ghostciriceartworkThis past week saw Ghost taking over late night TV with a teaser confirming plans to release their third album, Meliora. Well, it didn’t take long for a new song from Papa Emeritus III and the nameless ghouls to be unleashed.

Sirius XM’s Liquid metal premiered the first single from Meliora over the weekend. And unsurprisingly, the song titled “Cirice” quickly made its way online, and can be streamed in the player below. Clocking in at slightly over six minutes, “Cirice” might be one of Ghost’s heaviest songs today. It’s a slow burner with pounding drums and killer riffs, all the while capturing the sinister vibe we come to expect from Ghost. It’s as if Ghost wanted to prove to those who felt Infestissumam was too poppy that they can still deliver a dark, heavy anthem, leaving us excited to hear how the rest of Meliora will turn out.

Check out “Cirice” for yourself below (or download it for free here). Meliora comes out August 21 via Loma Vista.