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IMPERA

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Fans of the 2015 album Meliora will remember the 2018 release of Prequelle, which saw the Swedish band take a 180-degree turn with incredible, soaring lyrics, massive choruses, synths and layered violins. This record reflects the character of Papa Nihil and the group’s “new” singer, Cardinal Copia (renamed Papa Emeritus IV for Impera). With Klas Åhlund returning to the band’s production, Ghost is back with a massive sound that highlights the guitars and bass. The album begins with Kaisarion, featuring guitars so heavy they’d make George Lynch proud. It’s clear right from the off that this will be a real treat. Tobias Forge’s unusual vocals and phrasing almost hark back to the Iron Maiden from the good old days. It feels like a real revival. Spillways offers a welcome detour to the 80’s sound of Prequelle, whilst nodding towards the AOR greats. Watcher in the Sky is the real gem of the record, worthy of comparison to Ozzy's biggest solo albums. It makes for incredible listening. 

The second part of the album might challenge listeners not already familiar with the band. This is particularly true for the track Twenties. This song is twisted (yet not short of appeal) and is an unexpected cross between a Disney soundtrack and a dictator’s speech. There’s even reggaeton accents chucked in, because why not? Darkness at the Heart of My Love is a metal ballad with ultrapop undertones and “Sheeran-esque” accents. Respite on the Spitalfields seems to sum up Ghost’s career: just, poignant and impactful. Unstoppable and generous, this album is sophisticated in its execution. Impera just goes to show that Ghost is always a step ahead of its audience and the music industry in general. This is a must-have, and probably one of the best releases of this year. © Maxime Archambaud/Qobuz

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1
Imperium
00:01:40

Klas Åhlund, Producer, Recording Producer - Stefan Boman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - ANDY WALLACE, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hederos, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Fredrik Akesson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Malsch, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - A Ghoul Writer, ComposerLyricist - Ghost , MainArtist - Martin Eriksson Sandmark, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hux Nettermalm, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

2
Kaisarion
00:05:02

Joakim Berg, ComposerLyricist - Klas Åhlund, Producer, Recording Producer - Stefan Boman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - ANDY WALLACE, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hederos, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Fredrik Akesson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Malsch, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - A Ghoul Writer, ComposerLyricist - Ghost , MainArtist - Martin Eriksson Sandmark, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hux Nettermalm, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

3
Spillways
00:03:16

Klas Åhlund, Producer, Recording Producer, ComposerLyricist - Stefan Boman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - ANDY WALLACE, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hederos, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Fredrik Akesson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Vincent Pontare, ComposerLyricist - Salem Al Fakir, ComposerLyricist - Dan Malsch, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - A Ghoul Writer, ComposerLyricist - Vargas & Lagola, Producer, Recording Producer - Ghost , MainArtist - Martin Eriksson Sandmark, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hux Nettermalm, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

4
Call Me Little Sunshine
00:04:44

Klas Åhlund, Producer, Recording Producer - Stefan Boman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - ANDY WALLACE, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Max Grahn, ComposerLyricist - Martin Hederos, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Fredrik Akesson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Malsch, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - A Ghoul Writer, ComposerLyricist - Ghost , MainArtist - Fat Max Gsus, Producer, Recording Producer - Martin Eriksson Sandmark, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hux Nettermalm, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

5
Hunter’s Moon
00:03:16

Klas Åhlund, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Stefan Boman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - ANDY WALLACE, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Max Grahn, ComposerLyricist - Martin Hederos, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Fredrik Akesson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Malsch, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - A Ghoul Writer, ComposerLyricist - Ghost , MainArtist - Fat Max Gsus, Producer, Recording Producer - Martin Eriksson Sandmark, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hux Nettermalm, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2021 Loma Vista Recordings.

6
Watcher In The Sky
00:05:48

Klas Åhlund, Producer, Recording Producer - Stefan Boman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - ANDY WALLACE, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hederos, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Fredrik Akesson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Vincent Pontare, ComposerLyricist - Salem Al Fakir, ComposerLyricist - Dan Malsch, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - A Ghoul Writer, ComposerLyricist - Vargas & Lagola, Producer, Recording Producer - Ghost , MainArtist - Martin Eriksson Sandmark, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hux Nettermalm, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

7
Dominion
00:01:22

Klas Åhlund, Producer, Recording Producer - Stefan Boman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - ANDY WALLACE, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hederos, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Fredrik Akesson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Vincent Pontare, ComposerLyricist - Salem Al Fakir, ComposerLyricist - Dan Malsch, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - A Ghoul Writer, ComposerLyricist - Vargas & Lagola, Producer - Ghost , MainArtist - Martin Eriksson Sandmark, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hux Nettermalm, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

8
Twenties Explicit
00:03:46

Klas Åhlund, Producer, Recording Producer - Stefan Boman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - ANDY WALLACE, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hederos, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Fredrik Akesson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Vincent Pontare, ComposerLyricist - Salem Al Fakir, ComposerLyricist - Dan Malsch, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - A Ghoul Writer, ComposerLyricist - Vargas & Lagola, Producer, Recording Producer - Ghost , MainArtist - Martin Eriksson Sandmark, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hux Nettermalm, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Olivia Boman, Choir - Minou Forge, Choir - Inez Johansson, Choir - Elvira Nettermalm, Choir - Lita Ahlund, Choir - Alva Akesson, Choir

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

9
Darkness At The Heart Of My Love
00:04:58

Klas Åhlund, Producer, Recording Producer - Jade Ell, Choir - Stefan Boman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - ANDY WALLACE, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hederos, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Fredrik Akesson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Vincent Pontare, ComposerLyricist - Salem Al Fakir, ComposerLyricist - Dan Malsch, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - A Ghoul Writer, ComposerLyricist - Vargas & Lagola, Producer, Recording Producer - Anna Mosten, Choir - Ghost , MainArtist - Ida Johansson, Choir - Ida Gratte, Choir - Martin Eriksson Sandmark, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hux Nettermalm, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Johanna Eriksson Sandmark, Choir - Esther Ribbstedt Esterman, Choir

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

10
Griftwood
00:05:16

Peter Svensson, ComposerLyricist - Klas Åhlund, Producer, Recording Producer, ComposerLyricist - Stefan Boman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - ANDY WALLACE, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hederos, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Fredrik Akesson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Malsch, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - A Ghoul Writer, ComposerLyricist - Ghost , MainArtist - Martin Eriksson Sandmark, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hux Nettermalm, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

11
Bite Of Passage
00:00:31

Klas Åhlund, Producer, Recording Producer - Stefan Boman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - ANDY WALLACE, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hederos, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Fredrik Akesson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Malsch, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - A Ghoul Writer, ComposerLyricist - Ghost , MainArtist - Martin Eriksson Sandmark, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hux Nettermalm, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

12
Respite On The Spitalfields
00:06:42

Joakim Berg, ComposerLyricist - Klas Åhlund, Producer, Recording Producer, ComposerLyricist - Jade Ell, Choir - Stefan Boman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - ANDY WALLACE, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Hederos, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Fredrik Akesson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Malsch, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - A Ghoul Writer, ComposerLyricist - Anna Mosten, Choir - Ghost , MainArtist - Ida Johansson, Choir - Ida Gratte, Choir - Martin Eriksson Sandmark, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hux Nettermalm, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Johanna Eriksson Sandmark, Choir - Esther Ribbstedt Esterman, Choir

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

Album Description

Fans of the 2015 album Meliora will remember the 2018 release of Prequelle, which saw the Swedish band take a 180-degree turn with incredible, soaring lyrics, massive choruses, synths and layered violins. This record reflects the character of Papa Nihil and the group’s “new” singer, Cardinal Copia (renamed Papa Emeritus IV for Impera). With Klas Åhlund returning to the band’s production, Ghost is back with a massive sound that highlights the guitars and bass. The album begins with Kaisarion, featuring guitars so heavy they’d make George Lynch proud. It’s clear right from the off that this will be a real treat. Tobias Forge’s unusual vocals and phrasing almost hark back to the Iron Maiden from the good old days. It feels like a real revival. Spillways offers a welcome detour to the 80’s sound of Prequelle, whilst nodding towards the AOR greats. Watcher in the Sky is the real gem of the record, worthy of comparison to Ozzy's biggest solo albums. It makes for incredible listening. 

The second part of the album might challenge listeners not already familiar with the band. This is particularly true for the track Twenties. This song is twisted (yet not short of appeal) and is an unexpected cross between a Disney soundtrack and a dictator’s speech. There’s even reggaeton accents chucked in, because why not? Darkness at the Heart of My Love is a metal ballad with ultrapop undertones and “Sheeran-esque” accents. Respite on the Spitalfields seems to sum up Ghost’s career: just, poignant and impactful. Unstoppable and generous, this album is sophisticated in its execution. Impera just goes to show that Ghost is always a step ahead of its audience and the music industry in general. This is a must-have, and probably one of the best releases of this year. © Maxime Archambaud/Qobuz

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