After impacting the scene with their debut single and announcing the debut album for an October release, SILVER PHANTOM blaze trail with their second song from the record, titled “We Sing Along”.
“This song started with the idea of doing a short, quiet intro immediately followed by a heavy riff – a bit like Kiss’ “Black Diamond” – and then to move into a big hook line chorus”, guitarist Morten Madsen explains. But things didn’t go quite as planned. “As usual the song soon went down its own twisted path and ended up being a rather different beast with a unique flavor”.
As for the lyrical part, Silver Phantom continue the double-meaning sarcastic approach of the debut single. “The lyrics deal with how we all just tend to sing along with the big choirs of our society, and how easy it is to close our eyes and avoid taking any responsibility – even when marching towards the very end of the world as we know it”, the musician offers. “Balancing the more menacing verses with the melodic choruses the words make a somewhat sarcastic point of this musical contrast”.
Being a complete band with extreme attention to visuals, the Danes have obviously also prepared a special eye candy for “We Sing Along”. “In the video, we try – in a fairly tongue-in-cheek way – to illustrate this scenario, as it would unfold in a religious fanatic murder cult… But in the end it’s just a treacherously melodic tune that sticks in your mind – “So let me hear you sing it”…”.
Silver Phantom is a rock band that mixes a wide variety of subgenres to create a new, old-school vibe. The heavy riffing of hard rock and the raw energy of the punk scene from the ’70s meet the power of 80s metal. The sound is further infused with singalong choruses and the playful genre-bending of the ’90s and the ’00s power rock – all merged and combined with theatrical shock rock.
The lyrical universe is drawing its inspiration from dark and dreamy horror stories across mysticism and ancient legends to the movements of the heavens, and presents you with a powerfully blended cocktail to entertain your rock’n’roll soul!
Silver Phantom gives you a different take on what rock music sounds like when it’s a unique mix of heavy rock, punk rock and power rock – all merged and combined with theatrical shock rock.
The band emerged when co-founders singer/bassist Helgren and guitarist Madsen wanted to make some good, old-fashioned rock noise with a twist. After writing hooks, riffs and songs together for a few years they were ready to complete the lineup with drummer Kim Kvist and lead guitarist Mads Møller in 2019.
The debut album “Crimson Cabaret” was recorded and produced by Morten Madsen at Popshit Studio (Metal Cross, Mirage, etc) and mixed and mastered at Medley Studios by Danish rock legend Søren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Electric Guitars, Marco Mendoza, Tygers Of Pan Tang and many more).
“Crimson Cabaret” will be released on digital, CD, and LP (black vinyl, limited to 300 units) via UPRISING! Records on October 28th, 2022.
Martin Helgren: vocals, bass
Morten Madsen: guitar
Mads Møller: guitar
Kim Kvist: drums