Bands linked to Ghost release new tracks – The Great Discord Darkest Day; Magna Carta Cartel The Demon King and Priest Reloader
It’s certainly an interesting time for Ghost fans especially with so many bands linked to the Swedish band coming out with new material. Yesterday The Great Discord released their new video ‘Darkest Day‘ which you can watch below.
Darkest Day is taking from The Great Discord’s upcoming album The Rabbit Hole which currently doesn’t have a release date set. Last year frontwoman Fia Kempe provided backing vocals on Missionary Man and Bible from Ghost’s Popestar EP. The Great Discord will be embarking on a 3 date tour of Europe next week before touring the UK in May, tour dates are below.
Apr 26 Valby Hallen Copenhagen, Denmark
Apr 28 Hovet Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 30 Helsingin Jäähalli Helsinki, Finland
May 07 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, United Kingdom
May 08 The Marble Factory Bristol, United Kingdom
May 09 Slade Rooms Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
May 10 Engine Rooms Southampton, United Kingdom
May 11 Sound Control Manchester, United Kingdom
May 12 Garage Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 13 Limelight 2 Belfast, United Kingdom
May 14 Academy Dublin, Ireland
Linkoping band Magna Carta Cartel featuring former Ghost members have released a lyric video for new song The Demon King which comes from the upcoming 5 track EP of the same name. The song is about battles with mental health:
In the real world in which we sadly happen to live; beyond metaphors and fairy tales, the Demons’ name is of course Anxiety and OCD. Flaws or old remnants of signals in our human system that tells us of danger and fear – where there sometimes is none. It feeds itself. And one helps, everyday, to make the Demons or rather the Cognitive Patterns to get stronger.
For those of you who are not familiar with OCD and Anxiety in general, it can be described as praying to an entity you don’t even believe in. By carrying out rituals that serve no point other than to make you feel like you are free of guilt and responsibility, often for things you have nothing to do with or cannot ever change or alter, you slowly, several times each day cleanse yourself from sin.
Much like religion at times – only with OCD you often don’t have a name for your God of Fear and Shame.
For us though, this God is Called ”The Demon King”.
Magna Carta Cartel have also enlisted David M. Brinley to create artwork for the band. Brinley has created a huge volume of artwork for Ghost including the covers for Cirice, Square Hammer, From the Pinnacle to the Pit, Majesty and He Is, along with tour merchandise art for the Popestar tour plus the Jaws inspired Papa Emeritus shirt. The Demon King EP can be ordered via Freightrain.
Finally industrial/EBM weirdos Priest have released an official video for first single The Pit and an audio only video for the single’s B-side Reloader.
The Pit official video is the first proper view of the band members, some of whom are rumoured to be ex Ghost members. The Pit is a favourite here at Gear4Geeks with its weirdly hypnotic, catchy hooks and we can’t help but think the vocals have a Lady Gaga sound to them, which is no bad thing.