“We Signal To Another Dimension…
That We Stand Here Ready For Reply…”
IMPERA, the fifth album from GRAMMY-winning Swedish theatrical rock outfit GHOST, is out now, it was released March 11 2022, via Loma Vista Recordings.
IMPERA’s arrival coincides with the conclusion of Ghost’s recent 26-date U.S. arena tour — a resounding triumph of the Ghost live experience that recently moved ROLLING STONE to rave “Their concerts are euphoric spectacles of fire, smoke, and confetti, with Forge changing costumes regularly — out of Papa’s pope get-up and into sequined sportcoats. Onstage he shimmies like an old-time vaudeville star. It can be mesmerizing.”
Ghost will soon take that “euphoric spectacle” from America’s arena stages to its living rooms: On March 16, the band will make its long awaited first appearance as musical guest on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!. Check local listings for further information, or visit https://abc.com/shows/jimmy-kimmel-live
Produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace — and featuring the apocalyptically prophetic banger “Twenties,” the #7 YouTube trending “Call Me Little Sunshine,” and Active Rock #1 radio single “Hunter’s Moon” — IMPERA finds Ghost transported literally centuries forward from the Black Plague era of its previous album, 2018 Best Rock Album GRAMMY nominee Prequelle. The result is the most ambitious and lyrically incisive entry in the Ghost canon: Over the course of IMPERA’s 12-song cycle, empires rise and fall, would-be messiahs ply their hype (financial and spiritual alike), prophecies are foretold as the skies fill with celestial bodies divine and man-made… All in all, the most current and topical Ghost subject matter to date is set against a hypnotic and darkly colorful melodic backdrop making IMPERA a listen like no other — yet unmistakably, quintessentially Ghost.