Ghost Posts “The Summoning VII: Are You Ready” Video

Coming upon the unveiling of Papa Emeritus IV, Grammy Award-winning band Ghost just unveiled a new clip entitled “The Summoning VII: Are You Ready” in the wake of a 41-city headlining U.S. tour.

Ghost’s “Popestar” EP was released on September 16th by Loma Vista Recordings and debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts, selling over 21,000 copies in its first week. The release was also the first EP to top the Top Rock Albums chart in its 10-year history.

The surprise five-track offering features leading psalm “Square Hammer” and also contains covers of selections by Echo and the Bunnymen, Simian Mobile Disco, Eurythmics, and Imperiet. “Popestar” was recorded by Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls in Linköping, Sweden and produced by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Royal Blood, Opeth).

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Ghost Adds More U.S. Tour Dates

Ghost just added more dates to the band’s current “Black To The Future” tour, which is currently hitting venues across the country. The band will perform in Des Moines, Minneapolis, and Green Bay following an appearance at Lollapalooza to wrap up the tour.

Macabre will open the newly added shows. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning this Friday, May 20th at 10:00 AM local time. See below for a complete list of dates.

Ghost’s “Cirice,” taken from third album “Meliora,” was awarded a Grammy for “Best Metal Performance” this past February. Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls also capped off a landmark 2015 with a late night television debut on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s performing “Cirice.”

May 17 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
May 19 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
May 20 – The Orbit Room – Grand Rapids, MI
May 21 – Rock on the Range – Columbus, OH
May 22 – Rock’N Derby – Albany, NY
July 27 – 7 Flags – Des Moines, IA *
July 28 – Myth – Minneapolis, MN*
July 29 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
July 31 – The Sandlot – Green Bay, WI*

* Macabre supporting

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Ghost Performs Live On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

This past Friday on the eve of Halloween, Swedish band Ghost made its late night television debut on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert with a rousing performance of the song “Cirice.”

“Cirice” reached the Top 10 at radio at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock and is featured on the band’s third album “Meliora,” which debuted in the Top 10 (#8) on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Charts.

Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls have spent the past two months in North America delivering satanic melodies to audiences across the continent as part of the “Black To The Future” headlining tour. One stop of the trek was even nixed when Papa unfortunately lost a pope vs. pope battle against our friend Frankie.

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Ghost Posts New “Papaganda” Video Clip

Ghost B.C. has posted the second in a series of “Papaganda” videos, this one titled “What Happens in Vegas…” Check out the latest clip below (thanks to Noisey.Vice.com), in which Papa Emeritus takes on two wild groupies. The following press release was also issued about the band:

“Much has been written about enigmatic Swedish theatrical metal band Ghost B.C. — ‘subversive,’ ‘refreshing,’ ‘blasphemous’ — but even in all those countless reviews, interviews, and thinkpieces do we miss the words that properly encapsulate what it is about this clan of nameless ghouls that makes them so endlessly captivating, hooking listeners from the most disparate corners of music fandom.

“With a live show that more closely resembles a pre-apocalyptic occult ceremony than anything you might refer to as a ‘concert,’ the collective, helmed by current harbinger Papa Emeritus II, delivers spiritual awakening and religious deviance to their devoted followers. In the first episode of Papaganda, our mini-series on the cult of Ghost B.C., we explore the papal lineage, the reign of Emeritus II, and the future of the Ghost dynasty.”

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A Nameless Ghoul From Ghost Interviewed By Little Girls

One of the Nameless Ghouls from Sweden’s Ghost B.C. recently spoke with two budding journalists from Kids Interview Bands for a special Halloween episode. Watch them discuss tricks, treats, and The Spice Girls below.

The band recently announced the new EP, “If You Have Ghost,” to be released by Loma Vista Recordings on November 19th. Check out the title track at this location.

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