Watch Ghost’s Star-Studded ‘Dance Macabre’ Video
Ghost have released a video for their new track “Dance Macabre,” featuring Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Charlie Benante of Anthrax, former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo and a range of guests from the music, wrestling and acting worlds. The song appears on the band's upcoming album Prequelle, which arrives on June 1. You can watch the video below.
Ghost said in a statement: “We wish to inform you ‘Dance Macabre’ has infested the nation. A special thanks to: Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Bethany Cosentino (Best Coast), WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, NXT Superstar Aleistar Black, Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Matt Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold), Actress Jessica Pimental, Philip Anselmo (Pantera) MMA Fighter Josh Barnett , Mike McKenna (NHL Dallas Stars), Chino Moreno (Deftones) & Ghost's very own Sister Imperator.”
Ghost frontman Tobias Forge recently said his writing for Prequelle been informed by the “pre-apocalyptic aura” he saw in current political tensions between the U.S. and Russia. He argued that, in such environments, people felt as if they were “being attacked, or potentially could become attacked by anyone.” However, he went on to say that Prequelle took an unusual viewpoint of world-changing dramas. “[U]sually it's focusing on the idea of the half of the population that died, whereas I wanted to make a record that sort of shone the light on surviving through a turmoil like that," he said. "This is a record about survival, but through somewhat troubled times."
The band’s Rats on the Road tour began on May 5 and runs until May 27.