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

"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