Hailing from Sweden, mysterious band Ghost are back with their 3rd album, Meliora, and their heaviest sound yet. Steeped in subversive themes of humanism, counterculture and anti-establishmentarianism, single "Cirice" (pronounced 'sir - reese') is the track that Ghost fans have been waiting for. The name means Church in old English, and is essentially about institutions inventing the problem so they can offer the solution - the institution against the individual and the individual against the institution.
The album was produced by Sweden's Klas Ahlund, and mixed by legendary producer/engineer Andy Wallace. Lead singer Papa Emeritus II has been 'let go' and will be replaced by the younger, more-powerful Papa Emeritus III - which was hinted at in a national TV spot that aired, titled "The Summoning".
There will be a full North American tour later this year, and the album, Meliora comes out August 21st via Loma Vista Recordings.