Ghost B C
Ghost B C – Skeletonwitch
As the tides change and the flames mount, Papa Emeritus II and the Group of Nameless Ghouls reflect upon man’s fall and the Antichrist’s rise.
In the year of 13, the second phase of Papa Emeritus II and the Group of Nameless Ghouls begins with the release of the sophomore psalm INFESTISSUMAM. Papa Emeritus II succeeded Papa Emeritus at the conclusion of phase one in the year of 12, and the Nameless Ghouls joined him under the unholy church’s current moniker Ghost B.C.—the “B.C.” is silent when spoken aloud, please remember that. The name is also phonetically written [goʊst]. Their rituals demand reverence and praise, fortified through a delivery of sweetly satanic melodies, snaking distorted riffs, and vaudevillian keyboards.
The world’s introduction to the troupe, the year of 10′s Opus Eponymous, closed with “Genesis”, a foretelling of the Antichrist’s coming. He is here now on INFESTISSUMAM and shall be treated accordingly.
Here are the details. This collection was captured to tape in Christian epicenter Nashville, TN with the help of producer Nick Raskulinecz. It will now be disseminated through newly formed Loma Vista Recordings and Republic Records.
As for the story itself, this is what you should be prepared to hear and see.
“INFESTISSUMAM”—Latin for “The greatest threat”—refers to the Antichrist as being the biggest danger to the Christian world, and ironically a choir conducted by Papa Emeritus II heralds His onset. “PER ASPERA AD INFERI”, translated to “Through Hardship to Hell”, slyly dissects the overblown ambitions of youth who can’t come to terms with their own insignificance. All of their sanctimonious gloating forges a pact with the Devil. This hubris is the most tragic of flaws. “SECULAR HAZE” refers to the mist that sweeps over the earth as His power slowly takes hold. “JIGOLO HAR MEGIDDO” talks of the Antichrist moving among us in the form of an attractive young man. Driven by lust, females flock to him and, after “the act,” dub him the Antichrist. The first half ends with “GHULEH/ZOMBIE QUEEN” a dirge ballad that mourns the passing of days gone by, wrongly yearning for the past.
Formed in Athens, Ohio, SKELETONWITCH has been launching metal assaults on an unsuspecting underground since 2003. The members of THE WITCH are bonded by the universal truth, that heavy metal is the law, thereby unleashing the band’s brand of ripping, epic thrash. Everything begins with the purity and aggression of the 80s Bay Area thrash scene, but SKELETONWITCH further fuels its evil onslaught with elements of black and Viking metal while proudly waving the NWOBHM flag. Imagine a young Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Exodus slamming beers and cranking up Immortal records at a rager in 1985. Just when you think the keg is killed, Judas Priest joins the party with a fresh case of beer.
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Ghost B C
Event Category: Live Music
When: July 28, 2013
Where: Music Hall of Williamsburg
More Info: http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/