Ghost’s Tobias Forge joins The Hellacopters for impressive Rolling Stones cover
Over the weekend, Ghost’s Tobias Forge – otherwise known onstage as Papa Emeritus IV – joined fellow Swedes The Hellacopters for a genuinely brilliant cover of The Rolling Stones’ Sympathy For The Devil.
The artists tackled the 1968 Beggars Banquet classic on Swedish TV show På Spåret, with Tobias’ vocals in particular really flourishing throughout – from the song’s quieter opening moments, to full-on belting out Mick Jagger’s lines towards the end of the track.
Read this: The 50 most evil songs ever
And hopefully this is just the start of a year of busy activity from Ghost. In October 2020, Tobias stated that he was going to be writing the follow-up to 2018’s Prequelle up until Christmas, with the band then recording new music this month and hopefully releasing a record “after the summer” of 2021. He did add, though, that Ghost “won’t release an album until we know that we are actually going to tour”. So we’ll have to wait and see on that front.
In the meantime, Tobias, we’ll happily take more covers like this, please…
Read this: 30 albums to get excited for in 2021
Metallica announce 30th anniversary Black Album celebrations with a remastered version of the original LP, and a star-studded The Metallica Blacklist album featuring a whopping 53 artists.
Watch the animated video for Turnstile’s awesome new single, Blackout.