Ghost Capture Third Swedish Grammis Award for ‘Popestar’ EP
Congratulations to Ghost for winning their third Swedish Grammis award! The cult band took home the trophy for Best Hard Rock / Metal Album for their Popestar EP.
Ghost were up against fellow Swedish nominees Amaranthe (for Maximalism), Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas (for Mariner), Dark Tranquillity (for Atoma) and In Flames (for Battles). Though Popestar was the only EP nominated in a field of full-length albums, the recording came through victorious.
Ghost informed fans of the Grammis win via a message from the clergy, though the clergy gave an incorrect award name:
We wish to inform you that tonight Ghost won a Swedish Grammis Award in the category Hard Rock/Metal Act Of The Year. This is band's third Grammis win.
Popestar features one of the biggest hits of Ghost’s career, “Square Hammer,” which brought the EP to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart. Popestar is the first EP in history to accomplish this feat.
Ghost captured the Best Metal Video award in the 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards for “Square Hammer,” which pays tribute to 1920s expressionist horror, notably Nosferatu. The band’s fourth studio album, Drenched in Death, is scheduled to come this August.
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