During the 21st Century, both of these acts redefined the landscape of metal while achieving monumental success. Tapping into styles and concepts never quite tackled before, these bands capture the listener's imagination like few others. Which one of these discs will move on to the second round of our March Metal Madness tournament to determine the best metal album of the 21st century?
The rise of Swedish metal act Ghost B.C. (Ghost) will forever be connected to the soundscape of 2013. From relative obscurity, Ghost experienced an unparalleled ascension last year, becoming one of metal's most popular acts thanks in part to 'Infestissumam,' the band's sophomore album. However, like any act whose rise commands universal attention, Ghost have received both immense praise and vitriolic criticism.
‘And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.' Revelation 12:9. In other words, Ghost B.C. (Ghost) have just announced a new string of North American tour dates!
Ghost B.C. are among 2013's biggest buzz bands and with the well-received 'Infestissumam' already under their robes, they continue to give fans more with the Dave Grohl produced 'If You Have Ghost' EP, which includes four ecectic cover songs and a live version of the new hit 'Secular Haze.' The song selection might be unfamiliar to a lot of Ghost's fans, but offers key insight to how the band developed their trademark sound.
Earlier this year, Ghost B.C. made their long-awaited return to North America. The sinister Satanists provided one of the year's best live shows, capturing the attention of a metal community searching for something just a bit different. From the 'Haze Over North America' tour, Ghost B.C. have just unveiled a live performance of 'Secular Haze' from their May 11 show in New York City.
Swedish cult metal band Ghost (Ghost B.C.) have teamed up with Vice to create the documentary-style web series 'Papaganda.' Episode One of the series was posted yesterday (Sept. 11) and the video explores Ghost's past, present and future lineage of vocalists. Oh yeah, and the flick features the first-ever interview with singer Papa Emeritus II without makeup … sort of.