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METALLICA Honored With POLAR MUSIC PRIZE; GHOST And CANDLEMASS Members Perform 'Enter Sandman' (Video)

GHOST frontman Tobias Forge (as his new alter ego, Cardinal Copia) was backed by members of CANDLEMASS and the Swedish songwriting, producer and artist duo VARGAS & LAGOLA for a performance of the METALLICA classic "Enter Sandman" earlier tonight (Thursday, June 14) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants were honored with the prestigious Polar ...

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GHOST's 'Prequelle' Lands At No. 3 On BILLBOARD Chart

GHOST's new album, "Prequelle", landed at position No. 3 on this week's Billboard 200 chart. The disc, which arrived on June 1, shifted 66,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 7. Of that sum, between 61,000 were in traditional album sales. GHOST's first week benefits from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer in ...

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Watch DEVILDRIVER's In-Studio Video For 'Ghost Riders In The Sky' Feat. JOHN CARTER CASH, RANDY BLYTHE

DEVILDRIVER will release its full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1", on July 6 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders are available now in multiple physical (click "official store") and digital/streaming formats via this location. Merch bundles are also available via the official store. Additional merchandise such as t-shirts, long-sleeve ...

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GHOST's 'Prequelle' Headed For Top 5 U.S. Debut

According to Hits Daily Double, GHOST's new album, "Prequelle", will likely land at position No. 3 on this weekend's Billboard 200 chart. The disc, which arrived on June 1, is expected to shift between 49,000 and 54,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 7. Of that sum, between 46,000 and 51,000 are projected ...

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Prequelle - GHOST

Swedish rockers GHOST has been one of the most divisive acts in metal since the band hit the ground running with its 2010 debut "Opus Eponymous". Arguments over the band's comic book-esque imagery and stage personas — mostly centered around the face-painted, Papal regalia wearing frontman initially known as Papa Emeritus — overwhelmed the merits ...

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Listen To New ATROCITY Song 'Bloodshed And Triumph'

"Bloodshed And Triumph", a brand new song from German gothic death pioneers ATROCITY, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Okkult II", which will be released on July 6 via Massacre Records. The production was once again handled by ATROCITY mainman Alex Krull (Mastersound Studio), who made sure that ...

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DEEP PURPLE Members To Read Citation For POLAR MUSIC PRIZE Laureates METALLICA; GHOST, CANDLEMASS Members To Perform

DEEP PURPLE's Ian Paice and Roger Glover will read the citation for METALLICA (pictured) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants are honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize next month. The ceremony traditionally features Swedish artists performing the Laureates' music, and this year, members of GHOST and CANDLEMASS will play a METALLICA song at ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE On Upcoming Arena Shows: 'Everything Needs To Be Done Ten Times Bigger'

105.7 The Point's Donny Fandango recently conducted an interview with GHOST leader Tobias Forge. You can listen to the chat below. Speaking about how GHOST's current theater tour will compare to the band's upcoming performances at arenas, Forge said: "It's two different things. When you go into a theater, you're basically presenting everything through a ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Laments Lack Of Success For Pre-GHOST Outfit REPUGNANT: 'If I Look Back On How I Did Things, It Was Unprofessional'

Tobias Forge says he wanted his pre-GHOST death metal outfit REPUGNANT "to become a big band" similar to AMON AMARTH but laments their stalled progress because they were "unfashionable" and "unprofessional." Forge formed REPUGNANT in 1998 and performed under the name "Mary Goore", eventually releasing a few demos and an EP before recording their lone ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE On Lawsuit: 'It's Always Alarming When You Have People Working Diligently To Destroy Your Life'

GHOST leader and frontman Tobias Forge says that he hasn't "felt very anonymous for many years," this in spite of the great efforts he went through to conceal his true identity through various incarnations of his stage alter-ego Papa Emeritus. Forge has since "retired" Papa Emeritus and now performs as Cardinal Copia. Since GHOST arrived ...

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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE: 'Voices' Video Released

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE has released the official music video for the song "Voices", which is featured on the band's 2017 album "Graveyard Shift". Directed by Travis Shinn and Jeremy Danger (A PERFECT CIRCLE, MARILYN MANSON), the clip can be seen below. Having recently wrapped the North American leg of its headline "Graveyard Shift" tour, MOTIONLESS ...

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Watch JAMES HETFIELD Play GHOST's 'Cirice'

METALLICA's James Hetfield can be seen playing the GHOST song "Cirice" in a new video. The footage, which can be seen below, was filmed at METALLICA's headquarters in San Rafael, California and shows the guitarist/vocalist playing the opening riff from the track, which originally appeared on GHOST's 2015 album "Meliora". "Cirice" earned the Swedish-based band ...

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BLOODBATH Forced To Postpone North American Tour

Due to unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances involving complications with the U.S. visa process, Swedish/British death metal supergroup BLOODBATH, which features in its ranks KATATONIA's Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, along with OPETH's Martin Axenrot and PARADISE LOST's Nick Holmes, has been forced to postpone their previously announced North American tour dates. The band's excursion was ...

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Watch Quality Footage Of GHOST's Concert In Washington, D.C.

Fan-filmed video footage of GHOST's May 20 concert at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. can be seen below. GHOST played the first official show of the "Rats! On The Road" U.S. tour on May 5 at Riverside Municipal Auditorium in Riverside, California. In addition to the previously released new single "Rats", which opened the concert, ...

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GHOST Releases New Song 'Dance Macabre' Via Instagram Stories

Grammy Award-winning rock band GHOST today treated fans to an early listen of track "Dance Macabre" off its forthcoming fourth sacred psalm, "Prequelle". The song is available to stream in its entirety for a limited time exclusively via @thebandghost Instagram Stories. Watch Sister Imperator, Chris Jericho, Kirk Hammett, Charlie Benante, Mike Mckenna, Aleister Black, Jessica ...

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