“This album is nothing less than superb; maybe even better than the debut.” – 4.5/5, themusic.com.au
“Prequelle might make you dance more than headbang; but to Ghost’s credit, composing rock opuses with overarching pop choruses is quite a skill unto itself.” – 9/10, Hysteriamag.com
“…Prequelle is a hearty refill for those already drinking from Cardinal Copia’s sacred chalice.” – Australian Guitar Magazine
“Like a detailed and disturbing Hieronymus Bosch painting, there are so many layers and moments throughout this entire album. And that’s what makes a classic album. In a time of disposable music and the collective attention span of a gnat, here is a band not afraid to tread where music was created for the soul and not the immediate hook. Ghost have delivered the ghostly goodness goods… once again.” – 5/5, Heavy Magazine
“Are Ghost the Alice Cooper for Generation Z? I’m not exactly sure, but Prequelle is a hell of an album either way.”– Stack Magazine
“Prequelle is the business.” – Metal Obsession
“Its pure Ghost and its absolutely brilliant.” – Hear 2 Zen
“…it’s a genuinely great album.” – Insert Review Here
“…this is a FANTASTIC album, great songs, massive hooks, dramatic and powerful.” – 9/10, Everblack Media
“enchantingly beautifully crafted piece of art” – HiFi Way: The Pop Chronicles
“Ghost take you on an epic musical journey through the death of mankind!” – 9/10, Overdrive Magazine
“Prequelle will see Ghost ascend to new heights. By honing everything they have done so well in their career, they’ve become the best version of themselves. Just bang your head and soak up that glorious occult rock cheese. It’ll be good for your health. I promise.” – 10/10, Wall Of Sound
Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have released their fourth sacred psalm Prequelle (pronounced prē-KWELL) today via Spinefarm / Loma Vista Recordings / Caroline Australia.
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Fans have come along for the ride for years, not knowing for certain who was behind the anonymous band… that is, until Tobias Forge recently revealed himself as the man behind Ghost. Each album is more like a film release than a record release. In addition to serving as director, Forge conceives the role of every character, and oversees everything from the screenplay to video to wardrobe design to artwork to cinematography to soundtrack.
In an interesting twist in Ghost’s saga, Cardinal Copia has been appointed to take over vocal duties for the forthcoming psalm.
Prequelle follows Ghost’s third studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP Popestar, which elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of the greatest rock bands on earth and resulted in aGrammy® Award for ‘Best Metal Performance’. Meliora debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, selling over a quarter million copies globally. The band made their network television debut performing the album’s lead single Ciriceon CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Popestar debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart and produced an Active Rock chart topper with Square Hammer”
The music video for Dance Macabre was recently premiered exclusively via @thebandghostInstagram Stories. Watch Sister Imperator, Chris Jericho, Kirk Hammett, Charlie Benante, Mike Mckenna, Aleister Black, Jessica Pimentel, Chino Moreno, Josh Barnett, Bethany Cosentino, Phil Anselmo, Young Sister Imperator, and Matt Shadows react to the song in full here:
Lyrically, Prequelle delves into the plague, the apocalypse, and dark ages. The entire body of work is also a snapshot of the world in which we live in on a daily basis, brought to life through an emotive, enlightening, and riveting body of songs.
Watch the music video for Prequelle’s lead single Rats directed by Roboshobo here:
PREQUELLE TRACK LISTING:
04. See the Light
06. Dance Macabre
07. Pro Memoria
08. Witch Image
10. Life Eternal