GHOST Announces 'Impera' Album, Shares Music Video For New Single 'Call Me Little Sunshine'

GHOST Announces 'Impera' Album, Shares Music Video For New Single 'Call Me Little Sunshine'

Swedish occult rockers GHOST will release their fifth album, “Impera”, on March 11 via Loma Vista/Concord. The official music video for the LP’s latest single, “Call Me Little Sunshine”, can be seen below.

“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.

Produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace, GHOST‘s “Hunter’s Moon” plays as the “Halloween Kills” end credits roll, and will be released January 21 as a collectible seven-inch single by Loma Vista Recordings. “Hunter’s Moon” can be streamed, purchased, and/or pre-ordered in its vinyl incarnation. The retail version of the seven-inch will feature the special B-side “Halloween Kills (Main Title)”, performed, produced and engineered by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies.

“Hunter’s Moon” features OPETH‘s Fredrik Åkesson on guitar and THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES founder Martin Hederos on the piano. Producer Max Grahn and “A Ghoul Writer” are listed as the song’s composers and lyricists.

In a recent interview with the KLAQ radio station, GHOST mastermind Tobias Forge spoke about how the extraordinary world events of the last couple of years have served as an inspiration for the band’s new material. He said: “The album that I have been working on, I came up with that concept years ago. We played in Seattle in 2013, 2014 — something like that — we played at Showbox At The Market. [Editor’s note: The concert took place in April 2013.] I remember that day I came up with the idea for this record, this upcoming record. Because I got a book called ‘The Rule Of Empires’. So, basically, I wanted to make a record about the rise and ultimately the unescapable fails and falls of empires. And an idea like that can take — at least me — quite far. So once you get that idea of, like, ‘Oh, now I know what the pile is gonna look like. I know now what not to put in there.’ And it was the same thing with [2018’s] ‘Prequelle’ [album]; it was gonna be about the great death, a medieval, primordial threat of annihilation which was, I guess I wouldn’t say carnal but maybe a tiny tad more spiritual and philosophical death, with the ever presence of actual termination, whereas this record about the empires was gonna be a little bit more practical, I guess; a little bit more, I don’t wanna say political. So it wasn’t really hard to be inspired by the last couple of years.”

The book Forge referenced is apparently “The Rule Of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, And Why They Always Fall”, in which author Timothy Parsons gives a sweeping account of the evolution of empire from its origins in ancient Rome to its most recent twentieth-century embodiment. He explains what constitutes an empire and offers suggestions about what empires of the past can tell us about our own historical moment.

In March 2020, at final show of GHOST‘s “Prequelle” tour in Mexico City, Mexico, the band officially introduced Papa Emeritus IV, the new character who will front the act for its next LP phase.

Forge performed as a “new” Papa Emeritus on each of the band’s first three LPs, with each version of Papa replacing the one that came before it. Papa Emeritus III was retired in favor of Cardinal Copia before the release of 2018’s “Prequelle”.

As previously reported, GHOST will be the featured musical guest on the Thursday, January 20 episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, airing at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.

Four months ago, GHOST announced a 26-date co-headlining U.S. arena tour with VOLBEAT and special guests TWIN TEMPLE, coming to cities including Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix. The trek will kick off on January 25 in Reno, Nevada and conclude on March 3 in Anaheim, California.


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Watch VINCE NEIL Perform MÖTLEY CRÜE Classics In Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Watch VINCE NEIL Perform MÖTLEY CRÜE Classics In Lawrenceburg, Indiana

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil played his second concert of 2022 this past Saturday night (January 15) at Lawrenceburg Event Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.

The Lawrenceburg show marked Neil‘s third live appearance since he reportedly broke his ribs while performing with his solo band at the Monsters On The Mountain festival at LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on October 15. Fan-filmed video of that gig showed the 60-year-old rocker walking to the front of the stage with his guitar strapped around him. He encouraged the crowd to clap along while playing the 1989 MÖTLEY CRÜE hit “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)” when he suddenly fell and dropped out of the camera’s view almost instantly. TMZ later reported that there was a small gap between the speaker and the stage that Neil didn’t notice. His roadie and a security guy helped him get to his feet, and Vince “limped away.”

Last May, Neil made headlines when he struggled to complete his solo concert at the Boone Iowa River Valley Festival in Boone. Based on fan-filmed video footage of the gig posted on YouTube, the rocker, who hadn’t performed in more than a year and a half due to the COVID-19 pandemic, began losing his voice several songs into his set, which consisted exclusively of CRÜE classics and cover songs previously recorded by the band.

MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s “The Stadium Tour” with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS was originally scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020 but ended up being pushed back to 2021, and then to 2022, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In December 2019, CRÜE manager Allen Kovac told Fox Business that “some of” the bandmembers had enlisted outside help to get in shape for the trek. Kovac was referring to criticism of Neil for his supposed diminished singing ability and weight gain, as well as the health status of guitarist Mick Mars, who has been dealing with a chronic form of arthritis that led him to undergo a hip replacement.

Kovac explained: “Some of them are working with a trainer, some of them are working with a nutritionist to make themselves the best they can be. The greatest insecurity for an artist is: Is anyone going to care about my music? Is anyone going to buy a ticket? We were in November [2019] when the discussions were happening, and these guys were already into regimens of how they get ready for a tour.”

Speaking specifically about Neil, Kovac added: “Let’s see what Vince sings like and looks like when the tour goes out.”

CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx also said that Vince was “killing it” while working with “trainers” and “nutritionists” in preparation for “The Stadium Tour”.

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CHRIS DAUGHTRY's 25-Year-Old Stepdaughter Died By Suicide

CHRIS DAUGHTRY's 25-Year-Old Stepdaughter Died By Suicide

Chris Daughtry‘s family has confirmed that his stepdaughter, Hannah Price, died by suicide while under the influence of narcotics.

The 25-year-old was found dead in her Nashville home on November 12 by the Nashville Police Department.

In a statement shared exclusively with People, the Daughtry family said: “Our beloved Daughter Hannah Price passed away on November 12th, 2021. Much speculation has been made since that date, and after a full investigation by law enforcement we are now able to speak in further detail.

The family said that Price had struggled with mental illness “from a young age,” and “was in and out of therapy and treatment centers” over the years.

“As Hannah got older, she struggled to find her footing and began using drugs and often found herself in abusive relationships,” the statement read. “Just months after losing her biological father to suicide, Hannah was the victim of a crime and was shot in the face. We did everything we could to support her and get her the help she needed to recover from these tragedies and get her life back on track. We had just recently made plans with Hannah for her to seek further treatment and move closer to the family.

Hannah was a generous and loving person who wanted more for herself and others. She will forever be in the hearts and minds of those of us who love her,” the family said. “We ask for your continued privacy at this time while we grieve. If you or a loved one is experiencing mental health, abuse, or addiction problems, please seek help immediately. Free and confidential resources below can help you or a loved one connect with a skilled, trained mental health professional or counselor.”

Hannah and her brother, Griffin, 23, are Deanna Daughtry‘s children from a previous marriage. Chris and Deanna Daughtry are the biological parents of 11-year-old twins Adalyn Rose and Noah James.

Chris and his band DAUGHTRY were on tour when Hannah was found dead. He said in a statement at the time that he was “absolutely devastated and heartbroken” by the loss of his stepdaughter.

“I just recently in the last week lost my mother to cancer but I was blessed with the chance to say goodbye and I was processing it privately,” he wrote. “We never got to say goodbye to our precious Hannah and it’s another huge hit to our family.”

DAUGHTRY released a new album, “Dearly Beloved”, in September. The 13-track effort features the Billboard Hard Rock Digital Songs Sales chart No. 1 and Top 20 Active Rock radio hit “Heavy Is The Crown”, along with “Lioness”.

DAUGHTRY first made history with the release of 2006’s quintuple-platinum self-titled debut. Notably, it stands out as the fastest-selling rock debut in SoundScan history in addition to yielding the multi-format smash “It’s Not Over”. Its platinum-selling 2009 successor, “Leave This Town”, became their second No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200. Next up, 2011’s “Break The Spell” earned a gold certification in under four weeks. Two years later, “Baptized” yielded the 2013 platinum hit “Waiting For Superman”. Along the way, they’ve captivated fans at sold-out shows in nearly every corner of the globe.
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TED NUGENT Praises 'Dirtbag' BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN For Surrounding Himself With 'Virtuoso' Musicians

TED NUGENT Praises 'Dirtbag' BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN For Surrounding Himself With 'Virtuoso' Musicians

Outspoken rocker Ted Nugent has praised “dirtbag” Bruce Springsteen for always hiring the best musicians to help him deliver his songs live in concert.

Springsteen can best be described as Nugent‘s political polar opposite, having been a vocal opponent to former U.S. president Donald Trump on many occasions. In August 2020, Bruce went as far as to allow the use of his song “The Rising” in a video that aired during night one of the Democratic National Convention.

Ted, who is widely considered to be one of the most politically conservative musicians in rock, weighed in on The Boss during an appearance on the January 18 episode of “That Jamieson Show”. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “You couldn’t get further apart ideologically, politically or truth, logic and common sense-wise than me and Bruce Springsteen, but here I’ll show a little love for Bruce. I’ve been able to perform on the ‘Conan’ show with [Bruce‘s] E STREET BAND, which is one of the greatest joys of my life. I’ve always been surrounded by the best musicians, and that’s the perfect example. We played ‘Jenny Take A Ride’ by Mitch Ryder, and Max [Weinberg] and the guys performed it with unbelievable accuracy and perfection and soulfulness. So I give him that salute for having that quality of virtuosos that deliver his music.”

He continued: “Instead of going after Bruce for being a dirtbag and supporting communists like [Joe] Biden and [Barack] Obama, people that ruined quality of life, especially for minorities — how he can’t see that, I don’t know. But I would like to salute Bruce Springsteen because he always supported Mitch Ryder and THE DETROIT WHEELS, a foundational, fortified A-10 Warthog of musical authority in all great bands’ lives… And if nothing else, if I met Bruce, I wouldn’t punch him. I always have Mike Tyson with me, and I give him a hundred bucks to punch assholes. And I wouldn’t have Mike punch him. I would say, ‘Mike, take a minute off. Go find some other asshole to punch.’ But I’m gonna say ‘thank you’ to Bruce Springsteen because we share the reverence and the admiration for musical integrity, enthusiasm. And you have to admit Bruce‘s career is based on his musical heart and soul. The delivery and content of his lyrics I don’t abide by most of the time, but I would thank him for his enriching lives with powerful music. I wouldn’t go into his communist predilections. I would also thank him for doing a 9/11 tribute. So he’s got some great, great spirit.”

Nugent isn’t the only conservative rocker who has been critical of Springsteen. Last year, Aaron Lewis released a single, “Am I The Only One”, in which the STAIND frontman calls out Springsteen at the end of the track, singing: “Am I the only one who quits singin’ along every time they play a Springsteen song.”

Nugent, who recently resigned from the board of the National Rifle Association (NRA) after 26 years, has called Donald Trump “the greatest president in our lifetime.” He also said the billionaire real estate mogul represents “the heart and soul of the best American families out there.”

Leading up to the 2020 presidential election, Nugent teamed up with Donald Trump Jr. on the campaign trail.

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