Ghost Posts New Webisode “The Visit” Online

Today, multi-Grammy-nominated Swedish rock band Ghost releases “Chapter 6: The Visit,” the latest video in the band’s narrative webisode series. In “Chapter 5: The Call,” Sister Imperator, who was recuperating from a horrible car crash, discussed the merits and failings of “The Omen” feature film franchise while on the phone with Papa Nihil. In “Chapter 6: The Visit,” the story continues. Check it out below.

Twenty-nineteen is already looking to be a stellar year for Ghost. Following the band’s critically-acclaimed Fall 2018 North American tour where the itinerary included the band’s first headline – and sold out – arena shows – the Los Angeles Forum and Montreal’s Place Bell – Ghost will take its “A Pale Tour Named Death” to Europe, launching on February 3 in Lyon, France. Frontman Cardinal Copia will take a short break for a quick trip to Los Angeles where he will attend The Grammys on February 10 as the band is nominated in two categories: Best Rock Album for Prequelle and Best Rock Song for “Rats,” the song that held the 2018 record for most weeks at #1 at Rock Radio, a total of eight. In 2016, Ghost took home its first Grammy for its song “Circe” as “Best Metal Performance.” This summer, Ghost will be Special Guest on all four legs of Metallica’s “Worldwired” European Stadium tour that starts May 1 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Shading Premiere New Playthrough Video For “Convergence” From New Album “The Vanishing Of Our Lore”

Following the release of their debut album ‘The Vanishing Of Our Lore’ on 12th October, Venetian prog metalcore quintet Shading have dropped yet another video single from their cyberpunk-themed effort. Inspired by films like Blade Runner, Ghost In The Shell and Akira, ‘The Vanishing Of Our Lore’ was mastered by Ermin Hamidovich (Periphery, Animals As Leaders).

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Black Wail Premiere New Song “Thee Ghost” From Upcoming New Album “Chromium Homes”

Black Wail, the Jersey City-based band stream new song “Thee Ghost” below. The band’s new album, Chromium Homes, arrives Dec. 15 via Rhym & Reason Records.

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Bad Wolves Premieres New Single “Toast To The Ghost”

Bad Wolves (ex-Divine Heresy/DevilDriver, etc.) premieres its new single “Toast To The Ghost” online below. The band will have its debut album out through Eleven Seven Music in early 2018.

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The Faceless Debuts New Single “Digging The Grave”

A new The Faceless song by the name of “Digging The Grave” is available streaming below. It’s from the outfit’s new album, “In Becoming A Ghost“, which Sumerian Records will release on December 01st.

Check out now “Digging The Grave” below.

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The Faceless Debuts New Single “Digging The Grave”

A new The Faceless song by the name of “Digging The Grave” is available streaming below. It’s from the outfit’s new album, “In Becoming A Ghost“, which Sumerian Records will release on December 01st.

Check out now “Digging The Grave” below.

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WAYLAND TO RELEASE “RINSE & REPEAT” SEPTEMBER 22nd 2017

WAYLAND TO RELEASE ?RINSE & REPEAT? SEPTEMBER 22nd 2017 DEBUT ARTWORK, PREORDER INFORMATION AND TRACKING LISTING Michigan-based rockers Wayland will release their debut full length album “Rinse & Repeat” with Mighty Loud / InGrooves on September 22nd. Preorder bundles are available now at https://waylandshop.com/.  Digital pre-sales at iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. WAYLAND “RINSE & REPEAT” “track listing”: Ghost Through The Fire Come Back To Me All Rise All We Had […]

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WAYLAND TO RELEASE “RINSE & REPEAT” SEPTEMBER 22nd 2017

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Vanna Calling It Quits, Announces Farewell Tour

The last chapter on Vanna is now being unveiled, with a final farewell tour lined up for this summer. The group comments:

“Our band has always strived to take the negative in our lives and use it to fuel positive change. To foster good in a world that can be so bad. That and to cause the biggest ruckus with our fans while doing so. The relationship we share with you all and with our music has brought us to places we never dreamed of going; countries we never thought we’d step foot on, stages we only dreamed of playing. But the biggest impression left is the overwhelming sense of family that this scene has given us and let us be a part of. It’s helped us become the men we are today and, in a way, is partly responsible for different parts of our lives blossoming.

“After touring for over 10 years, living our lives on the road and on the stage, it’s time for us to go chase those other dreams that may have waited on a shelf. We’ve started families, careers, and new lives, all the while spending our nights sweating in a club or a Warped Tour parking lot with you and those sides of us and our lives need attention as much as Vanna did.

“Words can’t begin to express what you have all done for us. In keeping with always sharing ourselves with you, we now turn to you to share one last time with us. Let’s make this tour a celebration of every moment and memory as well as make a bunch of new ones with some amazing friends and bands.

“Come sing your hearts out and inevitably cry your eyes out with us as we leave a little piece of Vanna on every stage. This isn’t goodbye forever — it’s just a ‘We’ll see you around.’ Our music will be here whenever you need it; we truly love you and we will miss you all. But remember, all good things must come to an end, but all good things can begin again — Viva Vanna.”

Vanna will embark on a weekend warrior-style final tour, playing weekend shows in the cities + venues below.

6/9 — Providence, RI — The Met*
6/10 — Hartford, CT — Webster Underground*
6/11— Clifton Park, NY — Fuzebox*
6/15— Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall**
6/16 — Philadelphia, PA — Voltage Lounge**
6/17 — Howell, NJ — Game Changer**
6/18 — Amityville, NY — Amityville Music Hall**
8/9 — Toronto, ON — The Hard Luck $
8/10 — Pontiac, MI — Pike Room $
8/11 — Chicago, IL — Beat Kitchen $
8/12 — Columbus, OH — Double Happiness $
8/18 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall %
8/19 — Dallas, TX — Dirty 30 %
8/20 — Austin, TX — Grizzly Hall %

* With Lions, Lions, Ghost Key, Actor | Observer, Unwill
** With Sirens & Sailors, Ghost Key, Crisis
$ With Phineas, Ghost Key, BackWordz
% With Ghost Key, BackWordz

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Ex-Ghost Guitarist Simon Söderberg Comments On Lawsuit

Recently it was reveled that several Nameless Ghouls from the past lineup of Ghost are suing front man Papa Emeritus (Tobias Forge). Now one of those Ghouls has unmasked himself and several others as well. Former Ghost guitarist Simon Söderberg issued this statement via Facebook:

“As of yesterday we, four signatories from the band Ghost, have filed a lawsuit with the Linköping District Court. We are suing Tobias Forge (”Papa Emeritus”) – the band’s lead singer who has also been responsible for the finances of the band since its founding.

“As of the filing of this lawsuit we are requesting that the court, under penalty, oblige Tobias Forge to declare the incomes as well as expenses of the band concerning the years between 2011 and 2016.

“Throughout all the years we have been on tour with Ghost (between 2011-2016 some of us have performed something like 500 shows with the band) and throughout the band’s album recordings, we have neither been allowed to share in the profits of the band, nor have we seen any of the incomes accounted for.

“The only thing we have received have been minimal advance payments to allow the band to keep going. This despite the fact that we had an agreement that any profits should be shared fairly between the members of the band.

“When we have attempted to raise the issue of the band’s finances with Tobias Forge his sole response has been that there are so far no profits to be share, but that everyone will be generously compensated once the band turns a profit.

“The reason that this lawsuit is now being filed is a contract dispute that has escalated during the previous year (2016). Over the last year we have received multiple proposed contracts from Tobias Forge in which he seeks to redefine his role in the band.

“Since the conception of Ghost our common understanding and agreement has been that we are a band on equal terms, but that Tobias will act as band leader and manage the band’s finances through his own companies.

“Through contracts received from Tobias and his lawyers during 2016, Tobias has attempted to make us sign an agreement that implies we are merely consultants working for his company, an agreement also stating that we would receive less that a minimal wage for our contributions to the band. According to this proposal, furthermore we would renounce any and all rights to music royalties.

“All above despite the fact that some of us have been members of the band since its foundation, investing all of our time in the band during the past five years, with as much right to the recordings and trademark of the band Ghost as that of Tobias Forge.

“Out vocalist and former friend is now attempting to, in a underhand and shameless way, transform Ghost from a band into a solo project with hired musicians. Naturally this is not something we can accept.

“When, in connection with the 2016 United States tour, approached a lawyer in order to sort out the situation of the contracts, we were informed that Tobias Forge no longer wanted us to participate in upcoming tours. Thus, Tobias Forge is now going ahead with the tour, which started March 24 2017 and is set to end in the UK on August 12, on his own together with rented musicians who have replaced all other band members. Tobias Forge has chosen this path of action without any permission from us to carry out the tour on his own. This under the name Ghost, which we regard as our commonly owned trademark.

“The actions of Tobias Forge amount to nothing less than unabashed dishonesty, greed, and darkness. Not the darkness of which Ghost sings, but a darkness that pushes a person to betray his best friends when fame and fortune appear within reach.

“We are terribly sorry that this afflicts the fans of the band as well, and that they too should suffer because of this betrayal and greed. We who are suing Tobias Forge are:

Simon Söderberg (Alpha) – member of Ghost since 2010.
Mauro Rubino (Air) – member of Ghost since 2011.
Henrik Palm (Eather) – member of Ghost since 2015
Martin Hjertstedt (Earth) – member of Ghost since 2014

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New Single “Thrones” Posted By Ghost Bath, New Album Details Issued

Depressive black metal act Ghost Bath released a lyric video for the new song “Thrones.” The song will appear on the new album “Starmourner” coming April 21st via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

Vocalist and mastermind Nameless, recently released the following statement regarding Starmourner’s musical direction: “‘Starmourner,’ the brand new album, takes these concepts to a higher level. It explores joy (instead of sorrow), the cosmos (instead of earth), and paradise (instead of purgatory.) But most importantly, it explores ecstasy -instead of tragedy- as its basic human emotion.”

With over 72 minutes of heavy, melodic, and dramatic black metal, it is Ghost Bath’s most ambitious undertaking yet. The album takes its listener on a journey in a variety of ways; Each track is accompanied by a beautifully crafted painting as well as a “parable” to read alongside. This allows the listener to explore not only the audio soundscapes, but a visual and imaginative experience through as they delve into the album.

“The stories, or parables, look into Jewish angelology and the hierarchy of angels as found in the bible and other religious texts,” says Nameless. Although the album has a definitive joyful and hopeful feel, it is still drenched in depression and sorry, as any true Ghost Bath record should be.”

Check out the album’s artwork and first single “Thrones” below:

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