The Press Release:
LINKÖPING, SWEDEN – JUNE 14, 2018 – Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost’s joined legendary metal band Candlemass to honor Metallica by performing “Enter Sandman” as members Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo were presented with the Polar Music Prize by the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf. Watch the unforgettable performance below….
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Wow. Wasn’t that pretty darned awesome. Hopefully they consider releasing a studio recording of this since it sounded so frigging good. What do you readers think about this one? Also, have you heard the new full “Prequelle” album yet? I have yet to receive my copy and then its onto giving you a complete summary about it. Stay tuned.
Now that the Iron Maiden supporting slot is over and the band’s released a subsequent live album, it’s time to get some more new from the ever-enigmatic Ghost but first there are some changes to point out. If the video tells no lies, the dread Papa Emeritus III is gone and in his place – Cardinal Copia. The song is called “Rats” and here is the video
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So it’s hopefully clear that I am only discussing the video in this brief narrative and will get into the single itself at another time and if not there you go. Now I am clearly going to miss the efforts of P3 but this new Cardinal Copia sure seems younger and much more quick on his feet. The dance moves alone rival that of the late great Fred A-scare. The Nameless Ghouls all appear to be the same as the last go round but who really knows if they have been swapped and traded as needs aligned. The visuals here are of a rat infested city and the song is an anthem to them. I am not a fan of the rodents myself and see enough during the travels on the NYC subway system but outside of that I do love the Ghostettes (or whatever the dancers who we see in the clip are called). Farewell P3 and welcome to the fold Cardinal Copia. Did you enjoy the clip? You can legally download the single for this song from “Prequelle” via the link to Amazon.com down below.
Message From The Clergy: We wish to inform you our new leader has arrived.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: And so we meet Cardinal Copia for the very first time and the interesting part to note is that he is not of the same lineage as the Papas we have met before him. Could Sister have been wrong in her choice? Only time will tell if this decision was the correct one and like many of the other ardent loyalists of the flock, we shall be monitoring the goings on with great earnest.