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As reported in THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, “‘an occult, pop, satanic sort of rock ’n’ roll band’ — conquered metal and the charts” today as GHOST’s brand new fifth album IMPERA debuted at #1 in a sweep of the U.S. album charts, entering the overall Billboard 200 at a career high #2.
“The largest sales week of any album in 2022” per BILLBOARD, IMPERA sold nearly 70,000 in the week since its March 11, 2022 release via Loma Vista Recordings, also landing at #1 on the Current Rock Album, Current Hard Music Album, Vinyl Album and Digital Albums charts. Internationally, IMPERA bowed at #1 in the GRAMMY-winning theatrical rock outfit’s native Sweden as well as Germany and Finland, while cracking the top 5 in the UK (#2), Netherlands (#2), Belgium (#2), Canada (#3), Australia (#3), France (#5), Ireland (#5), and more.
The “euphoric spectacle” (ROLLING STONE) of the Ghost live experience was transported from America’s arena stages to its living rooms on March 16, when the band made its rapturously received first ever appearance on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!—Check out that unforgettable performance HERE.
Produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace — and featuring the apocalyptically prophetic banger “Twenties,” the #7 YouTube trending “Call Me Little Sunshine,” and Active Rock #1 radio single “Hunter’s Moon” — IMPERA finds Ghost transported literally centuries forward from the Black Plague era of its previous album, 2018 Best Rock Album GRAMMY nominee Prequelle. The result is the most ambitious and lyrically incisive entry in the Ghost canon: Over the course of IMPERA’s 12-song cycle, empires rise and fall, would-be messiahs ply their hype (financial and spiritual alike), prophecies are foretold as the skies fill with celestial bodies divine and man-made… All in all, the most current and topical Ghost subject matter to date is set against a hypnotic and darkly colorful melodic backdrop making IMPERA a listen like no other — yet unmistakably, quintessentially Ghost.