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Ghost, Volbeat and Twin Temple at Ball Arena in Denver, CO

Ghost (Linköping, Sweden)
Volbeat (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Twin Temple (Los Angelas, CA)

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Papa Emeritus IV made his inaugural visit to Ball Arena in bone-chilling Denver, CO Wednesday night, accompanied by his group of recently rethreaded Nameless Ghouls. Ghost recently began their co-headlining tour with Volbeat to support their fifth full length album release “IMPERA”, due out March 11th.

Papa Emeritus IV of Ghost

Twin Temple opened the show with what I would describe as The Ronnettes meets Satan meets Feminism kind of energy, and I was there for it. The LA band had a performance ritual, swords, a song named “Let’s Have A Satanic Orgy” and a fine saxophone solo. As I have told people for years, don’t skip the opening band! This is how I learned about Ghost in 2012, they opened for Mastodon!

Alexandra and Zachary James of Twin Temple

Volbeat came out next, opening with “Seal the Deal”, riff heavy and massive energy right from the jump. The band was tight and sounded strong, out on this tour supporting their 8th studio album “Servant Of The Mind” which came out late last year. They dipped into the new tracks with “Temple of Ekur” early into the set. A full setlist will be toward the bottom of the article.

Michael Poulsen of Volbeat

Walking through the back halls of Ball Arena to get from the media area to the floor, I could hear “Miserere mei, Deus” and instantly I had goosebumps. Once closer to the stage, the faint smell of incense and the feeling of anticipation.

Eventually the house lights dropped and the sheet covering the stage dropped. “Kaisarion” started the set with a fast paced, almost poppy song that definitely speaks to the Cardinal Copia / Papa Emeritus IV era of Ghost, followed by Prequelle’s “Rats”.

The set list was a proper collection of old and new material, because it’s still Tobias Forge so classics like “Ritual” and “Year Zero” will always be around no matter which outfit, mask or number Papa is wearing.

One of the Nameless Ghouls of Ghost
Twin Temple

Volbeat Set List

  1. Seal the Deal
  2. Pelvis on Fire
  3. Temple of Ekur
  4. Lola Montez
  5. Sad Man’s Tongue
  6. Becoming
  7. Fallen
  8. Wait a Minute My Girl
  9. Black Rose
  10. Shotgun Blues
  11. The Devil’s Bleeding Crown
  12. The Devil Rages On
  13. Doc Holliday
  14. The Sacred Stones
  15. Die to Live
  16. Still Counting

Ghost Set List

  1. Imperium
  2. Kaisarion
  3. Rats
  4. From the Pinnacle to the Pit
  5. Mary on a Cross
  6. Devil Church
  7. Cirice
  8. Hunter’s Moon
  9. Faith
  10. Helvetesfönster
  11. Year Zero
  12. Ritual
  13. Mummy Dust
  14. Enter Sandman
  15. Dance Macabre
  16. Square Hammer