As the release of Ghost’s new album Prequelle draws nearer and nearer, band leader Tobias Forge goes into more background details
Ghost fans have a great deal to be excited about. Not only is there a new character fronting the band, Cardinal Copia, but there is a music video out for the new single “Rats”, a new album Prequelle on the way, and an upcoming tour.
In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, band leader Tobias Forge discussed details of what ideas brought the upcoming album to life, such as the deaths of legends like Ronnie James Dio, Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, Prince and more, saying:
“There were a few things that I wanted to get in Prequelle that I don’t think had been fleshed out yet, and had very little to do with what came before. This is a record themed with death and the impending end – even if it might just be our own – and in recent years we have seen the passing of many of our elder idols.
Ronnie James Dio was one, but I think that, especially when Lemmy [Kilmister, of Motörhead] passed away, and [David] Bowie and Prince so close to that, it affected me a lot. It feels like our parents are passing.
I think we took people like Lemmy for granted – he was going to sit at our table forever, but now, there is a chair that is loudly empty. It’s definitely affected me way more than I thought it would.
It’s made me want to be a little bit more attentive when it comes to trying to make sure that you’re making the best of the opportunities that you have with your seniors. That is something that has affected me and this record a lot.”
Prequelle will be released to the public on June 1.
Dates and tickets for the upcoming tour can be found as well as purchased here.
Watch: Ghost Rats