Ghost has shared another one of their humous clips starring Sister Imperator and Papa Nihil. The two chat by phone, as Sister is still laid up in the hospital after “The Accident”. The two have a discussion that can be interpreted as a veiled self-reverential diss at their history of different Papa’s and their replacement Cardinal Copia. Later in the clip Sister is phoned up by “The Original One” to see how she is doing. The band has stated that Papa Emeritus III is dead and the Papa character is “retired.” The band announced earlier their extensive Stadium tour of Europe next summer as the direct support for Metallica along with Bokassa for their “Worldwired To Self Destruct” 2019 tour. Ghost is about to begin their “A Pale Tour Named Death” tour of the USA soon.Continue reading
Back in June when Swedish retro/goth/prog rock act Ghost announced a one-off show at the Royal Albert Hall, the news caught many off guard and swiftly caused the internet to burst in a torrent of bitterness. Triggered instantly, a horde of permanently enraged keyboard warrior types leapt into battle with Caps Lock buttons at the ready, proceeding to inform the internet in the strongest possible terms that, “they’ll never sell that many tickets”, “they’re nowhere near that big”, and “it’ll be hilarious when they cancel”. Oh, and of course, the now almost delightfully traditional war cries of “they’re shit”, and “they’re not metal!!” Continue reading
Ghost’s Prequelle is one of the biggest albums of 2018. Their single ‘Dance Macabre’ has over With 15-million streams worldwide, topped only by the albums other hit single, ‘Rats’, which just celebrated nine weeks at #1 on the charts. Now the band has released a remix single of ‘Dance Macabre’, done by emerging synth wave artists Carpenter Brut. You can watch the animated visualizer and buy and stream the track below as well. Continue reading
Some “stranger things” seemed to start occurring on this road trip immediately. Let me step back a bit. I love road trips and when I was asked to cover Ghost, I jumped at the chance. Ghost and the clergy put on an AMAZING show that will keep you in a mesmerized trance! Not sure if this has happened to anyone as they where heading out to see Ghost, but for me, this was a Stranger Things can happen road trip. Off to Fort Wayne, Indiana to a recently remodeled “The Clyde” theater, decked out and powered by Sweetwater Studios Theatre. So the 1st strange thing that started happening was once on the highway heading on out to Indiana my car started to drive a little strange, not a smooth ride, almost as if it really didn’t want to make this road trip… I’ve made a couple and yes things happen to vehicles, so I stopped did a once over and everything appeared fine. Continued on my way and the car was still driving oddly but for the love of music, I press on.Continue reading
As Ghost Cult reported earlier in the week Metallica was honored and presented with the Polar Music Prize by the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf, the highest arts award the country of Sweden gives out. To pay tribute to the band, Candlemass and Ghost frontman Cardinal Copia performed the global hit song ‘Enter sandman’ as Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillio watched. Watch it now!Continue reading
Since the release of their debut album in 2010, Swedish act Ghost has divided the Metal community like no other band has for years. Frequently berated for a seemingly endless list of equally meaningless reasons, you just know the band are laughing themselves stupid underneath their masks each time the latest horde of terminally outraged cynics appear, summoned to their keyboards, as if by magic, whenever the word “Ghost” is mentioned on the internet, to inform the world using block capitals that “they’re just ripping off Blue Öyster Cult and Mercyful Fate”, “they’re not metal”, or “they’re only a gimmick anyway” etc. etc.
Ghost will reportedly drop their new single, ‘Rats’, tomorrow. Radio stations around the world have already teased the news with announcements, a partial leaked track, and partial artwork, which you can see below. Stay tuned to Ghost Cult for the first official new Ghost music in 2018, tomorrow. Continue reading
Keeping the hype train rolling along, Ghost performed at a private event in Chicago last night, playing a short unplugged set and debuting what looks to be the first single off of their new album, ‘Rats’. They performed for the first time with Cardinal Copia (Tobia Forge), their new frontman in the band following the previous leaders Papa Emeritus, Papa Emeritus II, and Papa Emeritus III. Watch this video clip of the band performing a snippet of ‘Cirice’ acoustic. Continue reading
Enigmatic occult rockers Ghost has finally unveiled their new frontman and leader, the replacement for Papa Emeritus III. Rather than another Papa, (an aged Papa Zero was teased), the band has introduced “Cardinal Copia” as their new frontman. Usually, an announcement of this kind is the forerunner to a new single or new album details, which may be incoming from the band. A tour has been announced with new images of the previous Papa incarnation, so its possible the Cardinal one of the many guises the ghost frontman takes in concert.