Former Ghost Keyboardist Shares Footage from Band’s First U.S. Visit in 2011
Ghost, still an underground band — hard to believe these days! — were invited to play Maryland Deathfest in 2011 for their first ever U.S. show. They seized the opportunity and booked a show in NYC, too (why not?), and now some home video footage of the band’s first trip to the U.S. has been released to the public.
The footage comes courtesy of former keyboard player Mauro Rubino (the Nameless Ghoul known as “Air”) who played in the band from 2011 through 2016 and was one of the four ex-members to file suit against bandleader Tobias Forge last year. The excitement is palpable; you can feel it emanating from each of the band members and you can sense that things are on the up and up.
Perhaps now that the identities of Forge and the other former members are publicly known Rubino said “fuck it” and figured it’d be a good time to release this footage. There are two short clips, and they’re both a good watch. One question: why was the band staying in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn?
Rubino is now involved with a new group called Priest, a far cry musically from Ghost but with a fantastic debut record that came out late last year; stream it here.