Last week saw GHOST nabbing two new Grammy nominations, "Best Rock Album" for "Prequelle" and Best Rock Song for "Rats". The latest nods took place nearly three years after GHOST became the first Swedish rock band ever to win a Grammy Award — 2016's "Best Metal Performance" for the song "Cirice".
Asked by Jason Rockman of CHOM 97.7 and iHeartRadio how it feels to be nominated for two more Grammys, especially in the "Rock" category, GHOST leader Tobias Forge said: "It's fantastic, of course. Just being nominated in the first place is great. The same way that I felt three years ago — just being nominated is a win in itself, especially for being, in the greater Grammy scheme of things, a marginalized genre. Even rock is marginalized in the big scheme of the Grammys. Artists that are in the Grammy sphere are traditionally either American, English, Canadian or Latino, so you don't have a lot of European bands, except for U.K. And being a Swedish artist in that whole realm is quite unique. So being let in once — and win — was… I definitely felt like, 'Wow! Try to suck that up, because you never know when that is gonna happen again, if ever.'"
GHOST is on tour promoting its latest album, "Prequelle", which came out in June.
The North American trek, known as "A Pale Tour Named Death", is visiting nearly 40 cities, including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Toronto.
Forge performed as a "new" Papa Emeritus on each of GHOST's first three albums, with each version of Papa replacing the one that came before it. Papa Emeritus III was retired in favor of Cardinal Copia before the release of "Prequelle".
"Prequelle" was tracked last year at Artery studios in Stockholm with producer Tom Dalgety (OPETH, ROYAL BLOOD) and mixed in January at Westlake Studios in West Hollywood, California with Andy Wallace (NIRVANA, SLAYER).
Entrevue - Tobias Forge de Ghost
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