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Latest Ghost News

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 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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Ghost Embarking On Record Store Tour

Ghost has been summoned stateside for a procession christened the Unholy/Unplugged Tour. The five-city outing will take Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls to some of the nation's most highly regarded record selling institutions.

Blessed attendees will enjoy a rare stripped down acoustic live performance of new songs followed by a signing of upcoming album "Meliora" (due out August 21).

The occasion will mark Papa Emeritus III's inaugural visit to the United States. See below for complete details:

August 18th - Silver Platters (SoDo Location) - Seattle, WA (7:00 PM)
August 20th - Amoeba - Los Angeles, CA (6:00 PM)
August 21st - ZIA (Camelback Location) - Phoenix, AZ (7:00 PM)
August 22nd - Sound Garden - Baltimore, MD (5:00 PM)
August 23rd - Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY (2:00 PM) More...

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Ghost Streaming "Majesty"

Although live performance footage of the song has been online for some time, the full CD audio version of new Ghost track "Majesty" has now been made available.

"Majesty" comes from forthcoming third Ghost psalm "Meliora." The song will also be available for instant download for those who pre-order the album here, along with the previously released tracks "Cirice" and "From The Pinnacle To The Pit." New album "Meliora" is due out on August 21 on Loma Vista Recordings.

A nameless ghoul comments on the "Majesty" track: "Lyrically, it's on one hand a hymn about the dark lord of the underworld. On the other hand it paints a picture of a swarm of people, whom in a world of complete disaster, idolizes an authority that is clearly looking down upon the. How to love something that hates you back." More...

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Ghost Posts Papa Emeritus III Introduction Clip

Ghost is giving a proper video introduction to the band's "latest" frontman, Papa Emeritus III, including a sample of the track "From The Pinnacle To The Pit", taken from the upcoming new album "Meliora", which will be released on August 21st.

Check it out now below.

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New Ghost Track "The Pinnacle To The Pit" Posted

A brand new Ghost track titled "The Pinnacle To The Pit" taken from the band's forthcoming album "Meliora", which will be out on August 21st via Loma Vista Recordings, is streaming online.

You can now check out "The Pinnacle To The Pit" below.

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Kerry King On Ghost: "I Just Hate The Music"

In a video with Artisan News Service (which can be seen here if the YouTube player below won't load properly), Kerry King of Slayer discusses his feelings towards the cross-genre megastar band Ghost, which has divided the metal community between its sound and imagery.

King comments:

"Dude, I love the imagery. I love it. I just hate the fucking music. I like them. You know, they've been on many tours with us. I just, I can't. And I tried. I wanna like them, and I can't.

"I got their CD from Brian Slagel from Metal Blade. It was when Gary Holt first started playing with us, and I picked up Gary. And I'm, like, 'Brian said this is awesome, man.'

"So we put it in, going to practice. It wasn't awesome. It wasn't awesome for me. I'm, like, 'Well, maybe just the first song sucks.' And we went to the next one. It's just not for me... And I've tried so hard."

Slayer's new album "Repentless" is set to drop on September 11th (check out the title track here), while Ghost just returned with Papa Emeritus III and will release the "Meliora" album on August 21st. If you missed Ghost's latest video, "Cirice" is still available at this location. More...

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