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.

Saint Asonia Share Fan-Made Video For “Ghost”

Saint Asonia have shared a fan-made video for their song “Ghost.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Flawed Design.”

Frontman Adam Gontier (ex-Three Days Grace) commented:

“We invited our fans to show us what the song means to them and we wanted to work with them to create the visual to go along with it. I’ve actually never done something like this in the past. It’s been a great process, and the video turned out awesome.”

He also added the following about the song:

“It’s about losing someone in your life — whether it be to death, drugs, sickness. It’s about trying to put the pieces back together after going through something unbearable. Sonically, it’s got a different feel. It’s not just a straightforward song written around a specific riff. It’s probably one of my favorite songs we’ve ever written as a band.”

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]