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Grammy Award-winning band Ghost just declared the arrival of a new EP entitled "Popestar," available today online and in record stores on CD, vinyl, and digital via Loma Vista Recordings.
The surprise five-track offering features leading psalm "Square Hammer," a new original track which was debuted earlier in the week on Sirius XM's Octane as part of a week long global rollout.
The EP also contains interpretations 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).
Check out a music video for "Square Hammer," directed by Zev Deans, in the player below. The EP's full track listing is as follows: More...
Band performance times, onsite experiences, and the Friday night pre-party have been revealed for Revolution Rock Festival that is fueled by Monster Energy and set for Saturday, September 17th outdoors at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT.
Produced by AEG Live, Revolution Rock Festival will feature a powerful rock lineup with Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, Volbeat, Chevelle, Of Mice & Men, Anthrax, Ghost, Killswitch Engage, Sevendust, and more.
For those with Revolution Rock festival hotel packages, the weekend kicks off with the Friday pre-party at the Grand Ballroom at Foxwoods Resort Casino, featuring performances from Thunderstruck and Strutter.
On Saturday, festival doors open at 11:00 AM. The current performance schedule for Revolution Rock Festival is as follows (subject to change): More...
The annual Graspop Festival (from Belgium) and Hellfest (from France) are in full stream this week and throughout the weekend. Both have live streams available.
As for Graspop, you can check out two channels of live metal at this location.
Among the many acts to check out: Arcturus, Heaven Shall Burn, Moonspell, Dark Funeral,
God Dethroned, Dropkick Murphys, Steak, Sacred Reich and much more.
As for Hellfest, there is a page with multiple live streams for each day and stage, which can be accessed over here.
Among the many acts to check out:
Today (06/17/2016) (all times in CET):
19h30 Sacred Reich
22h40 Aura Noir
00h45 Abbath More...
Grammy award-winning band Ghost just announced the Popestar U.S. headlining tour - a 35 city run that will include two rituals at The Wiltern in Los Angeles this coming October. Tickets for these dates will be available for purchase beginning Friday, June 17th at 10:00 AM local time.
Tickets purchased for select shows will include a digital download of new music that will be made available the day these fall rituals begin. Check out this location for participating dates and details.
September 16 - Rochester, NY - The Armory
September 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
September 21 - Cleveland, OH - Masonic Auditorium
September 23 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
September 27 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
September 28 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
September 30 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank at Midland Theatre More...
Following a 2015 sellout with 50,000 in attendance, Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 1st & 2nd, 2016 for the third annual destination festival celebrating the region’s culture and cuisine.
The festival features award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music. Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold top a music lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, with performances from Disturbed, Korn, Slayer, The Cult, Ghost, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and many more.
Louder Than Life founder and producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents declares: “Louisville: The home of bourbon. Great people. Great food. How can those ingredients not make a perfect place to have a festival? This is a place you have to visit if you’re a lover of bourbon, a lover of food…a lover of life. I asked my team how we could top last year’s Louder Than Life sellout. The easy answer? Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold." More...
Ghost just added more dates to the band's current "Black To The Future" tour, which is currently hitting venues across the country. The band will perform in Des Moines, Minneapolis, and Green Bay following an appearance at Lollapalooza to wrap up the tour.
Macabre will open the newly added shows. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning this Friday, May 20th at 10:00 AM local time. See below for a complete list of dates.
Ghost's "Cirice," taken from third album "Meliora," was awarded a Grammy for "Best Metal Performance" this past February. Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls also capped off a landmark 2015 with a late night television debut on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert's performing "Cirice." More...
AEG Live - producers of a string of rock and metal festivals in the U.S., including Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma and River City Rockfest - just announced the first annual Texas Mutiny festival, to be held Saturday, September 24th on the outer grounds at Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.
The newest rock and camping festival to hit the Lone Star State promises a day of absolute music mutiny with over 12 hours of nonstop music on three stages from Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Chevelle, Pierce The Veil, Hellyeah, Of Mice & Men, Ghost, Candlebox, Nothing More, Starset, The Amity Affliction, Skindred, KYNG, Neck Deep, Shaman’s Harvest, Avatar, Twelve Foot Ninja, September Mourning, and more.
“Considering the ongoing success we’ve had in Dallas for years with Edgefest and the new success story this year with Off The Rails, the DFW market is one that is primed and ready for a top-notch hard rock festival,” commented Joe Litvag, Executive Producer of Texas Mutiny for AEG Live. “We’re taking successful components from several of our other similar rock festivals to create an experience for music fans that is uniquely Texas. Our hope is that this is the first step toward establishing a long legacy that rock artists and rock fans in the Lone Star State can call their own!”
“AEG Live is one of the premier producers of rock festivals in the U.S., and we’re pleased to partner with them on one that reaches the hard rock audience,” Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage said. “Charlotte Motor Speedway, our sister venue in the Speedway Motorsports, Inc. family, has partnered with AEG Live for the Carolina Rebellion music festival since 2013 and we’re looking forward to hosting an equally successful event in the inaugural Texas Mutiny.”
The daily band lineup has been announced for the second annual Northern Invasion taking place Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI, just outside the Twin Cities.
After quickly selling out its inaugural year with 25,000 fans in attendance, Northern Invasion expands to two full days in 2016. Single day tickets for Northern Invasion go on sale Wednesday, April 20 at 10:00 AM Central Time for $99 (plus fees).
The daily band lineup for Northern Invasion is as follows (subject to change):
Saturday, May 14
Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Chevelle, A Day To Remember, Lamb Of God, Clutch, Babymetal, P.O.D., Black Stone Cherry, Yelawolf, Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive, Enter Shikari, Avatar, Aranda, Monster Truck, The Shrine, Hands Like Houses, Wild Throne, Second Pass More...
After a controversial Grammy win back in February, Ghost is returning to the United States for the headlining "Black To The Future" tour, which opens tonight at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ.
The band will also appear at various music festivals, including Lollapalooza, Rock on the Range, Shaky Knees, Rock N' Derby, Carolina Rebellion, Monster Energy Fort Rock, and Welcome To Rockville. See below for a complete list of dates.
Ghost's "Cirice" from third album "Meliora" was awarded a Grammy for "Best Metal Performance" at the 2016 edition of the annual awards show. "Meliora" was released on August 21st, 2015. More...
Looks like I called it: Ghost has taken home the Grammy award for this year's "best metal performance" category.
It's clear by the video below that the band was very out of place, with a perplexed crowd and an odd lack of applause, but that's probably to be expected considering the venue and how little emphasis gets placed on metal at this overblown awards show.
It's nice to see music of this variety breaking into the mainstream consciousness, although of course its odd that a band that's so tenuously connected to metal actually won the award.
Ghost's performance of "Cirice" from the "Meliora" album beat out the other nominees August Burns Red, Lamb Of God, Sevendust, and Slipknot.
In the wake of releasing "The Children Of The Night" (reviewed here) last year, Tribulation will return to North America with a barrage of touring alongside some of the biggest names in the genre.
As part of the 2016 Decibel Tour, the band is featured on the cover of the magazine's newest issue with soon to be tour mates Abbath, High On Fire, and Skeletonwitch. The month long trek kicks off in Baltimore on March 17th and marks the band's first shows in the states since a direct support run with Deafheaven last Fall.
Immediately following the Decibel Tour, Tribulation will join the critically acclaimed occult metal outfit Ghost as direct support on select dates for the Black To The Future tour. More...
This morning, a Nameless Ghoul from Ghost shared his thoughts on what it feels like for the band to be nominated for a first Grammy Award.
Ghost's "Cirice," taken from third album "Meliora," has been nominated for the Best Metal Performance category at the 2016 Grammy Awards. "Meliora" was released on August 21st, 2015 via Loma Vista Recordings and debuted in the Top 10 (#8) on Billboard's Top 200 Album Charts.
The Grammy Awards will be handed out on Monday, February 15th, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA and televised live on CBS at 8PM EST/PST (Check local Listings). The complete list of metal nominees is available at this location. More...
Ghost's "Cirice" from third album "Meliora" has been nominated for the "Best Metal Performance" category at the 2016 Grammy Awards (the full list of nominees in the category can be found here).
"Meliora" was released on August 21st, 2015 and debuted in the Top 10 (#8) on Billboard's Top 200 Album Charts, No. 1 at Independent Retail, and No. 2 at Rock. The Grammy Awards will be handed out on Monday, February 15th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA and televised live on CBS at 8PM EST/PST.
Today Ghost also announces the group will return to the U.S. this spring for headlining tour to kick off in Montclair, NJ on April 13th. Catch these upcoming Ghost 2016 tour dates: More...
Ready to rage all over again about the lack of metal knowledge in the Grammy awards? It's that time of year again...
If you aren't familiar with this amusing setup, there isn't actually a "best metal album" or "best metal song" category.
Instead, the Grammy's feature a token "best metal performance" nomination that typically involves a bunch of mainstream rock bands and one or two metal groups.
This year's nominees surprisingly actually include some metal bands, but of course only those that are most well known. The 2016 Grammy nominees for "Best Metal Performance" are: More...
After three consecutive sellouts, Monster Energy Fort Rock is expanding to two days - Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2016 - at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida.
South Florida’s "Biggest Rock Festival" will feature performances from rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, the return of Disturbed (after a 4-year hiatus), Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Megadeth, 3 Doors Down, Sixx:A.M., Lamb Of God, and more.
Visit this location for the most current information on the festival and ticket pricing info.
Brent Smith of Shinedown says, "Fort Myers, Florida, are you ready? Because we are!!! We are so honored to be playing Fort Rock. We look forward to seeing everyone. Rock FOREVER!!!”
Jeremy Spencer of Five Finger Death Punch adds, “We’re pumped to once again be part of the World’s Loudest Month and are ready to kick things off properly like we did two years ago at Fort Rock.”
"With three straight years of sellout shows, we are excited to expand Monster Energy Fort Rock to two days,” says Clay Busch, Head of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents. “We’ve doubled down with the biggest Fort Rock to date. Fort Myers’ hunger for rock continues to grow and our show has expanded to meet that demand. We look forward to bringing this amazing lineup to South Florida in 2016." More...
Ghost this morning shared a new lyric video for the song "He Is," which can be seen in the player below or over at Vevo.com here. Ghost's third full-length album "Meliora" is available now via Loma Vista Recordings.
This past Friday on the eve of Halloween, Swedish band Ghost made its late night television debut on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert with a rousing performance of the song "Cirice."
"Cirice" reached the Top 10 at radio at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock and is featured on the band's third album "Meliora," which debuted in the Top 10 (#8) on Billboard's Top 200 Album Charts.
Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls have spent the past two months in North America delivering satanic melodies to audiences across the continent as part of the "Black To The Future" headlining tour. One stop of the trek was even nixed when Papa unfortunately lost a pope vs. pope battle against our friend Frankie. More...
Ghost will be haunting The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on October 30, 2015 for a very special performance. We suggest you mark your calendars and tune in at 11:35p /10:35p CST on CBS.
You can also check out Ghost's video for "From The Pinnacle To The Pit" at this location, taken off latest album "Meliora" that dropped back in August.
Ghost is streaming the bonus track "Zenith", taken from the limited edition bonus LP featured with select editions of the band's latest release, "Meliora".
Check out now "Zenith" below.
Directed by Zev Deans, the clip can be seen below. Ghost's North American tour kicks off next week as well, with full dates available after the video.