One of my favorite bands to emerge in this decade has definitely got to be Swedish metalers Ghost. Ever since their first release Opus Eponymous, I have had my ear glues to the stereo whenever the band releases new material. After three albums, one EP, and a Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal album for Meliora the band is back with a new EP called Popestar which will hopefully hold you over until the next album. The band has also unleashed a single from the album called Square Hammer which has an infectious keyboard riff that goes along with the band’s blazing guitar sound. A Nameless Ghoul talked about the track saying, “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 song is so infectious that it has a very pop feel to the track, but The Nameless Ghoul tells us not to worry. He tells No Brown M&M’s, “If you hear the EP, don’t think that, ‘Oh, the next album is gonna sound exactly like this,’ but that is a good way for us to sneak in elements that are, like, you might hear a synth sound like this on the next record, but not as evident…we’re doing something else in order to get people to feel comfortable with [the direction of the next album].” Don’t mind the video below, but it’s the only version I can get you guys right now (the videos keep disappearing online, an official link to the track). Check out the album artwork below plus the track listing for Popestar:

Popestar Track Listing:

1. Square Hammer

2. Nocturnal Me

3. I Believe

4. Missionary Me

5. Bible

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