L-R: Phantom High is Jairo Lopez (Synth) | Blaire French (Bass) | Peril Erinyes (Vocals) | Seven Six (Guitar) | J3D1 (Drums)
Photo Credit – Lyon Smith
Toronto’s Phantom High are debuting their latest single “Black Divine” on Metal Injection right now.
Phantom High has amassed several singles and an EP since their inception in 2017, putting a glam core twist on Lady Gaga, Bryan Adams, and Childish Gambino tracks as well as shaping their own originals. Coined as “ironic pop back from hell”, Phantom High will entice those looking for something very different from the traditional rock aesthetic. Those who can look past the mask can expect a cathartic release, anthemic melodies, heavy guitars, and abysmal soundscapes, under honest unfiltered lyrics. The lyrics and inspiration behind “Black Divine” resonate in a special way as vocalist Peril Erinyes explains:
“Taken from ancient Egyptian culture, “Sacred or Divine Feminine”, which referred to aspects and/or traits of artistry. Mine was dark, hence the addition of “black”. It’s essentially the title I’d given the “closet” I was in, the music and dreams of becoming my true self, were what kept me from ending my life, despite how poor, how alone, and how sick or abused I was, there was always my “Black Divine” to close my eyes and fall into its promise, like a symbiotic possession.”
Phantom High is purely an experience, a real-life exorcism every time they go on stage. A flurry of passion, musicianship, and over the top antics await anyone who dares to witness the spectacle. A first-hand look at Phantom High can be seen over at MetalInjection who is premiering the video HERE .
Recommended for fans of goth, glam, and nu-metal, especially those who enjoy KORN, Deftones, and Motionless In White, the single releases worldwide on December 18, 2020 and available on Bandcamp , Spotify , Apple Music , Amazon .
Hailing from Toronto and flaunting a deep personal relationship with the pageantry of the macabre, Phantom High is already making their mark on a scene that too often leaves the “fun” out of “dysfunction”. The band has launched with a mission statement to bring authenticity, conviction, and theatrics back to a genre that centers on navel-gazing and nihilism.
The roots of their inspiration are easy to see for veterans of the golden days of goth and glam, drawing energy as much from the horror in film, anime, and literature as from the music genres that inform their hard-hitting live show.
Phantom High is anarchistic alchemy, bringing together the fundamental elements of what scares us, what turns us on, and what makes us hungry for substance in an ephemeral, digital world that no longer seems interested in keeping the blood pumping, the volume loud and the music in each and every face.
Phantom High prides itself on putting the music and the show first and foremost, staying true to their roots while planting new ones like mausoleums in the fertile ground of a whole new generation desperate for something to scream along to.