Ghost rocks sacrilegiously at Union Transfer


On Saturday, God and the devil had a duel, and God won. Pope Francis came to town on the same day the pointy-cap-wearing, skull-masked singer Papa Emeritus III and his sacrilegious Swedish metal band Ghost sold out Union Transfer. And it’s only fair to give the nod to the Holy Father, who drew hundreds of thousands. But Ghost did a pretty great show.

Emeritus and each of his Nameless Ghouls (each masked instrumentalist is called that) were rumored to be driving on Spring Garden Street in a satanic procession. Their recently released Meliora features songs like “Deus in Absentia,” which translates to “God in Absence.” Goats and sheep were in fear of sacrifice.

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