Ghost is a Swedish heavy metal band formed 2008. The band was hyped up in 2010 partly because of members’ choice to appear behind the masks without giving their identities. The group claims to be sent by the devil to the commercially viable rock collecting souls for him. The debut “Opus Eponymous” was nominated for a Grammy in 2011 in the category hard rock. ”Here Comes The Sun” (Beatles cover) is the Bonus track from the album ”Opus Eponymous”. [Source]
“Requiem” is Killing Joke’s second official single from their 1980 album Killing Joke. The single was originally released under E’G Records as a 12″ single and featured the song Change as a B-side, a previous unofficial single. That same year, E’G Records released a 7″ version of the single, exempting the demo version of “Requiem”.
SEAMUS MURPHY — “When I first heard ‘Written on the Forehead’ and its opening in a Middle-Eastern war setting and ending with a reggae-riff, I thought of black and white photographs I had taken in hot, dusty conflict zones.
Mixing them with the scenes of quiet desperation of England and that parallel movement came later in post-production.
Call it random, maybe it is, but usually the pictures themselves suggest what works together, the music has a lot to say in the choice too and a sympathy between them develops. It ended up as a way to show how different are all our lives, Us and Them. And a reminder, that despite all our differences we are all still vulnerable with human emotions.
Shooting pictures makes you observe in a detached way, whether in the West Bank, Gaza, Mogadishu or Waterloo Station in London.
Afterwards you try to make sense of them. What they mean will be personal to everyone. The opening with PJ Harvey’s lyrics spoken in Arabic was shot in a pub on the Portobello Road.”
Dan Bejar’s late 70s and early 80s sound here happens to be en vogue right now, and that might have something to do with the way the detached, cool, reflective feel of bands like Roxy Music and Steely Dan always sounded like someone who had indulged a bit too much for too long.