Tobias Forge, the frontman of GHOST, has officially announced that footage from the band’s recent performances at the Forum in Inglewood, California will be incorporated into an upcoming film project
“When I first started putting it together, I was, like, ‘Oh my god, I’m going to faint because there’s so much to think about,'” Forge told Metal Hammer magazine in an interview which will be available to read in full from this Thursday. “Then it was, like, ‘No, no, just don’t think about it at all.'”
Both GHOST‘s performances at the Forum strictly enforced a no-device policy. Attendees were not allowed to use phones or smartwatches within the performance area. Upon arrival at the venue, all electronic devices were securely placed in individual Yondr pouches, which were only opened at the conclusion of the event.
“I have never seen a crowd interact the way that they did since I was in a club band,” Forge said. “They were the best shows I’ve ever done with GHOST, just because I didn’t have to see those fucking mobile phones.”
Tobias went on to say that GHOST was “essentially shooting a film. And we used two nights of crowds as extras,” he explained. “It’s going to be a film with a concert element. So a lot of what you experienced [at the two L.A. shows] is going to be part of this project.”
Tobias was also inquired about whether the upcoming GHOST film would bear any resemblance to METALLICA‘s “Through The Never,” a film featuring members of the legendary rock band alongside actor Dane DeHaan (“Chronicle,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2“). Forge replied: “In the sense that it’s a concert with something else combined.”
During the Forum performances, GHOST treated the audience to the live debut of the song “Twenties.” Additionally, they included their rendition of Roky Erikson‘s “If You Have Ghosts,” a track they originally reimagined for their 2013 EP “If You Have Ghost.” Notably, the Forum rendition of this song featured two cellists accompanying a piano, and it was performed on a separate stage distinct from the rest of their set.