Ghost Drum Cam Has that Satan Flair

Footage of Ghost (or Ghost B.C. or whatever their name is now) July 28th show in Brooklyn has made its way online. Besides giving a pretty good view of the drum performance (and that cool 18″ Meinl Byzance Trash Crash) you also get a decent glimpse of the rest of the band’s stage production.


I’d never seen Ghost live personally (despite enjoying their music well enough), so I wasn’t sure how I imagined their between song banter. I guess I pictured more samples and churchy sounds, which they obviously could pull off since they seem to be playing along to some pre-recorded samples/keys/whatever (note the Pro Tools rig, although I suppose that could just be recording the performance). But it was a little less epic than I pictured. A little more like a rock show. Not complaining, but when a band has a schtick like Ghost does it’s always interesting to see how the realities of a live performance match up to what’s in your head. Not that I can really judge from a quick YouTube clip anyway.

So speaking of which, enjoy:

Source: Blabbermouth

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.

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  • Saw Ghost last October opening for Avenged Sevenfold at an outdoor pavilion. A good lightning storm started while they were playing, so it was a cool effect, but overall I think they’re wasting some potential. Granted, Ghost has more of a spooky, psychedelic twist than a black metal band, but on some of the heavier songs especially ones with chanting, you’re really craving for things to get down right evil. You can only get so dark listening to their music on your own, and seeing them live begs for something more. If you’re going to sing about Satan, atleast be a little more intimidating than having an accent. I love Ghost, and seeing them was cool, but I wish they would go all out.

    • The lack of the overly aggressive is what makes it sound evil. Like i love deicide and its super in your face and to me it sounds really evil. but to me (and ghost i’d assume) its eviler and scarier when you are talking about such dark topics with such a calm and quiet tone. Think of it like this, there are two guys pointing a gun at you and one is just screaming in your face that he will shoot you. the other is holding a knife and he is right next to you and slowly telling you how he will skin you alive. both are going to make you shit yourself, but one is much more graphicly disturbing.

      I may be making no sense but that’s ghost to me.

      And hey, they said the next album is more traditional metal as opposed to hard rock.

    • Indy?

    • I feel like he uses the whole Italian accent thing to have a more genuine “Pope” feel. Instead of Father Emeritus, it’s Papa Emeritus. It’s mocking the real thing, y’know?
      I kinda like it. Kind of old-school.

  • These guys are great!!

  • I love these guys so much. But man, I totally don’t envy how hot they must get on stage… I also don’t envy how awful it must be to put on the same smelly robe every night of the tour.

  • saw ghost two times in europe and it was like a black mass with incense and unintelligible verbal diarrhea. it was pretty cool

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