Ghost have shared details of a debut feature film, titled RITE HERE RITE NOW.

Set to arrive in cinemas worldwide next month, the film is the first of its kind from the metal group, and will combine footage of their September 2023 shows at The Forum in Los Angeles with a narrative that picks up plot threads from the band’s long-running webisode series.

It has been directed by the masked Swedish collective’s frontman Tobias Forge, alongside American filmmaker and actor Alex Ross Perry, and is set to arrive in cinemas globally on June 20 and 22 only.

A full trailer is set to launch next Thursday (May 9), and tickets for screenings will be available then too. Tickets and further details will arrive via the film’s own website at 2pm BST / 9am EDT / 6pm PDT.

You can visit here to sign up for more information, and a soundtrack album will also become available to preorder next Thursday.

The concert footage incorporated into the movie is taken from Ghost’s two sold-out shows at Los Angeles’ hallowed Kia Forum last September, where they wrapped up the ‘RE-IMPERATOUR U.S.A’ run of dates.

RITE HERE RITE NOW is, however, so much more than a concert movie,” reads a description, explaining how the film ties in the narrative from the band’s long-running Chapter series.

Ghost 'Rite Here Rite Now' film poster
Ghost ‘Rite Here Rite Now’ film poster. CREDIT: Press

“The result is an utterly unique phantasmagorical blend: Flesh and bone renditions of favourites from all five of Ghost’s albums […] all interacting behind the scenes with Ghost’s Papa Emeritus IV, as his future and fate lay in the hands of the Ministry.

“Whether you’re a devoted disciple looking to relive treasured memories of the Ghost live spectacle or among the curious uninitiated, RITE HERE RITE NOW will put you right there: putting your phones down and living in the moment—as a shadow of uncertainty looms—completely spellbound and in the thrall of this bombastic yet intimate cinematic portrait of Ghost.”

The band’s founder and frontman Tobias Forge also shared a statement about the upcoming film, shedding light on how the idea arose.

“Over a decade ago when Ghost got signed to Loma Vista, Tom Whalley (owner and CEO) asked what the story of the band was,” he began. “He felt telling a story was vital in order to get new fans engaged. I said that because we were a new ‘baby’ band and more importantly we were an ANONYMOUS baby band, there wasn’t really a compelling story to tell.

“Not yet anyway. But I told him that if he wanted a story, I could come up with one. This film is the fruit of that conversation.”

Director Alex Ross Perry added that the collaboration with Forge was made to “expand the saga” of the band and “make a one-of-a-kind feast not only for Ghost fans, but all lovers of the cinematic alchemy between rock spectacle and spooky delights.”

Tobias Forge of Ghost performs on stage at Afas Live on June 4, 2023 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Tobias Forge of Ghost performs on stage at Afas Live on June 4, 2023 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.(Photo by Paul Bergen/Getty Images)

News of the film comes shortly after the frontman revealed that he has already begun work on a new album. In an interview with Metal Hammer (via Louder Sound), the frontman revealed he had already started on the successor to ‘Impera’ and had completed a few new songs that will be part of the tracklist.

He also spoke to NME in April last year about the band’s covers EP ‘Phantomine’, where Forge revealed that the project could “cast a glimpse as to where I want to go with the band now”.

“That doesn’t mean that all of a sudden we’re going to sound like Television!” he said. “It just means that there are practical things in there that have inspired me to record this EP in a slightly different way than I have done previously.”

In more recent Ghost news, it was reported in March that someone purchased an unreleased solo album from the frontman and founder for a whopping amount of money.

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