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Always adorned in some sort of fashionable occult attire, the Nameless Ghouls not only provide audiences awesome music, but also play into Ghost‘s creative mystique. Throughout that of Ghost’s history, the costumes for the Nameless Ghouls have gone through changes; when it comes to their current fashion though, Ghost frontman Tobias Forge recently confirmed that inspiration for the Nameless Ghouls’ attire partially stems from the iconic science fiction franchise Star Wars.

In an interview with Revolver, when asked about what inspired the new costumes for Ghost’s Nameless Ghouls, the Ghost frontman shared the following:

“I wanted a sort of militant look, but any time you have people in uniform and in plural, you end up with a slight military vibe. But I wanted to progress that from cult members to more like an army. So you have a little bit of Thirties European there, and also old air-pilot helmets. As a Star Wars fan, I’ve always been into the Tusken Raiders and their sort of lifeless look, so that was also part of it.”

That’s a pretty cool detail we didn’t know! Star Wars is quite the popular franchise among many metalheads; you have the likes of Butcher Babies vocalist Carla Harvey who collects a lot of Star Wars memorabilia, as well as the Star Wars themed metal band Galactic Empire. Hell, death metal’s own Vader even pulled their name from the likes of iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader.

What are your thoughts on the Star Wars inspired costumes for that of Ghost’s Nameless Ghouls? And while we’re talking about the sci-fi franchise, what is your favorite Star Wars movie, show, video game, and/or book?

Last month, we interviewed the Ghost frontman about the band’s newest album Impera, as well as talked about his creative process, and passion for cinema. To read our full interview with that of Ghost frontman Tobias Forge, click on the link below:

“Metal has this sort of high horse”: Ghost Frontman Tobias Forge Talks Impera Success, Creative Process, + More


Words by: Michael Pementel