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Ghost Ghoul ready to be unmasked

One of the Nameless Ghouls of Ghost has admitted it's just a matter of time before the band members are unmasked – but he says he's comfortable with the idea.

He believes the band can keep going after their identities are known, while remaining anonymous during performances, as long as it doesn’t spoil things for their fans.

His comments come after Behemoth frontman Nergal appeared to have leaked the identity of his Ghost counterpart Papa Emeritus II.

The Ghoul tells Ghost Coloumbia: “I’m very comfortable with the idea of not being anonymous – because in many ways we’re not any more. Every show there’s 50 people outside our bus; we do informal meet-and-greets all the time because we have to.”

Citing the “laws of gravity” pulling the band towards their unmasking he adds: “We can’t play an enclosed arena where we can shy away from everybody, just hovering in a helicopter.”

Whenever their identities are revealed, the Ghoul predicts they’ll continue to work under their robes. “I wouldn’t like to see Ghost as just a normal band,” he says. “It’s not like we’re going to start writing our names on the records. There is a way were these things can coexist.

“But that’s up to the fans to decide. If knowing who we are destroys everything, okay.”

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.