GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE teases new music for 2023 | Revolver

GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE teases new music for 2023

And it might be arriving before their next tour!
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It's always a good time to be a Ghost fan, because the band hardly ever goes a full year without releasing new music. Now that 2023 has rolled around, frontman Tobias Forge has begun teasing some fresh Ghost material, which could come out as early as May.

Ghost received high acclaim for their most recent (and perhaps most adventurous) album, Impera. The 2022 record was themed around the fall of empires, and was Ghost's fourth consecutive No. 1 album in their home country of Sweden. Arena tours soon followed, and Ghost will embark across Europe beginning in May before hitting North America with Amon Amarth this August.

While speaking with French radio station OUI FM, Forge was asked about the possibility of doing a "by request" tour in the vein of Metallica. The Ghost mastermind responded by talking about the changes fans can expect for Ghost's 2023 shows.

"Even though we're obviously changing things, it's more from a practical point of view," Tobias said, as transcribed by Loudwire. "This tour that we're starting [will see us] changing a few things around. The thing is that we always try to change things around, and now just because there has been, there are going to be a few changes. There might be, between now and then, there might be new music. Um, I'm just saying!"

"So, that's going to be a little bit different. It's going to be a different setup. If we ever do a 'by request' [tour] – in a way, I wouldn't be against doing a poll of what people want to hear … In the future, there might be an alternative that we've discussed, where it might come a time where we do a set that's completely different from the one we have now. Then, you can rework so that it's fluent with just the odd numbers."

Listen to Forge's entire interview below.