Würzburg, Germany based doom/sludge band Phantom Winter premiere new music video for the track »Shadow Barricade« taken from their fourth full-length album, »Her Cold Materials«, released on October 27th, 2023 via This Charming Man Records.
02. Her Wound Is Grave
03. When I Throw Up
04. Shadow Barricade
05. Dark Lanterns
06. The Unbeholden
Courtesy of Sure Shot Worx:
The new album of German Winterdoom outfit Phantom Winter is out now via This Charming Man Records! »Her Cold Materials« is a coming-of-age folk horror tale about an adolescent woman. The name is derived from Philip Pullman’s cycle of novels, »His Dark Materials«, about a teenage girl who must find herself and save her world.
Along with the album release, Phantom Winter have premiered a new video clip for the track »Shadow Barricade«!
When instrumental doom act Omega Massif announced its break-up, members Andreas Schmittfull and Christof Rath reformed under the name Phantom Winter. The aim was to create extreme music. They called the style “Winterdoom”.
Photo by Daniela Hütter
Melancholy meets cold and anger. The drumming is brutal and staccato-like, reminding on machines and monstrosities. Lots of noise, lots of anger, lots of doom, post and even black metal elements, apocalyptic scenarios set to music, dense atmosphere, subtle guitar melodies, a bit of drone, sometimes compact and sometimes epic. Phantom Winter weave all these components lovingly and serve the whole outcome on top level with ornaments next to loads of dirt. Their live performances are always intense and angry, visitors like to compare them to church services.
Phantom Winter is:
Christian Krank – Vocals
Andreas Schmittfull – Guitars, Vocals
Florian Brunhuber – Guitars
Kevin Gärtner – Bass
Christof Rath – Drums