Ghost Appeals to the TikTok Generation with Meme Version of “Mary on a Cross”


If you’ve either spent time on TikTok or its knockoff version, Facebook Reels, then you’ve probably seen users taking Ghost’s “Mary on a Cross” from Seven Inches of Satanic Panic for their posts. Usually it’s to convey a piece of art that changed their lives, or something to that effect.

Well, ever the businessman, Tobias Forge has decided to capitalize on that by re-releasing a slowed-down version yesterday that has the reverb turned way up to mimic those posts. It only makes sense, since its use in memes online has catapulted the song to number 36 of the Top 50 Most Played Songs in the U.S. right now on Spotify.

Honestly, it’s not a bad business move. Tobias Forge saw a market and dove head first into it. Don’t hate the player and all that. Still, it’s wild that completely unrelated memes on TikTok have blown “Mary on a Cross” and the Seven Inches of Satanic Panic EP into a major hit two years after their release.

Ghost is currently on tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox. Tickets are on sale via the band’s online portal.

Sat Aug 27 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center Arena
Tue Aug 30 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Wed Aug 31 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena
Fri Sep 2 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center’s Propst Arena
Sat Sep 3 – Duluth, GA – Gas South Arena
Sun Sep 4 – Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville.com Arena
Tue Sep 6 – Tampa, FL – Yuengling Arena
Thu Sep 8 – Danville, VA – BLUE RIDGE ROCK FEST*
Fri Sep 9 – Trenton, NJ – CURE Insurance Arena
Sat Sep 10 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
Mon Sep 12 – Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
Tue Sep 13 – Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
Thu Sep 15 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
Fri Sep 16 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
Sat Sep 17 – Toronto, ON – Coca Cola Coliseum
Mon Sep 19 – Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center
Tue Sep 20 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
Wed Sep 21 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Arena
Fri Sep 23 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center**

*Ghost and Spiritbox only
**Ghost, Spiritbox and special guest Carcass

Ghost Appeals to the TikTok Generation with Meme Version of “Mary on a Cross”
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