This is a Swedish rock collective, which formed in 2006 in the city of Linköping. The group’s style and formation was actually orchestrated by singer and guitarist Tobias Forge, who previously was a member of such metal groups as Repugnant and Crashdïet.

Ghost released their maiden album titled “Opus Eponymous” in 2010, and then issued “Infestissumam”, in 2013, as their second studio album. Both projects were very successful, earning the group several important accolades.

Another huge project from this group is their fifth studio album, “Impera”, which they released in 2022. This record topped multiple album charts around the globe, and reached number 2 in the UK and the US.

Notable Songs

Some of their most popular songs include:

“Year Zero”

“Mary on a Cross”

“Square Hammer”

What Style is Ghost?

Over the years, this Swedish ensemble has released songs mostly in the following genres:

  • Heavy metal
  • Pop rock
  • Hard rock
  • Psychedelic rock
  • Doom metal
  • Progressive rock


In 2016 Ghost landed their first Grammy award. This accolade was for their single “Cirice”, which won the “Best Metal Performance” award category. In addition, the group has picked up a number of nominations at the Grammys. This includes two nominations alone in 2019. Their album, “Prequelle”, and song, “Rats”, were respectively shortlisted in the “Best Rock Album” and “Best Rock Song” categories. The latter award went to US singer St. Vincent for her track, “Masseduction”.

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