According to Sweden Rock Magazine, Swedish occult rockers GHOST will release their third album in late summer/early fall. The follow-up to 2013’s “Infestissumam” was helmed by Klas Åhlund, a prolific songwriter, producer and guitarist who is also a member of the Swedish rock band TEDDYBEARS. As a songwriter and producer, Klas has previously worked with such artists as Katy Perry, Kesha, Taio Cruz, Britney Spears and Madonna. Songtitles set to appear on the GHOST CD include “From The Pinnacle To The Pit”, “Cirice”, “Majesty”, “Devil Church” and “He Is”.
The band posted this to their social media earlier this week:
“Children of the World!
We hope that you are enjoying the end…of the year. We would just like to tell you all that we are currently crafting a new album to be released next year and we can’t wait to shed some light on the details about it.
Until then though – Happy Holidays!
/A Nameless Ghoul“
The new issue of Sweden Rock Magazine (see cover) marked GHOST‘s final photo session with Papa Emeritus II before he was “fired” and succeeded by Papa Emeritus III. GHOST is planning to return to the studio before the summer to record several cover songs, including one by Leonard Cohen and another by the ’80s Swedish band IMPERIET.
A new GHOST single will be released before the band’s June 4 appearance at this year’s Sweden Rock Festival, which will also serve as the group’s live debut with “new” singer Papa Emeritus III, the three-month-younger brother of GHOST‘s previous frontman, Papa Emeritus II.