Ghost performs acoustic set with "new" frontman Cardinal Copia

The Swedish act Ghost played a short acoustic set at a private event in Chicago Friday night (April 6) premiering the band's upcoming album. A fan-filmed live video with the performance of the song "Cirice", featuring the band’s "new" frontman named Cardinal Copia, can be viewed above.

The three-song performance included the debut airing of the disc's first single, "Rats", which opens the album and is expected to be made available later this month. It was also the first time Ghost performed with Cardinal Copia, who has been teased before in the band’s video "Chapter Two: The Cardinal".

The first part of the video is available here.

Papa Emeritus is the image played by Ghost’s leader, singer, and musician Tobias Forge, who this summer revealed his identity at the Swedish radio show "Sommar i P1". Before the release of each album, the band announces its "new" frontman.

It’s reported that the last four months Forge has spent working on the 4th upcoming Ghost’s record, which release is tentatively scheduled for April 2018.

He told Metal Wani earlier in the year that the disc would be "darker" than "Meliora", "because it's thematically set in a darker setting. 'Meliora' was supposed to reflect some sort of utopia/dystopia in the modern society, whereas this new one is gonna be a little bit more apocalyptic, a little bit more back to the medieval times, which, obviously, is associated with darkness."

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