Swedish occult masters Ghost have reportedly finished work on their new EP, which will be released in late 2016. Their song Cirice, from Meliora, broke into the Top 10 at Rock Radio and earned them a Grammy Award last year and their ever growing legion of fans can’t wait to get their hands on some new material.
In a recent interview a Nameless Ghoul told the KATT Rock 100.5 podcast, No Brown M&Ms, why they chose to follow up last year’s huge success with a cover EP. “Because when we do a new record, we need a new Papa and then we’re gonna change eras…I’m not gonna throw stones at the show that we’re doing right now, but this was definitely a baby format of what I had in mind. On an ideal night, at a big theatre, it looks okay; I mean, it’s cool [and] it maximizes the thing that we’re doing. But I felt that we really need another chance to show what we can do if we have a bigger production on this cycle.”
He continued: “Obviously, we’re still a band [that is] growing… As far as we know, we haven’t really peaked yet, and this tour is bigger than the previous tour in many ways, and the tour that we’re gonna do in the fall that we haven’t announced, so we can’t say it yet, but it’s gonna be even bigger — bigger venues, more dates and all over the place. So it’s useful when you’re growing during an album cycle to sort of put in an extra gear into it, with a new EP and sort of revamp the whole thing, still being thematically the same thing.”