Dave Grohl Produces ABBA Cover With Ghost

2013 will be a big year for Swedish metal band Ghost, and they're kicking off with a production by none other than Dave Grohl. Learn more about the band and their new album here.

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Dave Grohl has produced a cover of an ABBA song with the mysterious Swedish band Ghost.

Grohl also features on drums for the single which will only be available as a limited edition vinyl pressing.

It's an unusual combination, so one of the so-called Nameless Ghouls told Decibel magazine more about why ABBA are important to a Swedish band like them:

"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... I think anyone from Scandinavia is easily infatuated with that sort of music, so ABBA has a deeper meaning to us, I think."

Ghost aren't a new band, but they've been gaining hype as a band to watch in 2013 since recruiting Grammy winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Foo Fighters) to produce their second album "Infestissumam", due in Spring.

You can order the limited 10-inch vinyl cover of ABBA's "Secular Haze", produced by Dave Grohl, at this site.

Hear more from Ghost performing live in this clip:

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What do you think of Ghost? Could they become one of the breakthrough acts of 2013, or will you reserve judgement until hearing their second album? Let us know in the comments.

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    When I first read the headline I went o_O I am eagerly awaiting Ghost's new album :3 I was quite pleased with Opus Eponymous.
    I would like just to see for 2 minutes Grohl's agenda...has to be bigger than the bible..
    I'm pretty sure Dave Grohl our music generations Midas, everything that man touches becomes gold!
    He is probably the greatest musician alive today. He is a stand up guy, a beast of a drummer, an incredible songwriter, and he actually avoids digital-editing! Seriously, Wasting Light was recorded on tapes, then converted to digital. They know their instruments, and the album is proof. Dave is my musical god.
    I often look at Wasting Light as a semi-live album. I am so sure that the day he dies I'll buy myself a bottle of some sort of booze and just get wasted while watching all of their live dvd's! probably cry a lot to
    It was so awesome when they put pieces of the master tape in the album. record on tape, transfer to digital, slice the shit out of the master and give it to the fans. great idea.
    I got my own little piece If you buy an album now, you won't get a piece! they are all gone, Mine is framed in next to all my Foo Fighters concert tickets, have a frame for all of them and a different frame for all my other concert tickets
    It may just be a thought, but I don't think black people will take a liking to this band...
    Can't wait for that new album. Ghost is maybe the best band to come out in 10 years.
    thats just amazing XD great to see ghost getting the attention they deserve too
    Sweet to hear some news about swedish bands! fun fact: during the big 4 show i gothenburg, sweden, James Hethfield of wore a ghost shirt. The show was also broadcast live by the goverment owned channel SVT.
    Their image interests me more than their actual music. They're not bad by any means, there just really isn't too much there... I saw them live though and it was definitely a good time.
    The Snowman
    Saw these guys open for Mastodon and Opeth last spring. Kicked ass.
    @thesnowman I hadn't heard of them until I saw them at that concert. They put on a great show (opener) and now I am a fan.
    JD Close
    I AM A MARIONETTE! Secular Haze is an original. You guys are making mistakes all over.
    If you don't know about Ghost they are a Doom/Trad Metal band from Sweden featuring six nameless members (five "nameless ghouls" (lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass, drums, keyboards (they have this menacing organ that's a predominant feature in a lot of their songs)) one vocalist known as Papa Emeritus, now Papa Emeritus II (it's the same guy though)) Check out their debut Opus Eponymous, totally unique in today's metal scene, it's like Blue Oyster Cult meets Mercyful Fate/King Diamond, truly underrated band!
    well i'm from Denmark... and abba sucks... I think Vikings is a more shared culture than any other in Scandinavia. like volbeats music.
    As much as I love Volbeat, I can't think of anything even remotely "viking" about their music
    they are even more country then they are Viking (especially because they love to use a harmonica and did that johnny cash cover)... they are NOT viking at all.
    Seen them live twice first time didn't think they were for me, second time loved them. Even got to hang with some of them after the gig and had some drinks with them, really cool guys.
    I really enjoyed Ghost at last year's Werchter Boutique, not something I'd always listen but very enjoyable.
    LMFAO when I read Ghost I thought they mean't Ghost from Radio Graffiti LMFAO
    WOW, a guy in black and white makeup singing about spooky things in vibrato....amusing. Has any of you youngsters ever heard of King Diamond or Mercyful Fate?
    Yes I have. It's not like King Diamond (also the lead singer of Mercyiful Fate) has a patent on corpse paint, horror themed lyrics and vibrato. Alice Cooper was doing similar stuff before that. Besides they barely sound like King Diamond/ Mercyful fate. If anyone, they sound more like Blue Oyster Cult with a heavier edge, satanic lyrics, corpse painted lead singer, and cloaked ghoul band members. Don't slag a band just because they have similarities to another band. Every artist has other artists that are similar.
    Ghost, a heavier edge? Please. Their music sounds like the music that would be made if Mercyful Fate sucked and decided to make Pop. Satanic Latin Rock, at best. Ghost is one of the most over-hyped bands in this current wave of retro bands, they give The Sword a run for their money. Just go listen to The Devil's Blood or Blood Ceremony, or, y'know, any of the other actually good bands that make this style of music.