Thursday, July 16, 2015

VIDEO: Ghost introduce new frontman Papa Emeritus III

Swedish occult rockers Ghost have issued a video formally introducing their newest frontman, Papa Emeritus III.

“A message from the clergy: We wish to inform you that he is….here,” posted the band.

Papa Emeritus III is the latest singer to join the Nameless Ghouls following the resignation of his three-month older brother Papa Emeritus II, who himself took over from original singer Papa Emeritus.

The frontman makes his recording debut with Ghost on their third album, “Meliora”, due out August 21.

The project 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 also issued a 2013 EP, “If You Have Ghost”, which was produced by Dave Grohl.

Ghost debuted Papa Emeritus III and four songs from “Meliora” at Doom in Linköping, Sweden on June 3.

Ghost have been playing a series of European festivals this summer and will launch the Black To The Future North American tour at The Fillmore in Washington, DC on September 22.

See also:

AUDIO: Ghost premiere From The Pinnacle To The Pit
Ghost announce North American tour
Ghost premiere Cirice video
VIDEO: Ghost debut new singer and songs in Sweden
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