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GHOST To Release Prequelle Exalted Limited Deluxe Collector’s Edition


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GRAMMY-winning Swedish rock band GHOST is known for special, limited edition items that have been tied to its various album releases – an 8-track edition of Ceremony & Devotion, and for Prequelle, a 7-inch die-cut-as-rats vinyl disc of the album’s first single “Rats,” offering the album on a variety of different colored cassette tapes, and the lenticular cover for Prequelle‘s special vinyl edition as well as five alternate covers for the retail edition.  On September 27, Ghost will release a plethora of limited, exclusive items tied to the Prequelle album and world tour:  the Deluxe Collector’s Edition, Prequelle Exalted, with only 5000 sets produced.  Head HERE to pre-order.

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MAMMOTH WEED WIZARD BASTARD REVEAL NEW TRACK ‘THE SPACESHIPS OF EZEKIEL’


NEW ALBUM RELEASED 1ST MARCH (NEW HEAVY SOUNDS)


 ‘Yn Ol I Annwn’, Welsh for ‘Return To The Underworld’, is the third part of a trilogy of albums from Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard that began with ‘Noeth Ac Anoeth’ in 2015 and 2017’s ‘Y Proffwyd Dwyll’ (which got them nominated for the Welsh Music Prize in 2017). The band have now shared the 2nd track from the upcoming album, ‘The Spaceships Of Ezekiel’ – 


Listen now – https://soundcloud.com/new-heavy-sounds/the-spaceships-of-ezekiel


Guitarist Paul Michael Davies comments, “The Spaceships Of Ezekiel is based on a book of the same name written in 1974 by Josef F. Blumrich. This guy was a NASA engineer who set out to trash the book ‘Chariot Of the Gods’ by Erik Von Daniken, a book that claimed that ancient astronauts or aliens were mentioned in the Bible. Being an actual rocket scientist, Blumrich set out to disprove these theories but as he was researching the book,  he started to come to the conclusion that this shit could have actually happened! It’s a crazy fucking book but also cool. In it he breaks down the book of Ezekiel in the old testament and even includes actual diagrams of what the spaceships may have looked like. Wes (MWWB 2nd guitar) is a UFO nut so the song had to happen. It also fits in with the theme of the album too.. To us its a slab of mad 70s Sci-Fi literature put through the MWWB Filter.” 

The eight songs that comprise this album, sees the band delve deeper into their collective influences, embracing full on space rock, atmospheric film soundtracks, melancholic acoustic interludes, psychedelia, cosmic moog’s and percussion, moments of introspection and light … and of course, large helpings of doom. The fat riffs, big hooks and endless space grooves are all present and correct. 

And once again Jessica Ball’s voice glides over it all, both sweet and melancholy, yet this time more assured. A myriad of stacked harmonies and layered vocals weave in and out of the tracks, adding an ‘other-worldly’ melodicism to the songs. No one else is pushing the boundaries of heavy like MWWB. Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard sound like Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, full stop.

‘Yn Ol I Annwn’ is set to land on March 1st 2019 and will be available on CD/DL and limited edition double vinyl. First pressings will be housed in a gatefold sleeve. With a Green/Blue marble version and an Amber and Red disc version. Full download included.

Pre-order now – https://cargorecordsdirect.co.uk/products/mammoth-weed-wizard-bastard-yn-ol-i-annwyn

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard upcoming shows:
22nd March – The Lexington, London w/ Elephant Tree16th May – Focus Wales, William Aston Hall, Wrexham w/ Skindred18th May – Rebellion, Manchester w/ Witchsorrow & more24th-26th May – Cardiff Psych And Noise Fest

GHOST PERFORM LIVE ON BBC RADIO 1


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Multi-Grammy-nominated Swedish rock band, Ghost, performed live at BBC Radio 1’s Maida Vale studios. The 5-track session was aired via Dan P Carter’s Sunday night Rock show and can be listened to again HERE.

Radio 1 Session, 10 Feb 2019, Track-list; –

“Rats”

“Dance Macabre”

“Life Eternal”

“Faith”

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GHOST: The four former Ghouls lost the trial Against Tobias Forge


According the Linköping NewsThe four former members of Ghost lost the dispute against the band’s front figure and therefore also face the costs of more than 1.3 million.

The ex- ghouls have to pay their own fees of about 3 million kr (335,000 USD) plus 1,3 million kr (145,000 USD) of Tobias Forge’s fees, which makes roughly 120,000 $ each.

Forge had claimed compensation for over 2 million kr, but the judge rules that about 700,000 kr were unnecessary costs and nothing that the ex-members

Simon Söderberg (Alpha) – member of GHOST since 2010
Mauro Rubino (Air) – member of GHOST since 2011
Henrik Palm (Eather) – member of GHOST since 2015 
Martin Hjertstedt (Earth) – member of GHOST since 2014

should pay, so Forge ends up paying also about 80,000 $.

“TF has claimed compensation of SEK 2,025,053 including VAT, of which SEK 1 782 893 pertains to lawyer fee, SEK 50 000 TF’s work and SEK 192,160 expenses and costs. Of the latter amount SEK 15,000 refers to “professor’s fee,” SEK 16,160 to the lawyers travel and lodging, SEK 7,400 TF’s travel and lodging expenses and SEK 153,600 witness compensation.

The plaintiffs asked the district court to examine the reasonability of the requested compensation.

Tobias forge’s lawyer Sissi Hagald  posted on her facebook today about the “victory”

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GHOST Goes Deeper With the Story on New “Dance Macabre” Video


Recently released a synthwave remix of the song “Dance Macabre”, Ghost have now unveiled a music video for the original album track, taken out of Prequelle. Video shows us origins of a young Papa and how he met with the Sister Imperator. It basically takes me back to the all 80’s movies.

Carpenter Brut Remixed GHOST’S “DANCE MACABRE”


With 15-million streams worldwide, “Dance Macabre” is already one of the most popular tracks from Prequelle, the new album from Grammy Award-winning Swedish rock band Ghost.  Today, “Dance Macabre” is reborn with a provocative remix by the eclectic and mysterious French synthwave band Carpenter Brut.  You can check out the track and its companion animated visual here

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