Seven Inches of Satanic Panic

Seven Inches of Satanic Panic is a release by the Swedish rock band Ghost. Released on 13 September 2019 by Loma Vista Recordings, it features the songs "Kiss the Go-Goat" and "Mary on a Cross", written by vocalist Tobias Forge. Seven Inches of Satanic Panic has been described as a two-track EP and as a single.

Seven Inches of Satanic Panic
EP by
Released13 September 2019
StudioPark Studio, Stockholm
Genre
Length7:27
LabelLoma Vista
ProducerGene Walker

Background and release

On 12 September 2019, Ghost released a music video for the track "Kiss the Go-Goat", which depicts the character Papa Nihil performing as the frontman of Ghost at Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, California in 1969.[4][5] The following day, on 13 September 2019, Seven Inches of Satanic Panic was released on music streaming services through Loma Vista Recordings.[6] On social media, the band announced:

"We wish to inform you Ghost has released two special tracks from the 1969 archives...Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic is available to stream & order now."[7][8]

Seven Inches of Satanic Panic, which has been described as a two-track EP[5] and as a single,[9] was released on 7" vinyl (with "Kiss the Go-Goat" as the A-side and "Mary on a Cross" as the B-side)[6] on 27 September 2019.[5] The 7" vinyl claims to be remastered versions of songs recorded in 1969 at Thorn Industrial Audio Recording Studios, Hollywood. The vinyl release peaked at number 2 on the UK Vinyl Singles Chart[10], whilst "Kiss the Go-Goat" reached number 4 on the Kerrang! Rock Chart.[11]

Track listing

All writing credited to Papa Emeritus Nihil and A Group of Nameless Ghouls.

No.TitleLength
1."Kiss the Go-Goat"3:19
2."Mary on a Cross"4:08

Personnel

References

  1. Kaufman, Spencer (13 September 2019). "Ghost unveil new song "Mary on a Cross": Stream". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  2. Munro, Scott (13 September 2019). "Ghost release new single Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic". Metal Hammer. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  3. Grech, Aaron (12 September 2019). "Ghost Announces September 2019 Release of "Lost" '60s Era 7″ Seven Inches of Satanic Panic Featuring Songs "Kiss the Go Goat" and "Mary on A Cross"". MXDWN.com. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  4. "Ghost Releases New Song Kiss The Go-Goat". Kerrang!. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  5. "Listen To Ghost's New EP, Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic". Kerrang!. 13 September 2019. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  6. "Ghost - Seven Inches of Satanic Panic Limited Edition 7"". Loma Vista Recordings. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  7. "The Band Ghost on Instagram: "[MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY] We wish to inform you Ghost has released two special tracks from the 1969 archives...Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic is available to stream & order now."". Instagram. 13 September 2019. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  8. Rosenberg, Axl (12 September 2019). "Officially Official: Ghost Release Seven Inches of Satanic Panic Vinyl". MetalSucks. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  9. Chapstick, Kelsey (12 September 2019). "Hear Ghost Get Groovy on Poppy, Fun New Song "Kiss the Go-Goat"". Revolver. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  10. "Official Vinyl Singles Chart". 4 October 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  11. Kerrang! Rock Chart, Kerrang!, issue 1793, page 15, Cover date: 5 October 2019.
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