Ghost are an exceptionally awesome, new band from Sweden, who play early 80's-styled heavy/doom metal. Though clearly inspired by the likes of Witchfinder General, Cirith Ungol, Cloven Hoof, Pentagram, Black Hole (Ita), etc., they infuse plenty of their own ideas and Satanic themes, creating their own sound that delves farther beyond the general confines that many of today's doom bands feel the need to stick to.
Under their belt thus far, they have a three-track demo, a 7" EP that came out on Iron Pegasus back in June, and a full-length due in October, which is to be released on Rise Above Rec. Needless to say, it's going to be mindblowingly great, as the Elizabeth 7" is honestly one of the most interesting metal recordings I've ever heard. And the demo, though lacking a bit of the atmosphere they achieved on the EP (which is understandable), is still an excellent offering of early 80's occult-themed, heavy doom metal! Seriously, if someone put on that demo for me and told me that it was some long-lost, obscure doom gem from 1982, I would have no second thoughts about it. It's amazing how sinister and menacing they manage to sound while retaining such a restrained vibe.
I have both the demo and 7" compressed in one folder. Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming LP, Opus Eponymous, due out October 18th!! It's going to be a sizzler.
And how fucking great is this logo?! This band is PERFECT.