News: Ghost release Iron Maiden cover ‘Phantom Of The Opera’

Photo Credit: Jimmy Hubbard

Ghost share a cover of Iron Maiden’s ‘Phantom Of The Opera’, taken from their five-song covers EP, PHANTOMIME (Loma Vista Recordings) released this Friday 19th May.

A diverse and spellbinding sampling of the GRAMMY Award-winning band’s musical DNA, PHANTOMIME is comprised of covers of classics and deep cuts by Television, Genesis, The Stranglers, Iron Maiden and Tina Turner. PHANTOMIME pays tribute in equal measure to every one of these unlikely bedfellow, influences while stamping them all with Ghost’s undeniable sonic signature.

‘Phantom Of The Opera’ follows on from the band’s cover of Genesis’ ‘Jesus He Knows Me’, which has generated some 10 million streams worldwide and cracked the Rock Radio Top 20 within weeks of its release. The track was  accompanied by an Alex Ross Perry-directed video that will surely make the case that one person’s beauty is another’s blasphemy. Culminating in a climactic ritual that must be seen to be believed, Ghost’s visual interpretation of “Jesus He Knows Me” rises to the occasion in unholy fashion — and then some. Viewer discretion is advised:

The complete track listing for PHANTOMIME is as follows:

“See No Evil” (Television)

“Jesus He Knows Me” (Genesis)

“Hanging Around” (The Stranglers)

“Phantom of the Opera” (Iron Maiden)

“We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” (Tina Turner)

PHANTOMIME’s release will coincide with Ghost’s first live dates of 2023, beginning with a May/June European run of festival and headline dates including appearances at Primavera Sound 2023 where the band will share a bill with Blur, Depeche Mode, Halsey and Kendrick Lamar, among others, and Sweden Rock Festival 2023, where Ghost will be one of four headliners alongside Def Leppard, Iron Maiden and Motley Crue. Ghost will then play a UK festival exclusive headlining the second stage at Download Festival 2023, giving PHANTOMIME’s tracks their live debut. 

 21 May, Zenith,  Rouen, France
22 May, Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France
23 May, Zénith De Toulouse, Toulouse, France
25 May, Le Liberte, Rennes, France
26 May, Zénith De Lille, Lille, France
28 May, Zenith of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
30 May, Palais Nikaïa, Nice, France
1 Jun, Primavera Sound 2023, Barcelona, Spain
3 Jun, Zenith Nantes Metropole, Saint-herblain, France
6 Jun, Velodrom, Berlin, Germany
7-11 Jun , Mystic Festival 2023, Gdańsk, Poland
8-11 Jun, Download Festival 2023 , Derby, United Kingdom
10 Jun,  Sweden Rock Festival 2023, Sölvesborg, Sweden
15 Jun, Graspop Metal Meeting 2023, Dessel, Belgium
19 Jun, Barclays Arena, Hamburg, Germany

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