During an interview with The Music, Ghost’s Tobias Forge revealed that his latest alter ego Cardinal Copia will probably be sticking around for the band’s next album cycle. He also added that there is even a chance that Copia may be promoted so he can finally wear “skull paint and real papal attire.”
Forge said the following:
“I have a vague idea of what’s in store. It’s gonna change over the years, to whatever extent we’ll be around. Right now, if everything goes according to plan, we’re hoping for Cardi to be strong enough and cool enough to possibly do something that none of the previous ones have done, and that’s basically to do two cycles.
Which I just find interesting, because each of the other ones you’ve sort of met when they’ve already accomplished their thing—they’re already accomplished; there’s no story—whereas this time around he’s presented very al dente; a little bit of chewing resistance. Not even I liked him to begin with. But now I can’t wait to see him hopefully accomplish these things and I really look forward to possibly seeing him in the skull paint and real papal attire.”