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Swedish Satanic-rock troupe Ghost have come a long, long way since their cult 2010 debut, Opus Eponymous, to their latest LP, Impera, Revolver's top album of 2022.
One of the many things that have helped buoyed mastermind Tobias Forge and Co. to their current chart-topping, arena-headlining, award-winning success is a host of famous fans, including Dave Grohl, James Hetfield and Duff McKagan. Count among this murderers' row Adam Nergal Darski.
We asked the Behemoth frontman to pick his favorite Ghost song — see his selection below.
I discovered Ghost when I was going through a very difficult time in my life. I was having chemotherapy at a hospital in Gdańsk [Poland] and had picked up a copy of Terrorizer, which included a compilation CD that featured Ghost. It could have been the song "Ritual," or maybe another track from the debut record, but I was straight-up blown away.
Hooked from day one, I was an instant Ghost fan! I remember trying to buy Ghost merch from my hospital bed and managed to grab a jersey. By the second album, the band was on tour in Sweden. I traveled to Stockholm specially to see them. Tobias and I had become friends, and he hooked me up with tickets. It must have been a 500-cap room, maybe 1,000 people tops. It was very early on in their career, yet already very, very impressive.