Ghost Unleashes ‘Square Hammer’, First Single from ‘Popestar’ EP

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Swedish occult rock icons Ghost unleashed their new track, “Square Hammer,” onto the world today on Sirius XM Radio ahead of the release of their latest EP, Popestar, this Friday, September 16. The track continues to push their blend of pop-rock with black metal iconography into new dimensions, and is all at once the catchiest and most evil thing you’ll hear today.

Propelled by larger than life riffs and an infection keyboard track, Ghost has truly outdone themselves with “Square Hammer” and it bodes well for their upcoming release. The five track EP, like their previous EP, If You Have Ghost, is mostly covers, including a cover of Echo and the Bunnymen’s “Nocturnal Me,” and has been described as an “extension” of their last album Meliora.

Ghost hits the road once more starting next week. See tour dates, as well as the track listing for Popestar, below.

Popestar Tracklist

01. Square Hammer

02. Nocturnal Me

03. I Believe

04. Missionary Man

05. Bible

Ghost Tour Dates

9/16 The Armory – Rochester, NY

9/17 Revolution Rock Festival – New London, CT

9/18 MONSTER ENERGY ROCK ALLEGIANCE FESTIVAL – Chester, PA

9/19 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA

9/21 Masonic Auditorium – Cleveland, OH

9/23 Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN

9/24 Texas Munity – Fort Worth, TX

9/25 Houston Open Air – Houston, TX

9/27 Brady Theater – Tulsa, OK

9/28 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO

9/30 Midland Theatre – Kansas City, MO

10/01 Sonic Boom – Janesville, WI

10/02 Louder Than Life Festival – Louisville, KY

10/03 The Fillmore – Detroit, MI

10/04 Kalamazoo State Theatre – Kalamazoo, MI

10/05 Paramount Theatre – – Cedar Rapids, IA

10/07 Paramount Theatre Denver, CO

10/08 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

10/09 The Wilma Theater – Missoula, MT

10/11 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, Canada

10/13 The Vogue Theater – Vancouver, Canada

10/14 The Moore Theater – Seattle, WA

10/15 McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR

10/16 The Roseland Theater – Portland, OR

10/18 Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA

10/20 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

10/21 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

10/22 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV

10/23 Discovery Park – Sacramento, CA

10/25 Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ

10/27 City Bank Auditorium – Lubbock, TX

10/28 The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX

10/29 Voodoo Music Experience – New Orleans, LA

10/31 Metroplex – Little Rock, AR

11/02 The Hard Rock – Orlando, FL

11/03 Fillmore Miami Beach – Miami Beach, FL

11/04 The Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL

11/05 THE FILLMORE – Charlotte, NC

11/07 The Ritz – Raleigh, NC

11/09 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Toronto, Canada

11/11 Metropolis – Montreal, Canada

11/12 Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY

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One thought on “Ghost Unleashes ‘Square Hammer’, First Single from ‘Popestar’ EP

  1. Rich Reply

    Are “bible” and “I believe” also original works? I found the Eurythmics and Echo and the Bunneymen covers.

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