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GHOST Already Has A Plan For Their Next New Album

"I already know what I want to do."

Papa Emeritus IV Ghost

Ghost just released their massively successful new album Impera that's been topping the charts worldwide. And while that's great for the band, mastermind Tobias Forge is already looking toward the future.

When asked in an interview with if there's any end destination in mind for Ghost, Forge said it's a pretty long way off and that the band still has a lot of work to do. He then revealed he has a plan for Ghost up to 2025 and already knows what the next record will sound like, and what it'll be called.

"We’re still in the position where a new record [will inform] the overall impression of the band. If they didn’t want to, the Rolling Stones wouldn’t have released a new record in the last 50 years. People would still worship them. We’re still at a point where the record means something and that’s not going to be forever. At some point, you’ll turn into a nostalgia band and that’s fine.

"Right now, we have a plan up until 2025. I already know what I want to do, what I want to make and how I want the next record to sound. I know the title of the next record. I know what the cover’s gonna be. I know what we’re gonna change and what we’re gonna do live. I have a plan but it’s not the endgame."

Impera featured Opeth guitarist Fredrik Åkesson, who said in a recent interview that he'd gladly work with Ghost again if he got the call.

"Yeah, definitely! In the end, I had a good time. I'm very picky also when I record stuff so I liked the focus on the details. I never put down so many layers of guitars in a recording before. Some tracks, there could be 16 channels of guitars. Some rhythm packs were, like, eight guitars. It was like craftsmanship, getting these massive walls of guitars done."

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