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Ghost Throw It Back To 1969 With “Mary On A Cross” Lyric Video, New Pressing Of “Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic” Due In February


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Amid the enduring viral success of their recently gold-certified 2019 single “Mary On A Cross“, ornate Swedish metal band Ghost are once again looking back at their ‘past’. A newly-released official lyric video for the aforementioned song brings us back to the summer of 1969, furthering the era where a young Papa Nihil was still fronting the band.

That time period in the ghostverse of sorts was last explored with the video for the group’s 2019 single “Kiss The Go-Goat“. Both that song and “Mary On A Cross” appeared on a split 7″ released in that year titled “Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic“.

Despite appearing as a b-side on that 7”, “Mary On A Cross” has skyrocketed to become the band’s most popular track. It’s fame can be credited to a fan slowing down and adding reverb to the original song, with the resulting altered version managing to gain serious viral traction on social media platform TikTok.

Faced with that unprecedented success, the band released their own ‘slowed+reverb’ version of the track this past August. Amid the renewed interest in the song, the band have also announced the 1st repressing of “Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic“, with a purple vinyl pressing now available to pre-order here. A February 03rd release date is expected for that.

In other news, a video screen-equipped truck was recently spotted touring around Los Angeles playing the “Mary On A Cross” live video, complete with a Santa Claus stopping and handing out the band’s merch.

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