While a Texas Pastor believes Ghost’s songs are “really quite disturbing,” four former Nameless Ghouls are requesting a new trial against the band’s leader, Tobias Forge. Former bandmates Simon Söderberg (Alpha), Mauro Rubino (Air), Henrik Palm (Eather) and Martin Hjertstedt (Earth) have requested a new trial as they believe the judge who dismissed the case last month had a conflict of interest. The former members have raised the issue that both the judge and Forge are members of the Svenska Frimurare Orden (Swedish Order of Freemasons).
Shortly after the case was dismissed, the former bandmates had mentioned their plan to appeal. The trial lasted for six days, which was held in Linkoping District court. The former Nameless Ghouls sued Forge back in April 2017 claiming missing wages and allowances for several years. The trial ended with a 108-page document dismissing the case as well as having the former members pay the frontman’s legal fees that could reach up to $146,000 USD.
Meanwhile, the band are celebrating their latest effort Prequelle, which was released earlier this year and has reached Revolver’s #1 spot on their best metal albums of 2018 list.
Ghost are currently touring across North America. Check out the remaining tour dates here.