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Ghost’s “Impera” Proclaimed Album Of The Year By Metal Hammer


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At this point it’s almost cliché to post about Ghost‘s growing collection of accolades, but their banner year has earned them yet another. The Swedish theatrical metal outfit’s fifth studio album “Impera” managed to receive top honors from numerous publications, with Metal Hammer being the latest to crown the record their album of the year. You can read more on that here.

Impera” has been an unmitigated success for the band, opening at #2 on the Billboard 200 while also managing to shift an impressive 70,000 album-equivalent units during its first week of availability.

That record also notched up the band their third GRAMMY nomination, with it’s second single “Call Me Little Sunshineup for ‘Best Metal Performance at next year’s edition of the awards. Even if they do once again go home empty-handed from that ceremony, “Impera” already took home the ‘Favorite Rock Album’ at this year’s ‘American Music Awards.

Impera” has proved to largely be a critical darling as well, landing the #1 slot on Revolver‘s 25 best albums of 2022. If that wasn’t enough, the Tobias Forge-led ensemble also received their first four gold singles in the United States this year, one of which came about via an ongoing bout of organic TikTok fame.

The band are currently also up for the Artist Of The Year award at the P3 Guld Awards in their native Sweden as well. Following a series of North American touring, the group are planning to set their sights on once again conquering Europe in the new year.

With Spiritbox:

05/21 Rouen, FRA – Zenith
05/22 Lyon, FRA – Halle Tony Garnier
05/23 Toulouse, FRA – Zenith de Toulouse
05/25 Rennes, FRA – Le Liberte
05/26 Lille, FRA – Zenith de Lille
05/28 Strasbourg, FRA – Zenith of Strasbourg
05/30 Nice, FRA – Palais Nikala

Ghost:

06/01 Barcelona, SPA – Primavera Sound
06/06 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
06/07-11 Gdansk, POL – Mystic Festival
06/08-11 Derby, UK – Download Festival
06/10 Solvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock Festival
06/15 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/19 Hamburg, GER – Barclays Arena
06/22-24 Oslo, NOR – Tons Of Rock
06/28-07/01 Viveiro, SPA – Resurrection Fest
06/29-07/01 Seinajoki, FIN – Provinssi Festival
06/30-07/02 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Festival

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