Watch a hapless Nameless Ghoul take a tumble off the stage at recent Ghost show

Nameless Ghouls 2022
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Being a part of a dramatic, showy, touring rock 'n' roll band can have its pitfalls - literally, in some cases. Occult Swedish party rockers Ghost are in the midst of their huge North American tour, also featuring beardy Georgian riff machines Mastodon and much-hyped Canadian metallers Spiritbox, and were approaching the final third of their set in Huntsville, Alabama last week (September 2) when disaster struck.

As the band lurched into the final throes of a fiery performance of Year Zero, a Nameless Ghoul on guitar - known affectionally as 'Swiss', real name Justin 'Jutty' Taylor - took an almighty tumble off his platform and into the darkness.

Thankfully, he quickly recovers, trotting gingerly back up the steps and kicking back into the song, barely missing a beat. Fair play, that fella!

Taylor amusingly acknowledged the mishap on Twitter soon after, noting, "I meant to do that."

It hasn't, of course, stopped Ghost's vast and passionate online fanbase lovingly replaying the moment over and over again. You can watch the fall (and recovery!) for yourself at the 4:20 mark below, and footage of the fall from a variety of angles and set to the knowing tones of Ghost's Mary On A Cross, courtesy of the band's aforementioned cheeky fans, just below that.

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Ghost Imperatour North American tour dates 2022

Aug 26: San Diego Pechanga Arena San Diego, CA
Aug 27: Tucson Tucson Convention Center Arena, AZ
Aug 30: Austin Moody Center, TX
Aug 31: Corpus Christi American Bank Center Arena, TX
Sep 02: Huntsville Von Braun Center’s Propst Arena, AL
Sep 03: Duluth Gas South Arena, GA
Sep 04: Asheville Arena, NC
Sep 06: Tampa Yuengling Arena, FL
Sep 08: Danville Blue Ridge Rock Fest, VA
Sep 09: Trenton CURE Insurance Arena, NJ
Sep 10: Belmont Park UBS Arena, NY
Sep 12: Providence Dunkin Donuts Center, RI
Sep 13: Bangor Cross Insurance Center, ME
Sep 15: Quebec City Videotron Centre, QC
Sep 16: Laval Place Bell, QC
Sep 17: Toronto Coca Cola Coliseum, ON
Sep 19: Saginaw Dow Event Center, MI
Sep 20: Youngstown Covelli Centre, OH
Sep 21: Peoria Peoria Civic Center Arena, IL
Sep 23: Green Bay Resch Center, WI

Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He is also probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.