Ghost Threatens Legal Action to British Vodka Makers Ghost Vodka Over Name

Swedish Occult Heavy Metallers Ghost have sent a legal threat to Ghost, the hand-crafted British ultra-premium vodka, claim to have recently received a threatening legal letter from the representatives of the Swedish band Ghost over the sale of their product and use of photos of the band Ghost at The Grammy Awards. Ghost Vodka’s bottles feature a ghostly mask artwork on it, but other than the name have little in common with the band, that has also won several court cases defending their name. The vodka brand, which was apparently launched in June 2015, took to its Facebook page on Saturday (May 9) to share a manipulated photo of Ghost at the 2016 Grammy Awards, where the band won the “Best Metal Performance” category, with frontman Tobias Forge holding a Ghost vodka bottle instead of a Grammy. The vodka makers captioned the picture with the following message which includes a major dig at the band: “Recently we were rather bemused to receive legal correspondence on behalf of the Swedish band Ghost and their lead singer, Tobias Fitta Forge, informing us of action they wish to take against us for…..um….making vodka. As if 2020 wasn’t strange enough already. We will keep everyone up to date with developments on this matter as they happen because, if nothing else, we could all do with a good laugh at the moment. Continue reading

Former Members Of Ghost Bring A New Lawsuit Against Tobias Forge

 

In the ongoing saga of the band Ghost and their legal woes, four former members of the band who recently lost their case to former frontman Tobias Forge are looking to have a new trial instated. The four musicians believe the judge who ordered the dismissal of the lawsuit last month had a conflict of interest in overseeing the case since both he and Forge are members of the Swedish Order Of Freemasons (Swedish: Svenska Frimurare Orden). Forge was the founder of Ghost and claimed the former members here hired hands and not partners or equal in the band, with documents that were proven in court to back this up. The trial in Linköping District Court lasted for six days, and on October 17, a 108-page decision was released dismissing the case. The four former members were also ordered to pay Forge’s legal fees, which could amount to approximately $146,000 USD. Continue reading

Five Finger Death Punch Settles Lawsuit With Old Label, New Music Due Soon

At last the legal turmoil that has besieged hard rock headliners Five Finger Deth Punch for most of the last two years are over. The bans have settled its lawsuit with label Prospect Park and former manager Jeff Kwatinetz. With the suit over the band is set to release new music by the end of 2017. Details below. Continue reading

A Day To Remember Wins Their Lawsuit With Victory Records

A Day To Remember, photo credit James Hartley

A Day To Remember, photo credit James Hartley

Florida’s A Day To Remember has won their case against Victory Records. The result of the many years legal battle, ADTR has been awarded $4 Million USD in a summary judgement. Continue reading