MAGNA CARTA CARTEL — the Swedish band featuring former GHOST guitarist Martin Persner — has unveiled an infectious new anthemic single called "The Sun & The Rain". The trio has also announced a European tour in support of the single and latest EP, "The Demon King".
MAGNA CARTA CARTEL has described its music as "soundtracks to movies not yet made." The band's new single keeps the atmosphere from its debut album, "Goodmorning Restrained" (2009), and combines it with the instant hooks from "The Demon King" (2017).
MAGNA CARTA CARTEL was resurrected in 2017 after a nine-year period of sleep when members were on the road with GHOST. MCC is, however, something completely different — a band with the ability to write large pop hits with an everyday feeling.
The band will head out on their first European headline tour in September/October in support of the single.
MAGNA CARTA CARTEL tour dates:
Sep. 28 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Nalen Stora Salen
Sep. 29 - Gothenburg, Sweden @Sticky Fingers
Sep. 30 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset
Oct. 02 - Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
Oct. 03 - Berlin, Germany @ BiNuu
Oct. 04 - Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
Oct. 05 - Paris, France @ Etoiles
Oct. 06 - Leiden, Netherlands @ Gebr De Nobel
Oct. 07 - Biebob, Belgium @ Vosselaar
In March 2017, Persner released a video message in which he claimed to have played in GHOST for seven years under the name Omega. He also revealed that he exited the band in July 2016, although he did not disclose the reasons for his departure.
Persner was not part of the lawsuit filed in early 2017 by four former members of GHOST against the band's lead singer and founder, Tobias Forge. That lawsuit accused Forge of cheating the musicians out of their rightful share of the profits from the group's album releases and world tours.