[MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY] We wish to inform you Papa Nihil has been feeling particularly nostalgic as of late…Chapter 8 is available now for your viewing pleasure.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: As a fan of history, I have to say that I really enjoyed this latest chapter because it gives the Flock a great look at some rare and truly vintage performance footage from times long ago when Papa Nihil was heralding the charge and the message. Dare I say that this was very “Groovy” and had lots and lots of soul (or is it souls????). You gotta also love the quasi-Beatles coif that Papa was sporting. Now the tune while approximately 50 years old has stood up across the sands of time and I am glad to find them considering a re-release for all of the newbies to their brand of sonic soul procurement. Could Papa 0 be considering a return to the stage with all of the original Nameless Ghouls? Let’s raise the interest by sharing this clip and rallying behind them by posting to social networks and speaking about it to the hapless passerby on the street. The Clergy summons, and I’d suggest you comply. Until next time.
[MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY] We wish to inform you Ghost’s song “Faith” has a deliciously disturbing lyric video ready for viewing.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: It’s not common for me to post the lyric videos unless they are something interesting, and well, when it comes to the band Ghost, the word interesting comes part and parcel with anything that they do. The song “Faith” is a solid track and comes from their hit “Prequelle” album which features Cardinal Copia on vocals with the assorted and mysterious cast of players that make up The Nameless Ghouls. The video behind the lyrics is a brain surgery of some kind and as I am more squeamish than I’d care to admit I had to look away a few times. I’ve never been too good at stuff like that. As you members of the Flock are aware, Ghost continues to remain in the news of the day on websites such as this one as they’ve recently announced a European tour (seen HERE) and are set to embark on their North American dates which were outlined HERE. Closing up I wonder what you readers think about the latest lyric video, you can chime in down below as you enjoy it and determine which shows you are planning on attending. I’d suggest that you bring the kids along with you because perhaps in the future they’ll do stuff like these talented high school choir members did in this Video Post. Until next time, which will be soon since its way early in the morning.
[MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY] We wish to inform you all work and no play makes Papa…
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I love these clips and to summarize and analyze what we saw here, it seems like the Cardinal is taxing the last good nerve of Papa Nihil. Could a change in the ranks be far from happening? All we can do is wait with anticipation on the next chapter and see what will come to pass. Redro is “order” spelled backwards, so could a reverse of the snap set things right once more in the world of Ghost. Oh, my bad that’s a different franchise entirely but I think you get my meaning. Only time will tell. The Flock is waiting….
Message From The Clergy: We wish to inform you the story continues. Chapter 6 is available for viewing…
PiercingMetal Thoughts: It looks like Sister Imperator will soon be back to work for the ministry now that she is all healed up after her accident which is a good thing indeed. During her absence, the band Ghost has been keeping busy and just recently completed their “A Pale Tour Named Death” run of dates. Sadly, I myself missed it (not for lack of trying to be a part of the madness) but fortunately our own Kat Electric was in attendance and documented an in-depth show report so I could be there in my mind. That summary was posted HERE in case you missed it. With The Cardinal and Papa 0 set to take care of her for the time being, one can only imagine the kind of madness that will ensure across future chapters. Speaking frankly, I hope that there is still a chance to catch the Cardinal in concert before another Papa manifests because I’ve never witnessed his glorious Metal mass yet and would hate to have missed out completely. What do you readers think is coming next? Chime in down below.
Artist: Ghost Venue: Barclays Center Opener: n/a Date: 12/15/2018 Label: Loma Vista Recordings
There is a spectre haunting the world, the spectre of Ghost. Having gone from playing theaters only a year ago to dominating the same sold-out arenas as Iron Maiden, Ghost is a phenomena. From an outsider’s non-metal perspective, Ghost is “basically a satanic Alice Cooper mixed with KISS and a little bit of Marilyn Manson, right?” Although a decent attempt to brand Ghost with a single visual label, this endeavor is ill-fated as it forgoes the group’s depth, and even insults Ghost’s core ideology, and musical wizardry.
So if Ghost isn’t just a satanic Alice-KISS-Manson mashup, what are they and how is what they do any different from the others? Easy. Ghost, as explained by frontman Tobias Forge, is a Mass, a celebration if you will. An evil satanic Mass celebrating the Lord of the Underworld, you ask? Nay. The Ghost spectacle is a celebration of life, knowledge, exploration, and of course, heavy riffs, big drums, and a bass line that will “wobble your ass,” as Cardinal Copia might say. Still not following how a bunch of Swedes (or so we think) dressed up as ghouls commanded by the antithesis of religious piety is actually a loving, caring, and genius gift to the fate of humankind? Fair enough. Without going into further examination of their lyrical content, as I faithfully believe you can research the true meaning behind most songs by a click of a mouse, let’s highlight Ghost’s 2018 tour: A Pale Tour Named Death.