Ghost at The Mercury Ballroom
Ghost is an underground oddity rife with contradictions who’s mysterious on stage performance defy all expectations. Ghost’s accessible melodic rock sound is reminiscent of ‘60’s psychedelia, ‘70s doom, and ‘80s New Wave of British HeavyMetal and will illuminate more senses than any other rock band you have ever witnessed.
Don’t miss Ghost’s brand new performance at Mercury Ballroom on Wednesday, May 11.
Standing motionless and anonymous beneath the painted faces, hoods and robes which their sect demand, the six nameless ghouls of Ghost deliver litanies of sexually pulsating heavy rock music and romantic lyrics, which glorify and glamorise the disgusting and sacrilegious, with the simple intention to communicate a message of pure evil via the most effective device they can find: Entertainment.
Sweden's Ghost preach extreme Satanic viewpoints over surprisingly lightweight heavy metal, and its members maintain a strict vow of anonymity, both on record and on-stage,where they obscure themselves under monks' cowls, except for their lead singer, whose skull-faced makeup, cardinal robes, miter and thurible reflect an anti-Pope, instead.
As a result, the band's rare concerts come across like an occult ritual. Just how long Ghost's
musicians will manage to keep their identities secret as their notoriety grows remains to be seen,but that only touches the surface of the band's multi-layered enigma. This is Black Metal at it’s most original and deceiving; compositions such as “Ritual” and “Death Knell” majestically weave their melodic spell of evil through the senses until the listener finds themselves utterly possessed and open to any diabolical suggestion.
Tickets are $29.50 in advance. Showtime is 8:00 p.m. – Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
All ages are welcome. Service charges not included on ticket prices. Tickets subject to price increases day of show. Tickets may be purchased at www.mercuryballroom.com or at The Louisville Palace Box Office, 625 South Fourth Street.
For more information call 800-745-3000 or visit mercuryballroom.com