Ghost leader Tobias Forge revealed he’s not overly fond of the band’s new singer Cardinal Copia, explaining to Revolver that the musician still has to prove himself to be accepted in the fold:
“The Cardinal is not the boss. He’s just the toastmaster. A cardinal is junior to a pope figure. We still have Papa Emeritus [Zero, a.k.a. Papa Nihil] but he’s passing on. He needs to teach the Cardinal to become a pope, to earn his skull paint.”
“…There was gonna be a moment in time where you have to sort of chew through a little bit of an underdog person that you might not like. So we end up with this character that I’m not even fond of myself. He’s new and he is an imposter and he hasn’t proven himself yet. But if he does, he will become Papa IV.”
New Ghost album “Prequelle” is set for release on June 1, you can check out the latest single “Dance Macabre” below.