In a recent interview with Dr. Music, Ghost’s ex-bassist, Linton Rubino, opened up about his time in therapy after being fired from the band.

Since the band’s beginning in 2006, Ghost has made a substantial impact with visually unique performances. Besides lead singer Tobias Forge, all the band members hid behind different face masks.

One of the main reasons they stood out from their peers was that other group members were anonymous. They represented themselves as the ‘Nameless Ghouls,’ of which Linton Rubino was also a part during his tenure. Although they changed several times, no one was able to know their identities as they hid behind masks.

Still, some of the past members came forward about their identities, Linton Rubino being one of them. When recently asked about his life after Ghost, Rubino replied that he was not part of the trial but had to go through six months of therapy after being fired from the band.

He noted that although everyone knew who he was behind the scenes, no one knew who ‘Nameless Ghouls’ were in real life. He added that living a double life had destroyed him mentally.

Linton Rubino’s words on his life after the band:

“I was fired in 2015 from Ghost, so I wasn’t a part of that process. But I have a family member and a close friend in that process in the trial. So, yeah, I was involved emotionally, you can say. But otherwise, from that, I wasn’t a part of that process.”

He added:

“I went through therapy for six months after that ’cause I felt I was nobody. We were up there playing with Metallica and Iron Maiden and everything, and they know who we are, all the people backstage know who we are, but nobody else does.

So it was like being up at the top, and then you’re basically at the bottom once you are out of the band. I didn’t have a job or anything, but you’re back on track in a couple of months. And you roll up your sleeves and get at it again. I didn’t have much of choice.”

You can listen to the interview below.