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Ghost release a lyric video for the new single »Twenties« taken from their forthcoming full-length album »Impera«

Ghost have released a lyric video for the new single »Twenties« taken from their forthcoming fifth full-length album, »Impera«, which is set for release on March 11th, 2022 via Loma Vista Recordings.

Papa Emeritus IV comments on the song: “That song has super-aggressive lyrics, it’s very hostile. It’s still meant as a pep-talk, but it’s basically demeaning and openly hating anyone who’s listening. It promises only air, but poisoned air. And yet it still wraps it up as a gift, as something you should say ‘thank you’ for. Which is like a lot of the bullshit that we’ve been seeing the past couple of years.”

»Impera« finds Ghost transported literally hundreds of years forward from the 14th century Europe Black Plague era of its previous album, 2018’s 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.

Produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace.

01. Imperium
02. Kaisarion
03. Spillways
04. Call Me Little Sunshine
05. Hunter’s Moon
06. Watcher In The Sky
07. Dominion
08. Twenties
09. Darkness At The Heart Of My Love
10. Griftwood
11. Bite Of Passage
12. Respite On The Spitalfields

Photo by Mikael Eriksson

Ghost will embark on a European tour with Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats and Twin Temple starting in April.

Imperatour – Europe 2022:
4/09 – Manchester, AO Arena, UK
4/11 – London, O2 Arena, UK
4/13 – Glasgow, Hydro, UK
4/15 – Birmingham, RWA Arena, UK
4/17 – Rotterdam, RTM Stage Ahoy, Netherlands
4/18 – Paris, Accor Arena, France
4/19 – Cologne, Lanxess Arena, Germany
4/21 – Leipzig, Quarterback Immobillen Arena, Germany
4/22 – Frankfurt, Festhalle, Germany
4/24 – Prague, Arena, Czech Republic
4/27 – Tampere, Nokia Arena, Finland
4/29 – Stockhom, Avicii Arena, Sweden
4/30 – Oslo, Spektrum, Norway
5/01 – Malmo, Malmo Arena, Sweden
5/03 – Brussels, Forest, Belgium
5/05 – Milan, Mediolanum Forum, Italy
5/07 – Barcelona, Olympic Arena Badalona, Spain
5/08 – Madrid, Vistalegre Arena, Spain
5/11 – Vienna, Stadthalle, Austria
5/13 – Zurich, Hallenstadion, Switzerland
5/15 – Hannover, ZAG Arena, Germany
5/16 – Munich, Olympiahalle, Germany
5/18 – Budapest, Arena, Hungary

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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