Mysterious Swedish heavy metal group Ghost have released a studio recording of their cover version of ABBA’s “I’m A Marionette.” It is being reported that the track actually features Dave Grohl on production and drums, but that hasn’t been confirmed. Release is via Spotify and as the B-side on a limited 10-inch clear vinyl of the band’s new single, “Secular Haze.”
To listen to the song for yourself click right here.
Ghost are slated to unveil their sophomore album Infestissumam sometime in the spring 0f 2013. It will be released under the new label Loma Vista Recordings and produced by Grammy Award-winning Nick Raskulinecz. One of the band’s Nameless Ghouls recently spoke with Decibel about the decision to cover ABBA:
“We are Swedish, and ABBA has always been a very, very strong part of our modern musical heritage. We all grew up with their music very present. Not only that — ABBA basically took a few hundred years of traditional Swedish music and made it into pop songs. I’m talking about folk music from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Anybody outside Scandinavia probably isn’t familiar with those tones or musical language. But one of the reasons ABBA broke through so enormously first in Sweden was probably because of their folk music influences. I think anyone from Scandinavia is easily infatuated with that sort of music, so ABBA has a deeper meaning to us, I think.”[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj2l9q9Y1Io[/youtube]