August 04, 2013

Ghost At Lollapalooza festival, Chicago (IL) 02/08/2013

Dear fellow Ghost devotees,

from the ritual at Lollapalooza we are lucky enough to get this brief, but pro-shot quality, video from Billboard:

"Con Clavi Con Dio" (partial)

and from the crowd:
"Infestissumam" + "Per Aspera Ad Inferi"


"Secular Haze"

"Stand By Him"

"Monstrance Clock"

"Ghuleh/Zombie Queen" (partial, but still enjoyable and with a great finale!)


"2:30 p.m. Sweden's Ghost instantly becomes front-runners for best-dressed rock band of the weekend with their black hoods and capes. The music is nearly as memorable with its quasi-Medieval overtones and heavy-metal melodies.The singer addresses the crowd in what sounds like a Transylvanian drawl, though the campiness belies just how accomplished these musicians are. They perform with surgical precision, the knotty arrangements and nimble guitar solos never calling undue attention to themselves because the songs are paramount."
Lollapalooza Day 1 review, on Chicago Tribune

"Styled after what looked like an undead bishop priest, the Ghost frontman sauntered across the stage oozing confidence. His voice was equally as impressive as his costume. The band's aesthetic may have been a little at odds with the bright sunshine (maybe give them an evening slot next year?) but it definitely helped them stand out, and on top of that they played an impressive set that won me over."
Lollapalooza 2013 day 1 review (Nine Inch Nails, New Order, Father John Misty, Ghost & more), on BrookylnVegan

"On the recent Infestissumam (Republic), their melodies and hooks—often infused with choral singing and almost orchestral—sound ready for an arena. After this high-profile performance, I have a feeling that's the kind of place we'll see these ghouls next."
Friday: Lollapalooza 2013 according to Reader writers , on Chicago Reader

"Intentionally mysterious Swedish metal band Ghost easily win the award for surprise favorite of Lolla '13.[...] Some absolutely huge riffage served as the cue for their lead singer to emerge, also robed, wearing a black papal hat and Skeletor-style face-paint. Luckily it wasn't all schtick; the band soon launched into some wild glam-Sabbath assault that had even the meekest hipster throwing up devil horns."
"Lollapalooza 2013 Recap: Day 1", on Windy Ciy Rock

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