While Ghost’s fifth studio outing isn’t expected until 2021, Forge has been speaking about what fans can expect in a new interview with Fansided.
The vocalist says: “I always say that each new album is like a reaction to each of the previous.
“Since Prequelle is not hard rock or heavy metal, the natural reaction to that will be to write something that isn’t – I don’t want to use the word ‘soft’ – it'll be different from Prequelle in the same way Prequelle was different from Meliora.
“I’ll write a record that we don’t have yet because otherwise what’s the point? But I definitely have an album in mind with slightly more riffage.”
As for genres that Ghost would like to experiment with, Forge says: “I guess the only thing that we haven’t really done – and I’m not sure if that could be a Ghost album – but is more like soundtrack, orchestral music.
“I like when bands have a string arrangement for a song – at least if you have that in the background it sort of makes the song swell.”
Forge says he’s not “super buzzed” about metal being played with a big orchestra, but adds: “It would be paced out differently. I listen to a lot of 70s prog rock from Italy and a lot has orchestral music. It’s very experimental.”
Late last month, Ghost released the Prequelle Exalted box set which contains a host of bonuses, including the single Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic, which features the new tracks Kiss The Go-Goat and Mary On A Cross.
The band are currently on the road across North America on The Ultimate Tour Named Death.
Ghost: The Ultimate Tour Named Death
Oct 14: Grand Rapids DeltaPlex Arena, MI
Oct 19: Portland Cross Insurance Arena, ME
Oct 21: Worcester DCU Center, MA
Oct 22: Syracuse The Oncenter, NY
Oct 24: Hershey GIANT Center, PA
Oct 25: Trenton Cure Insurance Arena, NJ
Oct 26: Glens Falls Cool Insuring Arena, NY
Nov 16: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, UK
Nov 17: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
Nov 18: Glasgow SSE Hydro, UK
Nov 20: Dublin 3Arena, Ireland
Nov 22: London SSE Arena Wembley, UK
Nov 23: Leeds First Direct Arena, UK
Nov 30: Katowice Spodek, Poland
Dec 01: Prague Universum, Czech Republic
Dec 03: Budapest BSA, Hungary
Dec 05: Mantova Palabam, Italy
Dec 06: Zurich Halle 622, Switzerland
Dec 08: Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi, Spain
Dec 10: Lisbon Altice Arena, Portugal
Dec 11: Madrid Palacio Vistalegre, Spain
Dec 13: Eckbolsheim Zenith Of Strasbourg, France
Dec 17: Esch-Sur-Alzette Rockhal, Luxembourg
Dec 18: Saint-Herblain Zenith Nantes Metropole, France
Dec 19: Touslouse Zenith Toulouse Metropole, France