FOLLOWING A YEAR IN WHICH ‘THE CLERGY’ HAVE TOPPED POLLS AND BEEN FETED WITH ACCOLADES & AWARDS WORLDWIDE…
GHOST HAVE announced their involvement in Sonisphere 2014, joining a three-day event headlined by The Prodigy, Iron Maiden & Metallica, and running from July 4th – 6th.
Ghost will continue to spread their message via rock hymns that glorify and glamorise the disgusting and the sacrilegious.
“It is an honour to be playing at the unholy ground that is Knebworth, where so many classic rock concerts have taken place throughout the years,” says A Nameless Ghoul.
IN ADDITION to touring in the US, South America & mainland Europe, 2013 saw Ghost Special Guesting on a full UK tour with Alice In Chains (November); in tandem with this, on November 18th, the band released the five track EP, ‘If You Have Ghost’, through Spinefarm Records; produced by Dave Grohl, the record features covers from artists as diverse as Roky Erickson (‘If You Have Ghosts’) and Abba (‘I’m A Marionette’).
‘…Marionette’ also figures on the Deluxe Edition of the second and current Ghost album, ‘Infestissumam’, out via Spinefarm – a record that, as well as being well-received at time of release (April 2013), has gone on to feature prominently in international end-of-year charts and polls, lauded by fans and industry observers alike.
+ Grammis (Sweden) – Grammy nomination for Infestissumam in the ‘Best Hard Rock/Metal’ category.
+ Metal Hammer Magazine (UK) – critic’s choice #5 Album Of The Year.
+ Village Voice (US) – Infestissumam Metal Album Of The Year.
+ Entertainment Weekly (US) – Metal Album Of The Year.
+ Close Up Magazine (Sweden) – Album Of The Year.
+ Loudwire (US) – Year Zero Metal Video Of The Year / Infestissumam #2 Metal Album Of The Year.
+ Bandit Rock Radio Awards (Sweden) – nominations for ‘Band Of The Year’, ‘Album Of The Year’, ‘Best Live Act’, ‘Breakthrough Of The Year’.
+ Aftonbladet (Sweden’s biggest evening newspaper) – Infestissumam voted ‘Album Of The Year’ by one of the 5 reviewers.
+ Sweden Rock Magazine - Infestissumam voted ‘Album Of The Year’.
+ Nordic Music Prize – Infestissumam nominated as Best Nordic Album Of The Year.
+ Artist Direct (US) – Infestissumam one of the Top 10 Hard Rock / Metal albums of 2013.
+ Terrorizer Magazine (UK) – #3 Best Band / #3 Best Live Band / #5 Best Album Infestissumam in readers’ poll.
AS WELL as appearing at Sonisphere UK, Ghost’s plans for 2014 include a trip to Australia for a run of ‘Big Day Out’ shows (Jan / Feb), followed by dates in Finland, Sweden, The Netherlands, Norway and Denmark, plus an additional Sonisphere event in Germany (Hamburg, June 4th).
More live appearances will be announced shortly.