Tobias Forge has a short little shit list of people who aren’t welcome to explore the world of Ghost. Since 2014’s Grammy Award-winning ‘Meloria’, the once nameless ghoul has been unmasked. Sure, it came via a lawsuit issued from people who used to play onstage with the band, rather than as part of the ever-growing tale that Ghost are writing, but really nothing much has changed.
Ghost has always been about the suspension of disbelief. It’s always been about playing make-believe. It’s always been about exploring these masked worlds that reflect our own. It’s always been for everyone.
Their new album ‘Prequelle’ takes that crack in the door and swings it wide open. Playful, pulsating and full of rainbow-bridged adventure, it’s Ghost at their most welcoming.
“There’s been so much happening since the last record,” Tobias admits, jetlagged and nursing a neck injury. “If I think about how things were when we left off in 2014, then yes that is a big gap. But I was surprised when we started this tour how little it took before it felt like I was home and back on track.”