Ghost Stream New Song “Dance Macabre” Via Instagram Stories

UPDATE: If you missed the premiere on Instagram, you can now check it out via YouTube:

Original Story:

Ghost are streaming a new song titled “Dance Macabre” for a limited time via Instagram stories. You can check that out HERE, along with footage of Sister Imperator, Kirk Hammett, M. Shadows, Chino Moreno, Phil Anselmo, Charlie Benante, Chris Jericho, and more rocking out to the track. The song will appear on Ghost‘s new album “Prequelle“ (out June 1).

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Ghost Share Recap Video From Tour Kickoff

Ghost kicked off their spring tour with a “secret” show at The Roxy in West Hollywood, CA on May 4, and the group have shared a recap video from the concert. You can check that out below. It is worth noting that the clip offers a quick look at the recently “killed off” Papas. The band’s new album “Prequelle” will be released on June 1.

Ghost Perform New Songs “Miasma” And “Pro Memoria” Live

During their May 5 show in Riverside, CA, Ghost performed two new songs, “Miasma” (featuring a sax solo from Papa Nihil) and “Pro Memoria“, live for the first time. You can see fan-filmed footage of those below. The band’s new album “Prequelle” will be released on June 1.

Ghost Perform New Songs “Faith” And “Dance Macabre” Live

During a “secret” show at The Roxy in West Hollywood, CA last night (May 4), Ghost performed two new songs, “Faith” and “Dance Macabre“, live for the first time. You can see fan-filmed footage of those below. The band’s new album “Prequelle” will be released on June 1.

Tobias Forge On Ghost’s “Prequelle”: “This Is A Record About Survival, But Through Somewhat Troubled Times”

During an interview at Los Angeles’s Grammy Museum on May 1, Tobias Forge (aka Cardinal Copia/Papa Emeritus) offered even more insight into Ghost’s new album “Prequelle” (out June 1). According to him, the effort “is a record about survival, but through somewhat troubled times”

Forge said the following:

“Over these last couple years, or last year especially, you had a lot of Cold War situations between, obviously, your guy [referring to U.S. President Donald Trump] and his equal over in Russia. What happens without going too political is the populations of all these countries become the children when the parents are fighting. It obviously affects everything — it affects the stock market, it affects the general well-being — so there’s this sort of pre-apocalyptic aura in our thinking. I think in the midst all these threats — either in the deeds of potential terrorists, to actual nations sending bombs overseas — you feel like you’re being attacked, or potentially could become attacked by anyone. If it’s not a warfare situation, it’s someone hijacking your identity.

“I think that the end of the world has already happened many times. If you bumped into someone in Berlin in March 1945, he’d probably think that we’re done. It’s over. Same thing if you go to Aleppo, [Syria], you’d probably feel [that] that sort of Armageddon is happening right here. I think that especially if you think about the plague, the Black Death. When it hit Europe in the mid-1300s, it wiped out half of the population. That’s not every other person — it wiped out complete villages, and maybe that one peasant who was a bit too far off or a little bit too secluded, that was the only person that survived. Then you had other villages that miraculously lived, but that created a lot of shifts. After the plague faded out, it also led to a resurgence, and a lot of bloom, basically.

“[In] the scene that I spent my adolescence in — death and black metal — obviously the whole theme of black/death has been done to death, but usually it’s focusing on the idea of the half of the population that died, whereas I wanted to make a record that sort of shone the light on surviving through a turmoil like that. This is a record about survival, but through somewhat troubled times.”

This news comes after Forge previously said the album is also partially inspired by the deaths of Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, etc.

[via Blabbermouth]

Tobias Forge Says Deaths Of Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, Etc. Affected Ghost’s New Album

During an interview for Metal Hammer‘s cover story, Tobias Forge (aka Cardinal Copia/Papa Emeritus) revealed that Ghost’s new album “Prequelle” (out June 1) was partly influenced by the deaths of various musicians in recent years. He said the following about that:

“There were a few things that I wanted to get in ‘Prequelle‘ that I don’t think had been fleshed out yet, and had very little to do with what came before. This is a record themed with death and the impending end – even if it might just be our own – and in recent years we have seen the passing of many of our elder idols.

Ronnie James Dio was one, but I think that, especially when Lemmy [Kilmister, of Motörhead] passed away, and [David] Bowie and Prince so close to that, it affected me a lot. It feels like our parents are passing.

I think we took people like Lemmy for granted – he was going to sit at our table forever, but now, there is a chair that is loudly empty. It’s definitely affected me way more than I thought it would.

It’s made me want to be a little bit more attentive when it comes to trying to make sure that you’re making the best of the opportunities that you have with your seniors. That is something that has affected me and this record a lot.”

Ghost Tease New Music In “Chapter Three: Back On The Road” Video, Announce Two Arena Shows

Ghost will playing two arena shows, including one at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA on November 16 and one at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on December 15. The concerts were announced during a special sermon at Irving Plaza in New York City. The event also included a new teaser video from the band called “Chapter Three: Back On The Road.” The clip previewed new music, while showing Papa Emeritus I, II, & III getting “killed off.” Their “bodies” will be on display for fans that buy VIP passes for the group’s upcoming shows. Ghost’s new album “Prequelle” will be released on June 1.

Tour Dates:

05/05 Riverside, CA – RMA
05/06 Tucson, AZ – Tucson Music Hall
05/08 Houston, TX – Revention
05/10 Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli
05/11 Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theatre
05/12 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
05/13 Columbus, OH – Express Live
05/15 Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
05/16 Syracuse, NY – Crouse Hinds Theater
05/18 Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center
05/19 Philadelphia, PA – WMMR BBQ
05/20 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
05/22 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
05/23 Nashville, TN – Tennessee PAC
05/25 St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
05/26 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
05/27 Memphis, TN – Cannon Center
05/29 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theater
05/31 Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
06/01 St. Paul, MN – The Palace Theater
11/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
12/15 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center