Phantasmagore

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Phantasmagore
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Studio album by Deadsy
Released August 22, 2006
Studio Korn Studios
Henson Recording
The War Room Studio; Los Angeles, California
Genre Electronic rock, alternative metal, nu metal, industrial
Length 42:39
Label Immortal
Producer Carlton Bost, Brian Humphrey and Elijah Blue
Deadsy chronology
Commencement
(2002)
Phantasmagore
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Phantasmagore is the third studio album from the rock band Deadsy. It was released on August 22, 2006 through Immortal Records. The album debuted at #176 on the Billboard 200 chart. Phantasmagore had been delayed numerous times since its original release date in 2004, citing label issues and overall complications. A video shoot for the original choice for first single, "Book of Black Dreams", was planned for June at the Sedlec Ossuary in Prague, but had to be rescheduled, and was later canceled. "Carrying Over" and its acoustic version from the Family Values Tour compilation album were both slated for release in January 2007. These plans eventually folded when Deadsy announced their hiatus.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Razor Love" 3:02
2. "Carrying Over" 3:50
3. "Babes in Abyss" 3:15
4. "Paint It Black" 3:19
5. "Better than You Know" 5:37
6. "Book of Black Dreams" 3:32
7. "Asura" 3:24
8. "The Last Story Ever" 3:33
9. "Phantasmagore" 5:04
10. "Time (I Am the Great Destroyer of Worlds)" 3:08
11. "Health & Theory" 4:55

There is an advance version of Phantasmagore which features all the songs on this album, although some are extended versions.

Track 9 ("Phantasmagore") contains elements from Tangerine Dream's "No Future (Get Off the Babysitter)", featured on the Risky Business original soundtrack.

Track 10 ("Time") was originally titled "Sands of Time" and contains elements of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song". The synthesizer melody is a direct melodic reference to the song, and the accompanying guitar riffs may be somewhat derived from the song as well.

The album's tracks were known to have been in development as early as 2003.

Unreleased material[edit]

There are several tracks which were recorded but did not make it onto the album. A demo of one of these tracks, "Colossus", was given to MySpace members who participated in a promotional effort. The following tracks have been mentioned by the band in various interviews, yet did not appear on the album:

  • "Do You Want It All?"
  • "Comforter Cave"
  • "Heaven & Earth"
  • "Acacia"
  • "Strength of Mind"
  • "Dreamcrusher"

"Friends" was released as a single exclusively on iTunes. The track "My Only Friend" appeared on the soundtrack for the movie Winter Passing and was recorded along with the Phantasmagore tracks. It is a cover, originally written and recorded by The Magnetic Fields. The track "Strength Of Mind" was leaked by STILLBIRTH.

Personnel[edit]

  • Phillips Exeter Blue I: vocals, guitar, bass and synthesizers
  • Dr. Nner: synthesizer
  • Alec Püre: drums
  • Creature: bass
  • Carlton Megalodon: Z-tar
  • Marty O'Brien: bass on "Carrying Over" and "Phantasmagore"
  • Les Hall: piano on "Health & Theory"
  • Marty Alan: sitar on "Paint It Black"

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