One of the nameless ghouls from Swedish occult rockers GHOST recently answered a number of fan-submitted questions for Artisan News. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below.
GHOST’s third album, “Meliora”, entered The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 8 with first-week sales of just over 29,000 units — nearly all from pure album sales. The set follows the No. 28-peaking “Infestissumam”, which was released in 2013 and has sold almost 70,000 copes in the U.S. to date.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
“Meliora” was released on August 21 via Loma Vista Recordings. The CD was helmed by Klas Åhlund, a prolific songwriter, producer and guitarist who is also a member of the Swedish rock band TEDDYBEARS, and was mixed by Andy Wallace (SLAYER, NIRVANA, SEPULTURA, LINKIN PARK, GUNS N’ ROSES).
One of GHOST’s Nameless Ghouls told TeamRock that “From The Pinnacle To The Pit” is the album’s “fist in the air” track. He said: “I felt there was a place for a track like this on the album, a track with this level of intent. Sometimes simplicity is a good thing, that straightforward punch to the nose.”
He continued: “With the last album, some of the songs, even the more straight-ahead ones, weren’t always easy to bring into the live set, but with ‘Pinnacle’, once we started working on the demo, it just took on a life of its own.”