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 roll-out. The E.P 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).
The official video for Popestar was released today September 16th with official links to limited vinyl pressings, which you can access at the end of this editorial. Check out the awesome new video for ‘Square Hammer, directed by Zev Deans below:
Additionally, today Ghost have released a Deluxe Version of Meliora, their acclaimed 2015 Grammy® Award-winning album. Meliora Deluxe contains the Popestar EP as a bonus disc (CD or LP or digital). To purchase Meliora Deluxe, click HERE.
The arrival of the Popestar EP coincides with the launch of the band’s 41-city U.S. headlining Popestar Tour which kicks off tonight in Rochester, NY. Tickets purchased for certain shows will include a digital download of the Popestar EP. See below for a complete list of rituals and for more information on upcoming dates, visit www.ghost-official.com.
Ghost were awarded a Grammy® earlier this year for ‘Best Metal Performance’. Their most recent album Meliora was released on August 21, 2015 and debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 (#8) on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. The band capped off a landmark 2015 with their late night television debut on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s Halloween show on CBS with a rousing performance of their offering “Cirice”, which reached No. 3 at radio at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock.
You can hear Popestar in full on the link below;
Popestar Track Listing
1. Square Hammer
2. Nocturnal Me (Echo And The Bunnymen cover)
3. I Believe (Simian Mobile Disco cover)
4. Missionary Man (Eurythmics cover)
5. Bible (Imperiet cover)
Click here for the limited edition vinyl pressings.
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