In a new video short, Ghost bandleader Tobias Forge, in character as the theatrical heavy rock band's lead singer Papa Emeritus IV (formerly Cardinal Copia), struggles with a juice box and awakens the specter of Papa Nihil — what was the sleeping representation of Forge's past priest-like characters.

Does this mean something new, and possibly retrospective, could be coming from Ghost soon? Forge recently weighed in on the prospect. But in Friday's (April 7) comedic "Chapter 17" clip, Papa Emeritus gifts Papa Nihil a Ghost gold record plaque and wonders aloud why the elder is so tired if he's undead.

Watch the video toward the bottom of this post.

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"Don't sleep on this, it will be a Good Friday," the short's caption reads. Friday is indeed Good Friday, the Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth and his death at Calvary.

Ghost's latest album, IMPERA, emerged in 2022. Ghost's "RE-IMPERATOUR" kicks off this summer. See the dates below. Get Ghost concert tickets here.

Under the video, see a list of rock and metal bands touring in 2023. Get Loudwire's newsletter and the Loudwire app for the latest rock and metal news.

Ghost - Chapter 17: Nap Time

Ghost Summer 2023 U.S. Tour Dates

Aug. 2 – Concord, Calif. @ Concord Pavilion
Aug. 4 – Auburn, Wash. @ White River Amp.
Aug. 5 – Airway Heights, Wash. @ BECU Live
Aug. 7 – West Valley City, Utah @ USANA Amp.
Aug. 8 – Denver, Colo. @ Fiddler's Green Amp.
Aug. 11 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amp.
Aug. 12 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ American Family Amp.
Aug. 14 – Clarkston, Mich. @ Pine Knob Theatre
Aug. 15 – Chicago, Ill. @ Huntington Pavilion
Aug. 16 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ PNC Pavilion
Aug. 18 – Syracuse, N.Y. @ St. Joseph's Amp.
Aug. 19 – Mansfield, Mass. @ Xfinity Ctr
Aug. 20 – Bridgeport, Ct. @ Hartford HC Amp.
Aug. 22 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ TCU Amp.
Aug. 23 – Burgettstown, Pa. @ The Pavilion
Aug. 24 – Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 25 – Camden, N.J. @ Freedom Pavilion
Aug. 27 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ascend Amp.
Aug. 29 – Simpsonville, S.C. @ CCNB Amp.
Aug. 30 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Daily's Place
Aug. 31 – Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Amp.
Sept. 2 – Woodlands, Texas @ Mitchell Pavilion
Sept. 3 – Austin, Texas @ Germania Amp.
Sept. 5 – Irving, Texas @ The Pavilion
Sept. 7 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amp.
Sept. 8 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Talking Stick
Sept. 11 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum

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