They look like a black metal band and their lyrics are about Satanism, but the sweet, sweet music of Ghost is more like Blue Oyster Cult and Styx than any sort of metal. Not that I’m complaining, their tunes all so very melodious, smooth and intoxicating. Just like “Majesty,” the latest and most impressive track to be revealed from their forthcoming album Meliora, which drops on Friday, August 24th and is sure to be one of the year’s best records.
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LINKÖPING, SWEDEN – August 7, 2015 – Ghost today announced the arrival of “Majesty” from their forthcoming third sacred psalm, Meliora. The song is available to stream above and will be available for instant download for those who pre-order the album, along with the previously released tracks “Cirice” and “From The Pinnacle To The Pit”. Meliora is due out on August 21st on Loma Vista Recordings and is the follow up to 2013’s heralded INFESTISSUMAM.
“Lyrically, it’s on one hand a hymn about the dark lord of the underworld. On the other hand it paints a picture of a swarm of people, whom in a world of complete disaster, idolizes an authority that is clearly looking down upon the. How to love something that hates you back.” – A nameless ghoul, regarding “Majesty”
Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls will return to North American to deliver their satanic melodies to audiences across the continent this fall for their ‘Black To The Future’ headlining tour. The procession begins at The Fillmore in Washington, DC on September 22nd. See below for a complete itinerary.
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, TN and debuted at #1 on the 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 the U.S. Extensively and appeared at various music festivals across the country, including Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Rock on the Range.
September 22 – The Fillmore – Washington, DC
September 23 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
September 25 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
September 26 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
September 27 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
September 28 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
September 30 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC
October 1 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
October 2 – The Majestic Theater – Detroit, MI
October 3 – The Riviera – Chicago, IL
October 5 – Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS
October 6 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
October 8 – The Civic Auditorium – New Orleans, LA
October 9 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
October 10 – Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL
October 11 – The Ritz – Tampa, FL
October 13 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
October 14 – Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
October 16 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
October 17 – Sumitt Music Hall – Denver, CO
October 19 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
October 20 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
October 21 – Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
October 23 – Warfield – San Francisco, CA
October 26 – The Mayan Theater – Los Angeles, CA
October 27 – Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
October 28 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
October 30 – Northside Park Theater – San Diego, CA
October 31 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
November 1 – Monster Mash Festival – Phoenix, AZ
“Majesty” off the upcoming album MELIORA
Album out August 21, 2015 – Preorder below for instant download.
Preorder MELIORA – Out Aug 21, 2015
Receive “Cirice,” “From The Pinnacle To The Pit,” and “Majesty” as a free downloads with your preorder.