Given Ghost’s general irreverence for religion – their lead singer performs under the identity of ‘Papa Emeritus,’ an evil priest. While the band’s masked members are known as Nameless Ghouls – it’s not surprising that the Swedish Grammy-winning rock/metal act decided to release The Devil’s Hands on Christmas Day.

The band announced the release of the video on social media (via one of their ‘Message from The Clergy’ posts) saying, “We wish to inform you that this Xmas the masses will have access to view the tour doc that has only been seen by a chosen few last year.” The fifteen-minute video documents the behind-the-scenes action during the band’s Popestar tour of 2016-2017. While none of the band members feature in the video, the story is told through sound engineers, instrument techs, lighting techs, fans and some very unusual costumed characters that are part of Ghost shows. Watch The Devil's Hands here.


Ghost won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance for the song ‘Cirice’ off their third album Meliora. Since then they’ve toured with Iron Maiden, gone through an entire line-up change, had the identity of their lead singer revealed and released the Popestar EP.

In September, Tobias Forge - the musician revealed to be the leader of Ghost, announced that he was on track to release a new Ghost album in 2018. Earlier this month, the band released the digital version of Ceremony and Devotion, a live album, with a physical release scheduled for January 2018.