Lolla 2013 Preview: Atlas Genius, Ghost B.C. and San Cisco

Every once in a while, a festival like Lollapalooza throws a wrench in the schedule, maybe to attract a new crowd, maybe to see if we’re paying attention. This year, that wrench is Ghost. Ghost (also known as Ghost B.C. in the U.S.) is a Swedish heavy metal band, formed in Linköping in 2008. Ghost are easily recognizable due to their eccentric on-stage presence, five of the group’s six members wear hooded robes, while the vocalist appears in a skull mask and a cardinal outfit, and highly secretive nature of their identities, with the members being referred to as “Nameless Ghouls”. Musically, the band is often compared to groups such as Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult, Mercyful Fate, andWitchfinder General.

Be sure to check out the other two bands mentioned here: Atlas Genius and San Cisco, both traveling from the land down under and worth a listen!

Atlas Genius, Ghost B.C. and San Cisco will be performing at this year’s Lollapalooza in Chicago. See below for more info and set times and let us know if you’re interested in setting anything up on site.

Atlas Genius

Atlas-Genius_credit-Frank-Maddocks3:30 PM @ The Grove Stage on Friday August 2nd

Indie-pop Aussies Atlas Genius released their full-length debut record When It Was Now
on Warner Bros. February 19. Their debut single “Trojans” was a Top 3 Modern Rock radio hit and the new single “If So” is quickly gaining momentum. The band has gotten lots of love, from Entertainment Weekly’s “New Stars We Love” list to People Magazine, who called them “synth-pop bliss.”

Ghost B.C.

Ester Segarra2:15 PM @ The Bud Light Stage on Friday August 2nd


Ghost B.C. released their second psalm INFESTISSUMAM on April 16th via Loma Vista Recordings. The 10-song offering was produced by Grammy® Award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice in Chains) in Nashville, TN and debuted today at #1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart. SPIN hailed INFESTISSUMAM
as “one of the most anticipated heavy metal records of 2013.”

San Cisco

San-Cisco-Photo-21:00 PM @ The Grove Stage on Friday August 2nd

Hailing from Freemantle, Australia, indie pop four piece San Cisco released their self-titled debut album on July 16th via RCA. The band is currently on a headlining tour with Smallpools and their new album was hailed by Prefix Mag as “frothing with jangly chords, upbeat instrumentation and glittery but subtle electronics”


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