“We’re building our empire from the ashes of an old” as GRAMMY-winning Swedish theatrical rock outfit Ghost announces the impending arrival of ‘IMPERA‘, the band’s fifth full length studio album out March 11th via Loma Vista Recordings.
‘IMPERA‘ is heralded by today’s release of its first official single, the sublime and haunting ‘Call Me Little Sunshine‘, available now across digital platforms—and as a phantasmagoric visual interpretation lensed by iconic director Matt Mahurin and starring Ruby Modine.
The album will also feature ‘Hunter’s Moon‘, Ghost’s fourth consecutive Active Rock #1 radio single, as heard over the end credits of the horror smash Halloween Kills – and manifesting physically in the form of a 7” vinyl single release this Friday, January 21st.
‘IMPERA‘ finds Ghost transported hundreds of years forward from the 14th century Europe Black Plague era of its previous album, 2018’s Best Rock Album GRAMMY nominee ‘Prequelle‘. 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), prophecies are foretold as the skies fill with celestial bodies divine and man-made… All in all, the most current and topical Ghost subject matter to date is set against a hypnotic and darkly coloUrful melodic backdrop making ‘IMPERA‘ a listen like no other – yet unmistakably, quintessentially Ghost.
Produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace, ‘IMPERA‘ consists of the following 12 songs:
Call Me Little Sunshine
Watcher In The Sky
Darkness At The Heart Of My Love
Bite Of Passage
Respite On The Spital Fields
Pre-order ‘IMPERA‘, here.
Ghost will kick off a co-headlining 26-date U.S. arena tour with Volbeat on January 25th, before arriving in the UK & Europe this April & May, compelled to take their dark extravaganza to arenas everywhere.
Branded the ‘IMPERATOUR‘, support across all UK & European shows will be provided by Uncle Acid & The Dead Beats and Twin Temple.
‘IMPERATOUR’ – Europe 2022 Headline Arena Shows:
Sat 9th – Manchester, Arena, UK
Mon 11th – London, O2 Arena, UK
Wed 13th – Glasgow, Hydro, UK
Fri 15th – Birmingham, RWA Arena, UK
Sun 17th – Rotterdam, RTM Stage Ahoy, Holland
Mon 18th – Paris, Accor Arena, France
Tue 19th – Cologne, Lanxess Arena, Germany
Thu 21st – Leipzig Quarterback Immobillen Arena, Germany
Fri 22nd – Frankfurt, Festhalle, Germany
Sun 24th – Prague, Arena, Czech Republic
Wed 27th – Tampere, Nokia Arena, Finland
Fri 29th – Stockhom, Avicii Arena, Sweden
Sat 30th – Oslo, Spektrum, Norway
Sun 1st – Malmo, Malmo Arena, Sweden
Tue 3rd – Brussels, Forest, Belgium
Thurs 5th – Milan, Mediolanum Forum, Italy
Sat 7th – Barcelona, Olympic Arena Badalona, Spain
Sun 8th – Madrid, Vistalegre Arena, Spain
Wed 11th – Vienna, Stadthalle, Austria
Fri 13th - Zurich, Hallenstadion, Switzerland
Sun 15th – Hannover ZAG Arena, Germany
Mon 16th – Munich, Olympiahalle, Germany
Wed 18th – Budapest, Arena, Hungary