Fan-filmed video footage of Swedish occult rockers GHOST performing on August 22 at Sound Garden in Baltimore, Maryland as part of their “Unholy/Unplugged” tour can be seen below.
GHOST’s third album, “Meliora”, wasreleased on August 21 via Loma Vista Recordings. The follow-up to 2013’s “Infestissumam” was helmed by Klas Åhlund, a prolific songwriter, producer and guitarist who is also a member of the Swedish rock band TEDDYBEARS, and was mixed by Andy Wallace (SLAYER, NIRVANA, SEPULTURA, LINKIN PARK, GUNS N’ ROSES).
GHOST will embark on the “Black To The Future” North American headlining tour in the fall. The procession will begin at The Fillmore in Washington, D.C. on September 22.
Regarding what fans can expect to see from the upcoming tour, one of GHOST’s nameless ghouls told Loudwire: “We are definitely trying to step it up this time in terms of production. There is always a growing pain. I think that most bands experience that. It might not be very apparent for bands that have just a big drum kit in the middle and a wall of Marshall amps on each side of the drum kit, because when you have your T-shirts and your beards, it doesn’t really matter what kind of stuff you have around of you. Whereas we’ve always been very keen on having theatrics, and so far, what we’ve done to date is definitely very little of the things we have on the list that we want to do in the future as we grow bigger.”
He continued: “As long as you’re not headlining Madison Square Garden everywhere, there’s always a little risk that everybody in New York and Pittsburgh and Detroit, Montreal, Boston will see this whole thing and then all of a sudden we come to some other place and it’s, whoops — half of that. All of a sudden, you can’t do the big theatrical thing, unfortunately.
“As I said, it’s a growing pain. Fortunately, we don’t rely totally on the theatrics — it usually works quite well without the big scenery too, because we’re also entertaining the people. It’s not just the big screen in the back that you’re supposed to look at. But definitely the intention is to step it up and I think most people will understand that when we start our U.S. tour.”