Swedish occult rockers Ghost BC (Ghost in Europe) look more like villains from a supernatural horror movie rather than a band. Only known as Nameless Ghouls and fronted by fearless leader Papa Emeritus II, the six piece group is of complete anonymity. Covered head to toe in black robes with inverted crosses and a vocalist dressed as a Catholic Cardinal with skeleton make-up, the band is known for their twisting of Catholic symbols and the Satanic content of their lyrics. Given the aforementioned, it would only stand to reason that this would be a heavy, black metal band right? Wrong. Just as you can't judge a book's contents by it's cover, you can't judge a band's sound by their look; or a least in this instance.
Classified as 'heavy metal' or 'doom metal' Ghost BC sounds more like a laid back seventies rock band than the devilish rock lords they appear to be. The reason for the outlandish personas lies herein: the anonymity of the group gives more spotlight to the art and music itself, and the theatrics are purely for entertainment's sake. Their looks have attracted much attention and albeit some negative, but the band is seeing international success and is currently on world tour.
The new EP entitled If You Have Ghost which was produced by Dave Grohl comes out November 19th. It features covers of artists like ABBA and Depeche Mode and also has a live track which was recorded in Brooklyn. Its melodic vocals and smooth rhythms are enjoyable to listen to, and a testament that the members of this band have talent hidden beneath their dark facade.
01. If You Have Ghosts (originally recorded By Roky Erickson)
02. I Am A Marionette (originally recorded By ABBA)
03. Crucified (originally recorded by Army Of Lovers)
04. Waiting For The Night (originally recorded By Depeche Mode)
05. Secular Haze (Live at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
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