Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have unveiled a new clip entitled The Summoning VII: Are You Ready in the wake of the conclusion of their critically acclaimed 41-city headlining U.S. Popestar tour, which included sold out shows from coast to coast. Brooklyn Vegan raved “They are unquestionably the live band they’ve always been aiming to be; a huge one”; Vegas Seven described the ritual as “Visually arresting, musically stunning and darker than midnight”; and Denver Post called it “the ultimate iconoclastic show.”
Ghost’s Popestar EP was released on September 16th by Loma Vista Recordings and debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts, selling over 21,000 copies in its first week. The release was also the first EP to top the Top Rock Albums chart in its 10-year history. The surprise five-track offering features leading psalm “Square Hammer” and also contains covers of selections by Echo and the Bunnymen, Simian Mobile Disco, Eurythmics, and Imperiet. Popestar was recorded by Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls in Linköping, Sweden and produced by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Royal Blood, Opeth). To purchase Popestar now, click HERE.
Additionally, Ghost released a Deluxe Version of Meliora, their acclaimed 2015 Grammy® Award-winning album. Meliora Deluxe contains the Popestar EP as a bonus disc (CD or LP or digital). To purchase MelioraDeluxe, click HERE.
Ghost were awarded a Grammy® earlier this year for ‘Best Metal Performance’. Their most recent album Meliora was released on August 21, 2015 and debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 (#8) on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. The band capped off a landmark 2015 with their late night television debut on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s Halloween show on CBS with a rousing performance of their offering “Cirice”, which reached No. 3 at radio at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock.