They count James Hetfield, Phil Anselmo, Fenriz and Nergal among their fans. No pressure, right? Not for cloaked Swedish occultists Ghost, who should only expand their global dominance with third album Meliora.
In the September Decibel, J. Bennett breaks bread with one of the collective’s many Nameless Ghouls to discuss the hypocrisy of religious authority, the band’s terrifying new stage apparel, and and the ascent of mysterious new frontman Papa Emeritus III.
This marks the band’s third dB cover, and you’ll want to jump on it now. Their last appearance, commemorating our 100th issue in early 2013, sold out in record time. Pick up the Ghost issue now, also featuring an incredible collaboration — Saviours + Wino, covering Blue Oyster Cult’s “Hot Rails to Hell.”