Part one of a documentary web series focusing on Swedish occult rockers GHOST can be seen below (courtesy of Vice‘s Noisey.com). Director Greg Olliver, who co-directed and produced 2010’s “Lemmy” film and the soon-to-be-released psychological thriller/horror “Devoured”, directed the video for GHOST.
Filming for the series and planned feature-length documentary began on the summer festival circuit and continues through the year.
The first episode features live performance, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from GHOST‘s tour in Sweden, Germany and Belgium.
The project is being produced through Olliver‘s New York City-based production company Secret Weapon Films.
“Greg has the perfect mix of story-telling acumen, musical taste and a fondness for the macabre… it made him the ideal choice to tell the story of GHOST,” said Adam Farrell, creative director of the band’s label, Loma Vista.
“You can’t point a camera at GHOST without every frame of footage looking like heavy-metal gold,” said Olliver.
“I was thrilled to hear that they wanted to work with me.
“Making films with legends like Lemmy and Johnny Winter, who have well-known stories, is one thing, but to work with a band that’s on a fast rise to fame and has a mysterious story which is currently unraveling requires an entirely different approach. Add in the anonymity of the group and the look that they have… and you suddenly have a whole lot to chew on as a director. The only downside is that I felt a bit silly on stage filming while NOT wearing a robe and black mask.”
GHOST‘s sophomore album, “Infestissumam”, sold around 14,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 28 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The CD topped the official chart in the group’s home country after selling nearly five times as many copies as the No. 2 album, MISS LI‘s “Wolves”.