Iron Maiden Announce “Legacy Of The Beast” In-Game Collaboration With Ghost

Iron Maiden have teamed up with Ghost for a new collaboration inside their “Legacy Of The Beast” mobile game. Papa Emeritus IV will appear in the game as part of a special “Mascarade Diabolique” event, which will run from October 13 to November 12.

A press release offered more details:

“The game’s Mascarade Diabolique event is an ode to both bands’ lore taking its broad themes from the cover of Iron Maiden’s 2003 album “Dance of Death” and the video for Ghost’s 2018 song, ‘Dance Macabre,’. In this new storyline, Eddie and Papa Emeritus IV are both invited to a mysterious party in Transylvania (taken from the intro to A Dance Macabre & also surely a nod to the first Maiden instrumental track of the same name on their debut album!)

They soon discover that things are getting out of hand, even faster than usual, as a sinister force has mastered the power to mimic the un-bindable will of the sentient powers of free will and individuality, in an effort to bind them to its control. Together they must fight through the hordes of mind-controlled revelers to confront the corrupted mimic, Cardinal Immortus, an evil clone of Papa Emeritus.”

Ghost’s Tobias Forge added:

“I’m happy to see that my creature is being led into [Maiden’s] world. That is a cool thing, both very humbling and flattering.”

Ghost’s Tobias Forge Spent “Most Of This Year” Working On The Band’s New Album

During a recent interview with Minneapolis’ 93X, Ghost frontman Tobias Forge discussed how he spent his coronavirus downtime. He said the following:

“Obviously, most of this year has been working in the studio with a [new] record that we’re not talking about [right now]. But the year before, which forced most people [to stay home], staying domestic was actually a quite nice recuperation for me. I’d been on tour for pretty much a decade, [so] just being home and just being with my family and all that, which I feel very invigored by. [Touring] is great. It’s fun as hell, and I miss that as well. But sometimes you need to go back to harbor and just remember why you’re out there pirateering. [Laughs]”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ghost’s Tobias Forge Discusses The Band’s Latest Single “Hunter’s Moon”

During a recent interview with Spotify’s Volume Sweden, Ghost’s Tobias Forge discussed the band’s latest single “Hunter’s Moon.” As previously reported, that track was written for the soundtrack of the new “Halloween” film, “Halloween Kills,” which is set to hit theaters on October 15.

Forge said the following:

“The background to this song, specifically this song being associated with the film ‘Halloween Kills’, was that Ryan Turek, who is one of the producers of the film, asked me if I was interested in writing a song for a film and specifically this film. I said that I already have a few songs that might work, and specifically one song that I think could work very well within the concepts of the film.

The seed for that song that I had in mind was originally [just the] title [‘Hunter’s Moon’]. Years ago, I was looking up the meaning of ‘Harvest Moon’, as in the Neil Young record, and within the context of ‘Harvest Moon’, which is essentially… It was, I guess, an article about farming and the moon cycles of farming. And in September, there’s ‘Harvest Moon,’ and in October, after Harvest Moon, around Halloween, it’s ‘Hunter’s Moon.’ And immediately upon seeing that, I thought that, well, if I were to ever write a song about Halloween, as you must do as a gothic rock band, I’m gonna use that title.

When I knew that there was gonna be a song called ‘Hunter’s Moon’ in a ‘Halloween’ film, it was pretty easy to come up with a theme that would simplify the lyrical content. So I wanted the lyrics to be sort of nostalgic, longing back but also semi-romantic and also have a slight sort of ‘siblings love’, ‘friendship love’ question mark. So that is what I wrote.

Sometimes when you write songs, especially if it’s meant to be in a bigger, broader sort of album format, sometimes you can get locked into details, and you’re writing too much into each song — it has to have too much of a purpose — whereas this was pretty simple; it was gonna go hand in hand with ‘Halloween’.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ghost Premiere “Hunter’s Moon” Music Video

Ghost have premiered a new video for their new song “Hunter’s Moon.” The track was written for the soundtrack of the next installment in the “Halloween” series, “Halloween Kills.” That movie will hit theaters on October 15. The soundtrack will also be released on the same day. “Hunter’s Moon” is currently available digitally and it will also be released on 7″ vinyl along with John Carpenter‘s “Halloween Kills” theme. A limited edition orange pressing featuring a movie version of “Hunter’s Moon” instead of the aforementioned theme is also available HERE.

Ghost And Volbeat Announce Co-Headlining U.S. Tour

Ghost and Volbeat have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour. Twin Temple will open.

Tour Dates:

01/25 Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
01/27 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
01/28 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena
01/29 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
01/31 West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center
02/02 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
02/04 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
02/05 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
02/07 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
02/08 Hershey, PA – GIANT Center
02/10 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
02/11 Worcester, MA – DCU Center
02/12 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
02/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
02/15 Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
02/16 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
02/18 Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
02/19 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
02/20 Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
02/21 St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
02/23 Independence, MO – Cable Dahmer Arena
02/25 Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
02/26 Dallas, TX – Fair Park Coliseum
02/28 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
03/01 Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
03/03 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center

Volbeat commented:

“We are so incredibly excited to get back to these cities with a Volbeat headline show, but getting to do it alongside a headline show from our goulish friends in Ghost and bringing the incomparable Twin Temple with us? How soon will it be January already!? Start getting ready, the thunder and lightning is coming to your town in 2022.”

Ghost Share “Chapter Nine: Tomb It May Concern” Webisode Ahead Of Rumored Tour

Ghost have released part nine of their ongoing webisode series. The latest clip is called “Chapter Nine: Tomb It May Concern” and it can be seen below. This news follows recent rumors that seem to suggest that the band may be getting ready to announce a tour with Volbeat.

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Listen To Ghost’s Cover Of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”

Ghost have released their cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” That track appears on Metallica’s massive “Black Album” tribute album, “The Metallica Blacklist,“ which was released today (September 10) alongside a 30th anniversary expanded edition of “The Black Album.” Ghost commented:

“We wish to inform you that ‘The Metallica Blacklist’ is out today with all profits from our song going to Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation and Camp Aranu’tiq. Listen to our cover of ‘Enter Sandman’ from The Metallica Blacklist on your preferred streaming service. #MetallicaBlacklist”

Super7 To Release New “Pro-Memoria” Action Figure Of Ghost’s Papa Nihil

Super7 have announced a new “Pro-Memoria” ReAction figure based on Ghost’s Papa Nihil. Fans will be able to get the toy at tomorrow (July 22) at 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT.