Ghost performing at Emo's in Austin, Texas on April 25, 2016. Band members include Papa Emeritus III and 5 Nameless Ghouls.
A band rife with contradictions, Sweden's Ghost preach extreme Satanic viewpoints over surprisingly lightweight heavy metal, and its members maintain a strict vow of anonymity, both on record and on-stage, where they obscure themselves under monks' cowls, except for their lead singer, whose skull-faced makeup, cardinal robes, miter and thurible reflect an anti-Pope, instead. As a result, the band's rare concerts come across like an occult ritual, and their 2010 debut album, Opus Eponymous, totally defied expectations with its surprisingly accessible melodic rock sound, reminiscent of '60s psychedelia, ‘70s doom, and ‘80s New Wave of British Heavy Metal. (Source: All Music)
The setlist for the show at the Emo's:
  • Miserere mei, Deus
  • Masked Ball
  • Spirit
  • From the Pinnacle to the Pit
  • Stand by Him
  • Con Clavi Con Dio
  • Per Aspera ad Inferi
  • Body and Blood
  • Devil Church
  • Cirice
  • Year Zero
  • Spöksonat
  • He Is
  • Absolution
  • Mummy Dust
  • If You Have Ghosts
  • Ghuleh/Zombie Queen
  • Ritual
  • Monstrance Clock
  • The Host of Seraphim

Ghost was the headliner with Tribulation as the opening group. Their tour started at the 98 Rockfest in Tampa, Florida, with shows across Europe, South America and back to the United States ending at Lollapalooza in Chicago, Illinois.

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