Ghost is going even farther back in time for their new music video for “From The Pinnacle To The Pit.” It is the second single from the band’s new album, Meliora. First single “Cirice” kicked the era off with a ’70s styled horror film reminiscent of Carrie, but Ghost’s new music video goes back another half century to the dawn of motion pictures. “From The Pinnacle To The Pit” is a silent film set to rock music, complete with closed captioning and hilarious ancient special effects. It is clearly inspired by the 1927 film Metropolis and 1943’s Occult Forces.
Only at the end of the “From The Pinnacle To The Pit” video does Papa Emeritus III come into it, ascending from the cobblestone floor up to the top of the city with power and glory. The music video was directed by Zev Deans; animation was done by Madeline Quinn and Zev Deans.
Relive the past by watching “From The Pinnacle To The Pit” below:
Ghost just released their third studio album, Meliora, in August. You can buy it on iTunes or from the band’s official store now to get “From The Pinnacle To The Pit” and the nine other excellent new songs. It’s an album worth getting, so you won’t want to miss out. Keep checking back here for all the latest Ghost music news.