Swedish hard rock fiends Ghost B.C. recently embarked on a month-long North American crusade that began mid-April in Toronto, ON and consumed 20+ more cities before terminating this past Saturday (5/17) at Best Buy Theater in New York City. The journey featured support from fellow Luciferian rocker King Dude.
Restless Ghost devotees congregated at the illustrious Times Square venue for a monumental night that can only be described as a Satanic church-like gathering filled with occult imagery, cultish locale, and as per norm, unwieldy riffage. Being the band’s biggest NYC headline show to date (the incognito outfit previously held sold out conclaves at Webster Hall and Music Hall of Williamsburg), Papa Emeritus II and his Nameless Ghouls did not disappoint, dishing out a 90-minute exhibition filled with material off of the group’s debut album Opus Eponymous, such as crowd-pleasers ‘Con Clavi Con Dio,’ ‘Elizabeth’ and ‘Death Knell,’ as well as dark psalms from last year’s contentious LP Infestissumam, like ‘Per Aspera ad Inferi,’ ‘Year Zero,’ ‘Monstrance Clock’ and others. The ghouls also delivered a cover of The Beatles‘ ‘Here Comes the Sun’ and Roky Erickson‘s ‘If You Have Ghosts’ (off of the band’s Dave Grohl-produced EP of the same name).
More pics from the NYC ritual can be scrolled through below …