Ghost forced to change name to Ghost B.C.

on February 06, 2013, 2:06pm

ghostnamechange Ghost forced to change name to Ghost B.C.

No doubt facilitated by imbibing the blood of their enemies, Swedish doom metal band Ghost is on a roll as of late. Already they have an anticipated new album and North American tour, a “change” in management, and even a song featuring everyone’s favorite rock ‘n’ roll insomniac, Dave Grohl. But not everything is all puppies and smiles for the gang of ghouls as they’ve been forced to change their name.

Yes, as announced in an official statement delivered to Blabbermouth, the band will now be referred to by the historically inaccurate moniker of Ghost B.C. due to “legal reasons” of which they did not expand upon. “Make no mistake though,” they added. “The rituals still demand the same reverence and praise, fortified through a delivery of sweetly satanic melodies, snaking distorted riffs, and vaudevillian keyboards.” One possible reason for the tweak may have to do with the other Ghost, the long-running Japanese psych-rock band.

The newly-minted Ghost B.C.’s sophomore album, Infestissumam, will hit shelves on April 9th via Loma Vista Recordings. You can check out a performance of the lead single “Secular Haze” below (or download a copy here), followed by the album tracklist and tour docket.

Infestissumam Tracklist:
01. Infestissumam
02. Per Aspera Ad Inferi
03. Secular Haze
04. Jigolo Har Megiddo
05. Ghuleh/Zombie Queen
06. Year Zero
07. Idolatrine
08. Body and Blood
09. Depth of Satan’s Eyes
10. Monstrance Clock

Ghost 2013 Tour Dates:
02/23 – Brisbane, AU @ Soundwave Fest
02/24 – Sydney, AU @ Soundwave Fest
03/01 – Melbourne, AU @ Soundwave Fest
03/02 – Adelaide, AU @ Soundwave Fest
03/04 – Perth, AU @ Soundwave Fest
04/14 – Indio,CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04/18 – Denver, CO @ Ofden Theatre
04/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
04/21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04/23 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
04/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Grand
04/26 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
04/27 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market
04/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
04/30 – Calgary, AB @ Republik
05/01 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Ballroom
05/03 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
05/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
05/06 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
05/07 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
05/08 – Quebec, QC @ Le Petit Champlain
05/10 – Boston, MA @ Royale
05/11 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
05/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
05/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
05/17 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
05/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
05/19 – Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range

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