Watch Cardinal Copia Become Papa Emeritus IV In Ghost’s New Video For “Life Eternal”

Ghost have premiered a new video for their song “Life Eternal.” The clip was recorded one year ago today (March 3) during the final show of the “Prequelle“ touring cycle at Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico. That concert notably featured the death of Papa Nihil and the promotion of Cardinal Copia to Papa Emeritus IV.

Super7 To Release Deluxe Figure Of Ghost’s Papa Emeritus I

Super7 have announced that they will be releasing a new deluxe figure of Ghost’s Papa Emeritus I as part of their ULTIMATES! line. The toy will come with an assortment of interchangeable accessories and it can be pre-ordered HERE.

Here’s a description of the figure:

“‘Tonight we’re summoned for a divine cause…’ To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the debut album of rock’s most mysterious band Ghost, Super7 is honored to welcome Papa Emeritus I to our ULTIMATES! Figures Collection.

Papa Emeritus I was the progenitor of the heavy rock phenomenon, Ghost. From the shadows, he and his nameless ghouls filled the airwaves with sounds of dark rituals, human sacrifices, and satanic hymns. Known for his mysterious nature and aggressive stage presence, Papa Emeritus I elevated Ghost to heights few in the Clergy ever come to achieve. During his tenure as Papa, he toured the U.S. and Europe several times, all while staying true to the message of the Dark Ministry. While Papa Emeritus I’s achievements in the name of Satan were numerous, the Clergy had even greater plans of world domination…

This made-to-order deluxe 7” highly articulated figure features Papa Emeritus I from the Opus Eponymous album era. The figure is lavishly detailed and painted and features an epic assortment of interchangeable accessories:

  • 2 heads (Papa I with Original Mitre and Papa I with Golden Mitre)
  • 1 pair of black gloved fists
  • 1 pair of black gloved gripping hands
  • 1 pair of black gloved expressive hands
  • 2 soft goods vestments (Original Red / Black and White / Gold)
  • 2 Thuribles with real chains (silver and gold) Microphone with stand
  • Microphone and mic stand

Papa Emeritus I will also come packaged in a deluxe slip case-style box. Available for a limited time, this is a must-have for all members of The Clergy!

The Ghost ULTIMATES! Figure – Papa Emeritus I is a made-to-order release and we expect to ship this figure in Winter 2021.”

Watch Ghost’s Tobias Forge Cover The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy For The Devil” With The Hellacopters On Swedish TV

Ghost frontman Tobias Forge (aka Papa Emeritus IV) and The Hellacopters recently teamed up for a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy For The Devil“ on SVT‘s “På Spåret.” You can see footage of that below:

Ghost Are “Working Diligently On Several Big Things” For 2021

Ghost have revealed that they are “working diligently on several big things” for 2021. It’s assumed that those plans include their new album, which they are planning to release late this year.

The group said the following:

“[A Message From The Clergy]

Dear Friends,

I hope this message finds you relatively well and hopeful for the future. Needless to say, we have all experienced a strange year -some of us an absolutely devastating year with loved ones passing, loneliness and a very somber outlook for the future. Yet there is some distance to go before we are somewhat back to where we’d regard life as normal again.

With this , I want you all to know that we are working diligently on several big things for next year, so please do not confuse our silence with inactivity.

And I confess, I wanted to reach out to let you all know we miss you, eternally.

News pertaining to 2021 will be rolled out throughout the new year, so I ask for nothing but your patience.

In the interim, focus on taking care of yourselves and your loved ones. Have hope and strive for a better and more optimistic future, because it’s all within reach. We are almost there.

Let’s end this year with the knowledge that the roaring TWENTIES will begin in 2021!

Happy Holidays and much love.
/A Nameless Ghoul”

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Swedish Court Dismisses Ghost’s Lawsuit Against Ghost Vodka

As previously reported, Ghost filed a lawsuit against Ghost Vodka earlier this year due to their use of the name “Ghost.” Now, according to Blabbermouth, the Swedish Patent And Market Court has dismissed the lawsuit, saying that the word “ghost” is generic and that the company is free to use it. The court also said that there are major visual differences between frontman Tobias Forge’s company Svensk Drama Pop’s logo design and Ghost Vodka’s design, making it easy for consumers to tell them apart. They added that Ghost Vodka did not infringe on SDP’s trademarks and that claims for fines and damages cannot be upheld. This news comes after Ghost’s attorney Ann-Charlotte Söderlund Björk previously claimed that the case was “about trademark rights that grant ownership for any and all alcoholic beverages.” However, the court noted that SDP didn’t use its trademark within the five-year period required by law.

Super7 Release New Action Figure Of Ghost’s Papa Emeritus III And A New Decoration

Super7 have released two new Ghost products. This includes a new Papa Emeritus III “ReAction Figure” that is “packaged on a Mummy Dust dollar bill cardback” and a 52-inch “Paper People” glow in the dark Papa Emeritus III decoration. You can purchase those HERE.

Ghost Are Now Planning To Release Their New Album In Late 2021

It was recently reported that Ghost were planning to release their new album this winter, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. During a new interview with Sweden Rock Magazine, Tobias Forge clarified that he is planning to record the effort in January and release it in late 2021. The frontman said the following:

“The idea is for the album to be recorded in January. The actual recording will last around six weeks and then there’s two to three weeks of mixing and mastering. So sometime in March the record should be finished, but it won’t be released until after the summer. As it looks now, knock on wood, we will then go on tour. We won’t release an album until we know that we are actually going on tour. The album release will coincide with the start of a tour. Of course, we could announce an album release date and then, for some reason, it might not be possible to tour, but that’s a whole other matter.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ghost Still Planning To Release Their New Album This Winter

During an interview with VK, Ghost frontman Tobias Forge confirmed that the band are still planning to release their new album this winter. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, they are not expected to return to the road until fall 2021. Forge also added the following when asked if the pandemic has influenced the new material:

“I have already made a record about God’s wrath and doomsday, even if ‘Prequelle‘ was not about just infection from a medical perspective. But I have a feeling that there will be plenty of doomsday and quarantine-confirming records in the future [from other bands], and I think I might not participate in it.”

[via MetalSucks]