Papa Emeritus II and his Nameless Ghouls from Ghost B.C. have released their second psalm INFESTISSUMAM, out today via Loma Vista Recordings. The 10-song offering was produced by Grammy® Award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice in Chains) in Nashville, TN and debuted today at #1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart. SPIN hailed INFESTISSUMAM as "one of the most anticipated heavy metal records of 2013." To celebrate the occasion, stream all ten songs HERE.
This past Sunday, Ghost B.C. kicked off their tour Haze Over North America 2013 at Coachella followed by a sold-out ritual at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre. Ghost B.C. will continue to deliver their sweet satanic melodies, snaking distorted riffs, and vaudevillian keyboards to audiences across the continent through out the spring. Tickets are currently available for purchase. For a complete list of dates, click HERE or see below.
"One of the most anticipated heavy metal records of 2013"
"A sound somewhere between Mastodon and Metallica, with a heavy dose of Swedish synth mixed in."
"Ghost B.C. pillaged the crypts of classic rock for bel canto chorales, Blackmoore-inspired guitar workouts, and sunny psychedelic harmonies to make a record befitting His Infernal Majesty."
"Infestissumam is that good. It's a maleficently melodic rock record embroiled in Satanism and sex. Isn't that everything rock 'n' roll should be? It's a contender for album of the year already..."
"Wildly entertaining and elegantly subversive. As refreshing as sound can be in 2013. Doubtless the Horned One will be delighted by his acolytes' efforts."
Haze Over North American 2013
4/18 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
4/19 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
4/20 - Indio, CA - Coachella Festival
4/23 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
4/25 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Grand
4/26 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
4/27 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Market
4/29 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
4/30 - Calgary, AB - Republik
5/1 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
5/3 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
5/4 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
5/6 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
5/7 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
5/8 - Quebec, QC - La Petit Champlain
5/10 - Boston, MA - Royale
5/11 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
5/12 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
5/13 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
5/15 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
5/17 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
5/18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
5/19 - Columbus, OH - Rock on the Range
8/2 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
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ABOUT GHOST B.C.
Hailing from Linköping, Sweden, Ghost B.C. formed in in 2008. They released their heralded debut album, Opus Eponymous, on October 18, 2011. UK's Metal Hammer praised the album saying it was "an arcane occult feast," while this side of the pond Decibel Magazine hailed they "compel on pretty much every sensory level," and the Village Voice proclaimed "Ghost is Swedish, heavy, and tasked with slicing your soul to bits--or at least your ears." In 2011, Ghost B.C. performed at the annual Download Festival in the United Kingdom. The band's fanbase began to swell and not long after added some of Hard Rock's finest to this group. Additionally that year, Ghost B.C. took part in the Defenders of Faith III tour with Trivium, In Flames and Rise to Remain. In early 2012, they embarked on their first tour of the United States and later that year shared the stage with Mastodon and Opeth on their Heritage Hunter Tour in North America. That summer the band was invited by Metallica's James Hetfield to perform on the mainstage of Metallica's first annual Orion Music + More festival. Ghost will appear at the 2013 Soundwave Festival throughout Australia February 23rd - March 4th, Coachella on April 14th and 23rd, and will visit cities across the U.S. as part of the Haze Over North America 2013 Tour.