In an interview with Oklahoma City radio station 100.5 KAAT, Forge mentioned “something else coming out next year” that wouldn’t simply be a covers EP (alluding to the band’s 2013 release If You Have Ghost, released in 2013), and also talked about the possibility of a live video release if the conditions are right:
“My intention is not to release just another EP of covers. There might be something else coming out next year, maybe, that might have been recorded already, that won’t be covers. If the production on the live front gets to the point where I want it to be, and if we happen to play two dates at a venue that caters to the full production and it’s somewhere geographically where there’s an audience who is very, very, very avid and very lively, I would love to record a film — a live, visual capture.
“The problem is that you don’t wing that – you need to do it in a venue where you’re playing two nights in a row; it needs to be sold out; it needs to be huge; and it needs to be a very, very vivid crowd that’s fun to film and fun to look at. Sometimes, it kind of rules out certain cities. People can be super-passionate, but they can be very, very still.
“Certain countries just have a way to sort of appreciate things very noddingly — they’re nodding and they’re applauding and they have a drink in their hands, whereas if you go to Buenos Aires, they will fuckin’ trash the place, which is so much more fun to look at from a video point of view. Depending on those things, it’s definitely on my to-do list. I definitely want to do our statement sort of video capturing of our live show, but that requires a lot of stars to align, so we’ll see if that happens on this cycle or the next cycle.”
GHOST‘s latest album was released on June 1, 2018. The album’s first single, “Rats”, was released ahead of the album on April 13, and as of July 28th, had peaked at number one for seven weeks on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart. The album marked the band’s strongest selling debut to date, landing at number 3 on the Billboard 200, selling 66,000 copies in its first week, with 61,000 of those being “traditional” album sales.