Heavy metal band Ghost has released their cover of ABBA‘s “I’m A Marionette”, which you can listen to below. The cover is a somewhat stripped down, darker version of the original, which was far more bombastic and theatrical. While originally slated to appear on the band’s sophomore album Infestissumam, it does not appear on the current track listing.
Well, this is it folks, the last day of 2012. It’s been a year just like any others. We’ve had good stuff happen, we’ve had bad stuff happen. But now is the time to look forward and feel excitement. After all, it’s a new year! It’s a time for new beginnings, fresh starts, etc… And what makes things better than some new music, right? So, with that in mind, I’ve come up with 14 albums that I just cannot WAIT to get my grubby little mitts on. Check ‘em out below and make sure to leave your most anticipated albums in the comments! READ MORE
Swedish NWOBHM-inspired band Ghost have made a new song, “Secular Haze”, available for streaming on this website. You can also stream the song on YouTube. The song comes from their as-of-yet-untitled 2013 follow-up to 2011′s Opus Eponymous.
I’m a big fan of their debut album and I’m really digging “Secular Haze”. I definitely recommend checking it out at one of the above links. READ MORE
Swedish NWOBHM-inspired band Ghost are releasing a new song in a rather interesting way: They’re streaming each instrument track individually on this website. If you hover your mouse cursor over a candle’s flame, you can hear the individual track, such as guitar, drums, or keys. However, if you leave your cursor off the flame, all the tracks are played together. New candles will be added throughout the day with the last part, the vocals, being added tomorrow, completing the song.
NWOBHM-inspired band Ghost are putting the final touches on their sophomore album, the follow-up to 2011′s Opus Eponymous. The album, which is as-of-yet-untitled, utlized Grammy-award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Death Angel, Deftones, Foo Fighters, Rush) for this offering. The album has an undetermined 2013 release date.
Ghost has also announced a last-minute surprise show in their hometown of Linköping, Sweden at Cupolen. Limited tickets are available here.
I was a big fan of Opus Eponymous so I’ll definitely be keeping this release on my radar. READ MORE
Sweden has, in my eyes, some of the best music acts these days. You’ve got Opeth, In Flames, At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity, Meshuggah, Pain Of Salvation; the list goes on and on. These bands, and more from the Scandinavian region, are often credited with shaping today’s metal scene. Most of the time, these bands are focused on moving forward, creating the next iconic sound. Ghost has taken the opposite approach and went back in time, forging a Satanic heavy metal album that hearkens back to the 70’s and 80’s NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal). Does it work or is it too pretentious for it’s own good? Check after the jump for answer.