On Friday 16th September Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost declared the arrival of a new EP entitled Popestar, available now online and in record stores on CD, vinyl, and digital via Spinefarm Records/Caroline Australia. The surprise five-track offering features leading psalm “Square Hammer”, a new original track which was debuted earlier last week on Sirius XM’s OCTANE as part of a week long global rollout in which it was also featured on triple j's The Rackett. Ghost have also released a music video for “Square Hammer”, directed by Zev Deans.
The 'Popestar' EP also contains interpretations of selections by Echo and the Bunnymen, Simian Mobile Disco, Eurythmics, and Imperiet. Popestar was recorded by Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls in Linköping, Sweden and produced by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Royal Blood, Opeth).
Additionally, Ghost have also released a Deluxe Version of Meliora, their acclaimed 2015 Grammy® Award-winning album. Meliora Deluxe contains the Popestar EP as a bonus disc (CD or LP or digital).
Ghost were awarded a Grammy® earlier this year for 'Best Metal Performance'. Their most recent album Meliora was released on August 21, 2015 and debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 (#8) on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart. The band capped off a landmark 2015 with their late night television debut on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert's Halloween show on CBS with a rousing performance of their offering "Cirice", which reached No. 3 at radio at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock.
Popestar EP Tracklist:
01. Square Hammer
02. Nocturnal Me
03. I Believe
04. Missionary Man
IS OUT NOW VIA SPINEFARM / CAROLINE AUSTRALIA