ghost Mastermind Tobias Forge They were interviewed on the May 8th edition of My Planet Rocks Appearing on UK Radio Rock planet rock Where he chose a group of rock songs that inspired him. Along with the tracks RamsteinAnd fu fightersAnd killing joke And MetallicaAnd formation selected iron maidNational anthem of 2000 “Blood Brothers” As one of his song choices. asked Lu virgin He had a ‘tremendous effect’ on ghostAnd formation He said, “Sure. Whether musically or on a stage production level. But also when it comes to work ethic and the sheer amount of work you have to do in your job. [and] In your profession you have always been an inspiration to me.

“When I was a kid, I used to sit with [IRON MAIDEN‘s 1985 live album] ‘living after death’ Record and I was bent on wanting to be a professional musician and wanted to tour. I knew the concept of tours, but a lot of my prior knowledge or notions of what I thought touring was looking through ‘living after death’ And seeing all those dates they were playing all over the place. I sat there like a big map book and just drew how they got around, where they played and how often you play. This record in the inner quantum, you have a lot of information about the wanderings of life.”

formation He continued: “The ’90s were somewhat medieval in the ’80s [metal] The difference and I have to say it after Bruce [Dickinson] the left [in 1993]I wasn’t a big fan of Please Bailey years. In the ’90s, this was before the internet, this was before accessibility that way you had to invest in your records, you had to invest time in whatever you liked.

In 1995 when they set their first record with fire [‘The X Factor’], I was buried in death/black metal stuff, and I was too busy figuring out what happened in 1985 and didn’t have time to follow up. So, of course, I was surprised when Bruce They returned to the band and made this triumphant return. I must say that Brave New Worldrecord back with BruceIt was and remains an incredibly well built record… This one is really good from start to finish. unbelievable.

“It’s incredible that a band after 20 years of their career has been able to add songs to their already amazing, mind-blowing repertoire. I think so. ‘Blood brothers’ It’s a song they still play in most of their shows, but they can easily play 10 songs from that recording.”

Back in 2017, formation talk to free press houston About the experience of touring the United States with iron maid. When asked how the first few shows go ghostAnd formation He said, “Amazingly cool. I mean, it’s very hard to expect to go on tour as a prop; you can’t expect a lot of things. You can expect things from a practical point of view, like what you’re agreeing to. But from an audience point of view, you have to go in with a very open mind, Especially with established and creative bands like iron maid. People are there to watch it, you know? You just have to make the most of it.

“I must say, on some of the shows, they were overwhelmingly accepting,” he continued. “Huge responses from the crowd. If we don’t get it in the first 5 to 15 minutes, we definitely have it in the last 10 minutes, so I see that as a good sign. But you know, it’s different when you go to different areas. We’ve played in a lot of cities that we play in. Several times on our own over the years. We’ve gone from 500 to 3000 stadiums on our own, so I guess we’re not that unknown. But there’s a difference between a few thousand and 20 thousand.”

ghost He continues to tour in support of his latest album, “Empera”which sold 70,000 equivalent album units in the United States in its first week of release to land at number two on the Billboard 200. It ranked third on the Top 10 – and fifth on the Top 40 – of the Swedish act.

“Empera” She landed #1 in Germany and Sweden, #2 in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and Norway, #3 in Australia, #5 in France and Ireland, #20 in Italy.

“Empera” Released March 11th. Effort has produced 12 songs before Klas Alund and mixed by Andy Wallace.