What is Ghost?

Cincinatti 2022 AKA My first concert!!
Ghost is a Swedish rock band! They have a very theatrical approach to their music, and have a whole story/lore built around their albums. The 'lead singer' is played by one person, but who the 'lead' character is changes. Curently the lead singer is Papa Emeritus IV, previously known as Cardinal Copia. Previous lead singers include Papa Emeritus I, II, and III. In the lore, Papa Nihil was also a lead singer, back in the 70s, however in reality the band was formed in 2006.

One of the important things for the band is anonymity, or at the very least portraying everyone on stage as characters and characters alone. The lead singer and frontman, Tobias Forge, was previously also anonymous until he was forced to come out for legal reasons. The other band members, known as nameless ghouls, are typically a rotating cast that remains mostly anonymous.

Papa Emeritus III and the Nameless Ghouls of the era. The outfits and designs for the ghouls change with each Papa
The Grucifix

Ghost is themed around, in my own words, "Catholism if they worshiped the devil. Also the church is a band." However, it is all just an performance. And they have fun with it too! They have a series of videos on youtube that give some more context to the band, and they're really funny sometimes. And there's a movie coming out soon!

Image Text: [Everybody chanting in Swedish] Gays, gays, gays, gays!

I've only been a fan of ghost for about 3 or 4 years now, so I'm not the most well versed or hard core fan. But I really like them a lot!

Still Kickin'
Silly and Horny
Youtube Channel
Movie Trailer
Current Era
Emeritus IV