Well, for the second time today, I’m scurrying to write about a new song premiere (the first one was from Bölzer) without waiting to prepare a Seen and Heard round-up. This next one is from Sweden’s Ghost, and for now it’s exclusively streaming on the Octane music channel. It was preceded by an interview with one of the Nameless Ghouls, who said: “We’re very proud of it. We’re obviously thrilled to be able to play something new. This is a short, to-the-point little gem right at the jugular.”
And so it is.
It’s a heavy, compulsively infectious little beast with a deep, thrumming rhythm, a twisting lead guitar line, a soaring solo, and of course a very catchy chorus. Ghost continue to prove they have a near-magical ability to turn out occult-themed pop songs that get stuck in the head from the first listen.
The song will appear on the new EP Popestar, which will be released on September 16. The cover art by Zbigniew M. Bielak can be viewed above.
You’ll have to go here to let the new song seduce your earholes: