GHOST shares majestic music video for “Spillways”

Swedish occult rockers PHANTOM released a spooky music video for “Weirs”rendering the irresistible earworm of the band’s latest single in majestic visual form thanks to the director Amir Chamdin.

PHANTOM brain Tobie Forge Told metal hammer magazine on “Weirs”“It’s an elegy for the darkness that most people have inside. When you have a dam, the spillways are the outflows so the dam doesn’t overflow. That darkness within us has to find its way. “

“Weirs” is taken from PHANTOMthe fifth album of, “Impera”which sold 70,000 equivalent album units in the United States in its first week of release to land at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. It was the third album in the top 10 – and the fifth set in the top 40 – for the Swedish act.

“Impera” landed at the No. 1 position in Germany and Sweden, No. 2 in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium and Norway, No. 3 in Australia, No. 5 in France and Ireland and No. 20 in Italy.

“Impera” was released on March 11. The 12-song effort was produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace.

To forge worked on the 2018 sequel “Prequel” with Åhlund and Swedish co-authors Salem Al-Fakir and Vincent Pontarewhose credits include Madonna and Lady Gaga.

Regarding his collaboration with Åhlund, Al-Fakir and Pontareas good as OPETHit is Fredrik Akesson who was brought in to sharpen the album’s guitar attack, To forge recently told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “I found that I could work really well with someone I respect, who is always looking for the best. They make me want to write better, improve a bit my game.”

In March 2020, during the final show of PHANTOMit is “Prequel” tour in Mexico City, Mexico, the band was officially introduced Papa Emeritus IVthe new character who makes the headlines “Impera” album phase.

To forge run as a “new” Dad Emeritus on each of the band’s first three albums, with each version of Father replacing the one that preceded it. Papa Emeritus III was withdrawn in favor of Cardinal Copia before the release of “Prequel”.

PHANTOM will embark on the next North American leg of “Imperatour” next month. The trek will see the Grammy Award– award-winning Swedish theatrical rock band headlining 19 arenas in the US and Canada (plus an appearance at Virginia’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival), which kicks off August 26 at Pechanga Arena in San Diego and runs through September 23 at the Resch Center in Green Bay. Assistance on all dates (except Green Bay which will have assistance from CARCASSand the Blue Ridge Rock Festival) will come from Grammy Award-winning group MASTODON and SPIRITBOX.

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