According to Hits Daily Double, Ghost’s new album, Prequelle, will likely land at position Number three on this weekend’s Billboard 200 chart. The recording, which arrived on June 1st, is expected to shift between 49,000 and 54,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 7th. Of that sum, between 46,000 and 51,000 are projected to be in traditional album sales.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The top 10 of the June 16-dated Billboard 200 chart is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s web sites on Sunday, June 10th.

In somewhat related news, the Metal God, Rob Halford, recently told the Phoenix New Times that he would be working with other bands in the future, including Ghost.

“Nergal [from Behemoth] and I are possibly doing a collaboration,” Halford said. “I was in the dressing room with Tobias [Forge] from Ghost, and we talked about collaborative opportunities too. It’s fun for musicians to step into each other’s world. It’s like different football teams — it’s the same game but a different play. I’m just very curious to see where my voice can fit in.”

[Thank you to Rattlehead for always insisting I post Ghost news-LOL!]

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  1. Dana, thank you for posting more Ghost news, and I think this is great news! Congratulations to Ghost for landing on the Top 5 Billboard with the release of their latest album. I think it’s a great album, filled with heavy rock songs, ballads, and everything in between.

    I think Ghost is a great “newer” rock band and glad to see they are getting recognized. Their shtick may not be for everyone, but there is no denying they are getting more successful with each album release. And we should also be supportive of newer rock bands gaining momentum and making “noise” in this business.

    Ghost’s concerts are theater productions, and the music they play is essentially the soundtrack. I love their stage setup for this latest tour, it reminds me a little of Ozzy’s Diary of Madman stage setup the way the drums are on that huge riser. Ghost’s songs are very radio worthy, and probably would be, if not for the lyrical content and satanic image. Ghost view themselves as entertainers and they are influenced by a lot of the 70s and 80s era bands we all enjoy and get covered on this Site, thanks to Dana’s great work.

    And I think it’s great the Metal God would like to collaborate with them. Glad to know the Metal God has taken notice of Ghost.

    1. Incredibly well said Rattlehead.

      Ghost have been dubbed the future of arena rock. And yes they’re (he’s) that good.

      And Ghost with Halford….I need to sit down and catch my breath.

      Dana – again this is why you’re the best rock ‘poster’ in the business.

    2. Thank you, DR,

      But you should really send your gratitude to Rattlhead, he sends me links to Ghost stories all the time. I think he maybe one of their biggest fans, along with you 🙂


      D 🙂

    1. Right on, DR! Pro Memoria is a great haunting sounding ballad off the new album. Hail Ghost! Hail Cardinal Copia! Hail Tobias Forge!

  2. It is a fantastic album! I saw them for the 5th time last week and it was building to be the best one yet, but tragically a man in the front of the floor keeled over and eventually died during the intermission. It was a terrible thing to see, and props to the band for cancelling the rest of the show when they found out what happened out of respect to the man and his family.

    1. Jason, i read about that event. So sad for the man’s family. Ghost fans set up a GoFundMe campaign for the man’s family and have raised almost $10,000 so far.

  3. I am hoping the new album grows on me, a little disapointed so far. I would have liked it heavier. Rats and Faith are really strong. I loved Meloria. I saw them open for Maiden last year. Great show.

  4. Im trying to like this one but like Brian said I would have liked it heavier for sure. I`d give it 6.5/10. Papa don`t go soft on us now.

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