Ghost has had a hell of a year. That year is getting capped off with a Grammy Award nomination for Best Metal Performance for their cover of Iron Maiden’s “Phantom of the Opera” from their EP Phantomime. They’re be going up against bands like Metallica, Slipknot, Disturbed, and Spiritbox for the category at the 66th Grammy Awards.

Phantomime released in May 2023 to critical acclaim. The EP was all covers of songs that have inspired Ghost over the years. It’s their fifth overall nomination at the Grammy awards. They previously won in 2016 for their track “Cirice.” Phantomime took the #1 spot on the Independent and Hard Music charts and Top 10 on the Billboard 200. It also saw the band hit the road for one of their longest tours ever with the Re-Imperatour. They concluded that run with two sold-out shows at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, where they filmed portions for an upcoming project.

PHANTOMIME was conceived to follow last year’s international chart-topping opus IMPERA. A revelatory sampling of the GRAMMY winners’ musical DNA, PHANTOMIME is comprised of covers of classics and deep cuts by Television, Genesis, The Stranglers, Iron Maiden and Tina Turner. PHANTOMIME pays tribute in equal measure to every one of these diverse influences, while stamping them all with Ghost’s undeniable sonic signature.   


  1. “See No Evil” (Television)
  2. “Jesus He Knows Me” (Genesis)
  3. “Hanging Around” (The Stranglers)
  4. “Phantom of the Opera” (Iron Maiden)
  5. “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” (Tina Turner)

We’ll have to see how Ghost does against some pretty stacked competition in the category on February 4th, 2024 at the Grammy Awards.

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