Ghost B.C.’s ‘Year Zero’ Transformed Into Christmas Carol ‘Hail Santa’
As the holiday season continues, the Christmas parodies keep rolling in -- but this one is brilliant! Ghost B.C., being Satanic and all, probably don't celebrate Christmas. However, if Ghost were to create a Christmas single, it would most likely sound like this.
From Ghost's breakout sophomore album, 'Infestissumam,' the track 'Year Zero' was one of 2013's definitive songs. 'Year Zero' is also one of Ghost's most anthemic cuts, which opens the door for parodies such as 'Hail Santa.'
The melodic chant of "Belial, Behemoth, Beelzebub, Asmodeus, Satanas, Lucifer," has taken a new form in 'Hail Santa,' switching the names of prominent demons with those of Santa's reindeer. Stylistically, the track doesn't break from 'Year Zero' to incorporate any lighthearted dynamics, though you can hear some Christmas chimes during the chant section.
The song's chorus is funny as hell too. Instead of "Hail Satan, Archangelo," brothers Dan and Jack Wagoner turned the lyrics into "Hail Santa, Jolly Fellow." On top of that, the Wagoner brothers absolutely nailed the voice of Papa Emeritus II, retaining the singer's sense of hypnotic warmth.
Watch the 'Hail Santa' Ghost parody in the clip above!