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Below is our complete Ghost news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Ghost Announces "Popestar" Tour

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...

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Louder Than Life Announces 2016 Lineup

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...

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Ghost Adds More Tour Dates

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...

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Texas Mutiny 2016 Announced

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.”

Specially priced Texas Mutiny presale General Admission and VIP tickets will be available from Wednesday, May 4 at 10:00 AM CDT through Friday, May 6 at 9:59 AM CDT at this location. More...

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Northern Invasion 2016 Lineup Revealed

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...

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Ghost Kicking Off U.S. Tour

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...

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Ghost Takes Home The Grammy

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.


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Tribulation Headed Out On Tour

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...

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Ghost Comments On Grammy Nomination

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...

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Ghost Announces Headlining Shows

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...

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2016 Grammy Metal Performance Nominees Announced

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.

The 2015 winner was Tenacious D covering a Dio track while the 2012 winner was rock band Halestorm.

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...

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Monster Energy Rock Fort 2016 Details Announced

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...

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Ghost Posts "He Is" Lyric Clip

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.

The band also recently made its late night television debut, performing "Cirice" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Watch the performance by heading over here. More...

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Ghost Posts Stephen Colbert Footage

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...

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Ghost Announces Late Show Performance

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.

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Ghost Streaming Bonus Track "Zenith"

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.

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Ghost Releases New Music Video

Following a pope vs. pope penis measuring contest and a full stream of new album "Meliora," Ghost today released a new music video for "From The Pinnacle To The Pit."

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.


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Pope Vs. Pope Penis Measuring Contest

Metal Injection correspondent Robert Pasbani recently interviewed one of those nameless ghouls from Ghost and asked all you needed to know about the band in 2015.

The ghoul responded to questions about how "new" vocalist Papa Emeritus III is fitting into the band compared to his "predecessor." The ghoul also goes into in-depth detail about the recording process for the band's new record, "Meliora" (streaming in full right here by the way) as well as Kerry King's recent statement that he likes the band's image but not the music.

In what you wanted to know most, however, the ghoul describes the unique way in which Pope Francis resolved a parking dispute with Papa Emeritus that resulted in a Ghost show getting cancelled. Excerpts follow (full video below). More...

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Ghost Streaming Full New Album

The upcoming third Ghost full-length album "Meliora" is due out on August 21 on Loma Vista Recordings, but today Papa Emeritus III and the nameless ghouls have made the full release available online for streaming.

Check out the new album in the YouTube player below, and you can also find a full list of upcoming Ghost tour dates after the jump (including one date in Philadelphia that was literally rescheduled due to the real pope showing up).


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Ghost Reschedules Show Due To Papal Visit

In a move the band and press writers must have been eagerly awaiting since Ghost's inception, the band led by anti-pop Papa Emeritus III has reschedule show due to....wait for it... an actual papal visit! The band comments:

"We wish to inform you that due to Frankie's visit next month in Philadelphia, we received a letter informing us that Ghost fans would not be able to use public transportation or park their cars next Union Transfer.

"In hopes to ensure that each and every Ghost fan can attend this show, we have decided to move the Philadelphia concert at Union Transfer to Tuesday, September 29th. Tickets are still valid."

Weirdly, there is an entire website dedicated to just this one visit by Pope Francis (or "Frankie" as Ghost puts it) - if you feel the need to hear an old guy in a funny hat who's never had sex tell you how to live, details are available over here.

See Ghost spread some Satanic hymns on these upcoming dates: More...

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