Swedish Courts Dismiss Case Against Tobias Forge By Former Ghost Members

In a story we have been tracking for some time at Ghost Cult, Swedish Courts have summarily dismissed the case against Ghost frontman and copyright owner Tobias Forge, brought by his former bandmates. According to a report by Andreas Schander of Linkoping News, the hometown newspaper of the band, the trial in Linköping district court lasted for six days and at 11 o’clock CST on Wednesday, the case was dismissed. Not only that but the plaintiffs (Simon Söderberg (guitars, “Alpha,” member since 2010 -2016) Mauro Rubino (keyboards, “Air,” member since 2011-2016), Henrik Palm (guitar, “Ether,” member since 2015 – 2016) and Martin Hjertstedt (drums, “Earth,” member since 2014 – 2016) owe Forge over 1.3 million Swedish Kronors, or approximately $145,000 USD. The case alleged that Forge had wrongly distributed money and withheld royalties, backing down from promises they claimed he made to the members at the time. Forge argued that Ghost was always his band, and the rest were hired, musicians. The original article in Swedish including the 180-page court decision documents can be seen in the story below. Continue reading

Stream The Debut Album From Priest (Ex-Ghost Members), Out Tomorow On All Formats

Dark synthwave band Priest, which features former Ghost guitarist and Nameless Ghoul, Alpha, is releasing their full-length début album, New Flesh, this week on Lovely Records. The album also features a performance from ex-Ghost member Air on keyboards. The album has been available on DSP formats, but on December 8th will see a full release on vinyl, CD and more. Stream the full album below. Continue reading