Ghost Talk Band Anonymity: 'Have People Not Found Google Yet?'

Nameless Ghoul also confirms the band is "building up the whole concept" of the new album.

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Discussing the band's anonymity, Nameless Ghoul of Swedish metallers Ghost couldn't help pondering over a few questions, confessing that remaining fully anonymous is an impossible task these days.

"Sometimes you start wondering that - have people not found Google yet?" the Ghoul asked during a recent press conference in Paris. "People ask these questions that are so easily found out. I don't know, maybe there's people on the label just throwing them out there or something just to make it look good, but sometimes you get surprised by the fact that it's still a debate."

During the rest of the chat, the guitarist also discussed the headway band's been making with the new album. "We are just now very much into the creative phase, we're building up the whole concept of that," he said. "A lot of the things that we sort of work on is always built out of live context, so being on tour is actually one of the most creative times I think."

The band has previously announced a "more metal" album, confirming a tentative release during the spring of 2015. "From a guitarist point of view, I think that 'Infestissumam' turned out a little bit too vocal sometimes," the Ghoul told Berlin Metal TV back in October. "I'm pleased with the record, I'm just saying that in the future, we're probably gonna add more instrumental parts, which you in a way can probably regard as 'more metal' just because it's gonna be more guitars playing and more things happening."

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    Jacques Nel
    Not sure if this is Nameless Ghoul or Nameless Ghoul...
    It's Nameless Ghoul.
    No it ****ing isn't. You can tell by the voice that it's his twin brother Johnny Ghoul (probably filling in for Nameless, who was probably teaching little children how to defend themselves from molesters).
    Jacques Nel
    LL Ghoul J?
    They are just awesome, it's not the first band that tries to stay anonymous, though, but I mean, the concept is just great. The first time I listened to them I was expecting Emeritus to growl and scream but instead I heard a melodic, yet powerful voice.
    Just so you guys know, this so called "lead guitarist", that does most of the interviews, is Papa in a Ghoul costume. He is the only guy in the band able to speak good english. It's very evident when you listen closely to his voice, especially if you compare interview audio with spoken parts in songs (for example the Monstrance Clock intro).
    Wow, there's a few Nameless Ghouls about. Maybe one of them is a Nameless Bellend.
    What the F is a bellend? Something british I assume, although I haven't heard that term on Coronation Street yet.....
    It's British slang for a penis. He's essentially calling him a dick.
    I just did it as a joke. I have nothing against any of the Nameless Ghouls. My intentions are well and good.
    Pablo Mortis
    Coronation Street is hardly an accurate representation of all Britain, nor is the Queen - you have much to learn
    Indeed.Both the entirety of the Coronation Street cast and the Queen are in fact; bellends.
    A band that wears Star Wars costumes..... ok then.