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 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.
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.”
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.