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Ghost frontman promises next album will be more guitar-driven

Tobias Forge aka Cardinal Copia (L) and A NAmeless Ghoul of Ghost performat Granåsen on July 13, 2019 in Trondheim, Norway. (Photo by Per Ole Hagen/Redferns via Getty Images)
Tobias Forge aka Cardinal Copia (L) and A NAmeless Ghoul of Ghost performat Granåsen on July 13, 2019 in Trondheim, Norway. (Photo by Per Ole Hagen/Redferns via Getty Images)

Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge says that the band’s next album will be more guitar-driven than last year’s Prequelle. Speaking with 1428 Elm, Forge explained, “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’ . . . But I definitely have an album in mind with slightly more riffage.”

Earlier this year, Forge told Revolver that Prequelle was “a little ballad heavy” and that its follow-up will lean more in the direction of Ghost’s 2015 commercial breakthrough, Meliora, adding, “I definitely have a darker, heavier record in mind.”

Forge plans to enter the studio in his hometown of Stockholm this January and spend five months fine-tuning the material before beginning the recording process in June. None of the members of his current live band will make an appearance.

Ghost kicked off a North American tour last month in support of Prequelle. The trek will wrap up on October 26th in Glens Falls, New York.

Story source: Blabbermouth

DID YOU KNOW? Forge founded Ghost more than a decade ago and has written almost all of the group’s music, while also performing for years in costume as first Papa Emeritus and now Cardinal Copia. His real name was a mystery for much of that time and still does not appear on Ghost LPs.

CHECK IT OUT: Cardinal Copia takes you behind the scenes of a Ghost show:

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