WATCH: Ghost's Papa Emeritus III is Replaced by "New" Frontman Onstage

October 4, 2017
Members of the band Ghost arrive on the red carpet during the 58th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center


On September 30, Ghost wrapped their tour in Gothenburg, Sweden. But this wasn’t just any show.

Wrapping their tour in support of Meliora marked the end of an era for Papa Emeritus III. Below, watch as the frontman is forcibly removed from the stage before a “new” Papa is introduced.

Meet Papa Emeritus Zero, the latest character in the line of “Pope” personas from frontman Tobias Forge. As one of the band’s Nameless Ghouls mentioned in an interview last year, the next album will be a sort of darker continuation of Meliora, so it’ll be interesting to see the different personality traits of the new Papa.

Catch some of Papa Emeritus III’s final performance below!