After a period of several weeks of teasers, Swedish metal outfit Ghost have unveiled the artwork and release date of what is likely one of the most anticipated albums of the year; their fourth full length record titled Prequelle, out June 1st. Along with this announcement, in typical Ghost style, “new blood” has arrived with Cardinal Copia fronting the group, following Papa Emeritus 1 through 3.
Lead single “Rats” has also landed, after 30 second clips appeared on SiriusXM Octane and follows the pop-ier trajectory they’ve been on for some time. The full track has now emerged complete with a brilliant “Thriller” meets Footloose-esque video featuring the new Cardinal (you know the warehouse scene). Make sure to check it out below.
The album is able to pre-order now and comes with a download of the new single.
The band are out on the month-long “Rats On The Road” tour in the US in May and will appear at numerous European festivals in the summer. With that in mind, hopefully we’ll get some UK dates in the latter half of the year. Until then we’re going to have “Rats” on a continuous loop until June 1st. Result!
Prequelle is out on the 1st of June.