Phantom Black

Phantom Black

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"If Linken Park and Nine Inch Nails were to combine into one person...he would be Phantom Black," Mickey Jay.



Electro Rock meets dance - meets a dark psychedelic overtone! This fusion of various genres' merge together to create the unique sound of the Toronto based band, Phantom Black!

Biography

"If Linken Park and Nine Inch Nails were to combine into one person...he would be Phantom Black," Mickey Jay.

Electro Rock meets dance - DJ - meets a dark psychedelic overtone! This fusion of various genres' merge together to create the unique sound of the Toronto based band, Phantom Black!

"When you think of Electro-Rock, you think of Nine Inch Nails, Crystal Method, Rob Zombie, and Celldweller. The one thing they all have in common is they are all apart of the late 90's and early 2000's. It's very rare that an electro-rock band can rise above and make it to mainstream, yet it has happened by a band from Ontario, Canada called Phantom Black," said Mikey Jayy at All Indie Magazine interview.

Phantom Black is an electro rock band from Canada. Intense and high powered rock is what the listener can expect from this band. It's a band that knows its roots, and has the balls to explore beyond them with fury. This sound gets something going in you.

Phantom Black, started out as a Metallica Cover band in 2001, but the lead singer & songwriter, Chase ZX began construction of their own music style that blends heavy rock with dark psychedelic overtones. The result, a full-length debut album, fittingly titled, "Flight From Shadow,” released in 2002 with Executive Producer - Larry Park. Recording engineer, Eric Ratz, produced the album, and was recorded in Toronto at Phase One Studios.

Phantom Black was ready to start their next music project 'Zero Tolerance.' The very sound of Phantom Black radically changed due to the departure of drummer Timone. Chase decided to go with a more 'digital' sound via a groove box and synthesized effects.

The band moved to Berlin, Germany to tour and finish recording 'Zero Tolerance'. After an intense nine months in Europe the band completed their second album, 'Phantom Black - Zero Tolerance.' The CD mastered by Jans Reule at UFO Studios in Berlin also produced two independent videos. 'Zero Tolerance' is described as a blend of rock, hip-hop and house – termed ‘electro-rock.’


This past year, Chase ZX did a tour of South China as a solo artist and is looking forward to getting back with brother Duggy Fresh and newest member, DJ Alex Freeplay to form a trio for Phantom Black. As an electro rock band, they have the opportunity of being unique and different compared to the usual rock band. They are ready to take over the US with a Phantom Black invasion!

BAND HIGHLIGHTS

The band has opened for the legendary Quiet Riot, Edwin, Big Wreck, Bif Naked and Our Lady Peace. They have also played with Side to Side, Dave West, Jimmy Wolf, Lucie Idlout, Central Nervous System and Morning Glory.

The ballad 'Time And Again' won an internet award in Texas, for 'best written song' for 1 month. The single, 'Run' (the only Canadian Song on an all-American roster) was selected by Infogrames Software Company, Los Angeles, California for the video game 'Test Drive Off Road: Wide Open.' That video was one of the best selling games of the year and released on three different platforms.

**Phantom Black video's found at
http://phantomblack.com/fr_home.cfm

2009- Licensed “ADRENALINE” to SUFFERFEST video

2009- Won featured artist for Microsoft Windows 7 for song “HUFF” as the most downloaded song in competition

2009- ROGERS TV- played “DOWN & OUT” live

2009- INDEPENDENTSCENE.COM – Phantom Black interview

2009- Interview with John Tamou from CHAOS Productions

2009 – THATCHANNEL.COM – played “DOWN &OUT” and “HUFF” live

2010 – Featured Artist at The Great Unknowns by Mikey Jay, Radio Host

2010 – Featured Artist on Tampa Bay Podcast

Lyrics

Time & Again

Written By: Chase ZX

Time And Again
Feel the sunlight, upon my face,
Taste the rain, as it falls from God,
Bleeding pictures, fade away,
I can’t seem to remember when,
There was a time where, I wasn’t with,
All that you were,
And if I knew why, I could let go of,
And then again, I’m not so sure,

Even now I see your eyes so cold,
Not of this world, that had swallowed me whole,
Time and again, I swore, I’d not go back,
But deep down inside I can see you there,

Stare out the window, see the drops of rain,
Just like tears, they wash away,
All the laughter from all the years,
We were together, just you and I,
But in the distance, I see the rainbow,
Reveal your smile,
And just like the rainbow, you quickly come and go,
Only here for a while,

Even now I hear your words so cold,
Not of this world, that had swallowed me whole,
Time and again, I swore, I’d not go back,
But deep down inside I can hear you there,

Feel the sunlight, upon my face,
Taste the rain, as it falls from God,
Bleeding pictures, fade away,
I can’t seem to remember when,
I can’t seem to remember when,

Even now I feel your touch so cold,
Not of this world, that had swallowed me whole,
Time and again, I swore, I’d not go back,
But deep down inside I can feel you there

Down & Out

Written By: Chase ZX

Down N’ Out
Lost in it for day’s, yeah,
Shoud never have to end, (there ain’t no way)
I can’t seem to justify the time to try to find myself again,
Why should I bother to try, when it’s all the same to me, (when it’s all the same)
Where somewhere else is a face, it’s a place I’d rather be,

Get Down, yeah,
Get Down, get down, get down, get down, yeah, yeah
Get down, yeah
Get down, get down, get down, get down, yeah, yeah,

You know that in my world, (my world) the sun is always set, (it’s red, it’s dead)
Hangs in the balance as I remember to forget, (to forget)
And all of the while it seems, I couldn’t get a hold, (no, no)
On a line that’d buy me time, ‘cause my soul’s already sold,

Lost in it for day’s, yeah,
Why does this have to end, (to suspend the end)
Why can’t I justify the time to try to find myself again, (myself again)
Why should I bother to try, when it’s all the same to me, (no, no)
Where somewhere else is a face, it’s a place I’d rather be, come on,

HUFF

Written By: Chase ZX

HUFF

I know that if was the maker of my own time and space,
This face would not be wasting away, every day, just to taste it,
There’s nothing better, than a life with a twist,
And I’m not far from the score to know there’s more to life than this, yeah,
I say to you, just like always, that the time for change has come,
Like a sign of the time, it’s time to kick back, light up and get it done,
My glass is as empty as my coast is clear,
Yeah, the future’s uncertain, final curtain, the end is always near!

Huff!
And that’s the trip that I’m, come and ride it,
No need to figure me out, don’t try to fight it now,
And if you’re in the box, then step outside it,
‘Cause you’ll never know what it’s like until you finally break free [free, free, yeah]
[No you never know what it’s like]

You’re in or you’re out, but it makes no difference to me,
Don’t you see, what’s all about, would you doubt, could you take that from me,
Don’t you know, they can’t bring you down, and that’s you’ve got to be,
On the edge of what it is you’d think in a million years you’d never see,
I’d say it’s the attitude, keep turning the screws,
I’ve got, nine lives to live, one life to give and with nothing to lose,
I will fuckin’ get there, be it I have to crawl, yeah,
Three shots from this bottle says I feel nothing it all,

No, I’m not ready to leave yet, I just got here, come on!
Turn those lights back off,
I know that you know what I’m saying, yeah, I’m so out of this world tonight!
And that’s the trip that I’m on…

Sinergy

Written By: Chase ZX

Ever get the feeling that it’s like doing time when it’s always the same,
Like fate, it says it’s better late than never, it’s always lame,
And I hate the fact that you act like we’re together, it’s always a game,
With me and you, you know it’s true, now just go back where you came,

From out of nowhere I see a monster; it’s got eyes just like yours,
Run up the stairs, round the bend, under the bed, lock the doors,
Book out the window ‘cross the lawn to the road,
Yeah, well I’m fired up, wired up and fuckin’ rigged to explode!!

‘Cause I am not, what, you want me to be,
And I don’t care, where, I’d do it for free,
Yeah, I’m a slut! What?! You think you’re better than me?!
Could it be I’m just two seconds away from the time of my life!! My life…

Straight into the bar I’m quickly out of control,
Bold’s the mind that’s entwined, while all these rumors unfold,
Cold’s the ice that entices, you’re hits are taking its toll,
Now, come on girl be nice, throw the dice, let it roll, bet it all!!

Straight into my car you’re with me body and soul,
Hold’s the grip that you’ll have on me for a moment or so,
Fold is the, house of cards, I think you’re starting to fall,
Now, come on make it fast, get your ass, out my car!!

Like a doll that hides in painted dreams,
Never really knowing what it means to be, to be, so free,
I know there’s more to you than meets the eye,
You’re an angel that’ll never die,
No one tries, harder than I to find the truth, between your lies,
Between your lies…

‘Cause you’re the one who saved me
You’re the one, the one who made,
What I am today and I owe it all to you…

Sick and tired of trying to be society’s child,
While the whole world is dying, I’m thinking,
There’s nothing wilder than when I’m on the loose, on the booze,
Gettin’ used and abused, that there’s nothing from you, I’d refuse, won’t you choose,
To invite another, you know how you like,
How you suck, how you fuck, rippin’ and scratchin’, how you whore, how you bite,
Yeah, you know I love you girl, take more if you please,
Fuck the glove, spread your love all over me, yeah, like a fuckin’ disease,
Out to die, and if I was ever so sure,
There was a cure out there, I’d swear I’d take it,
Til I couldn’t take it anymore,
To ignore the problem, is a lifetime to spend,
In doubt, so check it out, I’m out to get laid again and again and again!!

Discography

1st Album: Flight From Shadow
2nd Album: Zero Tolerance

Bulletproof
Sinergy
Down & Out
Huff
Of Sound Mind
HCMF
Obeja
Time & Again
Adrenaline

Set List

Bulletproof
Sinergy
Down & Out
Huff
Of Sound Mind
HCMF
Obeja
Time & Again
Adrenaline