Swedish unique act Ghost has been promising heavier material ever since a fourth album started to be mentioned. Now the band has premiered a brand new song entitled “Rats”. A cinematic video has also been released, very inspired by the 80’s film style. You can watch it below.
Ghost also announced that their new album will be called “Prequelle” and will be out on June 1st. The cover artwork for the album was done by notorious Zbigniew Bielak.
You can pre-order the album here on vinyl, CD, cassette, 8-track, and digital downloads with some other interesting merchandise like an Eucharist traveler.
Cardinal Copia, the band’s new leading entity discussed the new single “Rats” with Loudwire:
“When we made ‘Square Hammer,’ we needed a big opening track. It was inspired by various explosive opening tracks and records. Specifically, when I was a kid, there was a concert called the Moscow Peace Festival. It was broadcast on TV. It’s one of those moments that I remember so clearly, I was eight years old.
Ozzy Osbourne opened with ‘I Don’t Know,’ and it’s such a fucking great opening track. This was in front of like 80,000 people, who went nuts. I wanted to have that feel with ‘Rats.’ It’s supposed to feel like that sort of opening track. A song that could get 80,000 people to jump. If you ever want to play bigger places, you need to have records that sound like you’re playing in big places.”
When asked about the new record, Copia stated:
“Essentially, it’s a record about survival, even though it’s a record totally drenched with the threat of death. But for me, it is pure, very honest, very real, and for lack of a better phrase. Very sincere, Ghost has always been about make-believe. And it’s still about make-believe. But it feels very good to create something that is totally from the heart — not to say that previous records have not been from the heart. But this is very close to the heart. And still be able to intertwine those things.”
Loma Vista 2018
01 – “Ashes”
02 – “Rats”
03 – “Faith”
04 – “See The Light”
05 – “Miasma”
06 – “Dance Macabre”
07 – “Pro Memoria”
08 – “Witch Image”
09 – “Helvetesfonster”
10 – “Life Eternal”