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New Concert Report--Ghost!
12/4/2018 by Frank Hill




Swedish phenom Ghost have been chosen to curtain jerk Metallica's 25-date European stadium tour next year. The Devilish, theatrical act have been on the road all year promoting their newest album, 'Prequelle', and record breaking single "Rats", which has earned an impressive 9-week run as #1 song on Active Rock Radio. Ghost finishes up their busy year with "A Pale Tour Named Death" stretch of 40-tour dates, which happened to include one of Maximum Metal's home cities--Jacksonville, FL.

Cardinal Copia (band creator Tobias Forge's character) was the highlight of the show, running through a number of characters, wardrobes and even accents/persona. With seven band members (clandestine Ghouls and Ghoulettes) and a penchant for 70s harmonies and theater, the atmosphere was a macabre cabaret of Goblin/John Carpenter/Blue Oyster Cult that Copia utilized without sacrificing validity. It looked and felt genuine in a day and age where it's easy for performers to simply phone it in.

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