Ghost’s Nameless Ghoul Says The Band Have Had 10 Lineup Changes To Date


Ghost‘s relative anonymity has certainly had it’s benefits over the years, but it isn’t without consequence. One of the band’s Nameless Ghoul‘s recently told Merkur that 10 members have cycled through the band’s ranks since their formation and that the lack of fame/recognition has sometimes been the issue. Of course word that a few faces have changed behind the masks isn’t much of a revelation. From fans noticing different drumming/playing styles to a female bassist showing up on tour last year, there’s always been fairly obvious signs. Speaking on the matter, the Ghoul offered:

“This is actually a problem with this project. For many musicians this is not satisfactory. That is why we had many changes. Ten in the meantime. On the other hand, one can get out of one’s own artist’s role and look a little more objectively. You never see yourself as the others see you. And you always see only how you want to be. This is a problem for many.”

He added:

“I’ve created the whole project. I’ve been working for six years, composing, designing stage shows, giving interviews. I feel recognized. This is more difficult for others.”

While there’s never been a public acknowledgement, Ghost is long thought to be masterminded by Tobias Forge, who reportedly has appeared as all incarnations of Papa Emertius and also allegedly fields interviews while appearing as one of the Nameless Ghouls. Rumors have been swirling in recent months that a mass lineup change took place within the band over the holidays. At least one former member has since outed himself: Forge‘s ex-Magna Carta Cartel bandmate Martin Persner.

[via Loudwire]

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