The GRAMMY-award winning uber-eccentric over-achievers and theatricabre collective GHOST will bring more scenicreepiness to heavy metal fans this March when they release their fifth studio album titled “ IMPERA.”
“We’re building our empire from the ashes of an old…” they announce, as they unveil the first official single to be taken from the album, the reverenced & spellbindingly melodic “Call Me Little Sunshine” (video shared below.)
IMPERA finds GHOST transported hundreds of years into the future (from the 14th century European Black Plague era of the Swede’s previous album, the GRAMMY award nominee Prequelle.)
Produced by Klas Åhlund (who has worked with Robyn and Paloma Faith, amongst many chart-topping pop names) and mixed by Andy Wallace (who has worked with Rage Against the Machine, Guns N’ Roses, Linkin Park) IMPERA promises to be the most enterprising and expressively penetrative entry yet in their thermeneutical liturgy.
The Most expressively penetrative entry yet in their thermeneutical liturgy…Raw Ramp Music Magazine
Over a 12-song cycle, (including “Hunter’s Moon” — featured in the end-credits of Universal Picture’s horror smash Halloween Kills — oligarchies surface (only to crumble), mendacious false-prophets wheedle disciples, and heavens become filled with astral bodies (supernatural and inorganic).
All these dramaturgicals are brocaded against a broodingly ethereal and seductively propulsive sound-myriorama that establishes IMPERA as a uniquely bewitching experience for any listener — yet remains distinctively striking, in other words, still the essential & uncompromising Ghost we’ve come to love!
Ghost will co-headline a 26-date U.S. arena tour with Volbeat on January 25th, before arriving in the UK & Europe this April & May.
Pre order IMPERA here: https://found.ee/ghost_impera_album
Main photo Mikael Eriksson