Enigmatic Swedish metal outfit Ghost have released a new video for their track Danse Macabre, which you can see above.
Described by one writer as “the perfect love song for that special demon in your life,” Danse Macabre’s storyboard concerns two party crashers who talk their way into a surreal bash that one will never remember and one will never forget. The video was directed by Zev Deans, previously responsible for Ghost’s ‘Square Hammer’ video.
Dance Macabre, which has already notched up 15-million Spotify streams, is the second music video and radio single from the Grammy-winning rock/pop band’s most recent album Prequelle, released through Loma Vista Recordings /Concord Records. Simultaneously apocalyptic with catchy, contagious hooks, the song tells of how some people coped with the devastation of 14th century Europe’s Black Plague that wiped out millions – by dancing and partying and seducing until they dropped. The music video puts its own twist on the celebration of the End of Days and beyond.
2018 has been a good year for Ghost. ‘Rats,’ the first single from Prequelle, held the No. 1 spot at Rock Radio for a record-setting nine consecutive weeks. In North America alone, ‘Rats’ has been streamed more than 14-million times, its companion music video has racked up more than 13-million YouTube views, and Prequelle has accumulated nearly 49-million streams.
Ghost recently sold out the very prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London, and Metallica just announced the band will be Special Guest on its 25-date European stadium tour next summer. Ghost will headline its two-act ‘A Pale Tour Named Death’ Fall North American tour that starts in Dallas on 25 October. The North American trek includes two headline arena shows, The Forum in Los Angeles, and New York City’s Barclays Center.
Back in the UK, Ghost will play Twickenham Stadium, London, on 20 June 2019 as special guests to Metallica.