Ghost Reveals New Song "Kaisarion" Live - Knotfest

Ghost Reveals New Song “Kaisarion” Live

Posted by Corinne Westbrook in News on January 26, 2022

See the setlist that included the band’s cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” and photos from their first show back in two years.

Ghost kicked off their co-headlining tour with Volbeat with an exciting reveal – a brand new track, “Kaisarion”. Last night was the first show of the US tour Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada where the band played a 16 song set that also included recently released single “Hunter’s Moon” and a cover of “Enter Sandman”.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

  1. Kaisarion
  2. Rats
  3. From The Pinnacle To The Pit
  4. Mary On A Cross
  5. Devil Church
  6. Cirice
  7. Hunter’s Moon
  8. Faith
  9. Helvetesfönster
  10. Year Zero
  11. Ritual
  12. Mummy Dust
  13. Kiss The Go-Goat


  1. Enter Sandman (Metallica Cover)
  2. Dance Macabre
  3. Square Hammer

Ghost is set to release their fifth album, Impera, on March 11th via Loma Vista/Concord. The official music video for the LP’s latest single, “Call Me Little Sunshine”, was the work of iconic director Matt Mahurin and stars Ruby Modine.

According to a press release, “Impera” “finds GHOST transported literally hundreds of years forward from the 14th century Europe Black Plague era” of its previous album, 2018’s “Prequelle”. “The result is the most ambitious and lyrically incisive entry in the GHOST canon: Over the course of ‘Impera”s 12-song cycle, empires rise and fall, would-be messiahs ply their hype (financial and spiritual alike), prophecies are foretold as the skies fill with celestial bodies divine and man-made… All in all, the most current and topical GHOST subject matter to date is set against a hypnotic and darkly colorful melodic backdrop making ‘Impera’ a listen like no other — yet unmistakably, quintessentially GHOST.”

Produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace, “Impera” consists of the following 12 songs:

  1. Imperium
  2. Kaisarion
  3. Spillways
  4. Call Me Little Sunshine
  5. Hunter’s Moon
  6. Watcher In The Sky
  7. Dominion
  8. Twenties
  9. Darkness At The Heart Of My Love
  10. Griftwood
  11. Bite Of Passage
  12. Respite On The Spital Fields

In a recent interview with KLAQ radio station, Ghost matermind Tobias Forge commented: “…I wanted to make a record about the rise and ultimately the unescapable fails and falls of empires. And an idea like that can take — at least me — quite far. So once you get that idea of, like, ‘Oh, now I know what the pile is gonna look like. I know now what not to put in there.’ And it was the same thing with [2018’s] ‘Prequelle’ [album]; it was gonna be about the great death, a medieval, primordial threat of annihilation which was, I guess I wouldn’t say carnal but maybe a tiny tad more spiritual and philosophical death, with the ever presence of actual termination, whereas this record about the empires was gonna be a little bit more practical, I guess; a little bit more, I don’t wanna say political. So it wasn’t really hard to be inspired by the last couple of years.”

In addition to the new track reveal, both frontman and Nameless Ghouls underwent a transformation for their respective looks. The Nameless Ghouls are now sporting an apocalyptic look featuring a diving helmet outfitted with two eye sockets and non-descript military style jacket. For the first half of the set, Forge performed as now-retired character Cardinal Copia before transforming into Papa Emeritus IV during “Year Zero”. Although the new Papa Emeritus was revealed in 2020, this show marked the first time the character appeared in conjunction with the new album.

Ghost / Volbeat / Twin Temple 2022 Remaining Tour Dates:

Jan. 25 – Reno, Nev. @ Reno Events Center
Jan. 27 – Seattle, Wash. @ Climate Pledge Arena
Jan. 28 – Nampa, Idaho @ Ford Idaho Center Arena
Jan. 29 – Portland, Ore. @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Jan. 31 – West Valley City, Utah @ Maverik Center
Feb. 02 – Denver, Colo. @ Ball Arena
Feb. 04 – Lincoln, Neb. @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
Feb. 05 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center
Feb. 07 – Columbus, Ohio @ Nationwide Arena
Feb. 08 – Hershey, Pa. @ GIANT Center
Feb. 10 – Newark, N.J. @ Prudential Center
Feb. 11 – Worcester, Mass. @ DCU Center
Feb. 12 – Camden, N.J. @ BB&T Pavilion
Feb. 14 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Petersen Events Center
Feb. 15 – Toledo, Ohio @ Huntington Center
Feb. 16 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
Feb. 18 – Chicago, Ill. @ Allstate Arena
Feb. 19 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Heritage Bank Center
Feb. 20 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Fiserv Forum
Feb. 21 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Chaifetz Arena
Feb. 23 – Independence, Mo. @ Cable Dahmer Arena
Feb. 25 – Houston, Texas @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Feb. 26 – Dallas, Texas @ Fair Park Coliseum
Feb. 28 – El Paso, Texas @ Don Haskins Center
March 01 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Footprint Center
March 03 – Anaheim, Calif. @ Honda Center

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