Review and All Live Photos
(Photographer/Live Gig reporter)
Fresh off their performance at Lollapalooza 2016, Grammy award winning Swedish metal band Ghost brought their “Black To The Future” tour to Green Bay’s The Sandlot at The Watering Hole.
The self styled occult rock sextet describes their music as “pop hymns that glorify and glamorize the disgusting and sacrilegious”.
Lead singer, Papa Emeritus III, clad in dark pope’s vestments emblazoned with the bands inverted cross logo and skull face paint stalked the stage as he led the band through a 16 song set that heavily favored their 2015 release Meliora. The remaining members of Ghost are known as The Nameless Ghouls, their identical black tunics & blank faced horned mask add to the creepiness of the mock satanic ritual of the bands songs and presentation. With their sacrilegious image and lyrics the band’s music is surprisingly melodic and not as “heavy” as one would expect given their look.
Be it divine intervention or just a stroke of bad luck, at about the halfway mark the PA went silent causing the band to leave the stage for a full 5 minutes. At first many of those in attendance seemed to think it was just part of the show and patiently waited for the the band to return. From there things went off without a hitch.
Ghost will be on tour across the U.S. through out the fall, finishing up at Kings Theater in Brooklyn, NY. on Nov 12. Head over to http://ghost-official.com/#