Ghost, the renowned Satanic-rock ensemble from Sweden, has made tremendous progress since the release of their acclaimed debut album Opus Eponymous in 2010 and up to present day with Impera.
“I discovered Ghost when I was going through a very difficult time in my life,” he said. “I was having chemotherapy at a hospital in Gdańsk [Poland] and had picked up a copy of Terrorizer, which included a compilation CD that featured Ghost. It could have been the song “Ritual,” or maybe another track from the debut record, but I was straight-up blown away.
“Hooked from day one, I was an instant Ghost fan! I remember trying to buy Ghost merch from my hospital bed and managed to grab a jersey. By the second album, the band was on tour in Sweden. I traveled to Stockholm specially to see them. Tobias [Forge, Ghost leader] and I had become friends, and he hooked me up with tickets. It must have been a 500-cap room, maybe 1,000 people tops. It was very early on in their career, yet already very, very impressive.
Ghost‘s most recent studio album, Impera, was released on March 11 via Loma Vista/Concord.