Ghost embarked on their first United States tour, "13 Dates of Doom," in New York in January 2012, and ending in February in Los Angeles.
Ghost also joined Mastodon and Opeth as the opening act on the Heritage Hunter Tour throughout North America during April and May 2012.
In February 2012, a Nameless Ghoul revealed that the band had completed writing their second album Infestissumam.
In December 2012, Ghost played a show in Linköping, where they debuted a new song titled "Secular Haze", which was released online earlier that day..
During the same show, the band introduced Papa Emeritus II as the successor to the first Papa Emeritus.
Several more t-shirts were produced to support the tours, it was the beginning of a tradition that Ghost would become recognised for, basing the t-shirt design on iconic pieces of popular culture, drawing on art from horror movies,
Sci-fi classics and biblical illustrations.
The designs of the shirts also became more intricate, depicting Papa Emeritus as The Statue of Liberty, the routes taken by the band during the tours and 2012 gave t-shirt collectors the first appearance of The 'Ornate' Grucifix.
This shirt was sold at a special show in Ghosts hometown of
Cupolen, Linkoping, December 15th 2012
It was the first time that Papa Emeritus 2 took the stage and the first time that the song Secular haze was performed by the band
The first print of this shirt was by Plastic Head, the company that produced the early Ghost T-Shirts, the shirts carry the FOTL Tag. Later in 2012, merch production would be moved to Global Merch Services
Two date idents exist for this shirt, Multiple tags exist for the reprints
This shirt has been reprinted more times than the 1977 poster of the 'tennis girl scratching her arse' by british photographer Martin Elliot