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LIVE: GHOST – May 4, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)


Venue: Tennessee Theatre

City: Knoxville, TN

Date: May 4, 2016

Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett


Ghost returned to Knoxville for the first time in over 4 years and by the crowd’s response it was long overdo. Many were in costume, with face paint or ghoul masks. The theatre was full by the time the light dimmed. Cathedral music and chanting set the backdrop as the group took the stage.  The crowd was electric and sang in unison throughout the night.  Though Ghost is a Grammy winning metal band, I found them to be much more melodic and the guitar riffs precise and controlled. Papa Emeritus III was engaging all night and brought 2 sisters of sin on stage for communion with blood. The five nameless ghouls alpha, omega, wind, water and earth are technically gifted musicians. They performed in a controlled, orchestrated manner that was studio quality. Their lyrics are dark and their appearance clearly has an anti-religious theme, but Ghost is much more than a novelty. The stage presence and music are the real deal; it is easy to see why they have a loyal fan base!


Setlist: Spirit – From the Pinnacle to the Pit – Stand by Him – Con Clavi Con Dio – Per Aspera ad Inferi – Body and Blood – Cirice – Year Zero – Spöksonat – He Is – Absolution – Mummy Dust – If You Have Ghosts – Ghuleh/Zombie Queen – Ritual – Monstrance Clock





Category: Live Reviews, Photo Galleries

About the Author ()

ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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