Ghost frontman Tobias Forge spoke in a recent interview with ‘Kaaos TV,’ and he discussed the band’s future, and shared some of their plans regarding Iron Maiden and Metallica.
Tobias Forge clarified some of his latest thoughts about Metallica and Iron Maiden and said that Ghost is in a very similar position before these two legendary bands’ releasing ‘Powerslave’ and ‘Black Album.’
Here’s what Tobias Forge stated:
“What I wanna make clear is that I’m not saying… What some people thought was that I’m gonna make ‘Powerslave’ or the ‘Black Album.’ That’s not what I said. I said that we are right now – if you look at the circumstances, we are pretty much in a very similar position as they were before writing ‘Powerslave’ or the ‘Black Album.’
They had taken the band to a certain point where it’s sort of a make-or-break deal. I do feel that in order to elevate to not only that again but potentially doing something bigger, you need to deliver an album that is according to certain energies or whatever.
When you get to a certain point in terms of public attention, when you release a record on a certain momentum, the expectations of that record from a public point of view is at a certain level, and that does not mean the amount of riffs you have or how good it is.”
“It just means what kind of impact it does, how many people will, on release week, have an opinion on your record… And as of right now, for every record, it has been growing. So every time that we release something, more and more people think something about it.
So upon releasing the next record, upon the momentum that has been built on this album cycle and all the previous ones, it’s bigger than it ever has been before and in many cities, countries, markets, whatever you wanna call ’em, we have now gotten into people’s heads that if you wanna go see Ghost, we’re gonna play at your ice-hockey arena.
So it’s important that when you release a new record on that level that it still feels like that. ‘Oh, Ghost just had a new record out. Of course, we’re gonna go see them at that dome.'”
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