Ghost Release ‘Square Hammer’ and Announce New EP

The Swedish occult rockers in Ghost have released a brand new song, “Square Hammer,” which premiered on SiriusXM and can be streamed on The track will be featured on their upcoming EP, ‘Popestar,’ set to come out on Friday. The album will consist mostly of covers, similar to their 2013 EP ‘If You Have Ghost,’ and was produced Tom Dalgety, who has worked with Royal Blood and Killing Joke among other bands.

Ghost will perform “Square Hammer” on their upcoming North American tour. One of the Nameless Ghouls told SiriusXM, “we’re very proud of it. We’re obviously thrilled to be able to play something new. This is a short, to-the-point little gem right at the jugular.”

The “Popestar” track list:
1. Square Hammer
2. Nocturnal Me
3. I Believe
4. Missionary Man
5. Bible

A Nameless Ghoul told myRock about the upcoming EP, “the EP will sort of connect with ‘Meliora’, so it’s not [going to feature] a new Papa, it’s not a new album; it’s going to be like an extension of ‘Meliora’. That is gonna prolong the tour. So we’re gonna do an American tour in the fall, and then we’re gonna come back to Europe in the beginning of next year and do a bigger, sort of final ‘Meliora’ show. And in between now and then, we will work on the new album, and after the European tour in the beginning of [2017], we’re gonna go into the studio and record a new album.”[x]

This year, Ghost brought home the Grammy for “Best Metal Performance” during the pre-telecast ceremony at the 58th annual Grammy Awards. Ghost was nominated for the song “Cirice” from “Meliora.” The band also played at Lollapalooza on Friday on the Pepsi Stage.

You can listen to “Square Hammer” below, and see it performed live at one of the stops on the North American tour. Tell us what you think!


The “Popestar” North American Tour 2016
Sep. 16 – Rochester, NY – The Armory
Sep. 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Sep. 21 – Cleveland, OH – Masonic Auditorium
Sep. 23 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
Sep. 27 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
Sep. 28 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Sep. 30 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank at Midland Theatre
Oct. 01 – Madison, WI – Sonic Boom Festival
Oct. 02 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
Oct. 03 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Oct. 04 – Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo State Theatre
Oct. 05 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Paramount Theatre
Oct. 07 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
Oct. 08 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Oct. 09 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma Theatre
Oct. 11 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
Oct. 13 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater
Oct. 14 – Seattle, WA – The Moore Theater
Oct. 15 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater
Oct. 16 – Portland, OR – The Rosalind Theater
Oct. 18 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Oct. 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Oct. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Oct. 22 – Las Vegas, NV – The Brooklyn Bowl
Oct. 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Oct. 27 – Lubbock, TX – City Bank Auditorium
Oct. 28 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
Oct. 31 – Little Rock, AR – Metroplex
Nov. 02 – Orlando, FL – The Hard Rock
Nov. 03 – Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach
Nov. 04 – Jacksonville, FL – The Florida Theatre
Nov. 05 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Nov. 07 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Nov. 09 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Nov. 11 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Nov. 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre

David Gagnon

Born in the Chicago suburb of Wheaton, Dave has laid down his soul to the gods rock n' roll. He attended Columbia College Chicago as a major in Creative Writing. Some of his favorite things are heavy metal and pizza.

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