Episode 32: Tobias Forge (Ghost)
In this episode of Someone Who Isn't Me, I speak with Tobias Forge, creative mastermind, songwriter and frontman from the band Ghost.
We discuss the rise of the band to arena headliners, the bands journey, songwriting and creativity. Tobias tells how he struggles with the idea of people conflating him with the characters of Papa Emeritus and Cardinal Copia, the lead characters that have fronted the band through its career. He hints at creative endeavours elsewhere and how two events in his childhood have had a profound affect on the development and his creative vision, of what Ghost is.
At the point where we were about to discuss fatherhood as a touring musician, my recording equipment died as I was using my new Aston Stealth mics and was unsure of how much the phantom power would drain the recorders battery. So please forgive the abrupt finish!
The latest Ghost album 'Prequelle' has recently had the new 'Exalted' box set reissue and their UK tour recently finished.
You can find the band online here:
on Instagram.com: @thebandghost and Twitter: @thebandghost
I can be found on instagram and twitter: @danielpcarter and the podcast is @swimpodcast on both.
Remeber there are 31 other episodes with some truly great guests from Corey Taylor, Maynard James Keenan, Marilyn Manson, Alan Moore, Poppy, Laura Jane Grace and Chino Moreno just waiting for you to check out if you haven't already.
Blah blah 5 star review on iTunes would be nice, but I doubt you will, I get it though. We're all busy.
My painting of Tobias for the cover of this episode is Oil, Acrylic and Ink on paper.
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