GHOST: Identity Of New Female Bassist Finally Confirmed?

GHOST: Identity Of New Female Bassist Finally Confirmed?

Swedish occult rockers GHOST are believed to have enlisted Megan Thomas from the New York-based all-female LED ZEPPELIN tribute band LEZ ZEPPELIN to play bass on their "Popestar" North American tour, which kicked off September 16 at Main Street Armory in Rochester, New York. As with all the members of the band, the new member's identity has not been divulged and she is just one of the five Nameless Ghouls behind singer Papa Emeritus.

A fan-posted photo from a recent GHOST signing reveals the new member has a distinctive "X" tattoo on her right middle finger. It appears to be a match for Megan's tattoo, as seen in the picture below. Megan has also been photographed sporting what appears to be the same ruby ring on her left index finger that is worn by GHOST's new bassist.

None of the bandmembers' real names have ever been revealed, although Papa Emeritus is believed to be Swedish rock musician Tobias Forge. The other five musicians are simply known as Nameless Ghouls.

Since none of the musicians in the band are ever identified, personnel changes in the group have gone unannounced. It is believed, however, that the lineup has changed a few times over the years.

Story continues after advertisement

One of the Nameless Ghouls told J├Ągermeister about attempts to reveal the GHOST bandmembers' true identities: "We keep our identities as secret as we possibly can, of course, but at some point it's bound to happen, some things that are not really optimal for us, of course. But the identity part is always gonna be, for as long as can take it, it's gonna be a hassle in many ways, and I think we have managed to keep it below the radar, for the most part, at least."

GHOST is touring in support of its new EP, "Popestar", which was released on September 16. The effort features covers of songs from bands like ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN and EURYTHMICS along with a new original tune called "Square Hammer".

Posted by Lez Zeppelin on Friday, December 6, 2013

Posted by Megan X Thomas on Friday, May 16, 2014

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).