Toronto, ON – September 27, 2019 – GRAMMY-winning artist GHOST will see its hefty Prequel Exalted Deluxe Collector’s Limited Edition available today at independent record stores in the U.S., Canada, and across Europe.  Only 5,000 numbered editions have been produced and once they’re gone, they're gone. Unveiled by Sister Imperator in this unboxing video, Prequelle Exalted includes a variety of exclusive items tied to the Prequelle album:


* Prequelle Limited Edition - 5000 numbered copies worldwide

* 60-page arena tour photo book, hardbound and wrapped in black gator skin

* Four 12" X 12" live photo prints

* Exclusive die-cut Prequelle artwork with a 12-page booklet featuring brand-new, mind-blowing illustrations

* Prequelle Limited Edition Transparent Orange with Black Smoke Coloured Vinyl

* Bonus 7” (Seven Inches of Satanic Panic) with two previously unreleased songs: Mary On A Cross, and Kiss the Go-Goat and alternative cover


In addition, the stand-alone Seven Inches of Satanic Panic double A-side 7-inch, featuring Mary On A Cross and Kiss The Go-Goat, is also available today. These two songs were originally recorded and released back in 1969 by the Papa Nihil-led Ghost line-up and performed only once at The Whiskey A Go-Go.  After that line-up disbanded, the original audio tapes and Super 8 footage were lost, but recently rediscovered by Papa Nihil.  Ghost’s current label, Loma Vista Recordings, is re-releasing the 7-inch on vinyl today.


Prequelle was produced by Tom Dalgety and originally released in on June 1, 2018.  The album received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Album, and a nomination for Sweden's Grammis Award as Best Rock/Metal Record of the Year, and Dalgety received a GRAMMY nomination as Producer of the Year.  Both Revolver and Kerrang! magazines named Prequelle the Best Album of 2018, and the album produced three Top 10 singles - Rats, Dance Macabre (both of which went to #1 at Rock Radio), and the band’s current track, Faith.  To date, Prequelle has accumulated some 250-million streams globally.


Ghost just kicked off its Fall/Winter North American and European The Ultimate Tour Named Death headline arena trek that includes a performance at The Exit 111 Festival in Tennessee on October 12.  At the tour’s Bakersfield, CA kick off, the reviewer for the local daily paper, the Californian wrote, “As pure spectacle, Ghost spared no expense, and musically, this is a seasoned unit of top players…"  Upcoming tour dates are below.



September 27:   Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID

September 28:   Maverik Center, West Valley City, UT* 

September 30:   Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch, Loveland, CO


October 1:   Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs, CO

October 3:   Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD

October 4:   Scheels Arena, Fargo, ND

October 5:   The Armory, Minneapolis, MN

October 7:   Resch Center, Green Bay, WI

October 8:   TaxSlayer Centre, Moline, IL 

October 10: Covelli Centre, Youngstown, OH 

October 11:  Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, WVa 

October 12:   Exit 111 Festival, Manchester, Tennessee

October 14:  DeltaPlex Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

October 15:   Huntington Center, Toledo, OH 

October 17:   FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, ON

October 18:  Richcraft Tire Center, Ottawa, ON 

October 19:   Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, ME

October 21:  DCU Center, Worcester, MA

October 22:  The Oncenter, Syracuse, NY

October 24:   GIANT Center, Hershey, PA

October 25:   Cure Insurance Arena, Trenton, NJ

October 26:   Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls, NY

* Twin Temple will support on this date

European dates:


November 16: Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK

November 17: Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Cardiff, UK

November 18:  The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland

November 20:  3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

November 22:  The SSE Arena Wembley, London, UK

November 23:  First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK

November 26:  Forum Black Box, Copenhagen, Denmark

November 28:  Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland

November 30:  Spodek, Katowice, Poland


December 1: Universum, Prague, Czech Republic

December 3:   Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest, Hungary

December 5:   PalaBam, Mantova, Italy

December 6:  Halle 622, Zurich, Switzerland

December 8:  Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain

December 10:  Sala Tejo at Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal

December 11: Wizink Center, Madrid, Spain

December 13:   Zenith de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

December 17:  Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

December 18:   Zenith Nantes Metropole, Nantes, France

December 19:  Zenith Toulouse Metropole, Toulouse, France

The Swedish-born Tobias Forge, who has been referred to as "the Andrew Lloyd Webber of rock," is Ghost's creative force, singer, songwriter, musician, and architect of the elaborate storylines that are woven through the band's four full-length studio albums, EPs, music videos, webisodes, and live shows, all of which advance the Ghost storyline.  Forge grew up listening to a wide array of 70s and 80s rock - Alice Cooper, Journey, Kansas, Boston, Black Sabbath, Jefferson Starship, Iron Maiden, and Foreigner.  He's a hardcore music junkie; at home in Sweden, he has a most impressive collection of vinyl, cassettes, CDs, and VHS tapes, and when on tour, he regularly arranges for visits to local record haunts and ships back even more treasures.  He plays guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and kazoo.  Ghost's new album, Prequelleis loosely based on The Black Plague of 14th century Europe, a metaphor Forge hopes will apply to the societal ills of today. 

Ghost's music began as being much heavier, harder and "more metal," but over the band's recent history, their songs have evolved to embrace a catchier, rock/pop sound.  Five of the band's songs have hit Billboard's Top 5 Rock chart - Cirice claimed the #4 spot in 2015, From The Pinnacle to The Pit went to #5 in 2016, and Square Hammer (2017), Rats (2018), and Dance Macabre (2018) all held the #1 spot on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart and on the Mediabase Active Rock chart. Faith, the band's current single, is the third consecutive Top 10 single on the Rock Charts from Prequelle.  Ghost's music retains its rock edge as well as its dark lyrical themes like The Black Plague, the Antichrist, the Inquisition, avarice, and the Apocalypse.  Ghost has received three GRAMMY nominations: "Best Metal Performance" in 2016 for Cirice, which they won, and "Best Rock Album" for Prequelle and "Best Rock Song" for Rats in 2019.

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