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Below is our complete Phantom news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Bloodstock Announces "New Blood" Stage

The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have checked in with the following announcement about confirming more bands for the 2014 edition:

"Here at Bloodstock HQ we are excited to announce the first batch of breaking bands to grace the Hobgoblin-sponsored ‘New Blood’ stage this year.

"Bloodstock is very proud to support new bands from all over the world and the ‘New Blood’ stage gives us the platform to showcase grass-roots acts,underlining their belief that you don’t necessarily need a big record deal to have a shot at playing the festival.

"The following bands were chosen from CD applications to perform at Catton Park, while more will be added later via the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ tour which kicks off on 10th May and rolls through local clubs and venues throughout June.

"This year’s tour is the biggest to date, encompassing 23 regions, including various UK cities, as well as events in Latvia, Norway, and the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey. The best bands are chosen from each event to land a spot at Bloodstock this year. So get down to your local M2TM’s venue to support the best in breaking metal!

"The lucky seven additions span a range of metal genres; Londoners Abhorrent Decimation (death metal), Canada’s Phantom (trad metal), Slovenian's The Canyon Observer (post-noise/sludge), Norway’s Angerman (grunge rock/metal), London outfit Brutai (metalcore), Scotland’s Scordatura (death metal), and South London outfit Stoneghost (hard classic rock).

"Has your fave new band not submitted yet? Fear not, for Bloodstock will keep hunting out new additions via CD applications, video uploads, and the aforementioned ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ tour for some weeks yet! There’s still time to enter! A full list of application options can
be found at this location."

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Phantom Reveals EP Details

Phantom has announced the new EP "The Powers That Be" is due for release on February 9th, and can be pre-ordered right here. The song "In Metal" can be heard in the player below, and the full EP's track listing is as follows:

1. The Powers That Be
2. In Metal
3. Keepers Of The Flame
4. Killing Concubine
5. Edge Of The Night / Riker's Beard
6. Citizen Pain

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Phantom Streaming "Keepers Of The Flame"

Phantom, the band featuring former members of Ash Lee Blade, will be opening the February 9th Toronto show for the North American tour eaturing Turisas, Firewind, and Stolen Babies. The band has also posted another track online from the upcoming debut EP.

Check out "Keepers of the Flame" below, or hear the previously posted title track "The Powers That Be" at this location. Phantom also commented:

"Ok Phantoms! A bit of an update on the debut EP. IT'S DONE!!! Mixed, mastered, and ready to press. That being said we really wanted it for this weekends show, but unfortunately can't. BUT, we will have it pressed and online in mid January. Why not start 2013 (if we're still here) off with some Phantom! In the mean time enjoy KEEPERS OF THE FLAME!"

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Phantom Streaming "The Powers That Be"

The new group Phantom was put together by former members of Ash Lee Blade after that band's demise, which was laid to rest at the beginning of the year. Following the split Necro Hippie, D.D. Murley, and J.J. Blade decided to continue on with what was to be new Ash Lee Blade material, now as a three piece.

The debut Phantom EP entitled "The Powers That Be" has been recorded and is slated for a early 2013 release. Check out the EP's title track in the player below. More...

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