Ghost appears to have been missing one of its five Nameless Ghouls on a short run of North American tour dates that the Swedish occult rockers completed over the weekend. According to The PRP, photos taken at several stops on the trek clearly show just five members onstage, including four Ghouls and singer Papa Emeritus III. The missing Ghoul appears to be the rhythm guitarist.

The group has played just a handful of shows on this run as a five-piece, concluding over the weekend with a gig at Lollapalooza in Chicago and a Sunday (July 31st) show in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They have not commented publicly on the missing member.

  • Because the members of the outfit wear masks and keep their real identities a secret, it is difficult to ascertain who might be missing or why.
  • Ghost is scheduled to play at the Heavy Montreal festival on August 6th and will begin a North American headlining tour on September 16th in Rochester, New York.
  • Ghost recently completed work on a new EP for a fall release. The effort will consist primarily of cover tunes, similar to their 2013 EP If You Have Ghost.
  • The band has been touring behind last year’s Meliora album, which features the Top 10 rock radio hits “Cirice” and “From The Pinnacle To The Pit.”

CHECK IT OUT: See video and pics of Ghost, short a Nameless Ghoul:

INTERNET COMMENTS at The PRP — agree or not?

mystic headlock wrote: “They’re having fun with this. If they didn’t want anyone to notice they would just throw one of their techs in there. I’ll bet dude had a family thing or needed some rehab.”

Rev.J_blumpkin wrote: “I can confirm that last night at the Myth in Maplewood, MN, there were only 4 ghouls on stage. It oddly didn’t dawn on me until about 45 mins into their set. I guess i just figured they had an off-stage player like slipknot has done in the past.”

Star_AD wrote: “No one notices because there is a backing track anyway, just like all the backing vocals and harmonies are pre-recorded. All the instruments are live. But it wouldn’t surprise me if they just had a pre-recorded rhythm guitar due to the absence of the member.”