Ghost Introduces Papa Emeritus IV at Their Final Concert of the “Prequelle” Tour Cycle

As long predicted by Ghost Cult, Ghost introduced Papa Emeritus IV at the final date on the Prequelle World Tour in Mexico City. The new character who will front the band during its next album cycle. No word yet if we have seen the end of Cardinal Copia as he was, but it seems he was promoted to Papa IV. Papa Nihil, Saxophone player live and character in all of Ghost’s recent videos has apparently died or been killed off. Tobias Forge performed as a “new” Papa Emeritus on each of the band’s first three LPs, with each version of Papa replacing the one that came before it. Papa Emeritus III was retired in favor of Cardinal Copia before the release of 2018’s “Prequelle” album. Video footage and photos of the big reveal can be seen below. (Photo above courtesy of Summa Inferno). Tobias Forge performed as a “new” Papa Emeritus on each of the band’s first three LPs, with each version of Papa replacing the one that came before it. Papa Emeritus III was retired in favor of Cardinal Copia before the release of 2018’s “Prequelle” album. Photo above courtesy of Summa Inferno. Continue reading

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Super7 To Release New Versions of Iron Maiden, Ghost, Motörhead, and Misfits ReAction Figures

Super7 Toys will release more ReAction figures of Iron Maiden, Ghost, Motörhead, and Misfits next week! Iron Maiden figures will be avaialble on 1/22 and include Limited Edition Wave 2 assortment: Stranger In A Strange Land Eddie (with CLOTH overcoat)! The Number of the Beast Album Cover Devil! Piece of Mind Eddie! Live After Death Eddie! Somewhere In Time Eddie (with CLEAR cyborg skull)! Flight Of Icarus 7-inch Single Eddie (with wings AND flame thrower)! Twilight Zone 7-inch Single Spectral Eddie!. The “None More Black” Ghost, Motörhead, and Misfits versions of existing figures will be avaialble on 1/24 from the Super7 webstore. Continue reading

Ghost Cult’s Top 10 News Stories of 2019

As we barrel into the new year we want to take one last look at our most popular news stories (by topic) on our website in 2019. Thanks for being here with us and choosing us for your music news, interviews, reviews and other entertaining content we try to provide daily! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Sleep Token – Sundowning

The advent of Sundowning (Spinefarm Records), the debut album from London-based shoegazer Sleep Token, goes back over a year: so its release, ahead of a major US tour, has seen a level of furore largely unknown in Metal circles. Hiding identity under a cloak a la Ghost, there’s an added mystique here from an embracing of spiritual and somnolent values (the album’s title is the term given to the daily crash of dementia, for example), while melody is to the fore of the core sound. Continue reading

Devin Townsend To Release “By A Thread Live in London 2011” Live Package on Vinyl

Devin Townsend doesn’t slow down with new album Empath, tons of touring, festival headline dates in 2020, the ERAS Vinyl Collection Parts 1-4, now he will release By A Thread – Live in London 2011 will see its very first vinyl release on March 13th, 2020. These shows saw DTP performing each of the quadrilogy of albums – Ki, Addicted, Deconstruction and Ghost – over 4 nights in London, with each album coming as a gatefold 2LP plus a bonus 2LP featuring the encores from each evening. The set also includes an LP-booklet with brand new liner notes that see Devin reflecting back on these special shows. All LP’s are available on 180g vinyl, and mastered specifically for the format. The original CD/DVD release has long been sold out. Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Exit 111 Festival 2019 – Manchester, Tennessee

Exit 111 Festival, aptly named for the highway exit in Manchester TN, made its début October 11-13, 2019. Arriving in powers of three, it was three days of riffs, rock, and rowdiness. One part Metal, one part Rock, one Southern rock, and a whole lot of nostalgia, the event hosted three stages: the Rise Above Stage (honored suicide awareness and featured many of the Classic rock/Southern rock acts), Heaven Stage (the main stage and home to the headliners), and Hell Stage (spotlighted mainly heavy artists). Continue reading

Super7 Toys Releases Megadeth Mascot Vic Rattlehead ReAction Figure!

Finally! Announced earlier in the year at New York Toy Fair, Super 7 has released its Megadeth Vic Rattlehead ReAction Figure! Not only is the figure a killer representation of this beloved metal mascot, but the artwork on the box was also done by Vic creator and metal album cover artist and legend Ed Repka himself! That makes it a must-have for fans! It is available for purchase now, but these tend to sell out, as happened with King Diamond, Slayer, Misfits, and Ghost ReAction Figures. Continue reading