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The Identity of Frontman Papa Emeritus I of the Mysterious Swedish Act Ghost Revealed?

Zach Shaw of Metal Insider reported that the identity of the satanic pope, Papa Emeritus I, of Swedish metal act Ghost, is none other than Tobias Forge, singer of Repugnant and Subvision. The strange and mysterious Ghost go through great lengths to keep the identity of band members a secret.

The reveal was based on information from Encyclopedia Metallum which indicated that Forge was credited as "The Ghoul Writer" with the Swedish Performing Rights Society. "The Ghoul Writer" is also credited on Ghost’s debut full length album "Opus Eponymous."

Source: Metal Insider

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1. Wow writes:

You're only about eight months late on this one.

# Aug 22, 2011 @ 2:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. anonymous writes:

metalunderground fails at being relevant, yet again.

Idk why I come to this site for news anymore.

I think it's just to read what the idiot metal-elitists have to say about every band they don't like lol

# Aug 22, 2011 @ 9:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Cynic writes:

Well you're right that this shouldn't have been posted on MU, but clearly this is an aggregate story from MetalInsider. CROM's only just started, give him a break.

# Aug 22, 2011 @ 9:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. R10 writes:

Umm,i dont know. Metal Sucks reported it today also. I hadnt heard this news prior. Guess the news isnt relevant to me because i dont really care about his true identity. Look forward to seeing Ghost and Alcest open for Enslaved in a month and a half.

# Aug 22, 2011 @ 9:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Cynic writes:

It's possible that the news about the performing rights society was new - but either way blabbermouth had reported it ages ago and MA had the member info there. Great band regardless, took a while to click with me but the hype is deserved.

# Aug 22, 2011 @ 9:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. spiral_architect writes:

i like ghost's megadeth meets king diamond vibe. the identity of the singer, though now revealed, might as well still be a mystery to me, because i have never heard of him or his related bands.

# Aug 23, 2011 @ 2:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. CROMCarl writes:

I'll take the heat for any transgressions on my part. I'm a big guy.

# Aug 23, 2011 @ 10:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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