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Metallica, Anthrax Guests Join Ghost On "Dance Macabre"
GRAMMY winners Ghost are having an exciting time under Cardinal Copia, their new leader as of April, on their Rats! On The Road tour, which began earlier this month ahead of the June 1 arrival of their latest studio album, Prequelle. On May 18 the group released "Dance Macabre" from their anticipated LP, joined by friends for the middle ages' most unifying celebration — the Dance of Death.
GRAMMY winners in the festive throng include Metallica's Kirk Hammett and Deftones' Chino Moreno. Nominees partying out with the Cardinal and his ghouls include Phillip Anselmo from Pantera, Charlie Benante from Anthrax and 60th GRAMMY Awards nominee M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold. Shout-out to Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast for joining in as well.
"Dance Macabre" is Ghost's second single teasing Prequelle. Their first — "Rats" — was released on Friday the 13th in April and peaked at No. 16 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart, their highest charting single to date.
Under the group's prior leadership by Papa Emeritus III, their single "Cirice" won Best Metal Performance at the 58th GRAMMY Awards. Ghoul bandmembers have shared with the Recording Academy how it felt to receive their first nomination as well as insights into the making of "Cirice." Now Cardinal Copia has his work cut out for him, leading his Unnamed Ghouls to greater extremes. They're off to a good start.