Ghost have released “Hunter’s Moon,” their first new track since 2019’s Seven Inches of Satanic Panic.
A series of inspired encounters between creative forces from various worlds of sound and vision helped to create the track and its phantasmagoric video directed by Amanda Demme.
The genesis of “Hunter’s Moon” can be traced back to Ghost’s November 16, 2018 show at the Forum in Los Angeles. Ryan Turek, Vice President of Feature Film Development at Blumhouse Productions (Get Out, Insidious, The Purge, Us, Whiplash) would attend the sold-out show, striking up an instant rapport with Ghost’s Tobias Forge — one that developed quickly and deeply via meetings, podcast appearances, and ultimately a visit with co-writer and director David Gordon Green on the North Carolina set of the upcoming Halloween Kills.
Three years nearly to the day since that first fateful exchange, Ghost’s “Hunter’s Moon” has materialized on DSPs. It will also play as the Halloween Kills end credits roll, and will be released January 21, 2022 as a collectible 7-inch single by Loma Vista Recordings.
The retail version of the 7-inch will feature the special B-side “Halloween Kills (Main Title),” performed, produced, and engineered by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies.
In other Ghost news, the GRAMMY-winning Swedish band recently announced its 2022 return to the States for a 26-city arena tour, on which GHOST will be co—headlining with Volbeat and closing the show every night of the tour.
Volbeat put out a statement regarding the tour, saying, “We are so incredibly excited to get back to these cities with a Volbeat headline show, but getting to do it alongside a headline show from our ghoulish friends in Ghost AND bringing the incomparable Twin Temple with us? How soon will it be January already!? Start getting ready, the thunder and lightning is coming to your town in 2022.”