Ghost’s new album, Meliora, will be out in just two weeks. Our newest preparatory song is “Majesty,” and out of the three songs we’ve heard so far, it may have the most retro sound yet. It starts like a classic Deep Purple track – think “Perfect Strangers” or Ronnie James Dio’s “Holy Diver” – with a chugging, Iron Maiden-esque energy. In spite of these early points of reference, “Majesty” may seem simple on first listen, especially if you compare it to something as grandiose as “Year Zero” from Infestissumam. But give “Majesty” a second spin and the true colors will come out. Papa Emeritus III leads an empowering sermon ready for a satanic cathedral, and it will surely stick in your head for weeks.
You can listen to the epic “Majesty” below. Also, take note of Papa Emeritus as King Kong in the song’s imaginative art:
“Majesty” is the third studio track Ghost has offered to their growing fan base this year, following the thunderous lead single “Cirice” and the pounding “From The Pinnacle To The Pit.” You can get all three as instant downloads if you pre-order Meliora on iTunes or from Ghost’s official store. Meliora will be out in just two weeks, on August 21st. Keep checking back here for all the latest Ghost music news.