In the last decade, no metal band has risen to fame quite as quickly and impressively as Ghost. The Swedish occult rock act, led by the many-faced Tobias Forge, have somehow conquered the world playing songs about the plague, the apocalypse, and the Devil. Now, fans can get ready for 2020 to bring about a very delicious sonic cataclysm, as Forge said in a recent interview that a new Ghost album will show up this winter.
In a profile on Ghost and Forge, Swedish publication VK (and translated via Google Translate) wrote, “The idea was that Ghost would hit the road again in March next year. Those plans have been postponed until the autumn of 2021, but a new album will be released this winter.”
“I have already made a record about God’s wrath and doomsday, even if Prequelle was not about just infection from a medical perspective,” said the frontman. “But I have a feeling that there will be plenty of doomsday and quarantine-confirming records in the future, and I think I might not participate in it.”
Obviously, “this winter” is a broad term — Ghost could be releasing a new album around Christmas, or they could be dropping it as far out as March 2021. But fans can apparently take comfort in knowing that new Ghost is on its way.
Forge also discussed the possibility of Ghost continuing their live shows, which have become such an important part of their persona and worldwide renown.
“We have played with the idea of perhaps playing in a smaller context if it is an alternative. But my purpose in playing live with Ghost is not to do it at any price, because that’s not what people want to see. People want to see a show, he says. It’s not just that I show up and it’s done, quite the opposite.”
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Words by Chris Krovatin