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New GHOST album 'Impera' tops charts in Germany and Sweden


Impera, the fifth album from Swedish occult rockers GHOST, has registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe, according to the band’s record label, Loma Vista Recordings:

* Germany: #1 (the band’s highest-ever position in Germany)
* Sweden: #1
* U.K.: #2 (the band’s highest-ever position in the UK)
* Netherlands: #2 (the band’s highest-ever position in Netherlands)
* Belgium: #2 (the band’s highest-ever position in Belgium)
* Norway: #2
* Australia: #3 (the band’s highest-ever position in Australia)
* France: #5 (the band’s highest-ever position in France)
* Ireland: #5 (the band’s highest-ever position in Ireland)
* Italy: #20 (the band’s highest-ever position in Italy)

“Impera” was released on March 11. The 12-song effort was produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace.

According to a press release, “Impera” “finds GHOST transported literally hundreds of years forward from the 14th century Europe Black Plague era” of its previous album, 2018’s “Prequelle”. “The result is the most ambitious and lyrically incisive entry in the GHOST canon: Over the course of ‘Impera”s 12-song cycle, empires rise and fall, would-be messiahs ply their hype (financial and spiritual alike), prophecies are foretold as the skies fill with celestial bodies divine and man-made… All in all, the most current and topical GHOST subject matter to date is set against a hypnotic and darkly colorful melodic backdrop making ‘Impera’ a listen like no other — yet unmistakably, quintessentially GHOST.”

“Impera” track listing:

01. Imperium
02. Kaisarion
03. Spillways
04. Call Me Little Sunshine
05. Hunter’s Moon
06. Watcher In The Sky
07. Dominion
08. Twenties
09. Darkness At The Heart Of My Love
10. Griftwood
11. Bite Of Passage
12. Respite On The Spital Fields

“Hunter’s Moon”, which was originally released in September, is also featured in the latest blockbuster installment of the legendary film franchise “Halloween Kills”. The “Halloween Kills” soundtrack arrived on October 15 via Sacred Bones, with the film hitting theaters (and Peacock) the same day as well.

Watch the prevously released singles “Hunter’s Moon” and “Call Me Little Sunshine” below.

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