Joe Bosso of MusicRadar.com conducted an interview with one of the nameless ghouls from Swedish occult rockers GHOST prior to the band’s July 28 concert at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
MusicRadar.com: How did the band’s makeup and presentation — the whole aesthetic — begin and evolve?
Nameless Ghoul: The very unsexy start was that GHOST was a project, just a few songs and a vocal. Very early, when it was that embryonic, the few of us that were into the project knew that it wouldn’t fly if it was going to be just a band. What I viewed for the presentation was big and bombastic, this huge fucking thing. [laughs] But that wouldn’t work if you’re just standing there in a shirt, being a dude. At that point, we were like, “Let’s get it together and build it.” We needed to jump over some of the steps that everybody else was doing. We managed to get a record deal and a fan base — this was back in the days of MySpace