From the very beginning The Black Rose Phantom’s own take on music was one that was never heard before. Taking a mixture of traditional Psychobilly music (made popular in Europe during the 1980’s), along with various influences from Metal, Punk and Country/Rockabilly Genres.

Based out of Long Beach, CA The Black Rose Phantoms formed in late 2002. With only a short 8 months the band was asked to join Hell Cat Records very own Nekromantix as they ventured on a West Coast Tour. Within the months that followed, the band found themselves in the studio recording their Far From Heaven demo. Once pressed and ready for promotion the band caught yet another opportunity as they went on the there second major tour . This time in support of psychobilly legends Tiger Army. The tour helped the band branch out to new regions such as the South and Mid-West of the United States.

With the coming of 2007, The Black Rose Phantoms released their much anticipated full length album Beyond the Wall of Sleep on independent record label Smelvis Records. In support of the album the band set off on there 3rd major tour playing in such legendary venues as The House of Blues (Anaheim, Hollywood), El Corazon (Seattle), The Venue (Salt Lake City), and The Catalyst (Santa Cruz).

In recent success The Black Rose Phantoms were asked by energy drink sponsorship Roaring Lion to submit an all new track for there compilation Cd that will be distributed well through out the United States. Jumping at the chance the phantoms hit the studio with all new composed material that will be on there second full length release set for 2011. In other successes the hit song “Love You More Dead” from there 2008 EP was featured in the short film Cannibal Flesh Riot. Along with other accomplishments the band has been featured in magazines such as Skratch, Deadbeat and have also had the pleasure of doing vocals on Tiger Armys Ghost tigers rise release.

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About the Author

Shea Newkirk

Executive Editor, Long Beach Independent

Shea has been involved in the Long Beach music scene since 2003 helping to promote unsigned, independent bands and musicians through various media including photos, video, event production, and marketing. Founder of and Folk Revival Festival as well as a musician with over 15 years experience, Shea has a great ear for finding the best independent music coming out of the local Long Beach music scene.

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