Half a billion streams, punishing live shows and a unique blend of emo sensibility with trap, metal, hardcore and industrial that is increasing the ranks of his followers day by day – one of the hottest names of the contemporary underground, Ghostemane, is coming to Šiška!
The Florida-born rapper and singer Ghostemane began his music career in hardcore punk, becoming a fan of hip-hop after a friend introduced him to Memphis rap. Just four years ago he thus left his job, moved to Los Angeles and joined the Schemaposse collective, which also included the now deceased star Lil Peep. After the collective dissolved, Ghostemane began collaborating with the underground group $UICIDEBOY$ and rapper Pouyo, with his path rising steeply in just a few years.
Eric Ghoste has been releasing music as Ghostemane since 2014. As the project’s sole architect, Ghoste has created a singular canon of extreme music, incorporating elements of industrial, hardcore, acoustic, southern “phonk” rap, and experimental genres. With every album, Ghoste has grown as a producer, writer, and performer, blending his influences with increasing fluidity and ambition. His 2018 album N/O/I/S/E marked his most aggressive, advanced work yet, setting the table for his most anticipated album to date: ANTI-ICON. Dropped November 2020, ANTI-ICON is the culmination of Ghoste’s musical mutations, the personal sonic statement he’s been building towards his entire career.
Over five years, the extremely productive musician has released no fewer than seven albums and more than ten EPs (the last, Human Err0r, in 2019 with producer Parv0, who will also join him on tour), weaving a genre-defying expression that uniquely combines his rap and metal influences, from trap, hip-hop, industrial, black metal and emo rap to doom and punk, around dark, confessional topics such as depression, nihilism, death and occultism. His shows are notorious for their unbridled explosion of energy, wild, moshpit-packed delights that justify his reputation as one of the hottest names in contemporary music. This will be all the more evident at Šiška, as Ghostemane has a surprising connection to Slovenia, having collaborated with Slovenian urban collective TrashGang for some time now, making his concert in Ljubljana an unforgettable one for sure.
Tickets on sale online and at Eventim outlets.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.