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I don’t think you can call it the best anything, but the most important music-related moving images this week were the flood of cell-phone videos from outside Hot 97 Summer Jam, where police responded to a fight by closing the show’s doors and then firing tear gas into the crowd. This sort of story i… More »

Clichés be damned — this really was a good year for metal. I had a harder time organizing a Top 10 in 2010 than ever before. Ditto the Top 20. It was such a good year that I went overboard and shifted my usual Top 30 to a Top 50. (Sure, the different between No. More »

This is not the longtime (and awesome) Japanese psych band, Ghost. It’s the newish (and awesome) Swedish band, Ghost. Instead of the tree-climbing acid folk and Kraut leanings of the elder crew, we have dusky, full-on vintage Satanic heavy rock. The anonymous Darkthrone-approved sextet refer to themselves as “a devil worshiping ministry,” rather than a… More »

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Ghost – “From The Pinnacle To The Pit”

The Swedish masked trad-metal band Ghost announced their third album, Meliora, back in May, followed quickly by lead single “Cirice.” Today, they release another one: “From The Pinnacle To The Pit.” I’ve been sort of ambivalent about Ghost for a while now, and I was pretty ready to give this track a middling assessment here… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 17, 2015 - 11:25 am

Beach Goth 4 Lineup

The fourth installment of the Growlers’ annual Beach Goth festival will go down 10/24-25 at the Observatory Grounds in Orange County, California, and its lineup is certainly worth observing. Besides the Growlers themselves, the impressive array of performers includes Grimes, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, Die Antwoord, Warpaint, DIIV, Fidlar, Camera Obscura, Juicy J, Ghost,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 8, 2015 - 1:21 pm

Ghost – “Cirice” Video

Sweden’s Ghost announced their forthcoming album, Meliora, via a cryptic late-night VH1 Classic commercial back in May, and two days later they dropped the record’s first single. “Cirice” is a clamorous, performative track, and the new video is an adept accompaniment. A misfit little girl attends a talent show that quickly evolves into an apocalyptic… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 8, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Ghost – “Cirice”

Last week, Ghost announced their third album Meliora via a commercial during a VH1 Classic showing of Caddyshack, and now the Swedish metal band has shared the first single from the record. It’s call “Cirice” and comes with some Silence Of The Lambs-inspired artwork. The track is available as a free download from their websiteMore »

By: James Rettig / May 31, 2015 - 1:36 pm

Ghost Announce New Album Meliora In Late-Night Cable Commercial

The Swedish metal band Ghost made an unconventional album announcement this week. In the early hours of Thursday’s VH1 Classic programming, a trailer advertising Ghost’s new record came on during a showing of Caddyshack; how very 2013 of them! No other official announcement has been made, but Metal Hammer posted album details today. According to… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 29, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Ghost – “I’m A Marionette” (Abba Cover) (Feat. Dave Grohl)

A few months ago, we learned the ridiculously badass news that Dave Grohl would, once again, play drums on a forthcoming Queens Of The Stone Age album. And Grohl has apparently found a fun way to shake off any drum rust he might be feeling: By linking up with the absurdly theatrical Swedish doom metal… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 21, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Opeth, Mastodon, Ghost @ Gibson Amphitheater, Hollywood 4/26/12

An unholy trinity of Opeth, Mastodon and Ghost descended upon the Gibson Amphitheater for an evening of progressive and theatrical metal. Opeth are touring behind their latest album Heritage while Mastodon (who recently covered Feist) are promoting The Hunter. Those who arrived early basked in the pure evil of Ghost who rocked and shocked the… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 27, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Damon & Naomi Revisit The Sub Pop Years

It wasn’t so long ago I posted about Galaxie 500 reissuing their original three albums and, in the process, brought up Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang’s Damon & Naomi, Magic Hour, and the renaissance couple’s twenty-year old Exact Change Press. Now the duo are releasing The Sub Pop Years, which compiles their favorite tracks from… More »

By: brandon / July 27, 2009 - 11:21 am