During a recent interview with ‘Kerrang!,’ Ghost’s leader Tobias Forge has shared his thoughts about the band’s fifth studio album.

Tobias Forge finally breaks his silence, and he said that he’s trying to make their upcoming album equivalent of Metallica’s successful album ‘The Black Album.’

Here’s what Tobias Forge told to ‘Kerrang!’:

“I regard Metallica as colleagues and friends now, but they’re still Metallica. I am an ambassador and they are presidents. But when I look to Metallica for influence, I’m looking at what they did in 1988.

We’re on our fourth album, as they were on the Damaged Justice Tour, so the next stop is the Black Album.”

Tobias continued:

“You have to make a responsible record. That doesn’t mean to expect riffs. It’s two different things – what the record sounds like and knowing to put yourself in the right spot at the right time. When I had nothing, and lived in a small apartment that cost very little because the ceiling leaked, the dream was to be able to live off making music.

When I had kids that became even more important. Now it’s about something else. I’m responsible for showing my wife and my kids that all these years of waiting for me have been worth it. And that goes beyond money, because at the end of the day that’s just seasoning.

One day my kids will be grown-up and I have to be able to show them that all this time playing rock shows had a real purpose.”

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