It looks like there might be some new material from masked Swedish metalheads Ghost very soon! The band’s frontman, Cardinal Copia aka Tobias Forge, shares the news with ROCK 100.5, as pointed out by Theprp.com. And he also speaks of a wish to record a live, visual album with the band, should ideal conditions present themselves.
Following last summer’s fourth studio album, Prequelle, Forge plays his cards close to his chest when describing an imminent Ghost release that, according to the musician, won’t simply be stopgap release of cover songs.
“My intention is not to release just another EP of covers,” says the Ghost frontman formerly known as Papa Emeritus. “There might be something else coming out next year, maybe, that might have been recorded already, that won’t be covers.”
Not to mention, what sounds like a thrilling live concert film from the band could be on the horizon! However, the Ghost figurehead has a very long list of requirements that would need to be realized for such a production to be undertaken.
“If the production on the live front gets to the point where I want it to be, and if we happen to play two dates at a venue that caters to the full production and it’s somewhere geographically where there’s an audience who is very, very, very avid and very lively, I would love to record a film—a live, visual capture,” explains Forge.
What do you think about the Ghost leader’s plans for a new EP? And how about a possible live concert film from the enigmatic metal act? Check out Ghost’s upcoming tour dates, down below, and sound off in the comments section!
11/06 – Omaha, NE @ Orpheum Theater
11/08 – Albuquerque, NM @ Kiva Auditorium
11/09 – El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre
11/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
11/12 – San Diego, CA @ Spreckels Theatre
11/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Sacramento Community Ctr
11/15 – San Jose, CA @ City National Civic Center
11/16 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
11/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
11/19 – Midland, TX @ Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
11/20 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
11/21 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theatre
11/23 – Orlando, FL @ Walt Disney Theater
11/24 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore
11/25 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
11/27 – Charleston, SC @ N. Charleston Performing Arts Ctr
11/29 – Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre
11/30 – Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre
12/01 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
12/02 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
12/04 – Richmond, VA @ Dominion Energy Center
12/05 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ FM Kirby Center
12/07 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell
12/08 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre
12/10 – Baltimore, MD @ The Hippodrome
12/11 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater
12/13 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
12/14 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
12/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center