Ghost’s lore is long, confusing and pretty awesome.
The band has released a series of chapters speaking to the band’s lore, often involving multiple skits or cameos. Today, Ghost dropped a new video titled ‘Chapter 15: Meanwhile In Dublin,’ which stars none other than Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott.
The video starts with Elliott hanging out at a pub in Dublin, Ireland, watching a bunch of people stand up and do karaoke. A friend goads Elliott into getting up to do karaoke before they do a pub crawl, which he takes to hear as “Pope Crawl.”
On the karaoke screen he chooses the option of Ghost’s Spillways featuring Joe Elliott, in some strange meta-moment. From there, it gets even more meta where he begins to sing the lyrics to the song, but doesn’t totally know them.
The screen starts freaking out and goes out of control, intercutting between footage of what looks like a new Ghost video and Elliott having a weird crisis while doing karaoke.
Elliott then gets warped into the video itself, drawing out a large triangle in a neon-nightmare where his eyes pop out of his skull. For what it’s worth, the song sounds pretty sweet, taking Ghost’s music into total ’80s cheese territory, and Eliott’s guest part sounds rad in the context of the song.
From there, Joe Elliott is able to snap out of his karaoke acid trip, and pops out with a copy of the song as a 7″ single.
This is all, of course, to tease that the single is dropping tonight at midnight, a nice surprise. Perhaps this is what Ghost’s mysterious “Jesus Is Coming” posters were pointing to, though it’s hard to tell for now.
Check out the teaser video below, and head here to pre-save the song on the streaming platform of your choice.