Foo Fighters, Ghost, Korn, Etc. Members Take Part In Auction For Roadie Relief

Members of Foo Fighters, Ghost, Korn, KISS, 311, and more have contributed signed items to a silent auction in an effort to raise money for Roadie Relief. The auction will run through April 14 at 32auctions.com.

Here’s the various items up for auction:

01. Tommy Thayer (KISS) personally signed signature series Epiphone Les Paul.
02. Phil X (Bon Jovi) signed Gibson Les Paul Jr.
03. Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) piano black Gretsch Drum kit he used at Wembley Stadium in 2008 with All Access laminate from the show.
04. Papa Emeritus IV (Ghost) signed Hagstrom Phantom guitar.
05. A 30 min one on one Zoom with PNUT of 311.
06. 5 different Faith No More bundles that have signed poster, guitar pics and after show pass.
07. Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) signed cymbal (used at last Rage show).
08. 2 – 311 band signed posters.
09. Queen + Adam Lambert signed show poster from their last show plus a pair of Roger Taylor’s drum sticks.
10. Ray Luzier (Korn) signed snare drum (his signature series custom hard shell snare case also signed by him).
11. Metallica bundle including show poster, pair of Lars Ulrich’s used drum Sticks, and one of Lars’s custom snare drum Heads
12. Live performance photographs from shows including: Lemmy (Motörhead), Ozzy Osbourne, Keith Flint (Prodigy), Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses), Cardinal Copia (Ghost), and Tom Petty.
13. 311 signed skate deck.
14. Artist Thomas Estrada donated custom art commission to winning bidder.
15. Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) signed custom guitar pedal + guitar pics.
16. Avenged Sevenfold signed record.
17. Several concert collectors posters: Pearl Jam, Soundgarden (and more to come).
18. Darkglass Electronics 500 v1 bass amp
19. Aric Improta (Fever 333) custom art work drum head signed by him
20. Ray Luzier (Korn) signed drum head and pair of sticks
21. Foo Fighters Bundle – Taylor Hawkins’ sticks, Dave Grohl’s sweat band and guitar pic and 2 all access laminates.
22. Custom hand made guitar used on episodes of Couch Riffs.

Devin Townsend Discusses “Ghost” In 14th Episode Of His “Devin Townsend Podcast”

Devin Townsend has shared the 14th episode of his “Devin Townsend Podcast.” This one finds the frontman discussing The Devin Townsend Project’s 2011 album “Ghost.”

Watch Cardinal Copia Become Papa Emeritus IV In Ghost’s New Video For “Life Eternal”

Ghost have premiered a new video for their song “Life Eternal.” The clip was recorded one year ago today (March 3) during the final show of the “Prequelle“ touring cycle at Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico. That concert notably featured the death of Papa Nihil and the promotion of Cardinal Copia to Papa Emeritus IV.

New “Dark Nights: Death Metal” Comic Covers To Feature Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Ghost, Etc.

DC Comics have recruited various metal artists to appear on the covers for a seven-issue “band edition” of their “Dark Nights: Death Metal” series. The comics will be published monthly starting in March and they will each feature “a variant cover spotlighting a different metal band, an introduction from the band and exclusive interview.” However, they will only be available in the following countries: France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Turkey. A collectors’ omnibus edition will also be available in Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Korea, and Japan. Here’s all of the covers:

Issue #1: Featured band: Megadeth

Cover artist: Juanjo Guarnido

Issue #2: Featured band: Ghost

Cover artist: Werther Dell’Edera

Issue #3: Featured band: Lacuna Coil

Cover artist: Timpano / Antonio Fuso

Issue #4: Featured band: Opeth

Cover artist: Mathieu Lauffray

Issue #5: Featured band: Sepultura

Cover artist: Albuquerque / Pedro Mauro

Issue #6: Featured band: Dream Theater

Cover artist: Santi Casas

Issue #7: Featured band: Ozzy Osbourne

Cover artist: Marco Mastrazzo

This news comes after DC Comics previously recruited rock/metal artists for an animated “Dark Nights: Death Metal” series and after it was announced that Loma Vista Recordings will be releasing “Dark Nights: Death Metal The Original Soundtrack” later this year. The first single from that effort, Rise Against‘s “Broken Dreams, Inc.,“ can be found HERE.

Super7 To Release Deluxe Figure Of Ghost’s Papa Emeritus I

Super7 have announced that they will be releasing a new deluxe figure of Ghost’s Papa Emeritus I as part of their ULTIMATES! line. The toy will come with an assortment of interchangeable accessories and it can be pre-ordered HERE.

Here’s a description of the figure:

“‘Tonight we’re summoned for a divine cause…’ To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the debut album of rock’s most mysterious band Ghost, Super7 is honored to welcome Papa Emeritus I to our ULTIMATES! Figures Collection.

Papa Emeritus I was the progenitor of the heavy rock phenomenon, Ghost. From the shadows, he and his nameless ghouls filled the airwaves with sounds of dark rituals, human sacrifices, and satanic hymns. Known for his mysterious nature and aggressive stage presence, Papa Emeritus I elevated Ghost to heights few in the Clergy ever come to achieve. During his tenure as Papa, he toured the U.S. and Europe several times, all while staying true to the message of the Dark Ministry. While Papa Emeritus I’s achievements in the name of Satan were numerous, the Clergy had even greater plans of world domination…

This made-to-order deluxe 7” highly articulated figure features Papa Emeritus I from the Opus Eponymous album era. The figure is lavishly detailed and painted and features an epic assortment of interchangeable accessories:

  • 2 heads (Papa I with Original Mitre and Papa I with Golden Mitre)
  • 1 pair of black gloved fists
  • 1 pair of black gloved gripping hands
  • 1 pair of black gloved expressive hands
  • 2 soft goods vestments (Original Red / Black and White / Gold)
  • 2 Thuribles with real chains (silver and gold) Microphone with stand
  • Microphone and mic stand

Papa Emeritus I will also come packaged in a deluxe slip case-style box. Available for a limited time, this is a must-have for all members of The Clergy!

The Ghost ULTIMATES! Figure – Papa Emeritus I is a made-to-order release and we expect to ship this figure in Winter 2021.”

Watch Ghost’s Tobias Forge Cover The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy For The Devil” With The Hellacopters On Swedish TV

Ghost frontman Tobias Forge (aka Papa Emeritus IV) and The Hellacopters recently teamed up for a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy For The Devil“ on SVT‘s “På Spåret.” You can see footage of that below:

Ghost Are “Working Diligently On Several Big Things” For 2021

Ghost have revealed that they are “working diligently on several big things” for 2021. It’s assumed that those plans include their new album, which they are planning to release late this year.

The group said the following:

“[A Message From The Clergy]

Dear Friends,

I hope this message finds you relatively well and hopeful for the future. Needless to say, we have all experienced a strange year -some of us an absolutely devastating year with loved ones passing, loneliness and a very somber outlook for the future. Yet there is some distance to go before we are somewhat back to where we’d regard life as normal again.

With this , I want you all to know that we are working diligently on several big things for next year, so please do not confuse our silence with inactivity.

And I confess, I wanted to reach out to let you all know we miss you, eternally.

News pertaining to 2021 will be rolled out throughout the new year, so I ask for nothing but your patience.

In the interim, focus on taking care of yourselves and your loved ones. Have hope and strive for a better and more optimistic future, because it’s all within reach. We are almost there.

Let’s end this year with the knowledge that the roaring TWENTIES will begin in 2021!

Happy Holidays and much love.
/A Nameless Ghoul”

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Swedish Court Dismisses Ghost’s Lawsuit Against Ghost Vodka

As previously reported, Ghost filed a lawsuit against Ghost Vodka earlier this year due to their use of the name “Ghost.” Now, according to Blabbermouth, the Swedish Patent And Market Court has dismissed the lawsuit, saying that the word “ghost” is generic and that the company is free to use it. The court also said that there are major visual differences between frontman Tobias Forge’s company Svensk Drama Pop’s logo design and Ghost Vodka’s design, making it easy for consumers to tell them apart. They added that Ghost Vodka did not infringe on SDP’s trademarks and that claims for fines and damages cannot be upheld. This news comes after Ghost’s attorney Ann-Charlotte Söderlund Björk previously claimed that the case was “about trademark rights that grant ownership for any and all alcoholic beverages.” However, the court noted that SDP didn’t use its trademark within the five-year period required by law.