Grammy Award-winning Ghost have topped the Active Rock chart with current single Square Hammer and are the first Swedish band to have a No. 1 song on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart.

Square Hammer is featured on the band’s latest EP – Popestar – which debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts and has sold 75,000 copies in its first four months of release.

Popestar has been streamed more than 18 million times globally. In addition to Square Hammer, the five-track release features covers of selections by Echo And The Bunnymen, Simian Mobile Disco, Eurythmics, and Imperiet.

Popestar was recorded by Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls in Linköping, Sweden and produced by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Royal Blood, Opeth).

Additionally, Ghost have released a Deluxe Version of Meliora, their acclaimed 2015 Grammy Award-winning album. Meliora Deluxe contains the Popestar EP as a bonus disc (CD or LP or digital).

Ghost were awarded a Grammy last year for ‘Best Metal Performance’ and the band will tour the U this spring. Dates are as follows:


Fri          24           ENG, Norwich UEA

Sat          25           WAL, Cardiff Great Hall

Sun        26           ENG, London Forum

Tue        28           ENG, Leeds O2 Academy

Wed      29           SCO, Glasgow 02 ABC

Fri          31           ENG, Manchester Apollo


Sat          1             ENG, Birmingham 02 Academy

Sun        2             ENG, Brighton Dome