Tobias Forge Says He Can See Someone Else Singing Lead In Ghost
Ghost leader Tobias Forge says he can see himself at some point playing guitar with the band live while he leaves the lead vocals to someone else. Asked by Chicago radio station 101 WKQX if he'd like to play guitar onstage with Ghost, Forge replied, "Obviously, I’m conditioned into being the singer guy, but if I had my way and definitely in an alternative future, if whatever happens, I could definitely picture myself sort of getting someone else to sing and I just play guitar."
Forge, who writes all the material for Ghost and plays guitar in the studio, added, "I love playing those songs myself. Obviously, I don't do it very often and if I'm just given a guitar, I have to refresh my memory and the more time I spend jumping around doing other things, the less I play guitar . . . as soon as I go in the studio again, I have to really get my chops up again."
The singer, who performs as Cardinal Copia, told us that when he started Ghost in 2006 he never imagined getting this far: "Originally there was just one album. I started writing the first album in 2006, and then I was done in early 2010 with it. And at that point, I knew the image and I knew what the show was gonna be like. But I didn't know that we would achieve some sort of success. I never in my wildest dreams thought we were gonna come this far."
Tobias Forge recently confirmed to Revolver that he will return to the studio in January 2020 to begin work on the follow-up to 2018's Prequelle album. Prequelle debuted last June at Number Three on the Billboard 200 chart. It has yielded the chart-topping "Rats" and "Dance Macabre."