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Ghost announce new record, Impera, out on March 11th via Loma Vista Recordings

Not long ago, the enigmatic Ghost announced an incredible arena trek set to take place around Europe this coming April and May, with Uncle Acid & The Deabeats and Twin Temple as special guests – you can check those dates at the end of this article. Now, the Swedish heavy metal group have officially announced the impending arrival of their fifth full-length offering, Impera, which will be released on March 11th via Loma Vista Recordings. Impera finds Ghost transported hundreds of years forward from the 14th century Europe Black Plague era of its previous record, 2018’s Prequelle, and the result is the most ambitious and lyrically incisive entry in the Ghost canon. Over the course of Impera’s 12-song cycle, empires rise and fall, would-be messiahs ply their hype – financial and spiritual alike -, and prophecies are foretold as the skies fill with celestial bodies, both divine and man-made. All in all, the most current and topical Ghost subject matter to date is set against a hypnotic and darkly colorful melodic backdrop making Impera a listen like no other, yet unmistakably, quintessentially Ghost. “We’re building our empire from the ashes of an old”, says the Grammy-award winning Ghost, as they also unveil the first single off of their new record, the sublime and haunting “Call Me Little Sunshine”, which features a magnificent and phantasmagoric visual interpretation by iconic director Matt Mahurin and stars Ruby Modine.

Apr. 09 – Manchester, UK – Arena
Apr. 11 – London, UK – 02 Arena
Apr. 13 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
Apr. 15 – Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena
Apr. 17 – Rotterdam, NL – RTM Stage Ahoy
Apr. 18 – Paris, FR – Accorhotels Arena
Apr. 19 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
Apr. 21 – Leipzig, DE – Quarterback Immobillen Arena
Apr. 22 – Frankfurt, DE – Festhalle
Apr. 24 – Prague, CZ – Tipsort Arena
Apr. 27 – Tampere, FI – Nokia Arena
Apr. 29 – Stockholm, SE – Avicii Arena
Apr. 30 – Oslo, NO – Spektrum
May 01 – Malmö, SE – Arena
May 03 – Brussels, Be – Vorst Nationaal
May 05 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
May 07 – Barcelona, ES – Olympic Arena Badalona
May 08 – Madrid, ES – Vistalegre Arena
May 11 – Vienna, AT – Stadthalle
May 13 – Zurich, CH – Hallenstadion
May 15 – Hannover, DE – Tui Arena
May 16 – Munich, DE – Olympiahalle
May 18 – Budapest, HU – Arena 

 

Photo credit: Mikael Eriksson

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