EST. 1971
Joensuu Finland 17.–19.7.2015

Ghost (SWE)


The Swedish Ghost is the most interesting band in heavy metal for ages. Their records flirt with satanic themes, and their gigs are like twisted Catholic masses held in a cartoon world. The musicians wear masks and have named themselves after classical elements, and they play classic heavy rock, topped with a skeleton pope reciting fiendish liturgies. Welcome to the world of shock rock in 2015!

Ghost follows in the footsteps of the greats such as Alice Cooper, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne and Marilyn Manson. They have released two albums, which have both gained a cult status all over the world. In addition to Europe, the band has toured the Americas, and has raised quite a few disapproving eyebrows in the Catholic South American countries. This band just keeps getting bigger, and the third album, which will be released later this year, might lift Ghost to a similar level of popularity as its idols.

A Ghost gig is an experience filled with mysticism that is quite rare these days. The band members' true identities are a closely guarded secret, and any fan of horror films and classic metal music is bound to appreciate their dramatic show. Even more importantly, their songs, built around pop melodies, funeral organ music and doom riffs are just damn good! This just might be the must-see gig at the Ilosaarirock Festival this year!

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