Swedish rock band Ghost have released a new track named "Hunter's Moon". It's their first single release in two years. The song was produced by Klas Ahlund and mixed by Andy Wallace. The track features on the popular film franchise "Halloween Kills". The soundtrack is due for 15th October and is due for theatre release on the same day.
The song shows us what Ghost's next album will sound like. Most of the work on the album was completed earlier in the year. Frontman Tobias Forge said their 2018 new album wouldn't be revealed until the band could confirm a tour to follow. Now Ghost have announced a 26 date US tour, it looks like information about the album will be released soon.
Tobias told Kerrang! in 2019 â€œI look at many fifth albums as a guide as to the urgency for what that record will need to be. By the fifth album youâ€™re at a point in your career where you have this momentum built up. You have the expectancy of people depending on you, so you have to put something special in those many spotlights. You need to step up and make a record thatâ€™s worth it and justifies all of these things.â€
Make a responsible record
He adds "you have to make a responsible record. That doesnâ€™t mean to expect riffs. Itâ€™s two different things â€“ what the record sounds like and knowing to put yourself in the right spot at the right time. When I had nothing, and lived in a small apartment that cost very little because the ceiling leaked, the dream was to be able to live off making music. When I had kids, that became even more important.
"Now itâ€™s about something else. Iâ€™m responsible for showing my wife and my kids that all these years of waiting for me have been worth it. And that goes beyond money, because at the end of the day thatâ€™s just seasoning. One day my kids will be grown up, and I have to be able to show them that all this time playing rock shows had a real purpose.â€
In October 2020 Forge told Sweden Rock Magazine about the plans of recording their fifth album "The actual recording will last around six weeks and then there's two to three weeks of mixing and mastering," Said Forge. "So sometime in March the record should be finished, but it won't be released until after the summer. As it looks now, knock on wood, we will then go on tour. We won't release an album until we know that we are actually going on tour. The album release will coincide with the start of a tour. Of course, we could announce an album release date and then, for some reason, it might not be possible to tour, but that's a whole other matter."
Check out the song below