February 24, 2014

Infernal hiatus

Dear fellow Ghost devotees!

The Witches of the Coven are now going on spiritual retreat for an undetermined period of time. Therefore, the updates on the site and on its social media accounts (Facebook/Twitter) will be discontinued. The message boards will still be up and running for everyone who wants to join the discussions. Many things have changed since when the Coven started and this place and its nature are now rather "dated" because still too connected to what was the original incarnation of Ghost. There surely are many other sources on the World Wide Web that can represent their current fanbase more accurately, while it would make no sense for us, and it would make no justice to Ghost, to carry on something that dwells on nostalgia and is very distant from the actual direction of the band. May Ghost achieve everything they desire and more, and see you all into the endless Depth of Satan's Eyes!

A brief update: As of April, 2014 the domain name and hosting plan associated with the boards are expired and currently there are no plans on bringing them back due to the fact it would not be possible to keep the Coven as accurate and heartfelt as it used to be.

February 12, 2014

Ghost live at Music Feeds Studio

Dear fellow Ghost devotees,

recently, while in Australia for the Big Day Out, Papa  and the Nameless Ghouls took the time to stop by the Music Feeds Studio in Sydney and performed live three songs: "Ritual", "Year Zero" and "If You Have Ghost(s)" . Now, for our pleasure, they are available for all of us to enjoy, over and over again! Papa Emeritus II performing without makeup and dressed in an elegant suit exclusively for this occasion!

February 05, 2014

Ghost at Utopia Records Store and Interview

Dear fellow Ghost devotees,

Some extensive coverage of the Australian crusade has been published by Utopia Records! The clip features
footage from Ghost's show in Sydney, from their In-Store appearance (some of our fellow devotees speak about Ghost there too!), and an interview with a Nameless Ghoul: enjoy!

February 03, 2014

Ghost at the Hi-Fi, Sydney 28/01/2014

Dear fellow Ghost devotees,

the second headlining ritual of this tour has been conducted in Sydney a few days ago and such delightful performance has surely made the night of everyone who witnessed it an amazing experience! A couple of videos to remember the greatness:

"If You Have Ghost(s)"

"Here Comes The Sun" (Papa's voice would really be able to make the ice melt!)

January 28, 2014

Tour Year Zero 2014 Announced!

Dear fellow Ghost devotees,

as previously rumored and impatiently awaited by many devotees in North America, spring tour dates and venues have been announced by Ghost today! King Dude will be the opening acts for their shows in U.S.A. and Canada.

From their Facebook page Ghost explained that all the fellow devotees who pre-ordered the "If You Have Ghost(s)" EP will receive via email a code to access the pre-sale on http://ghost-official.com/presale/ which will start from Tuesday January 28th (10 AM local venue time) then on Thursday, January 30th the pre-sale will open to all the fans and on Friday January 31st tickets will go on sale to the general public.

January 24, 2014

Ghost at the Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne 22/01/2014

Dear fellow Ghost devotees,

the first headlining ritual in Australia has clearly been a special and unforgettable experience based on the comments, and reviews, we've been reading so far! Here are a couple of very enthusiastic reports of the show:

- "I challenge you to not fall in love with this band. From costume to choreography and composition to characters, Ghost delivers the manifestation of perfection and embodies a performance that intoxicates and possesses all five of your most basic senses. Papa Emeritus II and the Nameless Ghouls are an experience you must indulge in at least once in your lifetime. They are truly a spectacular group of artists." from "Live Reviews : Ghost and Witchgrinder @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne 22/01/2014", on MetalObsession

with some excellent photos by our fellow devotee and photographer John Raptis:
--> Gallery : Ghost and Witchgrinder @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne 22/01/2014

- "We came together. Together as one. We came together for Lucifer’s son. Cheers, cheers and more cheers. Papa blew us kisses and clasped his hands in triumph. We had Ghost. We had everything." from "Ghost, Witchgrinder, Hi-Fi Bar and Ballroom, Melbourne 23/01/2014" on Metal As Fuck

And here are also some unholy videos!

"Ghuleh/Zombie Queen"

January 22, 2014

Spring tour dates in the U.S. announced! (Updated)

Dear fellow Ghost devotees,

yesterday the first of the spring tour dates in North America has been announced by Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh (NC) on their Facebook page: Ghost will play there on May 11th. It's very likely that the other dates will appear soon, so stay tuned for updates!


Tuesday, April 22nd - The Granada Theater, Lawrence, KS

Sunday, May 11th - Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh NC

Monday, May 12h - The Orange Peel, Asheville NC

Friday, May 16th - The Chance Theater, Poughkeepsie, NY

[Please note: we're adding only dates and info that are confirmed either by the venues or anyway by another Ghost-related official source]

January 19, 2014

"Infestissumam" Awarded as Best Rock/Metal of the year at P3 Guld!

Dear fellow Ghost devotees,

great celebrations have been going on here at the Coven since yesterday evening (central European time) when at the P3 Guld Awards ceremony, the show held by Swedish national radio, Ghost won with "Infestissumam" as best rock/metal act of the year! Grattis / Congratulations Papa Emeritus II and Nameless Ghouls!

Ghost could not be present personally to take the award as they are busy spreading the gospel of entertainment in Australia, however, they sent a very nice message, thanking for the award and letting everyone know they had Ghost's blessing...to go fuck themselves ("Tusen tack och ta er i arslet" - basically something like "thanks and shove it up your ass" - thanks to our fellow devotee SatanicRoyalty for the explanation!).

We now would like to celebrate a bit more remembering their splendid appearance at the P3 Guld last year as performers, which will always be an unforgettable moment for all of us, one of the very first time (if not the first ever, actually) that we were gifted with a pro-shot footage of Ghost, playing "Secular Haze" on Swedish national TV.

January 18, 2014

Ghost at Big Day Out, Auckland (NZ) 17/01/2014

Dear fellow Ghost devotees,
Photo courtesy of Jason Oxenham/Getty Images

the crusade at Big Day Out has officially begun yesterday in Auckland and apparently Papa and the
Nameless Ghouls are back on the road fully operative: a long journey, plenty of interviews and a superb ritual delivered for the very first time for the devotees in New Zealand, who probably will never forget it! The setlist for the rituals at Big Day Out has been reported to be:

 Per Aspera ad Inferi
Con Clavi Con Dio
Stand by Him
Prime Mover
If You Have Ghost(s)
Year Zero
Monstrance Clock

At this link we can enjoy a video interview with a Nameless Ghoul on the News Channel:
"Swedish metallers Ghost plan new album", on 3 News.

And another new written interview, on Loud Magazine.

The glorious beginning of the ritual has been kindly filmed and uploaded online!

"Infestissumam" + "Per Aspera Ad Inferi"

Also: "Year Zero" trembling the stage and the whole Big Day Out!

And a brief compilation of clips from the ritual including parts of "Per Aspera Ad Inferi", "If You Have Ghost(s)", "Year Zero" :

January 10, 2014

Australian Side Shows Confirmed!

Dear fellow Ghost devotees,

as we were all hoping for any of you who lives in Australia, the long-awaited announcement of side shows has finally arrived earlier today! From Ghost's official Facebook page, they have informed that two headlining rituals will take place during their visit for the Big Day Out:

Wednesday 22: The Hi-Fi - Melbourne

Tuesday 28: The Hi-Fi - Sydney

Tickets will go on sale on January 14th and will be available on Oztix [Melbourne - Sydney].
We are very glad that there will be the chance for everyone there to fully experience and enjoy Ghost's awesomeness! Have an amazing time of entertainment with Papa and the Nameless Ghouls!

January 09, 2014

Big Day Out Timetables Announced

Dear fellow Ghost devotees,

Big Day Out has just announced yesterday the official timetables for the festival and Ghost will be offering their unholy gospel to their devotees in Australia and New Zealand during these hours:

Friday January 17th, Western Springs - Auckland : 07:15 - 08:00 pm

Sunday January 19th, Metricon Stadium & Carrara Parklands - Gold Coast: 08:00 - 08:45 pm

Friday January 24th, Flemington Racecourse - Melbourne: 08:00 - 08:45 pm

Sunday January 26th, Sydney Showground - Sydney: 08:00 - 8:45 pm

Friday January 31st, Bonython Park - Adelaide: 08:00 - 08:45 pm

Sunday February 2nd, Claremont Showground, Perth: 08:00 - 08:45 pm

Below you can check out the complete timetables for each day ("click to enlarge" - an advice which unfortunately doesn't work for everything, but it works for images thumbnails at least). We wish everyone who will be there a fantastic ritual!

January 01, 2014

Hellish new year!

Dear fellow Ghost devotees,

2013 has been intense, rich of great music and of impressive live ritual performances by our beloved Papa and Nameless Ghouls, we hope this new year will be possibly even better and we wish all the best to Ghost and to all of you!

...A quick blessing by Alpha to start the new year!

May all your most blasphemous dreams come true!