Ghost Drop 'Twenties' ft. Fredrik Åkesson of Opeth & Reveal 'Nu-Metal Allergy'

  • Ghost Drop 'Twenties' ft. Fredrik Åkesson of Opeth & Reveal 'Nu-Metal Allergy'
    POSTED 3 Mar 2022

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    Ghost have dropped the hedonistic new single Twenties featuring Fredrik Åkesson of Opeth. 
    The most recent single to be lifted from their forthcoming album Impera due for release March 11th via Loma Vista Recordings, Twenties is a most unexpected move from Ghost, with its messianic promises of reigns of pennies and piles of moolah set to an appropriately manic musical backdrop, the unrelenting and propulsive Twenties stands in stark contrast to its Pre-Impera predecessor, the eerily hypnotic Call Me Little Sunshine.  In fact, the apocalyptically prophetic vibe of Twenties —  particularly its lyrical relevance to historical events unfolding on the world stage (however incidental) — render the song utterly unique in the Ghost canon.

    Watch the lyric video for Impera below. 

    The release of Twenties is accompanied by an Apple Music New Music Daily exclusive interview with Ghost’s Tobias Forge, welcoming Apple’s Zane Lowe into the world of Impera. 

    Meanwhile, Ghost's Tobias Forge has revealed he is "allergic to nu-metal".  Speaking to Metal Injection about Impera Forge revealed his personal distaste for the genre while discussing his personal taste. 

    "My taste is very old school. Ever since like '94 when nu metal started to really show its face, I've been allergic to anything that suggests nu metal and unfortunately that has been like the everlasting genre from like '94 to today," he continued. "The bands that I like are usually bands that sound like an '87 sort of death metal band. Unfortunately. I hate to be negative. But I like a lot of other music. I like a lot of different rock. I'm more open when it comes to that."

    Impera finds Ghost transported hundreds of years forward from the 14th century Europe Black Plague era of its previous album, 2018’s Best Rock Album GRAMMY nominee Prequelle. The result is the most ambitious and lyrically incisive entry in the Ghost canon: Over the course of a 12-song cycle, empires rise and fall, would-be messiahs ply their hype (financial and spiritual alike), prophecies are foretold as the skies fill with celestial bodies divine and man-made… All in all, the most current and topical Ghost subject matter to date is set against a hypnotic and darkly colourful melodic backdrop making Impera a listen like no other — yet unmistakably, quintessentially Ghost

    Twenties is the third window into Impera following Call Me Little Sunshine and Hunter's Moon which was one of our 30 best metal singles of 2021.  

    Watch the video for Hunter's Moon below. 

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    Impera tracklisting 

    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. Grift Wood 

    11. Bite Of Passage 

    12. Respite On The Spital Fields 
     

    Ghost were recently featured in our list of Metal's Most Mysterious Acts. 
     

    Shop for Ghost merch in our Maniacs store. 
     

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Credit: Jimmy Hubbarb

Ghost have dropped the hedonistic new single Twenties featuring Fredrik Åkesson of Opeth. 
The most recent single to be lifted from their forthcoming album Impera due for release March 11th via Loma Vista Recordings, Twenties is a most unexpected move from Ghost, with its messianic promises of reigns of pennies and piles of moolah set to an appropriately manic musical backdrop, the unrelenting and propulsive Twenties stands in stark contrast to its Pre-Impera predecessor, the eerily hypnotic Call Me Little Sunshine.  In fact, the apocalyptically prophetic vibe of Twenties —  particularly its lyrical relevance to historical events unfolding on the world stage (however incidental) — render the song utterly unique in the Ghost canon.

Watch the lyric video for Impera below. 

The release of Twenties is accompanied by an Apple Music New Music Daily exclusive interview with Ghost’s Tobias Forge, welcoming Apple’s Zane Lowe into the world of Impera. 

Meanwhile, Ghost's Tobias Forge has revealed he is "allergic to nu-metal".  Speaking to Metal Injection about Impera Forge revealed his personal distaste for the genre while discussing his personal taste. 

"My taste is very old school. Ever since like '94 when nu metal started to really show its face, I've been allergic to anything that suggests nu metal and unfortunately that has been like the everlasting genre from like '94 to today," he continued. "The bands that I like are usually bands that sound like an '87 sort of death metal band. Unfortunately. I hate to be negative. But I like a lot of other music. I like a lot of different rock. I'm more open when it comes to that."

Impera finds Ghost transported hundreds of years forward from the 14th century Europe Black Plague era of its previous album, 2018’s Best Rock Album GRAMMY nominee Prequelle. The result is the most ambitious and lyrically incisive entry in the Ghost canon: Over the course of a 12-song cycle, empires rise and fall, would-be messiahs ply their hype (financial and spiritual alike), prophecies are foretold as the skies fill with celestial bodies divine and man-made… All in all, the most current and topical Ghost subject matter to date is set against a hypnotic and darkly colourful melodic backdrop making Impera a listen like no other — yet unmistakably, quintessentially Ghost

Twenties is the third window into Impera following Call Me Little Sunshine and Hunter's Moon which was one of our 30 best metal singles of 2021.  

Watch the video for Hunter's Moon below. 

artwork impera

Impera tracklisting 

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. Grift Wood 

11. Bite Of Passage 

12. Respite On The Spital Fields 
 

Ghost were recently featured in our list of Metal's Most Mysterious Acts. 
 

Shop for Ghost merch in our Maniacs store. 
 

Ghost Shirt

Listen to Ghost now.

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