We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Phantoms’ new music video for their song “There Were Once Birds That Sang” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Screaming on the Inside, which is scheduled to be released through Outerloop Records on August 11th. You can pre-order the album here.
Phantoms drummer Patrick Gale commented on the song & video:
“This song, to date, was our most technical song we’ve written together as a band. The video turned out far better than any of us could have imagined. Joey [Durango, director] went above and beyond our expectations for a music video and he absolutely killed it. Moving forward we want to embrace a harder sound to try and push ourselves to the limits as musicians and we think this song conveys that to our fans. We hope you enjoy the new song and music video!”
Hailing from Jacksonville, FL, Phantoms is a four-piece post-metalcore band consisting of Joe Deak (Vocals), Anthony Moten (Guitar), Patrick Gale (Drums) and Quincy Jones (Bass). Pulling inspiration from a variety of genres, Phantoms is heavily influenced by post-hardcore, black metal, metalcore, alternative rock, and nu-metal, creating a sound that is hard hitting and complete with honest lyrics and catchy hooks. Originally from Baltimore, MD under the moniker of Camisado, the band took the local scene by storm, sharing the stage with acts including Motionless in White, I See Stars, and Our Last Night in addition to winning Vans Warped Tour’s Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands. As their image and sound began to develop, a more suitable name was required and in 2015 the group shifted to their new moniker, Phantoms.
As a band, Phantoms focuses on the message that you should never give up on your dreams and the importance of living life to the fullest. Gale, the band’s drummer expands, “No matter how tough things get…never give up. Take a deep breath, assess your situation, keep an open mind to criticism and learning, and really ask yourself if what you’re pursuing is worth every moment of your attention….No one is going to make things happen for you, you’ve got to do them yourself!” Phantoms have gained a dedicated following that has been anxiously waiting for the band’s next move since the release of their debut EP, Where Is My Mind?, in December of 2015.