Sweden’s Ghost have declared the release date of their third sacred psalm, Meliora, as August 21st. This body of work is the follow up to 2013’s heralded Infestissumam and is available for pre-order beginning today HERE. Fans who pre-order the album will receive a complimentary download of album track ‘Cirice’. Late last month the congregation revealed a video of the summoning of Papa III (watch here). Ghost have also revealed a brand-new music video for ‘Cirice’, directed by Roboshobo.
Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls today issued a message announcing their return to North America to deliver their satanic melodies to audiences across the continent this fall for their ‘Black To The Future’ headlining tour.
Ghost released their second album Infestissumam on April 16th, 2013 via Loma Vista Recordings. The 10-song offering was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice in Chains) in Nashville, and debuted at #1 on the US iTunes Rock Album Chart. SPIN called the album, ‘one of the most anticipated heavy metal albums of 2013’ and Pitchfork praised its ‘addictive as sin’ hooks. Rolling Stone described their sound as ‘somewhere between Mastodon and Metallica, with a heavy dose of Swedish synth mixed in.’ In November of 2013, the band released If You Have Ghost, a five track EP recorded and produced by Dave Grohl, including cover versions of songs by Roky Erickson, ABBA, Army of Lovers, and Depeche Mode.
Ghost have toured extensively, and appeared at various music festivals including Big Day Out, Soundwave, Coachella and Lollapalooza.
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