New Ghost Will Feature Less Vocals

Nameless Ghoul states that album will be more theatrical.

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A Nameless Ghoul from Ghost has been speaking with Andrew Haug (via Blabbermouth) about the band's upcoming album. Nameless Ghoul notes that the record, which the band is presently writing will be a departure from 2013's "Infestissumam:"

"What I've been trying to sort of make clear was that 'Infestissumam' turned out to be quite a vocal record, which goes very well with the level of theatrics of our live show right now.

"Whereas in the future, when we plan to go even more elaborate when it comes to theatrics and live performances, we cannot really have Papa singing all the time, because a) that's not very good for dynamics; b) it's not very healthy to have a singer that sings all the time; and c) from an instrumentalist's point of view, as much as I like the current record, I think we wanna do a record that might be more instrumental and thus, with that saying that it might be more riff-based.

"But these are just general thoughts about this from our point of view. If it makes the record come out as more of a metal record or not, it's very hard to tell right now."

A Nameless Ghoul recently questioned why people were finding it so hard to work out the masked band's true identities

"Sometimes you start wondering that - have people not found Google yet? 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."

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    I'm actually cool with this, I always think the emphasis should be placed on the instrumentation and the music itself. However, you need at least some vocals here to convey the band's attitude.
    Sounds interesting!I think it will be a really good record. P.S. Why didn't they name the band Nameless Ghouls?
    Because then they'd simply be referred to as ghosts and you would ask why they didn't just name the band Ghost.
    Haven't read the article. Sure as hell they'll make good record. Hail Satan. End of Transmission.
    I love ghost. Their vocalist is amazing, but im sure less vocals means better instrumentation.
    Are Ghost metal band or some new wave of swedish pop? Just joking. They have some cool stuff.
    This is like Turd-on-a-Stick! Sounds like a good idea, but just doesn't work.
    They're focusing a bit less on vocals because they want a bit more focus on instrumentation. I can see it, Infestissumam hardly had any riffs and all vocals.
    Then they better start doing some more interesting things with the instrumentals... This band flatlines on every single level. If they didn't have the gimmick, would people have ever started caring about them?
    I thought they didn't use many vocals to begin with. So, pretty much they're next album will have zero lyrics.
    there's a difference between "less" and "none"... edit: i didnt even bother reading who's comment i was replying to. we meet again, noob.