Let’s face it, the band Ghost is pretty massive, and with that comes the haters for sure. Those same haters lay claim that the band’s fanbase wouldn’t give a hoot if it wasn’t for their over the top image.
The band’s frontman Tobias Forge recently addressed the issue when he spoke to Mitch Lafon and laid claim that if the music was truly as bad as some people claim “we would not have been here.”
When asked about the importance of Ghost’s imagery, Forge explained the band’s music was gaining momentum in underground scenes long before anyone knew what the band actually looked like.
He said: “I can honestly say that anyone who listened to Ghost early on did so without knowing what it looked like, what it was going to be looking like, so I know for a fact that the first thousands of people that started liking Ghost did so without even knowing what it looked like.” Forge also explained that, even though the imagery of the band has become equal to the music itself, the music is still just as important.
“I’d say that if we had a real kick-ass image – if the image here was great, we had the bombs and the fire and all that… but if the song stunk, we would not have been here,” said Forge, adding “For me, they go in tandem. For me, it’s, like, my work, my job is to write cool songs for Ghost and we package it in this awesome sort of theatrical show. I don’t spend much time trying to overanalyze that. It is what it is, I just try to improve it.”
Check out the full interview in the video below: