Ghost have been in the headlines quite a bit in the metal blogosphere lately, and not for their music. And while the lawsuit against the band by former members and subsequent response from the band has resulted in a loss of the mystery of the band, that’s not stopping them from continuing to grow in popularity. Any Iron Maiden fan that makes it to the band’s North American tour early enough will likely be won over by their stage show, and a Grammy win and #1 active rock song doesn’t hurt things either. That’s why the band will be headed back to the studio soon, and now we know the exact date.
During an interview with Rockfeed.net, a Nameless Ghoul, who we’ll assume is Tobias Forge, spoke about the band’s studio plans, which involve entering on on August 14th to begin work on the full length follow-up to 2015’s Meliora:
“Obviously we’re doing this tour for another six weeks I think and come August 14th, it’s not gonna be a big day for mankind but it’s going to be a big week for myself because I’m going into the studio and we’re going to start recording the new album. The rest of the fall is going to be recording. While it’s not going to be a big event for all y’all, it’s going to be a big event for us.
It’ll be interesting to hear what direction the band go in on the new album. “Square Hammer” was a big hit for them, and it showcases the poppier side of the band. It also came out more recently, on last year’s Popestar EP. Then again, given the band turnaround, who knows what it’ll sound like?