Meliora is Ghost’s third sacred psalm, the follow-up to 2013’s heralded INFESTISSUMAM. Released today (August 21), the new studio album is available on Spinefarm Records/Loma Vista.
Meanwhile, Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls will deliver their satanic melodies to audiences at the legendary Reading & Leeds festivals later this month, headlining the Lock-Up stage. Following this, they will make their way across the continent this fall for their ‘Black To The Future’ headlining tour, with more European dates to follow.
Ghost released their second album INFESTISSUMAM on April 16, 2013, also via Spinefarm/Loma Vista. The 10-song offering was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice in Chains) in Nashville, TN and debuted at No. 1 on the US iTunes Rock Album Chart. SPIN called the album “one of the most anticipated heavy metal albums of 2013” and Pitchfork praised its “addictive as sin” hooks. Rolling Stone described their sound as “somewhere between Mastodon and Metallica, with a heavy dose of Swedish synth mixed in.”
In November of 2013, the band released ‘If You Have Ghost’, a five-track EP recorded and produced by Dave Grohl, including cover versions of songs by Roky Erickson, ABBA, Army of Lovers and Depeche Mode. Ghost have toured the extensively and appeared at various music festivals across the world, including Coachella, Hellfest, Lollapalooza, Download, Sweden Rock and Rock on the Range.