The Swedish metal band, Ghost, set out on a North American tour to support the release of their second album, Infestissumam. They made their first stop at Coachella and I had lost hope for a regular, but then they announced a show in LA and with that followed more US dates. I recently got into Ghost and was introduced to them by word of mouth by a friend and as soon I listened to them, I was hooked.
Also on this night, I finally got a chance to meet up with CC’s very own Reverend Justito!
Ghost started the show with the intro song to their 2nd album called “Infestissumam” then continued with the 2nd track “Per Aspera Ad Inferi”. The show continued with tracks from both their 1st and 2nd album so they did a good job of mixing it up. They played some of my personal favorites such as “Con Clavi Con Dio”, “Elizabeth”, “Satan Prayer, “Secular Haze”, and “Year Zero”. The whole night there was a ghoulish feel in air, but that’s due to Ghost’s appearance. The band sounded great, they sounded just like the album with very little difference. The crowd was into them. They’re not really a crazy band or anything so there wasn’t any moshing of any kind which was fine by me. Their stage setup was cool, they had a church-like setting with windows to add to the atmosphere of their music. I liked that they interacted with the fans during songs, that was nice of them to do compared to other bands that just play and that’s it. I loved the show, I definitely want to see them again. The day after the show I had the pleasure of meeting them for the album signing for the release date of their 2nd album. They were cool guys to talk to. With them being from Sweden you could hear their accents. They were nice enough to have small conversation with you and signed my album and poster that was given to everyone. A show like this is a must go for anyone that enjoys a ghoulish show and great music.