Ghost Talk Papa Emeritus' Latest Identity 'Leak:' 'It's Bound to Happen'

Band also alleges that only their mothers are aware of true identities.

Ghost Talk Papa Emeritus' Latest Identity 'Leak:' 'It's Bound to Happen'
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One of Ghost's Nameless Ghouls has responded to the recent release of a photo that appeared to show the band's frontman Papa Emeritus II (believed to be Swedish musician Tobias Forge of Magna Carta Cartel, Repugnant and Subvision) without his trademark makeup posing backstage at a Dutch festival with Behemoth's Adam "Nergal" Darski. As he noted (via Blabbermouth), the band doesn't hold a grudge against Nergal for the post:

"Adam from Behemoth is a really, really nice guy; we only have good things to say about him, and we hope [he feels] the same way [about us]."

The Ghoul was philosophical about the leak, noting that it was bound to happen eventually:

"I mean, it's ... We don't really know what to say about that except for we keep our identities as secret as we possibly can, of course, but at some point it's bound to happen, some things that are not really optimal for us, of course. But the identity part is always gonna be, for as long as can take it, it's gonna be a hassle in many ways, and I think we have managed to keep it below the radar, for the most part, at least."

In a recent interview with Skynet Music at Grasspop festival, one of the band's Nameless Ghouls alleged that the only people to whom the band had told their secret identities was their mothers.

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    siamesedream777
    It seems like it is too obvious that Papa Emeritus is that Forge guy, but if they want to stiill keeping their identities as secret, i dont see what's the problem here, it keeps the mystical and the dark feeling of the band.
    SleepFan
    I think they should just keep on with the costumes and if they confirm their identities then so what just keep playing. Slipknot wasn't suddenly destroyed when we found out their names and faces and such.
    travislausch
    In a recent interview with Skynet Music at Grasspop festival, one of the band's Nameless Ghouls alleged that the only people to whom the band had told their secret identities was their mothers.
    "So mom... I'm a Nameless Ghoul..." Wonder what their fathers would think!
    matteo cubano
    whats the groupie/female situation like with these guys?
    Spaghettaboutit
    Pretty good, lot of girls like em, that being said, I don't think the band is looking for any of that sort of action, I and my girlfriend have both met the band sans makeup and they are really cool, deff not in it for groupies, actually I think groupies sorta scare em. I mean how can you keep a secret identity if you're having sex with someone. They are very no pictures post show, and it's ****ing funny watching them walk by fans of the band and no one reacts.
    Scott O
    ^ well I'm sure those great bunch of guys really appreciate you revealing their identities to the world. Jackass.
    ibanez124
    I hate how people try to pull back the curtain on the identities of bands. Just listen to the music, and enjoy the show.
    adzi666
    I don't even care who's under the masks. They're an incredible band and at Sonisphere this past weekend they blew me away.
    IndicaBondura
    I will love Ghost no matter who their true identities are. I hope they stay costumed. I will truly be crushed if they choose to disrobe! (also really sad they are talking of a "new" Papa)
    m0y86
    Yeah, it's Tobias Forge. So what? Papa Emeritus is a character (very good one, though) so let's focus on their music and show.