Ghost return with brand new ‘Secular Haze’ track

Ghost put out one of the best albums of 2011 with the righteous “Opus Eponymous” which combined near-Thin Lizzy hooks with a fantasy metal sensibility. Ghost got a ton of attention off of that album and now, given how bonkers “Secular Haze” sounds, it seems that the second album should be well worth looking forward to. They’ve called upon former Deftones and Foo Fighters producer Nick Raskulinecz to produce the album. One of the members of Ghost (who, with the exception of frontman Papa Emeritus, are nameless and only referred to as ‘Nameless Ghouls’ in liner notes) had this to say about working with Raskulinecz:

“Nick is not one of those, and he seemed to be one of the few who seemed to understand our archaeological approach when it comes to our sound, which is something that we began doing on the first record. Now, with more resources, we’re doing what we set out to do, which is to make a record that sounds like a real expensive record done in 1978, as opposed to a lo-fi album done in the ’70s. Nick is one of the few who understood what we meant by that, and he’s very devoted to Satan.

The album – “Infestissumam” – is due out this spring. You can listen to the first single “Secular Haze” right here: