Bloomington, Ill (April 19, 2016)
Ghost, a Swedish heavy metal band formed in Linköping in 2004. Ghost immediately stood apart from other metal bands. Ghost is easily recognizable due to their eccentric on-stage presence. Five of the group’six members wear virtually identical, face-concealing costumes. The most distinguishable member is the vocalist, who wears a prosthetic face with skull face paint, appearing as what can be described as a demonic anti-Pope. Each album has brought about a change in the band’s appearance. The vocalist is always portrayed as the same archetype character, but has slight appearance changes and even personality traits are altered from former versions. The band members’ true identities are kept anonymous, as their actual names have not been publicly disclosed. The vocalist calls himself Papa Emeritus, and the musicians are referred to only as Nameless Ghouls.