Following up Ghost’s highly successful 2015 album, Meliora, the occult act has finished a new covers EP. Along with speaking about the upcoming EP, a Nameless Ghoul from Ghost described how the band will bring an even grander show to the stage.

Ghost’s 2013 covers EP, If You Have Ghost, raised the Swedish band’s profile immensely. The five-song EP starts off with a version of Roky Erickson’s “If You Have Ghosts,” which has become one of Ghost’s signature songs in concert. Ghost have proven they can make a covers EP work, so fans should be excited for yet another effort on the horizon.

“If you hear the EP, don't think that, 'Oh, the next album is gonna sound exactly like this,' but that is a good way for us to sneak in elements that are, like, you might hear a synth sound like this on the next record, but not as evident,” a Nameless Ghoul told No Brown M&Ms. “'If You Have Ghosts' was definitely a new dimension of pop-rock that we hadn't really done before. I mean, it's sort of closer to R.E.M. than it is Black Sabbath. We're not doing the same thing this time, but we're doing something else in order to get people to feel comfortable with [the direction of the next album]."

As for Ghost stepping up their already glorious live show, the Ghoul spoke of a grander vision. “As far as we know, we haven't really peaked yet, and this tour is bigger than the previous tour in many ways, and the tour that we're gonna do in the fall that we haven't announced, so we can't say it yet, but it's gonna be even bigger — bigger venues, more dates and all over the place,” described the Ghoul. “So it's useful when you're growing during an album cycle to sort of put in an extra gear into it, with a new EP and sort of revamp the whole thing, still being thematically the same thing." [via Blabbermouth]

Stay tuned for release info on Ghost’s upcoming covers EP and fall tour!

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