Ghost Has A "Darker, Heavier" Album and Feature-Length Film In The Works

May 9, 2019

Nearly a year has passed since Ghost released their fourth studio album, Prequelle, and already Tobias Forge has big plans for a "darker, heavier" follow-up album.

While Prequelle was a medieval concept album that leaned towards anthemic songs like "Dance Macabre", Forge says in an interview with Revolver that it will have more of an epic sound similar to their 2015 album, Meliora, without using the same ideas.

Lyrically, he makes the distiction that he can write death-metal lyrics very easily. But he doesn't want all of his songs to appear the same. He makes the comparison of how Metallica's Kill 'Em All sounded very raw and unrefined, and then Ride The Lightning had more depth and dealt with real things. So now that he has the attention of his fans, Forge feels responsible on wording his songs the right way.

As for when fans can expect this new album, Forge says they will likely return to the studio in early 2020 with the intention of releasing it later that year. 

On top of putting on powerfull and epic live concerts like his idols, Queen and KISS, another visual medium the band excells at are its music videos. Forge even reveals that by the end of 2019, he will have completed his first feature-length Ghost film. But rather than go down the biographical route like Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and Mötley Crüe's The Dirt, Forge intends on keeping his film entirely fictional.