Ghost drop new single with fifth studio album not far away
21.01.2022

Ghost drop new single with fifth studio album not far away

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(Image: Mikael Eriksson)
Words by Eli Duxson

Save March 11 in your calendars!

Swedish rock titans Ghost have released the first single off their upcoming album Impera which is set for a March 11 release.

What you need to know:

  • Swedish rock titans Ghost have released the first single off their upcoming album Impera which is set for a March 11 release.
  • The record is the band’s most ambitious and lyrically incisive music to date.
  • Ghost enlisted the help of some of the best in producer Klas Åhlund (Eagle-Eye Cherry, Madonna, Kylie Minogue), and mixer Andy Wallace (Nirvana (Nevermind), Jeff Buckley (Grace), Blink-182, Foo Fighters).

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‘Call Me Little Sunshine’ is our first haunting glimpse of Impera which “finds Ghost transported hundreds of years forward from the 14th century Europe Black Plague era of its previous album”.

With the band’s most ambitious and lyrically incisive music to date, dark foreboding claims the record’s 12-song cycle sees “empires rise and fall, would-be messiahs ply their hype (financial and spiritual alike), prophecies foretold as the skies fill with celestial bodies divine”.

“All in all, the most current and topical Ghost subject matter to date is set against a hypnotic and darkly colorful melodic backdrop making Impera a listen like no other, yet unmistakably, quintessentially Ghost,” their press release read.

Ghost enlisted the help of some of the best in producer Klas Åhlund, who has co-written and produced for the likes of Eagle-Eye Cherry, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, and many more while Andy Wallace receives mixing credits.

Wallace’s list of credits is as extensive and credible as they come, mixing and engineering for Nirvana (Nevermind + more), Jeff Buckley (Grace), Blink-182, Foo Fighters, Slayer, Rage Against The Machine, Paul McCartney, and so many more.

Ghost will kick off a co-headlining 26-date U.S. arena tour with Volbeat on January 25, before arriving in the UK & Europe this April & May, compelled to take their dark extravaganza to arenas everywhere.

 Pre-order Impera here.