Phantasma, ‘The Deviant Hearts’ – November 2015 Release of the Month
You voted, we counted and Phantasma's The Deviant Hearts has been voted by Loudwire's Readers as the November 2015 Release of the month. The album bested new discs from Adakain and the Kurt Cobain Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings, both of which also put up solid numbers.
Phantasma is a project put together by Serenity's George Neuhauser, Everon's Oliver Philipps and Delain's Charlotte Wessels that features hard hitting music and intense arrangements centered around the novella, The Deviant Hearts. The Delain vocalist penned her first novella and passages from the work have been surfacing via the band's Facebook page.
In addition to the trio, a number of special guests help bring the conceptual release to fruition. Evergrey's Tom Englund, Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Chloe Lowery and Van Canto's Dennis Schunke all make guest appearances, while Trans-Siberian Orchestra drummer Jason Gianni, Neal Morse Band bassist Randy George and former Serenity guitarist Tom Buchberger provide musical backing.
"We have truly enjoyed giving a shape, face and sound to The Deviant Hearts," state the band. "It was an inspiring and exciting process and we can not wait to share the result of our efforts with you through the upcoming release with Napalm Records."
So far, Phantasma have released the songs "Enter Dreamscape," which features a guest turn by Evergrey's Tom Englund, and "Let It Die" off the new disc. The album is due Nov. 20 via Napalm Records and is available in CD form and with an audiobook featuring the novella as read by Wessels. Check out the variety of formats in which you pick up Phantasma's The Deviant Hearts at this location.
Once again, congrats to Phantasma, as Loudwire readers have voted The Deviant Hearts as the November 2015 Release of the Month.
Phantasma, "Let It Die"