Entries tagged with: Ghost
photos by Chris La Putt
"Ghost just leveled Best Buy Theater. Best set I've seen them play yet" - Michel
The best part, really, was that Papa Emeritus wasn't the only thing to watch on stage. The rest of the band has a ton of energy and synergy that made it amazing to behold.The costumed Satanic Swedes known as Ghost (or Ghost B.C.) wrapped up their North American tour in NYC with a show at Best Buy Theater on Saturday (5/17). Their 17-song set included most of both albums, plus covers of The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun" and Roky Erickson's "If You Have Ghosts." Opening for Ghost on this tour was noir-country crooner King Dude, who put out his new album Fear earlier this month. It sounded like an interesting pairing, but as the Reddit user quoted above points out, the crowd didn't treat him very well (and other users agreed in the comments):
Biggest surprises? To my left, there was a woman in front of me playing Candy Crush Saga on her phone the entire show.
To my right, there was a guy holding his ~6 year old son, who was just rocking out the whole time. [Reddit user ggabriele3]
The only real disappointment was how the crowd treated the opener - King Dude. Granted the guy has a very different sound (think post-apocalyptic Americana; like Fallout New Vegas), and I feel like the guy really hasn't perfected his sound yet....but the guys yelling "you suck" should have been thrown out.Another person tweeted "Really saddened to hear about King Dude being booed during his support slots for Ghost's US tour."
photos by Tim Griffin
Ghost @ Emo's - 5/1/2014
Sweden's Ghost B.C. are currently in North America bringing their Satanic heavy pop and thrilling, costume-filled stage show to multiple US and Canadian cities on their month-long tour. The tour rolled through Austin this past Thursday (5/1) for a show at Emo's. Opening that show, and the rest of the tour, was Seattle's noir-folk balladeer King Dude, whose dark sound may be less kitschy than Ghost's but makes for an interesting mix nonetheless. Pictures of the Austin show are in this post.
As discussed, the tour hits NYC on May 17 at Best Buy Theater. Tickets for that show are still available. All remaining tour dates are listed below.
More pictures from the Austin show, and the list of remaining dates, below...
by Wyatt Marshall
King Dude at the BV SXSW party at Baby's All Right (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Melancholic crooner King Dude is releasing a new album on May 6, titled Fear. You can get an early taste via the video for "Fear Is All You Know." The song's a dark brooder and the video is full of bondage-style strippers, drugs and other nefarious stuff. Check that out below
In other news, The Dude will be promoting the new album on the road with Swedish Satanists Ghost BC. That tour is underway, with a scheduled stop on May 17 at Best Buy Theater. Tickets are on sale. All dates are listed, along with the new video, below
Posehn posing with a Ghost and Scott Ian
Heavy metal loving comedian Deadpool comic book writer Brian Posehn, who last year toured with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, has a new batch of headlining shows scheduled including some on the east coat. Tickets for both Rhode Island (9/12 @ Fete) and Brooklyn (9/13 @ Knitting Factory) go on sale Friday (4/4) at 10am. A full tour hasn't been announced yet, but all the North American dates we know about are listed, along with Posehn's video for his Relapse-released "Metal By Numbers", below..
Ghost at MHOW in 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)
Everyone's favorite Satanic Swedes, Ghost B.C., have announced they'll return to North America for another tour here this spring. The tour brings Papa Emeritus II and his Nameless Ghouls back to NYC for a show on May 17 at Best Buy Theater. Opening on all dates, including the NYC show, is noir-country balladeer King Dude. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (1/31) at noon. If you ordered the If You Have Ghosts EP, there is a presale starting Tuesday (1/28) at 10 AM local venue time through their website and there's another presale starting Thursday (1/30) at 10 AM local venue time for all fans.
All dates are listed, along with the tour flyer and videos of both bands, below...
photos by Greg Cristman
2013 has come and gone but we still have a couple year-end posts to go. Greg Cristman shot a whole lot for us last year -- everything from metal to synthpop and all points in between -- and he picked his 25 favorites from '13 which are in this post.
by Wyatt Marshall
Ghost BC @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - 7/28/2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)
Ghost BC will be releasing a covers EP recorded by Dave Grohl titled If You Have Ghost on November 20 (via The Prp). The EP will feature covers of ABBA's "I'm a Marionette," Army of Lovers' "Crucified," Depeche Mode's "Waiting for the Night" and, as the title track, Roky Erickson's "If You Have Ghosts." The Roky Erickson cover found it's way to Youtube -- watch it below -- and yes, it's catchy as hell.
The EP will also be packaged with a new version of the band's Infestissumam which also comes out 11/20.
Ghost BC, who were here in July, will be touring this fall with Avenged Sevenfold and Deftones and, while there are no dates in the NYC area, all are listed -- along with the Roky Erickson cover stream -- below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Queens of the Stone Age / Crystal Castles / Ghost
Alice Glass [of Crystal Castles] and co. appeared on stage right on schedule. Just like last time, Glass brought along a bottle of booze which she took a sip of before starting the show, but she didn't share it with the audience this time around. The band played "Baptism" during their their set with strobe lights blaring and blue lights shooting beams through the smoke. Glass even crowd surfed a bit and got up close and personal with a few fans. Unfortunately her mic seemed to get tangled up and her vocals didn't come through for the last bit of the song. This however didn't stop her from screaming the lyrics to those around her. [BV Chicago]Lollapalooza 2013 is currently underway, having kicked off this past Friday (8/2). We already posted pictures of about half the artists we caught that day, and there's more shots of other bands -- including Queens of the Stone Age, Crystal Castles, Ghost BC, Deap Vally, and more -- in this post. We've also got some shots from the BrooklynVegan-hosted portion of the Soundwave Tent.
If you're not at the festival, you can stream it live from home.
More day 1 pictures below...
Ghost BC @ MHOW last week (more by Vladislav Grach)
Kendrick Lamar @ Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
New Order at Williamsburg Park last week (more by PSquared Photography)
Lollapalooza 2013 happens this weekend (August 2 - 4) in Chicago's Grant Park (and some of it will stream online). We'll be there watching bands on all the stages and hosting them in the Soundwave Tent every day from 1 PM - 3 PM (and from 12:40 on Saturday).
The Lolla line-up is pretty great this year, full of big names with a lot of choices (and the occasional tough decision to be made between competing stages). Here are thirteen bands (plus a few more) we don't want to miss....
photos by Vladislav Grach
Ghost BC @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - 7/28/2013
Shrouded satanic pop-metal Swedes Ghost BC (shrouded in a literal and figurative sense, considering the crowd at the venue), stopped in Brooklyn last night (7/28) for a Music Hall of Williamsburg show as part of their short tour with Skeletonwitch. The sold-out show was the first of a series of dates towards their ultimate destination of Lollapalooza this coming weekend. Pictures and the set list from the show are in this post.
Skeletonwitch, meanwhile, are readying their new LP, Serpents Unleashed, for release this fall, and the thrashers will return to the NYC area following its release. Details are on that are TBA.
More pictures from the show are below, and you can check out a second set at Invisible Oranges too.
by Andrew Sacher
Skeletonwitch is the kind of band that favors classic riffs (in their case, '80s thrash) and a wild live show, so they should be a pretty good fit to team up with a band like Ghost B.C., who also favor classic riffs (in their case, more along the lines of Blue Oyster Cult) and a wild live show. And that's exactly what they'll do on Ghost's previously announced pre-Lollapalooza tour, which hits NYC on July 28 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Unfortunately, that show is sold out.
Skeletonwitch are preparing to release a new album, Serpents Unleashed, via Prosthetic Records this fall. The record was produced by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou, who also lent his talents to another bunch of classic riffers this year (Kvelertak).
All dates are listed, along with a live video of "This Horrifying Force (The Desire to Kill)" form 2011's Forever Abomination, below...
Silversun Pickups are playing The Capitol Theatre on August 5. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Pat Kiernan is hosting a night of pop culture trivia at The Bell House on July 24. Tickets to that show are still available.
Mina Caputo (formerly Keith Caputo of Life of Agony) is playing The Bowery Electric on June 26. Tickets to that show are still available.
Chrome Cranks are playing Mercury Lounge on August 16. Tickets to that show go on sale today at noon.
Bust Magazine is hosting a special anniversary celebration featuring performances by David Cross and others at The Bell House on July 25. Tickets to that show are still available.
Ghost at Webster Hall earlier this month (more by Greg Cristman)
Depeche Mode covering satanic hard rockers Ghost B.C. recently swung by NYC for a sold out show at Webster Hall and they'll be back this summer on their way to Lollapalooza for a smaller show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 28. Tickets for the MHOW show go on sale Friday (5/31) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (5/29) at noon.
UPDATE: The show has disappeared off the venue and Ticketmaster's websites. Stay tuned for more info as we get it.
UPDATE 2: We confirmed that the show is in fact happening.
UPDATE 3: The show is part of a quick run of North American dates that the band is doing before Lollapalooza, including a show in Hartford, CT. All dates on this mini-tour are listed, along with the tour flyer, below.
Updated dates are listed, along with the video for "Secular Haze" from Ghost's new album, Infestissumam and a stream of that Depeche Mode cover, below...
Ghost at Webster Hall earlier this month (more by Greg Cristman)
Sweden's favorite Satan-loving rockers Ghost B.C., who recently toured North America in support of their new album, Infestissumam, released one of that album's Japan-only bonus tracks onto the internet this week. The bonus track is a very Ghost-ian cover of Depeche Mode's "Waiting For The Night" from their Violator album. It's not the first time Ghost covered an entirely non-metal song.
Check it out below...
photos by Lukas Hodge
Ghost B.C. @ Webster Hall, 5/11/2013
Costumed occult-rockers Ghost headlined a sold-out Webster Hall on Saturday (5/11), joined by their touring partners Ides of Gemini (members of Black Math Horseman). Pictures from their set are in this post, with another set of pictures over at InvisibleOranges.
photos by Wei Shi
Ghost BC / The Three O'Clock / Thee Oh Sees fans
After two weekends, Coachella 2013 officially came to a close this past Sunday (4/21) with sets from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Wu-Tang Clan, Grimes, Vampire Weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jessie Ware, Tame Impala, and more. Pictures of those artists, and some of the comparatively smaller but not less exciting artists that we missed at Weekend 1, like Ghost B.C., The Three O'Clock, DIIV, and Thee Oh Sees, are in this post.
We didn't catch James Blake this time like we did the first time, but he brought out RZA (who was there with Wu-Tang Clan) to perform their song, "Take A Fall For Me," which appears on James' new album, Overgrown. You can watch a video of that below.
In case you haven't been keeping up with our coverage, pictures of Weekend 2 Day 1 are HERE and Weekend 2 Day 2 are HERE. For Weekend 1 pictures, check out day 1 (HERE and HERE), day 2 (HERE) and day 3 (HERE).
More pictures from Weekend 2 Day 3 and the James Blake video below...
Ghost BC (don't forget) goes full-on satanic-pop on their new LP, Infestissumam, currently streaming in full over at Pitchfork. It's a definite departure from the band's breakout LP, Opus Eponymous, and you can check out a review of the LP at Invisible Oranges and head below for video of the band discussing the origins of the songs "Idolatrine" and "Jigolo Har Megiddo." Infestissumam hits store shelves next week (4/16).
Updated tour dates and those videos are below.
Ghost at Roseland, April 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Sweden's Ghost BC (not Ghost!) begin their US trek this weekend, the first of two for the Coachella festival. Next week (4/16) will see the release of their long-anticipated, controversial new satanic-pop manifesto Infestissumam, due via Loma Vista Recordings. The LP has spawned the new track "Monstrance Clocks," streaming below now.
As mentioned, Ghost B.C.'s forthcoming US trek with Ides of Gemini will hit Webster Hall on May 11. Tickets are still available.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Ghost at Roseland, April 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Citing legal reasons, painted Swedish metal crew Ghost have changed their name to Ghost B.C., which will be reflected on their forthcoming LP, Infestissumam, due on April 9. Could the name change be related to the Michio Kurihara project?
Meanwhile, Michio Kurihara, the guitarist of Japan's Ghost, will perform as a member of Boris during their upcoming "residency tour"; while Ghost B.C. will hit the road with Ides of Gemini. Fan presale for the Ghost B.C. tour begins Wednesday(2/6) at 12PM (password is "Infestissumam").
Says the PR
On the heels of a highly successful, critically acclaimed sold-out 2012 festival, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2013 lineup, which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 24-27 (Memorial Day Weekend) at TheWoot. 2013 Lineup below...
Gorge, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA.
Ghost at Roseland, April 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Ghost have the distinct honor of being the ONLY metal band on the Coachella line-up, and now they'll use those appearances as part of a kick-off for a US tour. Look for Ghost to hit the road as part of a string of dates this spring, hitting Webster Hall on May 11. Tickets go on AmEx presale tomorrow night, appropriately, at midnight (so technically 2/6) with regular sale hitting on Friday (12/8) at noon.
Ghost will be joined by the great Ides of Gemini, who released their debut via Neurot Recordings late last year. Stream some Ides of Gemini and Ghost material below, including the latter's recent ABBA cover.
photo by Dale May
You are probably familiar with Dave Hill by now. He's the brains behind the book Tasteful Nudes, which was released earlier this year, he performs locally in NYC a good deal, was one of BV's own Klaus Kinski's favorite local comedians this year, and he reviewed Morrissey's Radio City show for us. Oh yeah, and maybe you read his review of Def Leppard, Poison, and Lita Ford?
Dave just gave us his list of his top ten favorite things of 2012. It includes some shows he saw (like the Def Leppard one), a show he didn't see, and his own book. The whole thing (plus commentary) is a pretty great read, and it's below for your viewing pleasure...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Incendiary at Knitting Factory, July 2010 (more by Meghan McInnis)
Incendiary will open for the 87-demo lineup of Breakdown when the band takes the stages of Public Assembly on December 22. The Long Island hardcore crew will be joined by The Last Stand, Get Involved and Shell Shock, and tickets for this Brooklyn-Vegan-presented event are still available. Get 'em while you can! Flyer is below.
Following their dates together with Clutch, Mondo Generator will team with Saviours and Wino for a show at Saint Vitus on January 2. Tickets are on sale. All tour dates are below. As you may have read, Nick of Mondo Generator is back with his old bandmates on the new Queens of the Stone Age record.
An avalanche of new tracks today, including the new title track from the forthcoming "Harmonslaught" 7" by Torche, a new Ghost track (HERE), a new Suffocation track from their forthcoming LP, and last but not least a new Portal track. The latter will appear on the band's forthcmong new LP (!) Vexovoid, due via Profound Lore on Feb 19, 2013. Check out all of those new tracks below.
All streams and a listing of all Evillive-approved shows for the next two weeks (and last two of 2012) year are below.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin , words by Andrew Sacher
Metallica / A Place to Bury Strangers at Orion Music Fest 6/24/2012
Day 2 (6/24) of Orion Fest kicked off with sets by two different, but both very dark Brooklyn bands: Liturgy in the Frantic tent and A Place to Bury Strangers (whose new album, Worship, is out this week) on the Fuel stage. Unfortunately, I showed up a bit too late for Liturgy, but I was able to catch the tail end of APTBS' set, which saw Oliver Ackermann turning his monitors to face the audience and putting his vocal mic up to his guitar amp, creating even more noise than the trio already make. You can catch APTBS in their hometown on 7/27 at MHOW with Hunters.
Then I headed over to the Orion stage for Sweden's Ghost, who were introduced by James Hetfield (who is openly a huge fan). James intro-ed the band saying, "It's never too early for scary," and despite the bright sun shining over their stage, he was right. The band, who always come decked out in white ghoul cloaks with singer Papa Emeritus in face paint, crown, and black cloak, were creepy as ever. Papa Emeritus lead the band with demonic priestlike conduction as he bellowed the vocals to a number of songs off their 2010 LP, Opus Eponymous. The only time he wasn't in the spotlight is when the band took an instrumental break and he stood in the back of the stage, hands pressed together and remaining completely still.
I left about halfway through Ghost for the second half of The Black Angels, who were playing the Frantic tent. They supplied a huge dose of droning psychedelia, and though singer Christian Bland's vocals are often delivered stoically, he's quite charismatic on stage. During their last song, which saw bassist (and Elephant Stone frontman) Rishi Dhir switch over to sitar, they went into an extended jam which eventually saw Rishi playing the sitar riff of The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood" (which the Black Angels recorded an exclusive performance of at Coachella) and was soon joined by the rest of the band who covered about half of the song. Slowly, the band exited the stage until only Rishi was left, sending waves of sitar over the head-nodding audience.
Around 4 PM, Best Coast began their set at the Orion stage. Diplo was probably wondering what the faces of Metallica fans would look like during Liturgy's set, though I was also pretty curious about what they'd look like for Best Coast, who played the same stage Metallica would later headline with many anxious fanatics already claiming their front row spots. I think I did actually see one guy sleeping (or maybe he was just really zoning out to the music?), but overall they actually got a pretty great reaction from the people who gathered to see them. The new album, The Only Place (which came out last month), is lacking compared to their debut (it's not bad, just too much of the same), but this was definitely the best I've ever seen Best Coast -- no doubt due to their decision to finally add a bassist. When mixed into a setlist, some of the new songs, like "Why I Cry," actually proved themselves to be standouts, and the songs from her debut sounded great as well. In response to a fan request, they played "When I'm With You" earlier than planned, and before going into it, frontwoman Bethany Cosentino promised a Fleetwood Mac cover too. That cover presumably would have been "Rhiannon," which the band are contributing to the upcoming Fleetwood Mac tribute LP, and premiered on NPR this morning... but they never got around to it.
Next band on my schedule was Titus Andronicus, who were playing the Frantic tent. Before they began, I heard a crowd member ask someone, "So are these guys metal, or is it regular music?" A few minutes later, they fired up their set of regular music, riling up everyone in the tent. The crowd was pretty small -- everyone else was waiting for Metallica or watching Avenged Sevenfold -- but the people who were there were loving it, singing along, pumping their fists, and starting push pits. When the band began fan favorite, "No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future," the crowd's singing was overpowering frontman Patrick Stickles and if anyone wasn't taking part, they joined in on the ending's repeated "you will always be a loser!"
When Metallica took the stage a bit before 8:30, they started their set exactly the same as the night before. Everything including AC/DC's "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" playing through the PA directly before the band walked out, the "Ecstasy of Gold" strings with accompanying video clip, followed by "Hit the Lights" and "Master of Puppets," was there, just like it had been the night before. I realize that Metallica have a routine for their shows, but at a festival where much of the crowd had shown up for both nights, it would have been an appropriate time to throw a few curveballs into the set. The only pre-Black Album songs included in Sunday's setlist that wasn't in Saturday's were ...And Justice for All's "Blackened" and "The Shortest Straw," which were great but it would've been nice to hear more/different tracks from Master of Puppets or Kill 'Em All.
That said, I had already been going into Black Album night with less anticipation than I had for the performance of their 1984 colossus Ride the Lightning the night before, and they did deliver well. The bigger Black Album tracks like "Enter Sandman," "Sad But True," and "Nothing Else Matters" were still tons of fun and the crowd goes nuts for them. One of the biggest highlights was "Through the Never," which of all the Black Album tracks is most similar to their thrash roots. Regardless of your thoughts on the album's material though, they performed it flawlessly and was a welcome dip into Black Album's deeper cuts that are less likely to see the light of day at other Metallica shows.
Pictures and review of Day 1 are HERE. More pics from Day 2 below...