See Ghost Get Surgical in Disturbing, NSFW “Faith” Lyric Video

Photo by Mikael Eriksson

Swedish occult-rock juggernaut Ghost have a long history of provocative visuals, from their elaborate album art to their epic stage production to their strange and cinematic videos. The latest entry in Tobias Forge’s visual catalog is the disturbing lyric video for Prequelle standout “Faith.” As well as displaying the words to the song, the clip showcases a menacing golden mallet and spike before revealing that the pair are surgical tools. The video goes on to show in graphic detail what appears to be a real brain surgery. As you might imagine, it’s not for the faint of heart or stomach.

Ghost, who have been spending much of their summer opening for Metallica, have a busy rest of the year ahead of them. The band recently announced the latest legs of their “Ultimate Tour Named Death” run, including a slew of new North American, U.K. and European dates. See those below.

Ghost: The Ultimate Tour Named Death North America dates:
Sep 13: Bakersfield Rabobank Theatre, CA
Sep 14: Reno Events Center, NV
Sep 16: Portland Theater of the Clouds At Moda Center, OR
Sep 17: Kennewick Toyota Center, WA
Sep 19: Seattle WaMu Theatre, WA
Sep 20: Vancouver Pacific Auditorium, BC
Sep 21: Penticton Okanagan Events Centre, BC
Sep 24: Calgary The Corral, AB
Sep 26: Spokane Arena, WA
Sep 27: Boise Taco Bell Arena, ID
Sep 28: West Valley City Maverik Center, UT (Without Nothing More)
Sep 30: Loveland Budweiser Events Center At The Ranch, CO
Oct 01: Colorado Springs Broadmoor World Arena, CO
Oct 03: Sioux Falls Denny Sanford Premier Center, SD
Oct 04: Fargo Scheels Arena, NC (Without Nothing More)
Oct 05: Minneapolis The Armory, MN
Oct 07: Green Bay Resch Center, WI
Oct 14: Grand Rapids DeltaPlex Arena, MI
Oct 19: Portland Cross Insurance Arena, ME
Oct 21: Worcester DCU Center, MA
Oct 22: Syracuse The Oncenter, NY
Oct 24: Hershey GIANT Center, PA
Oct 25: Trenton Cure Insurance Arena, NJ
Oct 26: Glens Falls Cool Insuring Arena, NY

Ghost: The Ultimate Tour Named Death U.K. and European dates:
Nov 16: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, UK
Nov 17: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
Nov 18: Glasgow SSE Hydro, UK
Nov 20: Dublin 3Arena, Ireland
Nov 22: London SSE Arena Wembley, UK
Nov 23: Leeds First Direct Arena, UK
Nov 30: Katowice Spodek, Poland
Dec 01: Prague Universum, Czech Republic
Dec 03: Budapest BSA, Hungary
Dec 05: Mantova Palabam, Italy
Dec 06: Zurich Halle 622, Switzerland
Dec 08: Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi, Spain
Dec 10: Lisbon Altice Arena, Portugal
Dec 11: Madrid Palacio Vistalegre, Spain
Dec 13: Eckbolsheim Zenith Of Strasbourg, France
Dec 17: Esch-Sur-Alzette Rockhal, Luxembourg
Dec 18: Saint-Herblain Zenith Nantes Metropole, France
Dec 19: Touslouse Zenith Toulouse Metropole, France