(//‿•) Filmed from the back, much more stabilized recording. Ghost performing “Dance Macabre” live on the Main Stage 2 at the Download Festival in Paris (France), at the Base Aérienne 217 / BA217 in Brétigny sur Orge – On Friday, June 15th 2018. Ghost is a Swedish rock band that was formed in Linköping, Sweden in 2006.
Ghost is easily recognizable owing greatly to its eccentric on-stage presence. Five of the group's six members, its 'Nameless Ghouls,' wear virtually identical, face-concealing costumes. Prior to a 2017 lawsuit filed by former members of the band, lead singer Tobias Forge obscured his identity behind the character "Papa Emeritus." The character, which consists of Forge in a prosthetic mask and makeup can be best described as a 'demonic anti-pope.' The Papa Emeritus Character has gone through three incarnations - I, II, and III. As of the 2018 album Prequelle and subsequent world tour, Forge portrays a character known as "Cardinal Copia," who is described as being unrelated to any of the Papa Emeritus characters and whose costume consists of either Cardinal vestments or a black tuxedo alongside a prosthetic mask with black eyemakeup and the multi-colored eyes which had been present in each Papa character; additionally, Ghost became a septet for the first time with the addition of saxophonist Papa Nihil, the first character besides Forge's to receive a name, and the most ancient known member of the Papa Emeritus lineage.
Nowayfarer 🎸 ® 2018