Swedish rockers Ghost have revealed that they’re going to wrap-up this current touring cycle and head into the studio to work on a new album.
One of Ghost’s Nameless Ghouls were interviewed by US radio station 93.3 WMMR (via Blabbermouth) and they revealed that they’re eyeing a late 2017 release date for their fourth album.
“We’re done [touring] in November, we’re gonna go back home and start pre-producing the new record,” they said before dropping the bombshell that they’re not going to have time to visit Australia or Japan on this touring cycle.
They’ve been touring heavily in support of their third album Meliora and while they were expected to make the visit to Australia earlier this year for Soundwave, those rumours were dispelled when the festival was cancelled.
Now it looks like we’ll be waiting a while with 2018, the earliest possibility.
“We really need to go to record the album,” they said.
“So springtime is probably [the time] to record a new album, and [for the] new album to come out next fall, and then [after that we will] restart [the whole touring cycle].”
Fall in America is spring for us which means they won’t begin touring again until late 2017 and that’s if everything goes to plan.
Ghost last toured here in 2014 when they played the now non-existent Big Day Out so it’s been a long time in between drinks.
Their last release was the Popestar EP which featured covers of songs by Eurythmics, Simian Mobile Disco and Echo & the Bunnymen.
Watch: Ghost – ‘Square Hammer’