February 16, 2013

Ghost featured in issue #100 of Decibel magazine

The 100th issue (February 2013) of Decibel magazine features an extensive article about Ghost, including an interview with one of the Nameless guitarists and also a few answers by Papa Emeritus II himself.
Speaking of the upcoming album "Infestissumam", the Ghoul explained that the new songs will mostly be referring to the presence of the anti-Christ on earth and how mankind deals with that, whereas "Opus Eponymous" was more about the impending arrival of the Devil's Son. Musically, it will have harder and softer parts then the first one, and keyboards will be more prominent. About working with Nick Raskulinecz, he seemed the best choice as producer because they think he delivers albums very representative of the bands' sound, not putting a sort of "stamp" with his own kind of sound on his productions like other producers often do . "With more resources, we're doing what we set up to do," the Nameless Ghoul said to Decibel magazine, "which is to make a record that sounds like a real expensive record dome in 1978, as opposed to a lo-fi album done in the '70s. Nick is one of the few who understood what we meant by that, and he's very devoted to Satan."
 Decibel magazine also mentioned the fan site "The Nameless Harem" (one of our favorites by the way, see "Nexus - Links" section), which mainly features fan art and drawings of Papa Emeritus and the Nameless Ghouls in different sexual activities and when asked why, in his opinion, Ghost fans are so "fixated on sex", the Nameless Ghoul answered "I think what Ghost represents, which is sort of semi-dangerous boogie-woogie rock combined with faceless beings - you can easily transform what you don't see underneath into anything you wish. [...]"
 To read more about this and other topics covered in the article, such as band anonymity, signing to a major label [Ghost have recently signed with Loma Vista recordings, which is in partnership with Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group], comments on their music by Phil Anselmo and James Hetfield, and more, you can buy the issue online here: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/magazine/ghost-100-february-2013/.

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