Ghost win Swedish Grammi #3 for Popestar EP

Ghost win Swedish Grammi #3 in Best Hard Rock/Metal category

Ghost Win Swedish Grammi
Ghost have won their third Swedish Grammi award for Best Hard Rock/Metal with their Popestar EP beating out challengers In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas and Amaranthe.

Ghost were nominated in 2011 for Opus Enonymous, won in 2014 for Infestissumam, 2016 for Meliora and now 2017 for Popestar. Last year the band also performed He Is live at the event.

The Popestar EP was released in September featuring one new original song, Square Hammer, along with four cover songs –

  • Nocturnal Me (Echo & the Bunnymen)
  • I Believe  (Simian Mobile Disco)
  • Missionary Man (The Eurythmics)
  • Bible (Imperiet)

Popestar is the first EP to ever reach the number 1 position on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart and did so on it’s debut, selling over 21,000 on it’s first week of release. Square Hammer was written at the end of the Meliora sessions but its sound didn’t fit the concept of the album so was held back; an understandable decision as it is a departure from Ghost’s usual sound.

This is the first time that only one person has appeared at the Grammis representing Ghost which further fuels rumours that the man behind the Papa Emeritus identity may have fired the rest of the band. However, with the identities of the band becoming public knowledge it is more likely that the ‘firing’ was a ruse to try and throw fans and journalists off.

Ghost Grammi
(c) Nicholas Johansson

Ghost begin their European tour later this month:

Ghost Popestar European Tour 2017

Mar 24: Norwich UEA, UK
Mar 25: Cardiff Great Hall, UK
Mar 26: London O2 Forum Kentish Town, UK
Mar 28: Leeds O2 Academy, UK
Mar 29: Glasgow O2 ABC, UK
Mar 31: Manchester O2 Apollo, UK
Apr 01: Birmingham O2 Academy, UK
Apr 04: Brighton Dome, UK
Apr 06: Amsterdam HMH, Netherlands
Apr 08: Hamburg Docks, Germany
Apr 09: Wiesbaden Schlachthof, Germany
Apr 10: Brussels AB, Belgium
Apr 11: Paris Olympia, France
Apr 13: Barcelona St Jordi Club, Spain
Apr 14: Madrid Barclaycard Center, Spain
Apr 15: Lisbon MEO Arena, Portugal
Apr 16: Bilbao BEC, Spain
Apr 18: Zurich Volkshaus, Switzerland
Apr 19: Milan Alcatraz, Italy
Apr 20: Vienna Gasometer, Austria
Apr 21: Warsaw Stodola, Poland
Apr 23: Munich Kesselhaus, Germany
Apr 25: Berlin Huxleys, Germany
Apr 26: Copenhagen Valby Hallen, Denmark
Apr 27: Oslo Spektrum, Norway
Apr 28: Stockholm Hovet, Sweden
Apr 30: Helsinki Jaahalli, Finland

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