"Ghost - Popestar" is the second EP by the Swedish heavy metal band Ghost, originally released on September 16, 2016, via Loma Vista Recordings. The EP features five tracks, including covers of songs by bands such as Echo & the Bunnymen and Eurythmics. The EP also includes a live version of the song "Square Hammer," which became a hit for the band.
The EP was produced by Tom Dalgety, who has worked with bands such as Royal Blood, Killing Joke, and Band of Skulls. The sound of the EP continues Ghost's blend of heavy metal, hard rock, and classic rock influences, along with their distinctive use of theatrical stage shows and occult imagery.
"Popestar" received positive reviews from music critics, with many praising the band's ability to blend different musical styles while still maintaining their own unique sound. The EP reached number one on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart and number six on the Billboard 200 chart.
The vinyl release of "Popestar" is available in several different colors, including clear vinyl, black vinyl, and a limited edition red vinyl. The clear vinyl version, in particular, is popular among collectors due to its unique appearance and its ability to showcase the intricate artwork and packaging of the EP.
Overall, "Ghost - Popestar" is a must-have for fans of the band, as well as for anyone who enjoys heavy metal, hard rock, or classic rock music with a touch of the occult.