Ghost have released a new live video for their song “Faith” off of their new album Prequelle, according to The PRP. Footage for the video was shot at The Forum in Inglewood, CA on November 16, and was directed by Bill Yukich.
Prequelle has been named one of mxdwn’s Top 50 Best Albums of 2018. Raymond Flotat has this to say about the album: “Ghost have truly become the heir apparent for the position of flag-waving, most successful representative of heavy metal in the whole world. Metal as a whole has suffered in recent years not having a champion that can raise the genre as a whole. The ‘80s had Iron Maiden, the ‘90s and beyond had Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer. The insular nature of the genre has created no new stars since that could have just enough widespread appeal to create gigantic audiences that could fill arenas or cross boundaries of fickle taste. For whatever reason, though excellent as the genre has been these last ten years, the gruff/dry-lung vocal approach of the recent generation of bands just hasn’t been enough to capture the public’s imagination beyond diehard metal fans. Tobias Forge’s new era metal band Ghost (his character in the band has evolved from the Papa Emeritus into a new character called Cardinal Copia) just might have achieved this killer blend of credible crunch and pop sensibility with their latest album Prequelle that can carry the genre back from the shadows into the mainstream. Several songs on this record brim with unforgettable rock authority and fun. “Rats,” “See the Light,” “Pro Memoria” and not the least of which, the incredible “Dance Macabre” are all destined to songs people love for decades to come, if not bona fide hit singles.”
With the raging success of Prequelle, Ghost has stated that they will not have time to get back in the studio until 2020, according to The PRP. Speaking with Loudwire recently, Tobias Forge, mastermind behind Ghost, commented on the band’s future.
“From our perspective, at least, 2019 is already over. That doesn’t limit me from writing or starting the steps, but when it comes to having a consecutive three months [for] studio time, there is no such time in 2019. That will happen, probably, in Spring 2020. Then you have to add like three months of waiting between recording and releasing. So yeah, you see where I’m going.”
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