GHOST PREMIERE “MAJESTY” FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM MELIORA OUT AUGUST 21STON
“The band has done more to bring blasphemous, religion-skewering devil rock to the mainstream masses than perhaps any act since Marilyn Manson rose from the swamps of Florida to declare himself the Antichrist Superstar.” – ROLLING STONE
Ghost today announced the arrival of “Majesty” from their forthcoming third sacred psalm, Meliora. The song is available to streamHERE and will be available for instant download for those who pre-order the album here or via iTunes here, along with the previously released tracks “Cirice” and “From The Pinnacle To The Pit”. Meliora is due out on August 21st on Spinefarm Records/Loma Vista 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 America and Europe to deliver their satanic melodies to audiences across the continent this fall for their ‘Black To The Future’ headlining tour. (More European dates to follow).
Ghost released their second album INFESTISSUMAM on April 16th, 2013 via Spinefarm/ Loma Vista. 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 US 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 extensively and appeared at various music festivals across the world, including Coachella, Hellfest, Lollapalooza, Download, Sweden Rock and Rock on the Range.
Early praise for Meliora…
“Ghost is back cracking skulls” – NOISEY
“The record is yet another creative giant leap forward for the group, mixing up in various and fascinating ways ’70s-era psychedelic and prog rock, unhinged doom metal and classic AOR balladry – all of it informed by a pronounced, sophisticated pop consciousness that yields ear candy-like hooks that last for days.” – TOTAL GUITAR
“A wild, theatrical and blasphemous ride” – GUITAR WORLD
“Seriously huge sounding, crushing riffs.” – BIG CHEESE
“Rock music doesn’t have this kind of edge anymore. Ghost make things dangerous again. Get ready for Meliora to haunt you, in the best possible way.” – ARTISTDIRECT