Swedish occult rockers Ghost debuted their new singer, Papa Emeritus III, and four songs from their forthcoming third album, “Meliora”, at Doom in Linköping, Sweden on June 3.
The 15-song set opened with “Genesis” from the band’s 2010 debut, “Opus Eponymous”, and also saw former frontman Papa Emeritus II hand over the reins to his three-month younger brother alongside the band of Nameless Ghouls.
New material receiving its live premiere included “From The Pinnacle To The Pit”, “Majesty”, “Absolution” and the project’s just-released lead single, “Cirice.”
“A message from the clergy: to all our followers who came to support our ritual tonight. We thank you,” says the band. “To those who couldn't be there we are coming.”
Due August 21, “Meliora” was produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace (Slayer, Nirvana, Guns N’ Roses, Linkin Park).
“Meliora” – latin for “better” – follows the band’s second album and major label debut, 2013’s “Infestissumam” (latin for “hostile”), which debuted at number one in Sweden and won the Swedish Grammis Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Album.
Following “Infestissumam”, the group issued a 2013 EP, “If You Have Ghost”, which was produced by Dave Grohl.
“Cirice” is available as a free download from ghost-official.com
Ghost will perform at the Sweden Rock Festival on June 4, followed by a pair of shows in Norway and Sweden later this month.
Papa III unveiled, me in love ^_^ pic.twitter.com/eQqVhuLpkn— Crystal DePaysant (@HellishInferno) June 3, 2015
Ghost premiere new single Cirice