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May 4th 2022, 8:25pm
Updated May 6th 2022, 1:41pm
It was decided that they should be an anonymous "theater band", and use their love of horror films and "the traditions of Scandinavian metal" in the band's imagery. While other members of the band would wear black hooded robes and be called "Nameless Ghouls", Forge would go by "Papa Emeritus", dressed in Papal regalia and his face painted to resemble a skull. Forge then chose the name Ghost for the group.
The title of the song is a reference to the British occultist, Aleister Crowley. When Crowley was in court in the 1930s, pursuing a libel case, he was asked by the judge to explain why he called himself "The Beast 666." He replied that the number 666 simply means "sunlight." "You can call me Little Sunshine," he told the judge.