Ghost’s Papa Emeritus IV Throws Out First Pitch During Chicago White Sox Vs. Cleveland Guardians Game

Earlier today (September 22), Ghost’s Papa Emeritus IV threw out the ceremonial first pitch during the Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Guardians game at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL. You can see footage of that below:

Ghost Premiere “Mary On A Cross” Live Video

Ghost have premiered a new live video for their song “Mary On A Cross.” The clip was filmed during the band’s September 6 show in Tampa, FL. The track appears on their 2019 release “Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic.”

The group commented:

“We wish to inform you that all good things must come to an end. Although the US Imperatour will wrap this weekend we wanted to leave you with this token of our appreciation for your continued support. Watch ‘Mary on a Cross – Live from Tampa 2022’.”

As previously reported, “Mary On A Cross” recently entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 90 after gaining six million streams in the U.S. and 1,000 downloads. The track has been seeing 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.

Ghost’s Papa Emeritus IV To Throw First Pitch At Cleveland Guardians Vs. Chicago White Sox Game

Ghost frontman Papa Emeritus IV will be throwing out the first pitch during tomorrow’s (September 22) Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Guardians game. That event will be held at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL.

Ghost Land On Billboard Hot 100 Chart For First Time With “Mary On A Cross”

Ghost have entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time thanks to “Mary On A Cross.” The song, which originally appeared on the band’s 2019 release “Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic,” debuted at No. 90 after gaining six million streams in the U.S. and 1,000 downloads. This news comes after the track went viral on TikTok after a slowed down version of it was featured in a “Stranger Things”-related video. An official “slowed+reverb” take on the song has since been released as well.

Ghost Announce Virtual “In-Conversation” Event With Mastodon’s Brann Dailor

Ghost have announced a virtual “in-conversation” event with Mastodon’s Brann Dailor. The livestream will take place on September 21 at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET via YouTube. This news comes after the band previously had to cancel a Spotify Live event after fans crashed the servers.

Watch Ghost Pay Tribute To Death With Partial Cover Of “Zombie Ritual”

During their September 6 show in Tampa, FL, Ghost paid tribute to the late great Chuck Schuldiner with a partial cover of Death’s “Zombie Ritual.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Nameless Ghoul Falls Onstage During Ghost’s Huntsville, AL Show

During Ghost’s September 2 show at the Propst Arena in Huntville, AL, Justin Taylor, who performs as a “Nameless Ghoul” called “Swiss Army Ghoul,” ended up falling onstage. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. Taylor also commented via Twitter:

[via The PRP]

Ghost Release “Slowed+Reverb” Version Of “Mary On A Cross”

Ghost have released a new “slowed+reverb” version of “Mary On A Cross.” This news comes after the track recently went viral on TikTok. The original version of “Mary On A Cross” appears on the band’s 2019 EP “Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic.”

Ghost’s Tobias Forge: “I Have An Album In My Head Right Now That I Think Is Going To Be Different From The One I Just Made”

During a recent interview with Consequence, Ghost’s Tobias Forge confirmed that he already has plans for the band’s next album. The frontman says the effort will “be different from” the group’s latest album “Impera.”

Forge said the following:

“I have an album in my head right now that I think is going to be different from the one I just made. Both ‘Prequelle’ and ‘Impera’ were ideas that I had since six, seven years back. They were so different from each other in the sense that the ‘plague album,’ as I call it, was about the little person’s annihilation on almost more of like a carnal or a God’s wrath point of view, whereas the ‘imperial record’ was more of a structural demise of the mechanics of society. So they felt like two different things and the idea that I have for the next record is also a different thing from that. It’s just a way for me to compartmentalize the ideas of finding new ways to inspire me lyrically and conceptually.

At the end of the day, it’s just rock ‘n’ roll records, 40 minutes of rock music, so it’s just a way to make it interesting for me to work with, and then as a result of that, luckily for a few times now, we’ve been able to put that together and compile it in a way that has a lot of our fans also finding it interesting to dive into. I think that it was just luck that we just happened to release it in a matter where it seems a little clairvoyant. But these are old subjects … everything’s cyclical, that’s the thing, everything just goes in circles so it’s not very hard to be clairvoyant, you can just look back on time and sort of alter it a little, draw on, or shave off a mustache and you have a future asshole who will do something similar to something else a hundred years ago, two hundred years ago, three hundred years ago. It’s always the same; it’s very repetitive.”