Ghost – “Square Hammer”

Swedish cinematic metal masters and Grammy nominees Ghost dropped their excellent third album, Meloria, a little over a year ago. They’re set to share their new EP, Popestar, at the end of the week. The release of the EP coincides with the first day of their tour alongside Deafheaven and Marissa Nadler. The infectious “Square Hammer” is the first taste of the EP. The guitars scale back for a power pop/hard rock earworm on the hook, then it picks up with frantic shredding during instrumental breaks. Listen.

UPDATE: Here’s a video.

Tour dates:

09/16 Rochester, NY @ The Armory
09/19 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
09/21 Cleveland, OH @ Masonic Auditorium
09/23 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
09/27 Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
09/28 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
09/30 Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank at Midland Theatre
10/01 Madison, WI @ Sonic Boom Festival
10/02 Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life
10/03 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
10/04 Kalamazoo, MI @ Kalamazoo State Theatre
10/05 Cedar Rapids, IA @ Paramount Theatre
10/07 Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre #
10/08 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex#
10/09 Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre#
10/11 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall#
10/13 Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theater#
10/14 Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theater#
10/15 Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater#
10/16 Portland, OR @ The Rosalind Theater#
10/18 Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium#
10/20 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *
10/21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *
10/22 Las Vegas, NV @ The Brooklyn Bowl
10/25 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre#
10/27 Lubbock, TX @ City Bank Auditorium#
10/28 San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater#
10/31 Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex#
11/02 Orlando, FL @ The Hard Rock#
11/03 Miami Beach, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach#
11/04 Jacksonville, FL @ The Florida Theatre#
11/05 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore#
11/07 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz#
11/09 Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre#
11/11 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis#
11/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre#

*=w/Deafheaven
#=w/Marissa Nadler

Popestar is out 9/16.

Tags: Ghost