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    Artist: Phantasm
    Release: First Demo 1984
    Genre: Power Metal
    Country: USA
    Bitrate: 128kbps
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    Here is another Demo I found burried in my collection. I have little to no info on this band.
    They do not seem to match any of the phantasm's on MA And Its Not Katon De Penas band .

    I only have a few song titles So Any help with this would be great.

    https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Ph ... 3540379605
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    1. Chaos
    2. Await The Beast
    3. Rest In Peace
    4. What Never Was

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    was this the same band from the demo section in Metal Forces #9, page 17.
    Some of that info posted here http://www.musicmight.com/artist/usa/nutley/phantasm
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    It is the same band as the one in the Metal Forces page- same line up on that demo too. That was the first demo. I can supply any additional info-- I was the singer (chambers). I have later demos that need to be digitally covered that are much better quality- thought the line-up changed in that the drummer and bass player changed and a second guitar player was added.

    It is funny to listen to these demos and think back how much we spent recording them. Now I use my computer and Logic Pro and get studio digital quality in my office-

    Definitely going to check out Mike's show!

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    Hi Doc thanks for the info!
    Apart from Plantweed's questions.. is there any cover/artwork for the demo?
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    That demo contains:
    Chaos (instrumental)
    Await the beast of Night
    Rest in Peace (the metal ballad)
    What never was

    The lineup was:
    Freddie Chambers- vocals (me)
    Fred Steel- bass guitar
    Keith Kelli - guitars (later changed his name to Kelli Stevens)
    Tee Anthony- drums

    There were two more demos that included:
    Fight to Survive
    Dying to Meet You

    We changed drummer for that demo- Nick Astro replaced Tee Anthony

    The demo we really planned to be released as an EP record. I think it the best set of songs we recorded. Ironically, the engineer was Bob Alleca who did a lot of genres and co-wrote, recorded, and produced Christina Aguilera's first album--one that few have heard but you can still get it on itunes (just some odd facts here).

    That demo included:
    Dirt-e-luv
    Do what you want to do
    Criminal Acts
    (another song I can't remember but will look up if I can- I was not fond of it)

    For that demo we added Joey Rose on lead guitar. He currently plays with a band called Lords of Mercy but plays bass.

    Hope this is somewhat useful.

    Strappado- we had no cover art for first two demos- we had cover design for the last one but I have to dig deep to find it.

    Thanks to both of you for your interest- brings back a lot of memories.

    Doc

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    the other two demos-
    one was 85 and the last 86.
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    Great guitar solos, similar to Randy Rhoads
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    As the daughter of Fred Steel, bassist of phantasm, I can answer any questions regarding the band. My father was a founding member and has records of shows played and old demos.

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    Hi, thanks for the kind offer. Can you confirm these demo track listings and lineups?

    • Demo (1985): Fight to Survive / Dying to Meet You
    ?: Freddie Chambers (v), Keith Stevens/“Keith B. Kelli” (g), Fred Steel (b), Nick Astro (d)

    • Demo (1986): Dirt-e-luv / Do What You Want to Do / Criminal Acts +1
    ?: Freddie Chambers (v), Joey Rose (lg), Keith Stevens/“Keith B. Kelli” (g), Fred Steel (b), Nick Astro (d)
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