Phantom der Opfer is a german band which mixes metal, hardcore and rap in good way. They let me know a little more about the group in March-2018


Please tell me a little bit history of the group?

-Pdo was foundet in march 2015, the ep "Entspannen und zerstören" was released in Dezember 2015. After a bass and a vocal castchange we were working on "Ghetto metal" which was released in January 2018.

Please tell me a little about every member in the group right now, age, family, work, interests and something bad about everyone? Earlier bands? Other bands on the side?
-Bandfounder and Shouter Basti who is 33 Years old, Tattoo Artist in Frankfurt, earlier bands: Seraphim
Shouter Kevin in is 24 years old and joined the band in 2016.Works in Frankfurt as an "Metal"worker.
Martin the guitarist is 38 years old and works as a hairstylist in Frankfurt. Earlier bands Burst of fire, Ausgebrannter Kadaver, Contura, Funeral Fire.
Bandfounder and drummer Markus is 33 Years old and working in a transport company. Earlier Band:"Buried under millions"
Bassplayer Homy is 28 Years old and working in a packaging wholesale. Earlier Bands: Diarrhea, Nameless, Drained, Burst of fire, Couragous, Janus, Ausgebrannter Kadaver, Disrupted, Funeral Fire.


I can hear much different influences but mostly metal, hardcore and a little rap etc? Favorites from the past?
-Our musicstyle is mostly influenced by oldschool metal like Pantera and Slayer, the whole hardcore genre and german rap/hiphop.

Phantom der Opfer are you satisfied with the name? How did it came up? You weren’t afraid that some other band would be named like this-? Which is the best bandname you know?
We are very proud of our bandname, it's a funny pun and the perfect transcription for our live show.
The best bandname ? Propably ours
😉b ut to be honest we don't think that there is a band with the best name


What´s the best thing with playing live?
-The direct contact with the fanbase.
Seeing people shout out the lyrics we wrote and enjoying the music we play

And where is best to play? And the worst place?
-The best place is a small club with lots of people and the worst a big place with nearly no crowd

How is to play this sort of music in Germany right now? Which types of bands do you have concerts together with?
-We are playing mostly with other hardcore bands from nearby but we also play with bands from every metal genre.

How would you describe your music in three words?
-"Fick deine Mutter" (no offense)

What does punk mean to you, is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?
-For us it's a lifestyle or subculture

How do you see on downloading, mp3 and that stuff?

-The fastest way to get the music to the listener/fans nowadays.

How is it to live in Germany right now? Politically? Fascists?

-Politic is a big part of Germany, and there are many idiots on shows. We try to our surroundings free from political opinions, but we can say we are strictly against racism!

Is there any good bands from Germany now? Is the punkscene/hardcorescene /metalscene big? How is it in your hometown?

-There are awesome bands like "Nasty" and "The Butcher Sisters" from Germany. The scene is pretty big and there a are lot of shows in the whole country. In some cities more than in others. In Frankfurt the scene is not that big, just a small count of bands and locations but it keeps growing.

What do you know about Sweden?

-Nice blonde girls, Meatballs and a lot pretty good metal/deathmetal bands

Have you heard any good bands from Sweden?

-Some of us have seen Meshuggah, Amon Amarth and Ghost live for example. All of them awesome bands.

Your lyrics, who does them and what influences you? Is it easier to do lyrics now or was its easier to do it when you was younger? A song about the Zahnfee?

-Each vocalist writes his own part in agreement with the other. It’s more about what comes to our mind influenced by music, our surrounding and the society.

Is there any subject that you never will write anything about?

-Free speech is important for us.

Politic and music, does it goes hand in hand? Which is your most political song?

-We are not interested in politics, expect we want to set a sign against racism. Like you see in the song "Nazihunter"

Best political band/artist?

-Politic has nothing to do with music in our opinion

Do you think that music(lyrics and so on) can change anyones life, I mean people who listens to music?

-Music is life!

Your cover on your CD looks really nice, is it important to have a record cover which shows people which type of music you play? Your favorite recordcover? Who does your covers? And do you have any good recordstores in your hometown?

-A friend of us made the whole album design, also the cover. But we are open to other styles and graphics. We all love the excessive designs of death metal albums.

Is it important to get out physical records of your stuff? Why or why not? Vinyl, CD, cassette, what do you prefer if you could choose whatever?
-We prefer CDs, it’s kinda important for us but nowadays streaming seems to be the way to go

Please tell me a funny thing which have happened during your career and under some gig?
-Lots of fun things happen at our shows but nothing extraordinary.

How does your audience look like? Which people do you miss on your concerts? Which is the biggest band you ever have played together with?
-We have a big diversity of people at our shows, from young to old, fans of every genre.
Propably "Additional Time" was the biggest band

Please rank your five favoriterecords, five favoriteconcerts and five most important things in life?
-We really don't have favorite records or bands, there are so many good bands and records out there that it would be hard to rank them.

First, last and most expensive record ever bought?
-A vinyl from the band the Meteors

Is it boring with interviews? Is it much interviews?
-We don't have done that much interviews yet but its ok.

If you could choose five bands from the past and the history and nowadays and both dead and living bands to have a concert together with your band. Which five have you been chosen?
-Pantera, Slipknot, Hatebreed, Slayer, Helene Fischer

Is music a good way to get out frustration and become a nicer person outside the music?
-It’s kinda a good way to release stress and frustration

Which is the most odd question you ever have got in an interview?
-There haven't been an odd question in an interview yet

Which is the question you want to have but you never get. Please ask it and answer it?
-No there isn't a question we want to be asked.

Futureplans for the band?-
Reach more people, writing more music and play more shows

For yourself?

-We don't want to reveal our personal future plans

-Live fast. Eat ass

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