GHOST vocalist Tobias Forge spoke about his undiagnosed heart condition. He also reviewed his early days and how managed the problems.
They are a Swedish rock band who also founded in 2006. After the first years, GHOST released a three-track demo follow-up to 7″ vinyl titled “Elizabeth”, and later their first full-length “Opus Eponymous” album. Also, GHOST‘s “Ritual” was chosen by Kerrang! Magazine as one of “The 50 Most Evil Songs Ever” in the metal or rock genre.
The band also won a lot of nominees like the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Album category. They also pointed out a new album probably release in 2021.
During the interview with Metal Hammer, GHOST frontman Tobias Forge revealed that his early days and his health problems:
“At that point in 2009, I was at a point of desperation. I was one year into parenthood, facing the fact that, ‘Fuck, we need more money.’ So I decided to do something. I never had any ambition to do anything else than become a musician. Between 19 and 29, I was a very unsuccessful musician…
I was always a big fan of Slash and Keith Richards. I wanted to be the cool guitar player rather than the singer. It’s so ludicrous because I know nothing about telephones or computers. I just mastered the art of bullshitting. I was sitting there just wishing for another life. Towards the end of 2009, I felt I needed to take the little time I had and focus all of it on one thing. And Ghost was the best thing I’d ever done.”
Then he added his family and health problems:
My wife was out, the kids were sleeping, my mum was asleep on the couch. I was sitting there, just euphoric about what was going on. My mum went up and answered it. She came back and everything just froze.
It felt like some weird trade: the band for my brother. It was like, ‘This has happened, there’s nothing I can do with it, I’ve just got to take the ball and run with it.’ And I’ve been running with it ever since.”
You can also order GHOST’s latest album “Prequelle” on here.