We can use more things to look forward to, and one thing we definitely have to look forward to in the coming months is new music from Ghost. Frontman Tobias Forge confirmed that he is eyeing a winter 2020/2021 release for new music from the band.
Speaking with Sweden’s VK, he noted that the band’s scheduled March 2021 tour has been postponed, but that the new album is not postponed.
“I have already made a record about God’s wrath and doomsday, even if ‘Prequelle’ was not about just infection from a medical perspective. But I have a feeling that there will be plenty of doomsday and quarantine-confirming records in the future [from other bands], and I think I might not participate in it.’
But will Ghost scale down their shows? Forge says it’s not something he anticipates.
“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. It’s not just that I show up and it’s done, quite the opposite.”
In a 2019 interview with 1428 Elm, Forge noted the new album will have “slightly more riffage” than the 2018 album Prequelle.
“I always say that each new album is like a reaction to each of the previous so since Prequelle is not a hard rock or heavy, heavy metal album, the natural reaction to that will be to write something that isn’t — I don’t want to use the word ‘soft.’ It will be different from Prequelle, the same way Prequelle was different from Meliora, etc. I’ll write a record that we don’t have yet, because otherwise what’s the point? But I definitely have an album in mind with slightly more riffage.”
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