Ghost Wrote A Song About How Mike Pence “Qualifies for a Front-Row Ticket to Hell”

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Even if you think Donald Trump is America’s working-class savior, you have to admit that Mike Pence kinda sucks. There’s something about the evangelical vice president who can’t be alone with a woman who’s not his girlfriend or mother that, I dunno, doesn’t sit right. Now, Swedish occult-metallers Ghost have revealed that a song on their upcoming album Impera is about Pence and his cohort — and it ain’t complimentary.

“[‘Grift Wood’]’s about him and anyone like him who’s willing to soil everything they’ve worked for,” frontman Tobias Forge told Kerrang! in the magazine’s new cover story. “They definitely qualify for a front-row ticket to Hell. Which is so ironic, because that’s what they believe in. [People like that] completely demean themselves, and just eat shit out of someone’s ass in order to achieve whatever they’re trying to achieve.

“Again, he stands as a symbol for people of all times, where the end game is wrapped with some sort of religious [thing],” Forge continued. “He’s known as this sort of Bible thumper, believing that he has strong faith, and he’s just this awful, awful person in any way. He tries to tell the world that he serves God, that he’s part of the good side. Whereas at the end of the day, the only thing he wants is power. But it doesn’t have to necessarily be all about him. It’s about people like him: a lot of politicians, lot of preachers, a lot of clergymen throughout the history of time.”

Ghost’s Impera is already available for preorder. Check out the full tracklisting and cover art for Impera  below:

  1. Imperium
  2. Kaisarion
  3. Spillways
  4. Call Me Little Sunshine
  5. Hunter’s Moon
  6. Watcher In The Sky
  7. Dominion
  8. Twenties
  9. Darkness At The Heart Of My Love
  10. Griftwood
  11. Bite Of Passage
  12. Respite On The Spital Fields

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1/25 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
1/27 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
1/28 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena
1/29 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1/31 – West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center
2/2 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
2/4 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
2/5 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
2/7 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
2/8 – Hershey, PA – GIANT Center
2/10 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
2/11 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center
2/12 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
2/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
2/15 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
2/16 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
2/18 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
2/19 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
2/20 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
2/21 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
2/23 – Independence, MO – Cable Dahmer Arena
2/25 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
2/26 – Dallas, TX – Fair Park Coliseum
2/28 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
3/1 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
3/3 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center

European Dates w/ Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Twin Temple

4/9 – Manchester, Arena, UK
4/11 – London, O2 Arena, UK
4/13 – Glasgow, Hydro, UK
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4/18 – Paris, Accor Arena, France
4/19 – Cologne, Lanxess Arena, Germany
4/21 – Leipzig Quarterback Immobillen Arena, Germany
4/22 – Frankfurt, Festhalle, Germany
4/24 – Prague, Arena, Czech Republic
4/27 – Tampere, Nokia Arena, Finland
4/29 – Stockhom, Avicii Arena, Sweden
4/30 – Oslo, Spektrum, Norway
5/1 – Malmo, Malmo Arena, Sweden
5/3 – Brussels, Forest, Belgium
5/5 – Milan, Mediolanum Forum, Italy
5/7 – Barcelona, Olympic Arena Badalona, Spain
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5/11 – Vienna, Stadthalle, Austria
4/13 – Zurich, Hallenstadion, Switzerland
5/15 – Hannover ZAG Arena, Germany
5/16 – Munich, Olympiahalle, Germany
5/18 – Budapest, Arena, Hungary

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Words by Chris Krovatin