Swedish band Ghost continue to rack up high chart places with Rats single and Prequelle album
Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost has landed a #1 at Active Rock Radio with Rats, the lead single off their critically acclaimed fourth sacred psalm Prequelle. Rats marks the band’s second #1 in the format, following Square Hammer from 2016’s Popestar EP.
Released on June 1, 2018, Prequelle debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #2 Top Current Album, #1 Rock, and #1 Vinyl, with over 65,700 albums sold. The fastest selling, highest charting album of the band’s career also debuted at #1 in Sweden, Norway, and Finland, #2 in Germany, #3 in France, #1 at Rock in the UK, and in the Top 10 overall in the UK, Australia, and Mexico.
Ghost’s recently announced headline date at London, UK’s famed Royal Albert Hall sold out in under an hour. Later this year the band will embark on a North American tour, which will include their first ever headline arena dates at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. A Pale Tour Named Death will kick off on October 26 in Tulsa, OK, and wrap on December 15 in Brooklyn, NY.
A complete list of upcoming live dates can be found on Ghost’s website.
Prequelle saw Ghost go in a less heavy direction with catchy songs that have disco elements and featuring instruments like flutes and saxophones. The album has been very well received by the band’s fanbase and seems to have attracted new fans despite criticisms that the album isn’t a “metal album”.
Metal Report Editor.
Ex guitarist in Zenopede, ex vocals for a goth covers band that was hailed as the future of Welsh music, former DJ, promoter and nightclub director. Writer for Gear4Geeks’ Blog4Geeks and owner of Gear4Geeks ltd. First published music critique was Kerrang letter of the Week.
Definitely has never been the future, present or past of Welsh music.