“Year Zero”, a brand new song from the mysterious Swedish buzz bandGHOST, can be “unlocked” in exchange for a vote to make the group’s frontman, Papa Emeritus II, the new “supreme pontiff.” Check it out atPapaEmeritus.com. The track can also be streamed below.
“Infestissumam”, the sophomore album GHOST, will be released on April 9 via Loma Vista Recordings.
“Infestissumam” track listing:
02. Per Aspera Ad Inferi
03. Secular Haze
04. Jigolo Har Megiddo
05. Ghuleh / Zombie Queen
06. Year Zero
08. Body And Blood
09. Depth Of Satans Eyes
10. Monstrance Clock
The “Secular Haze” video was filmed by Amir Chamdin in the band’s hometown of Linköping.
GHOST was forced to modify its name in the U.S. to GHOST B.C. for “legal reasons.”
Papa Emeritus II recently emerged on the 100th issue of Decibelmagazine for an extensive feature detailing the making of the forthcoming“Infestissumam” in which a nameless ghoul declared, “Regardless of your religious beliefs, we like to trigger the imagination of the listener so they can become a devout burner in Hell or a keen participant of devil worship for at least an hour or two. That’s the GHOST experience.” Decibeleditor-in-chief Albert Mudrian said, “For the cover of our 100th issue, we wanted to spotlight a band that embodies the ideals of the magazine: theatricality, black humor, love for both the past and present of extreme music. GHOST meets and exceeds all of those criteria, and we couldn’t be more excited to reveal the exclusive story of the making of their sophomore album.”
The band’s debut album, “Opus Eponymous”, was released in late 2010 in Europe and in early 2011 in North America via Rise Above Records.
DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno says that it is now more likely than ever before that the band’s shelved 2008 album “Eros” will see the light of day.
In late 2008, the group was putting the finishing touches on the CD when their bassist, Chi Cheng, suffered major injuries and was left in a coma following a November 2008 car crash in Santa Clara, California.
After the accident, DEFTONES decided to scrap the project and later recruited Sergio Vega, formerly of QUICKSAND, to play bass. They have released two albums since.
On September 26, Chad Tyson of the 98.7 The Gater radio station in West Palm Beach, Florida conducted an interview with legendary rocker Alice Cooper. You can now listen to the chat below.
Cooper has just completed work on a covers album featuring songs that were originally written and recorded by THE DOORS, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon and THE WHO, members of the so-called “Hollywood vampires” of the early and mid-’70s. A spring 2014 release is expected.
“We’re still adding on certain people; we have a list of people that we want to get and a lot of times it’s scheduled,” Alice said. “In a situation like this, you have certain friends you want to put on the record and their availability is really what it is… y’know, finding where they are, what they want to play and when they want to play.”
Pushed for names of the special guests, Alice replied, “I’m just saying…probably the ‘usual suspects.’ Put it that way.”
“We’re really happy, all of us, everyone involved in the covers because it’s pretty much what we wanted to do,” Cooper told RollingStone.com earlier in the year. “We specified a certain time period and said, ‘Let’s stay within that. Let’s not move it around too much.’ We don’t want to be doing cover songs from the 80s and 90s when the Hollywood vampires kind of thing was more ’73, ’74, ’75.”
Back in March, Cooper said about the upcoming CD: “We do a thing in our show, which is a tribute to Hollywood Vampires, my drinking club. And it was Keith Moon, John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Micky Dolenz — a very eclectic bunch of drunks. Half of them are dead, so we do four songs in the show in tribute to them. We do ‘Break On Through’, ‘Revolution’, ‘My Generation’ and Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Foxey Lady’. I just kind of said, ‘We’ve never done a covers album, let’s think about that.'”
Asked what some of the wish-list songs are, Cooper said: “I would keep it right to about ’73, ’74. I don’t want to just go anywhere. I want to keep it right in that sort of drunk era, so it’s specific. I would say ‘Break On Through’, that’s a really good rock track there. The other ones, think of it — Harry Nilsson, there’s a lot of good stuff there that could be rocked out. I think of songs as being clay. Take a song like ‘Jump Into the Fire’ and take that to a harder level, and that’ll work.”