Knucklebonz will be releasing new limited edition “Rock Iconz” statues of Ghost’s Papa Nihil and Nameless Ghouls this fall. The band commented:
“We wish to inform you Knucklebonz has created Ghost Papa Nihil, Nameless Ghoul Black Guitar & Nameless Ghoul White Guitar Rock Iconz™ Ltd. Edition Statues along with Ghost ON TOUR Stage Set Collectible. These limited editions are all available for pre-order NOW: Knucklebonz.com Highly exclusive each one is hand-painted, numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity on the base of the statue”
According to Mexico News Daily, a 41-year-old man has died after allegedly contracting COVID-19 during Ghost’s March 3 show at Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico. The man, who also suffered from diabetes, was the country’s first coronavirus-related death. There were reportedly 50,000 fans at Ghost’s concert, including another 40-year-old man, who also tested positive for the virus. That man was also hospitalized but is said to be in stable condition. This news comes after Mexican authorities were previously criticized for reportedly allowing 110,000 people to attend the Vive Latino festival last weekend. That event notably featured Guns N’ Roses.
Whitesnake have postponed their Japanese tour due to the coronavirus. The band commented:
“We regret to announce that Whitesnake’s Japan Tour which had been scheduled for March has been unavoidably postponed due to the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus. Currently, we are working on rescheduling the dates. Your purchased tickets for the original dates will be valid for the rescheduled dates. Please ensure you keep your tickets safe. For those customers who wish to receive a refund, we will announce details of the refund process once we announce the rescheduled dates. We deeply apologize to all parties concerned especially those customers who bought tickets and have been looking forward to the Whitesnake shows.”
During Ghost’s show at the Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico earlier tonight (March 3), Cardinal Copia was officially promoted to Papa Emeritus IV. The honor was bestowed upon Copia after Papa Nihil sadly passed away during a performance of “Miasma.“ You can see some fan-filmed footage of the promotion below. Tonight’s concert marked the end of the band’s touring cycle for “Prequelle.” Ghost’s next album is expected to be released in early 2021.
Zee Productions have announced that they will be releasing new 500-piece jigsaw puzzles based on the artwork for Ghost’s “Opus Eponymous,” “Infestissumam,” “Meliora,” and “Prequelle.” They will be available on March 13 and pre-orders can be found HERE.
Ghost aren’t planning to release their new album until 2021, but we may end up getting some new music before that. During a recent interview with Kaaos TV, frontman Tobias Forge confirmed that the band are going to record a new song in January.
Forge said the following:
“I have been in the studio a couple of days to record a few demos. I started that already in the summer, just to feel that, ‘Okay. I’ve started.’ After New Year’s, I’m gonna go into the studio. First, I’m gonna record one song that’s gonna be part of something that we will know of in the year from now. So that’s the first thing. And that’s basically one singular song for something, and that’s gonna be just to sort of get the rocks off a little. Because that way, you can go into a new studio, maybe — you can try something like that.
You can try that new amp that you wanted to try, and that’s more like an experiment. So, as soon as I’m done with that in January — that’s gonna be the first or second week in January — after that, I’m just gonna start full time, Monday through Friday, being in the studio writing. And that’s what I do up until May last. And June 1st, I’m gonna be in some other studio with preferrably the drummer that I’ve been using for the last 10 years for most of my recordings, and hopefully then we’re gonna start recording the drums for all these 15 songs — something like that — I’m gonna write. Some of them are written, some of them are in bits and pieces, and some of them I don’t know yet.”