Ghost’s Latest Record, ‘Impure’ Is Sitting At No.02 In The Midweek UK Album Charts

Ghost have just recently dropped their astonishing new record ‘IMPERA’, a hugely theatric and expansive record to say the least.

And it is immediately causing a stir in the UK.

The record is sitting at No.02 in the midweek UK Albums Chart, which is currently the highest placing slot that the band have been up, with their previous highest being 2018’s ‘Prequelle’ which peaked at No.10.

Ghost Release Record for ‘Life Eternal’

Ghost have dropped a video for ‘Life Eternal’, the closing track from their fourth studio album, ‘Prequelle’.

The video showcases footage from their performance at Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico on March 3rd 2020, the final date of their touring cycle for ‘Prequelle’, in which frontman Cardinal Copia was promoted to Papa Emeritus IV, marking the beginning of the band’s next cycle.

The band’s fourth record, ‘Prequelle’ is out now via Spinefarm Records/Loma Vista Recordings.

Orders for the record can be made via the label’s webstore.

Ghost Release Brand New Papa Emeritus II Action Figure

Soon after the release of their Papa Emeritus III figure, play money and Papa Nihil doll, Ghost have announced a brand new toy which is: (drumrolls) a Papa Emeritus II action figure.

It was made in collaboration with San Francisco toy company Super7 – whom have also made figures for Slayer, Iron Maiden and more.

Check it out below.

Slipknot Are Getting Their Own Funko Pop! Dolls

They’re getting their own little mini thems!

Funko Pop! are adding more to their collection as well as Slipknots own accolades, they’ll have their own Pop-Vinyl Dolls!

At the 2020 London Toy Fair they announced their latest additions to the Funko Pop! lin, with the company unveiling the latest of the concept art on their Instagram account.

And there’s not just Slipknot, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo are on the horizon as well as Papa Nihil of Ghost and Slayer will be on the lineup as well.

Check them out below.

Ghost Announce UK Arena Tour

It’s not been too long since Ghost were in the UK opening for Metallica but now the Sweedish giants have announced their very own arena dates for November 2019.

Support will come from All Them Witches as well as Tribulation and are also expected to be Ghost’s final UK dates before going to work on their follow up to ‘Prequelle’.

Here are the dates.

November 2019

16th – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

17th – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

18th – Glasgow SSE Hydro

22nd – London SSE Arena

23rd – First Direct Arena

Ghost Reportedly Working On New Record

Fronting the titular band Ghost, vocalist Tobias Forge, known more for his stage presence as Cardinal Copia has revealed that the band are currently working on the follow up to their 2018 record, ‘Prequelle’.

Forge stated that they’re working toward a 2020 release and in a recent interview he shared that:

“Luckily this time around I feel very certain as to what I want to do. I have tons of bits and pieces and stuff written, and I know that once I really start working that there’s going to be a record which feels very inspired. The dramaturgic nature of the records and the stories are getting more and more intertwined nowadays, which I like.

It’s almost like working with a series, I guess; you have your characters and you can still fuck with them and add new things and take things away. You can do whatever you want, which is always enticing from a creative standpoint.”

 

Lawsuit Filed Against Tobias Forge (Ghost) Dismissed

That’s one thing ticked off Ghost’s to do list as a resolution has been met against former frontman Tobias Forge.

The lawsuit was filed by the former band members of Forge, collectively anonymously known as Nameless Ghouls, back in April 2017 and claimed that they were suing for alleged “missing wages and allowances for several years.”

Following a six-day trial that was heard in the Linköping District Court in Linköping, Sweden, a decision was released on October 17th 2018 to dismiss the case.

While testimony from key witnesses was heard, the Court was unable to find convincing evidence.

Forge had originally claimed over 2 million kronor for his fees, though the court ruled that 1.3 million kronor as a more reasonable sum. The four ex-members have three weeks to appeal the court’s ruling.

Heavy Music Awards Winners Announced!

The first annual and public voted Heavy Music Awards were held at the House of Vans in Waterloo, London last night.

It featured a headline set from Creeper as well as sets from bands such as Vukovi, Dead! and Venom Prison. After all that, the awards got underway. Here are the categories and who won.

BEST ALBUM (presented by EMP):
Architects – ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’

THE H:
Ashley Maile

BEST UK BAND (presented by UPRAWR):
Black Sabbath

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND (presented by PPL):
Gojira

BEST LIVE BAND (presented by Eagle Rock Entertainment):
Enter Shikari

BEST BREAKTHROUGH BAND (presented by House Of Vans London):
I Prevail

BEST ALBUM ARTWORK (presented by The Pit):
Ghost – ‘Popestar’ (Zbigniew M Bielak)

BEST PRODUCER (presented by Believe):
Fredrik Nordström & Henrik Udd

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER (presented by Olympus):
Ben Gibson

BEST FESTIVAL (presented by Jackson Guitars):
Download Festival

BEST VENUE (presented by Scuzz):
O2 Academy, Brixton