Four former members of the Sweden-based rock band Ghost have requested a new trial in their lawsuit against the band’s leader, Tobias Forge. The four musicians believe the judge who ordered the dismissal of the lawsuit last month had a conflict of interest in overseeing the case since both he and Forge are members of the Swedish Order Of Freemasons. Forge, who founded Ghost eight years ago and currently performs as Cardinal Copia, was sued by the four ex-members in April 2017. They accused the singer of cheating them out of their rightful share of the profits from the band’s album releases and world tours. The trial in a Swedish court lasted for six days, and on October 17th, the judge dismissed the case. The musicians were also ordered to pay Forge’s legal fees, which could amount to approximately $146,000. The musicians have now appealed the ruling, with their attorney, Michael Berg, writing that it must have been almost impossible for Judge Henrik Ibold to “objectively and impartially assess the probative value of the information that Tobias Forge has provided.” Ibold denied in an interview that he knew Forge was a member of the Freemasons, although he admitted that he had “heard some rumors that it could be so.”