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Ghost’s Tobias Forge says he’s a ‘control freak’ in the studio

Singer Cardinal Copia aka Tobias Forge of the Swedish band Ghost performs live on stage during a concert in support of Metallica at RheinEnergieStadion on June 13, 2019 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Gina Wetzler/Getty Images)
Singer Cardinal Copia aka Tobias Forge of the Swedish band Ghost performs live on stage during a concert in support of Metallica at RheinEnergieStadion on June 13, 2019 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Gina Wetzler/Getty Images)

Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge was asked in a new interview with All Things Loud how he felt about the band’s fourth album, Prequelle, exactly one year after it was released in June 2018.

Forge replied, “I don’t think that much of the record. To use a very business-oriented term, I think more of the entire album cycle and where that record has gotten us as a band, and what we’re doing tour-wise. From that aspect, it’s been phenomenal, really good.”

The singer continued, “The record was very honest and not a repetition of anything I’d done before, and that’s good. I like it. I don’t listen to the album, but that’s the same thing with all of my records. As soon as I’m done writing a record and we’ve started playing it live, I already stop listening to it. I honestly can’t, because it makes me slightly nauseous.”

Forge admitted that he’s a “control freak and a perfectionist” in the studio, explaining, “I really, really want to feel like I’ve done everything in my power to create as good a product as possible . . . That’s why I walk from a production telling myself that I want to do certain things differently next time round.”

Ghost is spending most of its summer on the road in Europe with Metallica, but will launch its North American “Ultimate Tour Called Death” headlining arena trek on September 13th in Bakersfield, California.

Story source: All Things Loud

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