Ghost B.C. Album Delayed Due to Manufacturer Uproar Over Controversial Album Art
Ghost B.C. (aka Ghost) fans will have to wait another week before the band’s ‘Infestissumam‘ album comes out due to some rather bizarre circumstances. It turns out that one of the pieces of the band’s album artwork has caused uproar from four different manufacturers they approached to put their packaging together.
Spin reports that at issue is a solitary piece of the deluxe edition that features a sacrilegious image. A source told the magazine, “We kept on getting turned down because of the CD art, which is basically a 16th century illustration of an orgy.” The objectionable artwork was reportedly inspired by the work of Gustave Dore and showcased a forest nymph orgy. However, it was the religious iconography at the top of the image that led to each of the companies balking at completing the task.
“They weren’t surprised,” says the source. “The comment was, ‘Well I thought this would have happened sooner.’ The artwork was meant to provoke some sort of thought, but it’s been one obstacle after another.”
All of the group’s booklet art was created on time, but the CD printing was the one stumbling block. After the continued rejection, the band decided to reuse CD art found on the standard edition of their record in order to avoid any further delay. The piece, co-created by A Nameless Ghoul and Polish artist Zbignew Bielak II, is part of an elaborate deluxe package that includes each songs lyrics paired with an illustration inspired by the music.
‘Infestissumam’ will now arrive in stores April 16. Meanwhile, those looking for the original artwork can still find it on both the vinyl and European copies of the album.
Ghost B.C.’s ‘Infestissumam’ Controversial CD Artwork