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.

Read Eric Compton's concert report here: [Report Link]

<< back >>

Bathory Mudvayne
Children Of Bodom White Skull
Chaingunn Twilight Odyssey
Dokken Solemnity
Rebellion Goatwhore
Gun Barrel Circle II Circle
Iron Maiden Rawhead Rexx
Sickspeed Firewind
Late Nite Romeo Black Label Society
Johnny Lokke The Chainsaw
Evolution Saint
Inner Rage of Emotion Curriculum Mortis
Crystal Eyes Tad Morose
Stalker Out of the Lair
Three Inches of Blood Bang The Union
Freakhouse Cans
Bleeding Inc Graveland
David Shankle Group Disarmonia Mundi
Donnerkopf Metalium
Marillion Brutal Mastication
Hatework De Lirium's Order
Acrid Krokus
Mob Rules Fireaxe
Ungodly Bonfire
Unleashed Metal Church
Dark Age Medusa
Annihilator Chris Caffery
Necrodemon Slowlife
Tartharia Dark Ruin
Within Temptation Overlorde
Agnostic Front Anger
The 7 Method Napalm Death
Feared Creation Legion
Milkweed Kinetic
Ligeia The Apocalyptic Riders
Entombed Lost Soul
Kamelot Requiem Aeternam
Vicious Circle Suidakra
Mystic Prophecy Cemetary
Boomerang Thunderblast
Ramesses Raintime
Grand Magus Astarte
Unshine Dynamic Lights
Nuse Evemaster
Prowler Inc. Supagroup
Power Quest Cannon
Thor Widow
Octavia Sperati Loits
Lake Of Tears Peccatum
Black Majesty Dragonia
Before The Dawn Russell Allen
Evergrey Forever Slave
The Firstborn Running Wild
Arthemis Paths Of Possession
Akercocke Skullshifter
Bronx Casket Company Zero Down
Hate End My Sorrow
Second Shadow Totalisti
Tandjent Cardinale
Fields Of The Nephilim Daylight Dies
Dissection The Smackdown
Warrant (Amer) Pyramaze
Vreid Imagika
Cavalar Candlemass
Speed/Kill/Hate The Furor
Sun Descends Unsilent Phenomenon
Vengeance Smohalla
Skid Row Mouth of the Architect
I Abominant
Enochian Crescent Lesbian Bed Death
Sathanas Escape The Fate
Panzerchrist Winger
Demise Deicide
Handful of Hate Skullflower
Diagnose: Lebensgefahr In This Moment
Static-X Old Man's Child
Incrave Trouble
Textures Divine Empire
Hacride Aborted
JR Ewing Depressed Mode
Spheric Universe Experience Mongrel
Demonic Symphony Aetherius Obscuritas
Straight Line Stitch Armory
Medieval Steel Mar De Grises
Deadsea Kiuas