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GHOST TO RELEASE FOURTH SACRED PSALM PREQUELLE

GHOST TO RELEASE FOURTH SACRED PSALM PREQUELLE ON JUNE 1ST VIA SPINEFARM/LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

LEAD SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO “RATS” AVAILABLE NOW

Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost today announced their fourth sacred psalm Prequelle (pronounced prē-KWELL) will be released on June 1, 2018 via Spinefarm/Loma Vista Recordings. Prequelle is available for pre-order starting today HERE. Limited edition bundles including 8-Tracks, Casettes and more are available exclusively in the Ghost shop HERE.

Fans have come along for the ride for years, not knowing for certain who was behind the anonymous band… that is, until Tobias Forge recently revealed himself as the man behind Ghost. Each album is more like a film release than a record release. In addition to serving as director, Forge conceives the role of every character, and oversees everything from the screenplay to video to wardrobe design to artwork to cinematography to soundtrack.

In an interesting twist in Ghost’s saga, Cardinal Copia has been appointed to take over vocal duties for the forthcoming psalm. Lyrically, Prequelle delves into the plague, the apocalypse, and dark ages. The entire body of work is also a snapshot of the world in which we live in on a daily basis, brought to life through an emotive, enlightening, and riveting body of songs.

Ghost today also shared Prequelle’s lead single Rats” with an accompanying music video directed by Roboshobo. Watch the video HERE. “Rats” is available to stream and download now via iTunesApple MusicSpotifyAmazon, and Google Play. Fans who pre-order Prequelle will receive an instant download of the track. 

“Rats” music video - http://found.ee/Ghost_RatsVevo

Prequelle follows Ghost’s third studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP Popestar, which elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of the greatest rock bands on earth and resulted in a Grammy® Award for ‘Best Metal Performance’. In The US, Meliora debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, selling over half a million copies globally. The band made their US network television debut performing the album’s lead single “Cirice” on CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  Popestar debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart and produced an Active Rock Radio chart topper with “Square Hammer”.

Next month, Ghost will embark on a US tour that will kick off on May 5, 2018 in Riverside, CA, and visit US Cities throughout the Spring. Tickets for the Rats On The Road Tour are available now HERE. A complete list of upcoming live dates can be found below.

Prequelle Tracklisting

  1. Ashes
  2. Rats
  3. Faith
  4. See the Light
  5. Miasma
  6. Dance Macabre
  7. Pro Memoria
  8. Witch Image
  9. Helvetesfonster
  10. Life Eternal

Ghost US Tour Dates

May 05, 2018 -  Riverside, CA - RMA

May 06, 2018 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Music Hall

May 08, 2018 - Houston, TX - Revention

May 10, 2018 - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli

May 11, 2018 - Cincinnati, OH - The Taft Theatre

May 12, 2018 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore

May 13, 2018 - Columbus, OH - Express Live

May 15, 2018 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre

May 16, 2018 - Syracuse, NY - Crouse Hinds Theater

May 18, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center

May 19, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA - WMMR BBQ

May 20, 2018 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre

May 22, 2018 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

May 23, 2018 - Nashville, TN - Tennessee PAC

May 25, 2018 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House

May 26, 2018 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma

May 27, 2018 - Memphis, TN - Cannon Center

May 29, 2018 - Ft. Wayne, IN - The Clyde Theater

May 31, 2018 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater

June 01, 2018 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace Theater

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