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Ghost share a cover of Iron Maiden’s ‘Phantom Of The Opera’, taken from their five-song covers EP, PHANTOMIME (Loma Vista Recordings) released this Friday 19th May.


A diverse and spellbinding sampling of the GRAMMY Award-winning band’s musical DNA, PHANTOMIME is comprised of covers of classics and deep cuts by Television, Genesis, The Stranglers, Iron Maiden and Tina Turner.

PHANTOMIME‘ pays tribute in equal measure to every one of these unlikely bedfellow, influences while stamping them all with Ghost’s undeniable sonic signature.

Phantom Of The Opera‘ follows on from the band’s cover of Genesis‘Jesus He Knows Me‘, which has generated some 10 million streams worldwide and cracked the Rock Radio Top 20 within weeks of its release.

The track was  accompanied by an Alex Ross Perry-directed video that will surely make the case that one person’s beauty is another’s blasphemy.

Culminating in a climactic ritual that must be seen to be believed, Ghost’s visual interpretation of “Jesus He Knows Me” rises to the occasion in unholy fashion — and then some. Viewer discretion is advised:

The complete track listing for PHANTOMIME is as follows:

“See No Evil” (Television)

“Jesus He Knows Me” (Genesis)

“Hanging Around” (The Stranglers)

“Phantom of the Opera” (Iron Maiden)

“We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” (Tina Turner)

PHANTOMIME’s release will coincide with Ghost’s first live dates of 2023, beginning with a May/June European run of festival and headline dates including appearances at Primavera Sound 2023 where the band will share a bill with Blur, Depeche Mode, Halsey and Kendrick Lamar, among others, and Sweden Rock Festival 2023, where Ghost will be one of four headliners alongside Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, and Motley Crue.

Ghost will then play a UK festival exclusive headlining the second stage at Download Festival 2023, giving PHANTOMIME’s tracks their live debut.

Oran O’Beirne 2023