Tobias Forge & Former Ghost Members Did Not Reach A Settlement At Recent Court Appearance

The legal representatives of Tobias Forge (aka Papa Emertius) and former Ghost members, Simon Söderberg, Mauro Rubino, Henrik Palm, and Martin Hjertstedt, met in Linkoping, Sweden court yesterday (November 13) to discuss a possible settlement for their legal dispute, but an agreement was not reached. Corren.se reports that Söderberg and Rubino attended the meeting with their representative Michael Berg. Forge did not attend, but his representative Ann-Charlotte Söderlund Björk was on hand. It is assumed that more meetings will take place early next year. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, the former members filed a lawsuit against Forge due to them not receiving proper payment for their musical contributions and tours, and the fact that they were not allowed to see any of the financial records from 2011-2016. They also claimed the band was a partnership despite the fact that Forge has denied those claims repeatedly.

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Tobias Forge & Former Ghost Members To Work On Possible Settlement For Legal Dispute

According to NT.se, the legal representatives of Tobias Forge (aka Papa Emertius) and former Ghost members, Simon Söderberg, Mauro Rubino, Henrik Palm, and Martin Hjertstedt, will meet in Linkoping, Sweden court today (November 13) to discuss a possible settlement for their legal dispute. It is unknown if the actual members will make an appearance. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, the former members filed a lawsuit against Forge due to them not receiving proper payment for their musical contributions and tours, and the fact that they were not allowed to see any of the financial records from 2011-2016. They also claimed the band was a partnership despite the fact that Forge has denied those claims repeatedly.

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Guns N’ Roses Added As One Of The Headliners For UK Download Festival, Download Madrid, & Download Paris, More Artists Confirmed

Guns N’ Roses have been added as one of the headliners for the UK Download Festival, Download Paris, and Download Madrid. You can find the updated lineups for those below:

UK Download Fest (June 8-10 at Donington Park): Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses, and Ozzy Osbourne.

Download Paris (June 15-18 at Brétigny-sur-Orge Air Base in Brétigny-sur-Orge, France): Ozzy Osbourne, Ghost, Powerwolf, Converge, Eluveitie, Underoath, Thy Art Is Murder, Marilyn Manson, The Offspring, Turbnonegro, Meshuggah, Ultra Vomit, While She Sleeps, Foo Fighters, The Hives, Dead Cross, Slaves, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Wolf Alice, and Guns N’ Roses.

Download Madrid (June 28-30 at Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain): Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold, Judas Priest, Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle, Bullet For My Valentine, Rise Against, Clutch, TesseracT, and Galactic Empire.

Metallica, Ghost, Nine Inch Nails, Mastodon, Etc. Featured In New Garbage Pail Kids Line

Topps have released a new line of Garbage Pail Kids cards/stickers called “Battle Of The Bands.” The set features musicians from multiple genres with a lot of metal/rock artists among them. There isn’t an official list of featured bands, but The PRP did share several photos and a list they compiled:

1a Oozing Ozzy
2a Met Al
3a Mega Seth
4a Nine Inch Neil
5a Zombie Robbie
6a Marilyn Oh No
7a I. Ron Maiden
8a Andy Thrax
9a Phantom Forge
10a Masto Don

1b Jack Sabbath
2b Aster of Puppets
3b Rattle Ed
4b Tacked Trent
5b Hot Rob
6b “Handsome” Manson
7b Iron Irene
8b Hurt Ian
9b Ghostly Goore
10b Beassty Brent

1a Lead Zep
2a Bashed Buck
3a Asphyxiated Alice
4a Motor Ed
5a Aching Angus
6a Swallowing Steven
7a Dueling David
8a Burned Brett
9a Joyless Jon

1b Ridiculous Icarus
2b Demolished Dharma
3b Choking Cooper
4b Lumpy Lemmy
5b Ballbreak Earl
6b Big Trap Tyler
7b Sammy Hater
8b Mutilated Michaels
9b Bad Name Bon

Ghost “Retire” Papa Emeritus III Onstage

Ghost finished off their “Meliora“/”Popestar” touring cycle in Gothenburg, SWE last night (September 30), and ended the show by “retiring” Papa Emeritus III. The singer was dragged off stage by men in suits, and the crowd was introduced to the elderly Papa Emeritus Zero, who said the following [translated from Italian]: “I am Papa Emeritus Zero. The party is over. The Middle Ages are starting now.” This is likely the precursor to Papa Emeritus IV, and the band’s new album, which is expected to be released in April 2018.

Ghost Hoping To Release New Album In April 2018

Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge was recently interviewed during the Metal Hammer Awards in Germany, and revealed that the band are hoping to release their new album In April 2018. He said the following:

“We’ve been in the studio for about a month now, and by the end of the year, if everything goes according to plan — knock, knock — we’re gonna have a new album, not out, but we’re gonna have a new recorded and mixed and delivered. And hopefully that means that we’re gonna have a new album out by April — possibly, hopefully.”