Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the hard rock and heavy metal world you know that one of the hottest bands out is the Swedish cult metal favorites, Ghost. Ghost is a masked band featuring a singer who goes by the name of Papa Emeritus, and a band of ghouls. The band released their debut album in 2010 entitled, Opus Eponymous, which made the band an instant hit among metal listeners looking for something different. Ghost also got high-profile endorsements from people in the metal scene including Metallica’s James Hetfield and Down frontman, Phil Anselmo. The band also got to play onstage with Down last year (2011) at Download.
On Sunday, Ghost debut a new song called “Secular Haze” during their show in Linköping, Sweden. Today the band uploaded a studio recording of the track which will presumably appear on the band’s follow-up to Opus Eponymous . The song starts with an organ riff that sounds like it would be played at a carnival from your worst nightmare. It is soon joined by drums and guitar. Eventually the vocals join, but around the 1:34 mark the song gets very melodic within the music and vocals. Around the 3:15 mark there is a great musical interlude which ends in another verse, which then goes into another chorus, but with this chorus the song ends.
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Ghost live at Cupolen in Linköping, Sweden, where the throne of Papa Emeritus I was usurped by Papa Emeritus II at the end of Genesis. Papa Emeritus II is the apparent successor to singer Papa EmeritusIt is believed to be the same vocalist playing an updated version of his character.