In their latest documentary series "Papaganda," Swedish metallers Ghost decided to present their frontman Papa Emeritus II unmasked, breaking fans' illusions of a mysterious satanic singer.
Well, at least a part of the fans fell for the trick, but the image of Emeritus II without makeup unarguably just made the band more intriguing.
During his "unmasked" interview, Papa discussed his life in native Italian tongue. "When time was up for the first guy, they wanted to find a successor in the house," he explained. "Me being one of the ministry obviously rose to the opportunity, not only because of the carnal rewards of all this, but also because I just happen to love a hard rockin' sexy beat."
The frontman continued, "Besides being a ladies man, I am first and foremost a singer and an entertainer of sorts, enjoying my golden years. I'm like refined wine."
According to one of the Nameless Ghouls, Emeritus II "knows that his days are numbered," as he is bound to be succeeded by Emeritus III.
"I wasn't here in the beginning and unfortunately, I won't be here to the end," Papa said. "It kind of blows that I am in many ways 'making a bed' for someone who is coming after me. But hey, that's life," he concluded.
You might recognize the singer's face from "Year Zero" video off the latest Ghost effort "Infestissumam." As the group's sophomore record, the album was released in April through Sonet Records. Check out the full documentary clip below.