Ghost B.C.’s sophomore album Infestissumam is without a doubt one of the most anticipated new releases of the month. However, now we’ll have to wait another week for it, as the album’s release has been pushed back from April 9 to April 16. Why, you ask? Well apparently, CD manufacturers weren’t too happy with some of its artwork.
According to SPIN, at least four manufacturers refused to print the artwork seen above that was supposed to be in the album’s deluxe version due to its sacrilegious imagery. Apparently, the manufacturers were less concerned by what resembles a satanic forest orgy and more worried by the upside down Jesus on a cross figure seen at the top. “We kept on getting turned down because of the CD art, which is basically a 16th century illustration of an orgy,” claimed an unidentified source SPIN claims is close to the band. “They weren’t surprised. The comment was ‘Well, I thought this would have happened sooner… The artwork was meant to provoke some sort of thought, but it’s been one obstacle after another.”
To avoid further delay, the band will simply use the original album cover for its deluxe editions. With that said, the “blasphemous” artwork will still be seen in the vinyl copies of the album, as well as in Europe. Infestissumam will still be released via Loma Vista Recordings, but now on April 16.