Tobias Forge, lead singer of Ghost, spoke in an interview to Metal Hammer about why the band abandoned the character Papa Emeritus, and put in place Cardinal Copia.
Read what he said:
“I’ve always tried to make things difficult for me,” he says about raising the persona of each frontman. “Instead of just making big and blunt business statements, I’m trying to do things in a more cinematic way.”
He continues: “If we continued from Pope to Pope to Pope, this would be very tedious. This is a one-dimensional way of looking at this band. If I had just done that, Ghost would have gone to autopilot and would have gotten old very quickly. ”
The band’s new album, Prequelle, will be released on June 1.
Listen to their single “Rats”:
I am a 23 year-old brazilian journalist, a classic rock and heavy metal lover. Music has always been part of my life, helped me through tough moments and was with me to celebrate the good ones. When i became a journalist i knew i wanted to write about my passions. After college I did a postgraduate degree in digital communication. This has helped me to make the website better and bring the best of classic rock to the world!