Blabbermouth.net reports that A Nameless Ghoul from Ghost spoke with Whiplash”, the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie and described the next project from the Swedish Grammy Award winners as:
“…sort of the height of civilization; it’s symbolism for… Just look at the cover. It’s, like, skyrisers and everything; you don’t even see the ground. It’s all covered and built material. And, obviously, there has to an end to that. So there will be a call and response. And the next album will be the response to that.
So if there was an absence of a God, there might be a return of a deity, which usually comes in horrible form. So it will be a darker album.”
The band, which originated in 2008, three “Papa Emerituses” ago, is saturated in theater, posing as an orthodox Satanic mission. Keeping their identities anonymous not only adds to the mystique, but allows the audience to focus on the musicianship, rather than on their appearances — as in spite of its serious playfulness, each of the Ghouls are accomplished artists in their own rights.
As written on the official fansite, Children of Ghost.com: “Standing motionless and anonymous beneath the painted faces, hoods and robes which their sect demand, the six nameless ghouls of Ghost deliver litanies of sexually pulsating heavy rock music and romantic lyrics, which glorify and glamorise the disgusting and sacrilegious, with the simple intention to communicate a message of pure evil via the most effective device they can find: Entertainment. This is Black Metal at it’s most original and deceiving; compositions such as ‘Ritual’ and ‘Death Knell’ majestically weave their melodic spell of evil through the senses until the listener finds themselves utterly possessed and open to any diabolical suggestion.”
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