Tobias Forge Celebrates Ghost’s Win At The Swedish Grammis

Swedish rock band Ghost recently celebrated their win in the Best Hard Rock/Metal category at the Swedish Grammis for their album ‘Impera.’ Frontman Tobias Forge took the stage to give an enthusiastic and humorous speech on behalf of the band, acknowledging their hard work and the people who helped bring the album to life.

‘Impera,’ Ghost’s fifth studio album, was released on March 11, 2022. The album, produced by Klas Åhlund who also worked on the band’s 2015 release ‘Meliora,’ showcased a blend of hard rock and metal. The Swedish Grammis recognized the album’s excellence by awarding it the Best Hard Rock/Metal category, a prestigious honor. The album faced stiff competition, as it was up against Amon Amarth’s ‘The Great Heathen Army,’ Arch Enemy’s ‘Deceivers,’ The Halo Effect’s ‘Days Of The Lost,’ and Watain’s ‘The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain.’

In his acceptance speech, Forge expressed his appreciation for the award and those who contributed to the album’s success, injecting humor into his remarks. He recounted how he thought the band’s category would be announced earlier in the evening, which led to concerns about being too intoxicated to deliver a proper speech. However, he managed to get his point and ‘Thank yous’ across in a proper manner.

His speech went as follows:

“For some reason, I thought this would happen earlier in the evening. As you know, it takes a lot of teamwork to make a record, everything from getting the record together sonically to getting it out in the physical form.

I’ve worked with a lot of people and halfway through this evening, I realized, ‘F*ck we haven’t been mentioned yet, our category hasn’t been mentioned! I’m gonna be way too drunk!

So I told Klas Åhlund, producer of our record, that if we win anything, we should get up here together because it would be difficult to remember everyone that’s been part of it.

So, some of the people who have helped us – are Klas Åhlund, Salem Al Fakir, Vincent Pontare, Max Grahn, and a whole lot of other people. Everyone from Universal, Nicholas, Christian, BMG, and Live Nation has been there and helped us so much. Thank you very much to everyone who has been involved.”

As Tobias Forge’s humorous and heartfelt speech demonstrated, the success of Ghost is a result of the hard work and dedication of many people. This win will undoubtedly fuel the band’s continued growth and inspire them to create even more memorable music in the future.