Stream Ghost’s Upcoming Album ‘Meliora’
Swedish metal band Ghost, formerly known in the U.S. as Ghost B.C., is about to release their third album, Meliora, on Aug. 21 via Loma Vista Recordings. Today (Aug. 17), the group made the album available for streaming in full, so check it out below.
It has also been rumored over the past couple years that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl might be a member of the band, which would not be obvious if that was the case since the band members conceal their identities and perform in masked costumes. Grohl produced the band's 2013 EP If You Have A Ghost and played drums and guitar on a couple songs.
In a recent interview, one of the band members said of the speculation:
Well, we can't really know, can we? I can tell you this much: He has played Ghost material in a ghoul suit. And he might or might have not have [performed onstage], and he might or might not in the future. How's that for a commercial cliffhanger?
In the same interview, the band talked about how their sound came about:
We sort of came up with this mixture where we could combine basically all our favorite childhood and adolescent music styles. And we grew up listening to a lot of different music. A lot of Swedish music, and also a lot of Sixties and Seventies bands – AOR things like Kansas and Yes and Chicago and Boston. Journey. Toto. Professional-sounding music. And with all of that we found a way, for us at least, to make sense of having an extreme-metal riff and then throwing a pop melody over it. So that was the initial thing. After that it was, 'Oh, s---! Maybe we could turn it into a horror-rock band, and we could throw in this very childish sort of fascination of horror films! And also Alice Cooper! And Kiss!
The band has acoustic and full-band tour dates coming up, so check out their schedule below.
Meliora track list:
2. "From The Pinnacle To The Pit"
5. "He Is"
6. "Mummy Dust"
8. "Devil Church"
10. "Deus In Absentia"
Aug. 18: Silver Platters (SoDo Location) - Seattle, WA
Aug. 20: Amoeba - Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 21: ZIA (Camelback Location) - Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 22: Sound Garden - Baltimore, MD
Aug. 23: Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY
Black To The Future Tour:
Sept. 22: The Fillmore - Washington, DC
Sept. 23: Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
Sept. 25: Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
Sept. 27: Terminal 5 - New York, NY
Sept. 28: House of Blues - Boston, MA
Sept. 29: Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 30: Metropolis - Montreal, QC
Oct. 01: Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
Oct. 02: The Majestic Theater - Detroit, MI
Oct. 03: The Riviera - Chicago, IL
Oct. 05: Liberty Hall - Lawrence, KS
Oct. 06: The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
Oct. 08: The Civic Auditorium - New Orleans, LA
Oct. 09: The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
Oct. 10: Beacham Theatre - Orlando, FL
Oct. 11: The Ritz - Tampa, FL
Oct. 13: House of Blues - Dallas, TX
Oct. 14: Aztec Theater - San Antonio, TX
Oct. 16: Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
Oct. 17: Sumitt Music Hall - Denver, CO
Oct. 19: Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
Oct. 20: El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Oct. 21: Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR
Oct. 23: Warfield - San Francisco, CA
Oct. 26: The Mayan Theater - Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 27: Knitting Factory - Reno, NV
Oct. 28: The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 30: Northside Park Theater - San Diego, CA
Oct. 31: House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
Nov. 01: Monster Mash Festival - Phoenix, AZ