Cirice

"Cirice"
Cirice (Ghost).jpg
Single by Ghost
from the album Meliora
ReleasedMay 30, 2015
RecordedJanuary 2015
Genre
Length6:02
LabelLoma Vista
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Klas Åhlund
Ghost singles chronology
"Year Zero"
(2013)
"Cirice"
(2015)
"From the Pinnacle to the Pit"
(2015)

"Cirice" (s/ REES[1]; Old English pronunciation: [ˈtʃiritʃe], 'church') is a song by the Swedish rock band Ghost. The track was released as the lead single from the group's third studio album Meliora. The song peaked at #4 on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart, and won the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2016.

"Cirice" is featured in the video game Rock Band VR's setlist.[2]

Background and release

"Cirice" was originally conceived together with "Devil Church", which was its opening, as a very dark and doomy nine-minute instrumental without a chorus. With the assistance of producer Klas Åhlund, a chorus materialized and the two parts were split.[3]

"Cirice" was released as a free download from the band's official website on May 30, 2015. It was first performed live at their June 3, 2015 concert in their hometown of Linköping.[4] A CD-single coupled with the B-side "Absolution" was released on July 31, 2015 exclusively in independent record stores in the United States.[5] Chad Childers of Loudwire noted the track as "building in tension and heaviness as it progresses."[6] The song was performed live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on October 31, 2015, marking the band's first appearance on American television.[7][8]

Other Languages
español: Cirice
русский: Cirice
suomi: Cirice
svenska: Cirice