Ghost Take Home Swedish Grammis for Impera


Last night in Stockholm, Tobias Forge and the rest of whatever makes up Ghost when it’s not on stage received the “Best Hard Rock/Metal” category at this year’s Swedish Grammis Awards. The award is effectively Sweden’s equivalent to the Grammys held here in the States.

The category was set up to recognize releases that came out last year, with the full slate of nominees being:

  • Amon Amarth – “The Great Heathen Army”
  • Arch Enemy – “Deceivers”
  • Ghost – “Impera”
  • The Halo Effect – “Days Of The Lost”
  • Watain – “The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain”

The “Best Hard Rock/Metal” category was Ghost’s only win, even though they were nominated for three other awards, including “Album of the Year” and “Artist of the Year.”

During the event, Tobias Forge was there in person to accept the award, though he said he had a bit to drink beforehand.

“For some reason I thought this would happen earlier in the evening. When I realized it would happen a bit later.. 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 physical form. I’ve worked with a lot of people and halfway through this evening, I realized, ‘Fuck we haven’t been mentioned yet. Our category hasn’t been mentioned! I’m gonna be way too drunk!’ So I told Klas — 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: Klas Åhlund, Salem Al Fakir, Vincent Pontare, Max Grahn… and a whole lot of other people. Everyone from Universal, Nicholas, Christian, BMG, Live Nation has been there and helped us so much. Thank you very much everyone who has been involved.”

Last night’s win is Ghost’s fourth Swedish Grammis award.

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