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Ghost’s Tobias Forge Praises Metallica as Huge Inspiration

Ghost’s Tobias Forge Praises Metallica as Huge Inspiration

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With Ghost appearing on the upcoming the 53-song covers album The Blacklist, frontman Tobias Forge has a lot to say about Metallica.

Forge curated his own playlist with Apple Music on behalf of Ghost and included Metallica’s “The Thing That Should Not Be.”

“This is one of Metallica’s darker songs, almost more in line with death metal. Definitely not the norm if you listen to the catalog. It’s slightly different in tonality, which makes it stand out and makes it super heavy and evil. Very Lovecraftian lyrics. This song has been a huge inspiration of mine for over 30 years.”

Also included on the playlist is Metallica’s “Ride the Lightning” as well as music from Sex Pistols, Bad Religion, and Slayer.