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Tag Archives: Papa Emeritus

Ghost legal battle continues as ex-Nameless Ghouls respond to suit

Posted by on September 5, 2017

The amount of camp there is in seeing a Ghost show is equal to the amount of drama that’s happening behind the masks of Papa Emeritus and the multitude of Nameless Ghouls. To wit, a handful of former members of the band took Tobias Forge (aka Papa Emeritus) to court saying that they were owed […]

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Man claims he invented the Ghost character of Papa Emeritus

Posted by on June 16, 2017

If the primary reason you like Ghost is the mystery of who the band is and the fun of their satanic schtick, then it hasn’t been a great couple of months for you. And now a man has come forward that said that he invented the character of Papa Emeritus. Initially named in the lawsuit […]

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Kreator joined by Papa Emeritus for “Satan Is Real” performance

Posted by on April 26, 2017

Lately, Ghost have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Papa Emeritus, or Tobias Forge if you will, has been accused of running the band as a solo project, and lawsuits have been filed by former members. It was even enough for him to break character to give his side of the story. Perhaps […]

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Ex-Ghost members accuse Tobias Forge of trying to turn band into solo project

Posted by on April 6, 2017

Let’s face it – since Ghost formed in 2008, what they’ve perhaps become best known for is what we don’t know about them. With the majority of the band literally “nameless,” and only lead singer Papa Emeritus standing apart from them in appearance and name, the gimmick has persisted since their formation in 2008. And while […]

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Ghost tease Papa Emeritus IV in new video

Posted by on November 15, 2016

Every time Ghost decides to work on a new record, we get the announcement of the arrival of a new Papa Emeritus. Right now, we are on its third incarnation but thanks to cult leader Sister Imperator, we get word about getting ready for a new one. Ghost recently released a new video titled The Summoning VII: […]

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Watch: Ghost performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Posted by on October 31, 2015

Stephen Colbert took Halloween very seriously during The Late Show last night. So much so that in addition to dressing up (along with his guests) and decorating his studio, he had Ghost on as the evening’s music guest. Marking the band’s first appearance on American TV, Ghost gave a performance of “Cirice” perfect for the […]

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Ghost to scare up a ‘Late Night’ performance

Posted by on October 19, 2015

Back when Jimmy Fallon was on at 12:30, he had GWAR come on Late Night for Halloween. Now that he’s been moved up an hour and is more mainstream, nothing particularly metal has been on the show. However, Stephen Colbert is picking up the mantle and has booked the first heavy musical guest in his relatively […]

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Ghost are looking for a few good (bad?) nuns

Posted by on September 28, 2015

Last night at Ghost’s sold-out Terminal 5 show in New York City, Papa Emeritus III asked about the other pope that was in New York last week. “How about this Frankie guy,” he said. “I heard that he wanted all the nuns to be there when he spoke. We need nuns.” It turns out that […]

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Ghost member: Dave Grohl has played Ghost songs in ghoul suit

Posted by on August 4, 2015

On April 1st, 2013, we ran a story about Dave Grohl being one of “nameless ghouls” in Ghost after the drummer said that he’d played drums on the band’s cover of Abba’s “I’m a Marionette.” We gave a pretty ridiculous quote that we figured would make it obvious that this was an April Fool’s joke […]

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Ghost on identity leak: ‘At some point it’s bound to happen’

Posted by on July 7, 2014

Last week, Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski posted a (since deleted) picture of himself and another gentleman with the caption “If you have ghosts… U have everything,” suggesting that it was a picture of Ghost’s frontman, Papa Emeritus II, without makeup. While it’s suggested that Swedish musician Tobias Forge may be the identity behind Papa, this is […]

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