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TOBIAS FORGE Still Considers GHOST To Be A 'Metal Band'

GHOST's Tobias Forge was interviewed backstage at this year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, which was held earlier this month in Dessel, Belgium. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On what inspired him to form GHOST: Tobias: "It's a myriad of different things, but over ...

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ATROCITY: 'Shadowtaker' Video Released

"Shadowtaker", the new video from German gothic death pioneers ATROCITY, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Okkult II", which will be released on July 6 via Massacre Records. The production was once again handled by ATROCITY mainman Alex Krull (Mastersound Studio), who made sure that the songs are ...

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DEICIDE To Release 'Overtures Of Blasphemy' Album In September

Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE will release their long-awaited new album, "Overtures Of Blasphemy", on September 14 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2013's "In The Minds Of Evil" was produced by Jason Suecof (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, TRIVIUM) at AudioHammer Studios in Sanford, Florida. The cover artwork was created by Zbigniew M. Bielak (GHOST, ...

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JOE BONAMASSA To Release 'Redemption' Album In September

Two-time-Grammy-nominated blues-rock titan Joe Bonamassa returns with a brand-new studio album, "Redemption", which will be released on September 21 via his own record label J&R Adventures. As part of today's announcement, he shares the official music video for the hard-hitting title-track single "Redemption". "Redemption", Bonamassa's 13th solo studio album and third in a row of ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE Reveals Plan For Possible New Project Featuring 'A Ton Of Collaboration'

Cameron Buchholtz of Rock 100.5 The KATT conducted an interview with GHOST frontman Tobias Forge at last month's Rocklahoma festival, which was held in Pryor, Oklahoma. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing new songs live before they are officially ...

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METALLICA Honored With POLAR MUSIC PRIZE; GHOST And CANDLEMASS Members Perform 'Enter Sandman' (Video)

GHOST frontman Tobias Forge (as his new alter ego, Cardinal Copia) was backed by members of CANDLEMASS and the Swedish songwriting, producer and artist duo VARGAS & LAGOLA for a performance of the METALLICA classic "Enter Sandman" earlier tonight (Thursday, June 14) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants were honored with the prestigious Polar ...

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GHOST's 'Prequelle' Lands At No. 3 On BILLBOARD Chart

GHOST's new album, "Prequelle", landed at position No. 3 on this week's Billboard 200 chart. The disc, which arrived on June 1, shifted 66,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 7. Of that sum, between 61,000 were in traditional album sales. GHOST's first week benefits from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer in ...

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Watch DEVILDRIVER's In-Studio Video For 'Ghost Riders In The Sky' Feat. JOHN CARTER CASH, RANDY BLYTHE

DEVILDRIVER will release its full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1", on July 6 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders are available now in multiple physical (click "official store") and digital/streaming formats via this location. Merch bundles are also available via the official store. Additional merchandise such as t-shirts, long-sleeve ...

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GHOST's 'Prequelle' Headed For Top 5 U.S. Debut

According to Hits Daily Double, GHOST's new album, "Prequelle", will likely land at position No. 3 on this weekend's Billboard 200 chart. The disc, which arrived on June 1, is expected to shift between 49,000 and 54,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 7. Of that sum, between 46,000 and 51,000 are projected ...

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Prequelle - GHOST

Swedish rockers GHOST has been one of the most divisive acts in metal since the band hit the ground running with its 2010 debut "Opus Eponymous". Arguments over the band's comic book-esque imagery and stage personas — mostly centered around the face-painted, Papal regalia wearing frontman initially known as Papa Emeritus — overwhelmed the merits ...

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Listen To New ATROCITY Song 'Bloodshed And Triumph'

"Bloodshed And Triumph", a brand new song from German gothic death pioneers ATROCITY, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Okkult II", which will be released on July 6 via Massacre Records. The production was once again handled by ATROCITY mainman Alex Krull (Mastersound Studio), who made sure that ...

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DEEP PURPLE Members To Read Citation For POLAR MUSIC PRIZE Laureates METALLICA; GHOST, CANDLEMASS Members To Perform

DEEP PURPLE's Ian Paice and Roger Glover will read the citation for METALLICA (pictured) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants are honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize next month. The ceremony traditionally features Swedish artists performing the Laureates' music, and this year, members of GHOST and CANDLEMASS will play a METALLICA song at ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE On Upcoming Arena Shows: 'Everything Needs To Be Done Ten Times Bigger'

105.7 The Point's Donny Fandango recently conducted an interview with GHOST leader Tobias Forge. You can listen to the chat below. Speaking about how GHOST's current theater tour will compare to the band's upcoming performances at arenas, Forge said: "It's two different things. When you go into a theater, you're basically presenting everything through a ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Laments Lack Of Success For Pre-GHOST Outfit REPUGNANT: 'If I Look Back On How I Did Things, It Was Unprofessional'

Tobias Forge says he wanted his pre-GHOST death metal outfit REPUGNANT "to become a big band" similar to AMON AMARTH but laments their stalled progress because they were "unfashionable" and "unprofessional." Forge formed REPUGNANT in 1998 and performed under the name "Mary Goore", eventually releasing a few demos and an EP before recording their lone ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE On Lawsuit: 'It's Always Alarming When You Have People Working Diligently To Destroy Your Life'

GHOST leader and frontman Tobias Forge says that he hasn't "felt very anonymous for many years," this in spite of the great efforts he went through to conceal his true identity through various incarnations of his stage alter-ego Papa Emeritus. Forge has since "retired" Papa Emeritus and now performs as Cardinal Copia. Since GHOST arrived ...

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