WNOR FM99 conducted an interview with one of the Nameless Ghouls from the Swedish occult rock band GHOST at the Lunatic Luau ’16 festival, which was held May 6 at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Virginia. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked how big he envisions GHOST one day becoming, the Nameless Ghoul said: “It’s hard to fully set a parameter of, ‘This is exactly how big we wanna become.’ But I think that the one goal that we want to achieve… I mean, set aside a lot of the personal, I guess, monetary things that you want to achieve as a human being; you wanna be rich and you wanna be that… But when it comes to the size that I’ve always wanted us to become or turn into, it’s basically a full-production band that can do almost anything that we need in order to fully accomplish the show that we’ve always had in mind. Obviously, it’s not exactly the same vision from eight years ago — it’s grown — but the idea has always been for it to be a full-production arena [show].”
GHOST’s current U.S. headlining tour kicked off on April 13 in Montclair, New Jersey and will wrap up on May 22 in Albany, New York.
GHOST won the Grammy for “Best Metal Performance” during the pre-telecast ceremony at the 58th annual Grammy Awards. GHOST was nominated for the song “Cirice” from its 2015 album “Meliora”.
The other nominees in the “Best Metal Performance” category were AUGUST BURNS RED, LAMB OF GOD, SEVENDUST and SLIPKNOT.
A Nameless Ghoul from GHOST told Grammy.com about the nomination, “Being nominated for a Grammy is obviously a big honor for any band or artist — obviously, ourselves included. Especially for us, as a Swedish band, it feels extra honoring, I guess. Especially us maneuvering in the rock genre, where traditionally it’s usually British or American bands.”
“Cirice” recently reached the Top 10 at rock radio, the first song from the band to get significant airplay in the U.S.