Ghost released a brand new single and phantasmagoric video for »Hunter’s Moon«
Ghost have released a brand new single and video for »Hunter’s Moon«, their first new track since 2019’s »Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic« two-track EP.
The track, which was produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace, is featured in the latest blockbuster installment of the legendary film franchise »Halloween Kills«. The »Halloween Kills« soundtrack is set to arrive on October 15th, 2021 via Sacred Bones, with the film hitting theaters (and Peacock) the same day as well.
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«.
Photo by Mikael Erikkson
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 on January 21st, 2022 as a collectible 7″ single via Loma Vista Recordings. The retail version of the 7″ will feature the special B-side »Halloween Kills (Main Title)«, performed, produced, and engineered by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies.
»Hunter’s Moon« features Opeth’s Fredrik Åkesson on guitar and The Soundtrack Of Our Lives founder Martin Hederos on the piano. Producer Max Grahn and “A Ghoul Writer” are listed as the song’s composers and lyricists.
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well