Saturday, August 25, 2018

Ghost stream Dance Macabre remix by Carpenter Brut

Ghost are streaming a remix of their 2018 single, “Dance Macabre”, by French synthwave act Carpenter Brut.

“I’ve been a big fan of Ghost since their beginning,” explains Brut, “and when I had the opportunity to open for the band in 2016, I was super excited.  Last April, I received an email from Tobias [Forge] himself asking if I would remix Dance Macabre, and of course I accepted.  

“I wanted to bring a funky and disco touch, not just confine myself to the pure synth-wave style that would have been expected, but to make this remix a disco rock song and bring out the pop side of the band that is always underlying in their music.”

“Dance Macabre” followed “Rats” as the second single from Ghost’s fourth album, “Prequelle”, which was recorded with producer Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Opeth) at Artery Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.

The set debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 upon its release in June to deliver the Swedish rockers their highest-charting US album and third third US Top 10, following two No. 6-peaking efforts: “Popestar” (EP) in 2016 and “Meliora” in 2015.

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Charlie Benante of Anthrax, Pantera legend Phil Anselmo, Chino Moreno of the Deftones and Chris Jericho are just some of the rockers who were featured in a unique video for “Dance Macabre” that was compiled from a series of Instagram clips.

Following a spring trek of North America to launch “Prequelle” in the spring, Ghost will return to the continent to begin a fall tour in Dallas, TX on October 25.

See also:

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