In a recent interview with Banger TV, Ghost frontman Tobias Forge explained why loves Black Sabbath and Queen.
He taked about Black Sabbath and said:
“I love the fact that they’re extremely good, well-crafted records. I think that they are brave and they explored the studio and the techniques, they explored music in a way that I don’t think that they did on the first three records.
That does not make their first three records in any way bad – I love ‘Master of Reality,’ ‘Paranoid,’ and ‘Black Sabbath. I fell in love with ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’ at the same time when I started playing guitar.
I was about 7-8 years old and at the time, I was very much in awe of the first two Pink Floyd records, and ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’ was a sort of a record that fit very well in there.”
On Queen, he said:
“For the same reason, I love Queen. Their records start one way and just finish another way, and in between, there’s all sort of stuff – up, down, sideways – it’s great. I think that Sabbath gets a lot of accolades and a lot of superlatives for a lot of things, but I think that one thing that they get less of is the credit for being so brave.”
He also revealed how he was infleunced by KISS and Alice Cooper, and said:
“When I was 3-4 years old and I dressed up like a mixture between KISS and Alice Cooper and Nikki Sixx and Dee Snider, it’s not very far from what I’m doing now.
The idea is the same, the inclination to transform from whoever you are that feels maybe not as exciting to something that is exciting. I’ve always had that; I never really felt comfortable being in a just a t-shirt band. From an art point of view, the experience that I want to convey is based on some sort of over-the-top supernatural, it’s of that nature.”
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