Ludvig Kennberg (guest)

drums

Nameless Ghoul (Aksel Holmgren)

drums

Nameless Ghoul (Martin Hjertstedt)

drums

Jan-Vincent Velazco (guest)

drums



Discography


Opus Eponymous  
2010 Rise Above
  1. Deus Culpa
  2. Con Clavi Con Dio
  3. Ritual
  4. Elizabeth
  5. Stand by Him
  6. Satan Prayer
  7. Death Knell
  8. Prime Mover
  9. Genesis
  • Papa Emeritus
  • Gustaf Lindström
  • Ludvig Kennberg
2010 Readers' Album #45





Infestissumam  
2013 Loma Vista
  1. Infestissumam
  2. Per Aspera Ad Inferi
  3. Secular Haze
  4. Jigolo Har Megiddo
  5. Ghuleh / Zombie Queen
  6. Year Zero
  7. Idolatrine
  8. Body And Blood
  9. Depth Of Satans Eyes
  10. Monstrance Clock
  • Papa Emeritus
  • Nameless Ghoul
  • Nameless Ghoul
  • Nameless Ghoul
  • Nameless Ghoul
  • Nameless Ghoul
2013 Readers' Album #12





If You Have Ghost  EP
2013 Sonet
  1. If You Have Ghosts (Roky Erickson cover)
  2. I'm a Marionette (ABBA cover)
  3. Crucified (Army of Lovers cover)
  4. Waiting for the Night (Depeche Mode cover)
  5. Secular Haze (live)
  • Papa Emeritus
  • Nameless Ghoul
  • Nameless Ghoul
  • Nameless Ghoul
  • Nameless Ghoul



Meliora  
2015 Loma Vista
  1. 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
  • Papa Emeritus
  • Nameless Ghoul
  • Nameless Ghoul
  • Ludvig Kennberg
2015 Readers' Album #7





Popestar  EP
2016
  1. Square Hammer
  2. Nocturnal Me
  3. I Believe
  4. Missionary Man
  5. Bible
  • Papa Emeritus
  • Nameless Ghoul
  • Nameless Ghoul
2016 Readers' Album #44




Ceremony And Devotion  LIVE
2017 Universal
  1. Square Hammer
  2. From the Pinnacle to the Pit
  3. Con Clavi con Dio
  4. Per Aspera ad Inferi
  5. Body and Blood
  6. Devil Church
  7. Cirice
  8. Ghuleh / Zombie Queen
  9. Year Zero
  10. Spöksonat
  11. He Is
  12. Mummy Dust
  13. Absolution
  14. Ritual
  15. Monstrance Clock
  • Papa Emeritus
  • Chris Catalyst
  • Per Eriksson
  • Benjamin Christodoulou
  • Zachary Baird
  • Jan-Vincent Velazco



Prequelle  
2018 Loma Vista
  1. Ashes
  2. Rats
  3. Faith
  4. See The Light
  5. Miasma
  6. Dance Macabre
  7. Pro Memoria
  8. Witch Image
  9. Helvetesfönster
  10. Life Eternal
  • Papa Emeritus
  • Salem Al Fakir
  • Steve Moore
  • Ludvig Kennberg



Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic  EP
2019 Loma Vista




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