Ghost To Celebrate Fictional 1969 Era With “Reverence & Resurrection” Exhibition

Ghost have announced a special “Reverence & Resurrection” exhibition. The pop-up event will take place at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA on February 1 and it will focus on the band’s fictional 1969 era, which was created around the release of their 2019 EP “Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic.” As you may recall, that time period was previously explored in the group’s music video for “Kiss The Go-Goat.”

Ghost’s Tobias Forge: “I Would Love To Play In The Red Hot Chili Peppers”

During a recent interview with Classic Rock, Ghost’s Tobias Forge was asked who he would like to play guitar for if given the chance to join another band for a day. The frontman responded with the following:

“Good question. There’s several bands. I would have loved to be what Mick Taylor was in 1969, coming into the Rolling Stones at their best era – but I would have stayed around! That would have been a great experience. Very fun music to play. Definitely within the limits of what I can play really well. I spent a lot of time as a kid learning how to play guitar. Otherwise I would love to play in the Red Hot Chili Peppers; I love what John Frusciante does.”

Ghost Release New Version Of “Spillways” Featuring Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott

Ghost have released a new version of “Spillways” featuring Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott. You can check that out below. This news comes after the band recently teased the track as part of their ongoing webisode series. The original version of “Spillways” appears on Ghost’s latest album “Impera.” Elliott said the following about the collaboration:

“‘Impera’ was my favorite rock album of 2022… I found out along the way that Tobias [Forge] is a bit of a fan of DL, so I guess it was inevitable we’d both find out about each other! Once we’d been introduced to the idea of working together, it just snowballed organically and I’m thrilled that I got to sing on what is my favorite song from that album!”

Ghost Tease New Version Of “Spillways” Featuring Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott

Ghost have released part 15 of their ongoing webisode series. The clip, which is titled “Chapter 15: Meanwhile In Dublin,” serves as a teaser for a new version of “Spillways” featuring Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott. That track will be released tomorrow (January 26).

New Ghost Ad In Hollywood Teases That “Jesus Is Coming”

A cryptic Ghost ad recently popped up in Hollywood, CA to tease the arrival of Jesus. It is unclear what the band are planning, but it’s worth noting that frontman Tobias Forge recently made headlines after saying that the group have a “good change” planned for the near future. You can find a photo of the latest tease below, courtesy of Reddit.

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Ghost’s Tobias Forge Says A “Good Change” Is Coming To The Band

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Ghost’s Tobias Forge discussed the band’s plans for 2023. Notably, the frontman also mentioned that the group have a “good change” planned for the near future.

Forge said the following:

“We’re doing a lot of touring again. On previous album cycles we’ve done four legs in America and two or three in Europe and repeated.

We’re going to go into every territory next year, but there’s going to be one European tour, one American tour. We are going to do a little bit of everywhere. There’ll be a little bit of something up in upper Asia, on the far end there – a very well-established country with a lot of pop cultural fascination, and the home of videogames. And there’s going to be something in the Oceania world, and there might be something south of Panama, and there might be something slightly north of Panama. It feels pretty solid.

We’re going to come out with a little bit of change before that — good change. We’re not going to go silent. Some things are public, other things not in public view, but there are a lot of things brewing.”

Ghost Share New Lyric Video For “Mary On A Cross”

Ghost have shared a new lyric video for their gold-certified single “Mary On A Cross.” That track appears on the band’s “Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic“ release, which will be receiving a new purple vinyl pressing on February 3. This news comes after “Mary On A Cross” recently saw an increase in popularity after going viral on TikTok due to a slowed down version that was featured in a “Stranger Things”-related video. An official “slowed+reverb” take on the song has since been released as well. On a related note, a truck featuring the “Mary On A Cross” live video was also recently spotted in Los Angeles, CA. The vehicle also included a Santa, who was handing out Ghost merch.

Metal Anarchy’s Top Albums Of 2022

I have put together a list of my top 10 albums of 2022. You can check that out below. This is just for fun and I know I probably left out some of your favorites, but these are all of the albums that I enjoyed the most this year:

10. Korn – “Requiem”

Korn’s latest album finds the band returning to form with a classic dose of nu-metal. It has all of the elements fans have come to love over the years wrapped into a small package with no filler. Some highlights from this one include: “Let The Dark Do The Rest,” “Worst Is On Its Way,” and “Lost In The Grandeur.”

09. Undeath – “It’s Time…To Rise from The Grave”

Undeath’s latest album is a full-on display of pummeling death metal that manages to stay true to the genre while still sounding fresh. It’s a killer record that proves the future of death metal is in good hands. Some highlights from this one include: “Rise from The Grave,” “Defiled Again,” and “Fiend For Corpses.”

08. Slipknot – “The End, So Far”

Slipknot’s latest album feels like a culmination of the band’s career and a glimpse into the future all at once. It combines elements from throughout the band’s history with new soundscapes to create something that sounds familiar yet slightly different. Some highlights from this one include: “Hivemind,” “Warranty,” and “Medicine For The Dead.”

07. Venom Prison – “Erebos”

Venom Prison’s latest album finds the band expanding their sound, while still sounding as crushing as ever. The effort is still a death metal record at its core, but it shows an evolutionary step forward for a band that keep rising to greater heights within the scene. Some highlights from this one include: “Comfort Of Complicity,” “Born From Chaos,” and “Nemesis.”

06. Lamb Of God – “Omens”

Lamb Of God have continued to crank out high-quality material for years and “Omens” is no exception. The effort is a heavy, classic sounding Lamb Of God record that takes into account the band’s evolution through a more focused lens. Some highlights from this one include: “Gomorrah,” “Ditch,” and “To The Grave.”

05. Halestorm – “Back From The Dead”

Halestorm are one of the strongest acts in the current rock scene and their latest album further cements that fact. The record gives the fans exactly what they want, Lzzy Hale’s soaring vocals backed by a hard rock explosion. Some highlights from this one include: “Wicked Ways,” “Brightside,” and the title track.

04. Arch Enemy – “Deceivers”

Arch Enemy’s latest album is one of their best pieces of work to date. All of the songs have the potential to become melodic death metal classics thanks to the band’s impeccable musicianship and powerful vocals. Some highlights from this one include: “Handshake With Hell,” “In The Eye Of The Storm,” and “The Watcher.”

03. Electric Callboy – “TEKKNO”

Electric Callboy’s latest album “TEKKNO” is a catchy display of electro-metalcore that doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s a fun ride that makes you want to smile and headbang the whole way through. Some highlights from this one include: “We Got The Moves,” “Hurrikan,” and “Arrow of Love”.”

02. Motionless In White – “Scoring The End Of The World”

Motionless In White managed to top themselves again with their latest album. The record is a work of art that packs elements of metal, hard rock, and industrial into infectious songs that you can’t help but move to. Some highlights from this one include: “Werewolf,” “Slaughterhouse (feat. Knocked Loose’s Bryan Garris),” and “Broadcasting From Beyond The Grave: Corpse Nation.”

01. Ghost – “Impera”

You can’t get much bigger than Ghost’s latest album. The effort combines elements of ’80s hard rock and pop to create massive songs that have the ability to transcend into the mainstream. Some highlights from this one include: “Spillways,” “Watcher In The Sky,” and “Respite On The Spitalfields.”

Ghost’s “Mary On A Cross” Certified Gold In The U.S.

Ghost’s “Mary On A Cross” has officially been certified gold by the RIAA. This news comes after the track recently saw an increase in popularity after going viral on TikTok due to a slowed down version that was featured in a “Stranger Things”-related video. An official “slowed+reverb” take on the song has since been released as well.

Tobias Forge Is “Trying To Build A New Vibe” For Ghost’s Next Album

During a recent interview with Jon Weigell on Rolling Stone’s Twitch channel, Ghost’s Tobias Forge talked a bit about his plans for Ghost’s next album. The frontman says he is “trying to build a new vibe for writing this record.”

Forge told Weigell the following when asked if the music he is currently inspired by will be incorporated into Ghost’s upcoming album:

“Nothing that I can commit to here and now. There are a lot of things in my head that I feel like I wanna explore writing.

I think I’ve never really ended an album production, or left an album production, without feeling like there are things that I would wanna do different next time. Kind of [the way I feel] about [GHOST’s onstage] costumes — you try to… slowly and steadily you try to perfect, but for every process end up doing some of experiment that might have been a miracle, or the next time you’re, like, ‘Oh, let’s never do that again.’ Because recording and writing and just making a record is also… it’s a boring thing, but there’s a lot of practical factors that will play into the result of making a record. Historically, if we don’t talk about my band, but just historic records, there’s a big difference between recording in your hometown and recording a record on a tropical island someplace. And none of it is better than the other; it just means two different things. And people that you work with, and what state of mind you are in when you are doing it. And if you work nights or if you do work in the daytime. There are so many things like that.

So right now I’m more about vibing — I’m trying to build a new vibe for writing this record now, just to sort of see to it that I don’t end up repeating myself, and do something else. Evoke a few good things from the past and try to eradicate some of the things I didn’t like. And once more, you try to do it perfectly. It’s like being that sort of person that gets married for the sixth time: ‘This time is gonna be great. It’s gonna be perfect this time.'”

[via Blabbermouth]