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PHOTOS: Ghost and The Shrine at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 04/14/16

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They’re known simply as Ghost, but there is nothing simple about the elaborate presentation that the Swedish heavy metal band brings to every show, including the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 14.

This marked the 100th concert in their “Black to the Future” tour, which began last year and continues to darken North America with many sold-out shows along the way. As if the mysterious group – made up of vocalist Papa Emeritus III and the Nameless Ghouls who continue to remain anonymous behind demonic masks – wasn’t getting enough attention before with their devil worshiping ministry of melodic pop metal sacrilege, their recent Grammy win for “Best Metal Performance” for “Cirice,” the lead single from their third studio album, “Meliora,” took them to the next level of infamy. It’s well-deserved, as the theatrical, genre-defying clergy are more than just their scary image, as they proved on stage yet again on Thursday.

This was the second date of the tour for opening act The Shrine; the Los Angeles psychedelic alt rockers are currently supporting their latest album, “Rare Breed,” which was just released in January.