Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt Has a Guest Appearance on Ghost’s New Album


If only I’d had proper liner notes before I wrote this [mostly glowing] official review of Ghost’s new album Prequelle!

Thankfully the intrepid sleuths over at The PRP picked up from fans in other time zones — where it is now Friday, June 1st and the album is officially out — that there are some high-profile guests on Prequelle we’d yet to learn about. Tobias Forge’s fellow Swede Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth) contributed to the sprawling, instrumental, very old-school prog rock track “Helvetesfonster;” I’d be fascinated to know which parts feature Akerfeldt, but that association isn’t surprising at all given Opeth’s heavy lean into prog in recent years. Meanwhile Zombi‘s Steve Moore assisted with synthesizers throughout the record and Davide Rossi of Goldfrapp lent his hands the orchestrata parts on “Pro Memoria.”

The more you know! We’ll update this post with embeds of both of the aforementioned tracks as soon as the album is officially released. Meanwhile, check out the highly danceable album highlight “Dance Macabre” below as well as a live performance of “Pro Memoria.”


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