Tobias Forge, the creator of Ghost, has never been coy about the fact that he adores Metallica.
(Even the band’s cover of “Enter Sandman,” which can be found on 2021’s The Metallica Blacklist tribute album, has a warm and inventive appreciation for the original.)
During a recent conversation he had with AL.com, Forge acknowledged that he had a lot of respect for the renowned thrash band not only for their artistic output but also for their economic success, particularly in their first decade together.
Interviewer Matt Wake and Forge started talking about Ghost’s unprecedentedly massive success towards the end of their discussion.
In particular, Wake made the following statement: “There aren’t many rock bands from your era that are as big as Ghost.
How was it that Ghost was able to break through in an era when pop, R&B, and rap groups dominated the commercial landscape?
Forge has candidly admitted that there are “various reasons,” including the notions that they are “not writing the same record every time” and that they are “consistently [trying] to bring a show to the people.”
Forge also stated that they are “consistently [trying] to bring a show to the people.”
In addition to this, he stated, “I think that it defies sense for a lot of bands to try to expand beyond their resources.”
After that, he cited two specific musicians and albums from the past that he regarded highly: “Because I was so determined that, sure, I want to be what Metallica was in the ’80s, on the ‘…And Justice For All tour.
That kind of band or a band that combines Iron Maiden’s “Powerslave” sound. That f—-ing kind of theatre and performing venues”
Forge went on to say that even though he has “always been very, extremely affected by Pink Floyd and Rolling Stones,” he is unable to avoid “having a huge alignment and boyhood love with big-ass arena music.”
In conclusion, Forge gave “a lot of praise and appreciation” to Metallica, as well as Phil Anselmo of Pantera, Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, and Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, for taking Ghost along on past tours.
“They put the band in front of a lot of people and put us on their stages, which was a huge opportunity for us.”
“As a result of it, this would not have transpired,” Forge came to the conclusion.
To further illustrate his thesis, Ghost has been playing extraordinarily well as of late.
In point of fact, their most recent studio album, which was titled Impera and was released in 2022, helped them to achieve their first No. 1 position on the Billboard 200.
In addition, they are currently performing on their North American IMPERATOR alongside Mastodon and Spirit box.
This tour is rumoured to feature many highlights from the band’s entire discography.
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It is a question that ought to have a straightforward response, but determining the precise time when…And Justice For All was made available to the public as a convoluted topic of discussion.
Even though Metallica’s crew has assured us that…And Justice For All was released to the public on September 7, 1988, we still find it fascinating and a little bit baffling how many various release date speculations there are out there.
Even while the gallery that follows doesn’t cover everything, it does start to give you an idea of how complicated this topic actually is.