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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 19: Mary Goore of Ghost band performs on stage during a concert in the Rock in Rio Festival on September 19, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ghost has surprised fans with the digital release of a new live album it plans to put out physically next month.

No specific recording information has been revealed about Ceremony And Devotion; group founder Tobias Forge formed a new lineup earlier this year after firing the existing group after four former members sued him over finances. The 15-track set is available via digital retailers and will be released on CD on January 19. Ghost is streaming the track “Absolution” on its web site.

Forge and company are working on a new Ghost album expected during the spring of next year; It will introduce his latest onstage character after Papa Emeritus III was retired during a September 30 show in Sweden.

 

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