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A Nameless Ghoul from Ghost B.C. on Papa Emeritus II being too evil for the Vatican

Founded in 2008, Ghost B.C. created a bit of mystique for itself right from the start. The sextet is essentially anonymous in its elaborate costumes, with singer Papa Emeritus II decked out like a satanic pope, and his cardinals, The Ghouls With No Name, performing in uniform brown robes whose cowls obscure any identifying features. Yes, it's a gimmick to bring a sense of mystery and ritual to an art form that, these days, doesn't have nearly enough theater.

See also: - Tonight: Ghost B.C. at the Ogden Theatre, 4/18/13 - The ten best metal shows in Denver this April - Review: Ghost at Marquis Theater, 1/27/12

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.