Mysterious Swedish buzz band GHOST has announced that it will embark on its first ever North American tour this fall following the group’s crowd-pleasing U.S. live promotional performances last week in Baltimore at the Maryland Deathfest and NYC. GHOST cult leader “The Ghoul with No Name” (who takes the stage in the form of “a satanic pope”) and his anonymous ghouls will team up with Enslaved and Alcest for a three week trek that will launch on September 23 in Springfield, VA. GHOST will be touring in support of its debut album Opus Eponymous, which has been called “amazing” by Stereogum and “a primer on the creation of melodic hard rock” by The Big Takeover.
GHOST floored music fans with its first U.S. shows and served notice that it is not only a “band to watch” but will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come. In its live review of GHOST’s NYC headlining show, the Village Voice called the group’s performance “lurching and menacing”, saying “Ghost’s sound is like heavy metal trapped in a state of suspended animation since 1973”. A sneak peek at GHOST performing live can be viewed now as the band was captured on film by recent attendees of the band’s black mass. Check out the band performing the song “Satan Prayer” as part of its May 29 headlining set at the 2011 Maryland Deathfest at this location.