Ghost mastermind and singer Tobias Forge has told Rolling Stone Germany in a new interview that he is “inspired” to get to work on the band’s fifth full-length LP. Asked if he knows the musical direction of the next album, Forge replied, “I pretty much have the concept of the record done and tons of titles, tons of ideas and also a lot of things that I want to perfect that I think we haven’t done before. So, yeah, I feel very inspired that come January, I’m going to into the studio.”
Forge added, “I’m in the beginning phases of putting songs together and writing. I write a lot all the time . . . You get the idea for a song; I can get that anywhere. I’ve arranged and figured out a lot of songs in the shower. At least how I work is that over the course of a year or two, I just have a lot of ideas put into this big basket of ideas, basically.”
The most recent Ghost album, Prequelle, came out in June 2018 and featured the Number One rock hits “Dance Macabre” and “Rats.”
Ghost’s recent North American tour wrapped on October 26th in Glens Falls, New York. The band’s live set included two new songs, “Kiss The Go-Goat” and “Mary On A Cross,” which are both featured on a new limited-edition seven-inch single, released last month.