A couple of weeks ago we had reported that Ghost was eyeing a winter release for their fifth album. This was based on an interview that Ghost frontman Tobias Forge gave to Sweden VK. However, Forge has now cleared up any misconceptions about when the album is set to be released in a new interview with Sweden Rock Magazine. (Huge shout out to Blabbermouth.net for getting the translated version out there.)
“The plan now is for me to be here [in the studio] writing for another two months until Christmas,” Forge told Sweden Rock Magazine. “The idea is for the album to be recorded in January. The actual recording will last around six weeks and then there’s two to three weeks of mixing and mastering. So sometime in March the record should be finished, but it won’t be released until after the summer. As it looks now, knock on wood, we will then go on tour. We won’t release an album until we know that we are actually going on tour. The album release will coincide with the start of a tour. Of course, we could announce an album release date and then, for some reason, it might not be possible to tour, but that’s a whole other matter.”
So while it may be another year before you get to see Papa Emeritus IV once more, I am sure that it will be worth the wait. In the meantime you still have 4 other great albums to listen to in order to get your Ghost fix.