A photo has surfaced online that could feature what appears to be Ghost frontman Papa Emeritus III without his trademark mask. The picture was posted on Twitter by Prong and Danzig member
Tommy Victor and showed a group of musicians hanging out together after Ghost's show in New Orleans. Shown in the photo are Victor, Glenn Danzig, ex-White Zombie bassist Sean Yseult, former Pantera frontman Philip Anselmo and what appears to be Papa Emeritus III sans his costume.
- The identities of the members of Ghost are a closely guarded secret, but it's believed that Papa is actually Swedish underground metal musician Tobias Forge, who played in a band called Repugnant.
- While Papa has a distinctive look, the other five members of Ghost all wear the same demonic masks and are known only as Nameless Ghouls.
- The group's origins are murky, but one of the Nameless Ghouls told us that the seed for Ghost was planted while he and two other Ghouls were in a different band: "We come from a collective of people where bands form and break and projects get started and, you know, amounts to nothing, and three of us in the band, we were in another band, and we were recording an album in 2006. And during a soundcheck, I basically came up with a riff that, 'this sounds kind of cool.' And after that little soundcheck, that riff just stuck." .