The next era of Ghost is slowly beginning to take form. Papa Emeritus IV revealed that his show on October 7 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia was his last, and now band mastermind Tobias Forge says he's working on the follow-up to 2022's Impera.
"I like to compare what I'm doing to being a chef," said Forge. "A chef with a few different interests and specialities. So you might start a few different restaurants – an Italian one, a Greek one, an Asian Fusion one. But what they all have in common is the seasoning and the decor and the interior design… the secret sauce. With me, each record, each new cycle, is a new restaurant, but I don't have to sit with an empty paper and come up with something new every time because the secret sauce is the same. If it comes from my notebook, it will sound like Ghost."
No word on when we can expect to see Papa Emeritus IV's successor come to fruition, but it seems like 2024 is the year. In the meantime, you can check out the ultra-rare 2015 B-side "Zenith" right here now that it's finally on streaming services.
Ghost also has some sort of movie in the works, which so far we only know includes the band's two shows at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA from earlier this year. "We were essentially shooting a film," said Forge. "And we used two nights of crowds as extras… It's going to be a film with a concert element. So a lot of what you experienced [at the two LA shows] is going to be part of this project."