Ghost released an official music video for the hit “Dance Macabre”, single from the album Prequelle, released in June this year.
In the video directed by Zev Deans, the group explores the romantic past of the frontman Papa Emeritus, telling the story of two guys at a party. The audiovisual work is the second of the new phase of the band, following “Rats”, single that won an insane clip you can see here.
Prequelle is the fourth studio album by the Swedish rock band. It was released on June 1, 2018 and produced by Tom Dalgety. The album’s first single, “Rats”, was released ahead of the album on April 13, and as of July 28th, had peaked at number one for seven weeks on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart. The album marked the band’s strongest selling debut to date, landing at number 3 on the Billboard 200, selling 66,000 copies in its first week, with 61,000 of those being “traditional” album sales
The album’s theme focuses on Medieval times and the Black Death along with more modern themes.
“It is loosely themed around the concept of death and doom. It’s a themed album around medieval times, but it’s definitely clinging onto a lot of very current things. The Black Death [plague] is a great example of a turning point for a whole civilization. Complete villages were annihilated. Most people knew very little, so all of it was God or the Devil – and about their faith being questioned: Why are we being stricken down by this great scourge? It must be because of our not fearing God enough and all this superstitious bullshit.
“There’s a lot that you would recognize today in online mannerisms. In many ways, we’ve gone back a few steps because now it’s closer to how it was back in the old days when people were standing at the square and all of a sudden, it’s like in Monty Python’s ‘Life of Brian’: ‘Stone him! Ra! Ra! Ra!’ Public trials are very unsupervised and extremely swift and speak to the most primordial parts of us.”
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