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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musician Papa Emeritus III (C) and fellow members of Ghost, winners of the award for Best Metal Performance for 'Cirice,' poses in the press room during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NARAS)

You can mark next spring for a new album from Ghost, according to recently unmasked group leader Tobias Forge, aka Papa Emeritius.

During a red carpet interview at the Metal Hammer Awards in Germany, where Forge sported one of the band’s Nameless Ghoul masks, Forge said that, “We’ve been in the studio for about a month now, and by the end of the year, if everything goes according plan, knock know, we’re gonna have a new album, not out, but we’re gonna have a new (album) recorded and mixed and delivered…Hopefully that means we’re gonna have a new album out by April, possibly hopefully.”

In previous interviews, Forge has said that the follow-up to 2015’s Meliora will be “about the return of God…God’s wrath cast upon the suffering humans” and indicated it will be “darker, a little bit more apocalyptic. ”

Forge is still facing lawsuits from former members of the band in Sweden claiming he owes them additional royalties for their work.

 

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