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A group of Wisconsin "Phantasm" was formed somewhere in the end of 1988 on the ruins of another local team, "Human evil". Singer (aka drummer) Tony Brandt and guitarist Scott McKillop wanted to create a heavy hardcore band, which also would have been the original.
The first song ,you guys have written under the label of "Phantasm", was the "Keeper of the dead". It was followed by a number of songs, and the first concerts started. After some time the group appeared bassist Matt Grassberger previously played in the "Dr. Shrinker".
The three things got fun, and live performances are now held to cheer.Encouraged by the support of the masses, the band went into the studio in April 1990, gave birth to their first demo, called "Lycanthropy". However, Matt Grassberger it something did not suit, and he organized his own project.
PhantasmVmesto him "Phantasm" have acquired self Steve Somersand at the same time joined the ranks of second guitarist Doug Schoeneck. Having worked enough on the new material, the band returned to the studio and by October 1992 he built another demo, "The abominable". Noteworthy is the fact that, despite the overall death metal sound on the demo was a cover of "Yardbirds" ("For your love").Meanwhile concert activity " Phantasm " developed very successfully. The team managed to take part in four " Metalfestah ", held in Milwaukee, where the guys had a chance to play with "Impetigo", "Slayer", "Sepultura", "Deicide", "Obituary".
In addition, there were other performances, where "Phantasm" shared the platform with "Bolt thrower","Morbid angel", "Entombed" and many other famous artists. But concerts - concerts, and at least some contract the group was still needed, and the musicians were persistent research in this direction.
PhantasmOdnako no reason not to sign the sought self brutalschikov from Wisconsin ,and only after many attempts the team found shelter in a small Chicago label "Monsterdisc". In March 1995, "Phantasm" re-recorded their second demo, added to the new track "Gut suckers" and thus turned their debut album, which had the title "The abominable". This release was the last for the group. Soon the command dumped Steve Somers and his replacement came from Lee Grotto "Mortal dread". In this configuration, the band toyed until the end of 1995, but dissension broke out in the team led to the collapse of the "Phantasm".
Tony Brandt and Li Grotto then organized hard-and - heavy group of "Mad laughter".Steve Somers worked in the metal genre under the guise of "Zeus babies". Doug Schoeneck founded the Christian rock band "Spirit creek". Matt Grassberger played in a band called "Bar whore".