Ghost go 70s in their new video
If you’re a fan of Swedish band Ghost – or Ghost B.C. as they are now legally obliged to be called in the States – you will most likely have heard the song “Secular Haze“, and indeed had it on repeat since it was revealed in late December.
It’s due to appear on the band’s sophomore ‘ritual’ Infestissumam, which is out April 9th through Loma Vista Recordings, and will feature the new incarnation of the band’s frontghoul Papa Emeritus – Papa Emeritus II, funnily enough, which frees up the first incarnation to become the new Pope, as mused upon in our recent editorial.
The video itself, streaming over at Vice.com’s music section (a really interesting magazine, if you haven’t read it), is very 70s infulenced, from the performance style, lighting and staging, right down to the camera, which for obvious reasons isn’t HD, but adds to the effect for which they were going very well.
The album itself reportedly continues the story of the Antichrist set out in the band’s debut Opus Eponymous, which documented his birth. Considering the inverted crosses and general Satanistic aura of the band and their ‘rituals’, this should come as no surprise, and we’re pretty sure that not many do it quite so well, nor quite as theatrically.
Speaking of rituals, Ghost’s live show will be taking in several countries over the next few months. They begin at Soundwave 2013 in Australia this weekend, before hitting the UK in March on the Jaegermeister Music Tour with Gojira, Feed The Rhino and The Defiled, playing a couple of dates in Scandinavia, then jetting off to the U.S. in April to play Coachella and tour with Ides Of Gemini on the Haze Over North America tour. June will also reportedly see them at Sonisphere, Hellfest and Graspop Metal meeting. Full details, as always, can be found in the events calendar!