Eccentric Swedish metal act Ghost B.C. released their second LP, Infestissumam, in April and are currently in the midst of a massive world tour, bringing a theatrical, mesmerizing and ghastly show to the masses. For the most part, Ghost have maintained anonymity.
Five of the musicians, dubbed Nameless Ghouls (which represent fire, water, wind, earth and ether), are shrouded in hooded robes behind the vocalist that appears in skull make-up dressed as a Roman Catholic Cardinal. The singer, known as Papa Emeritus II, lightly steps around the microphone as his eyes--one pearly white--peer out over the crowd. For me, Ghost B.C. has been able to turn back the clock to a time when the occult was brought mainstream by bands like Sabbath, Blue Oyster cult and Zeppelin.