Reverbnation Winners – Phase – Ghosts Of Rockstars Past

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reverbnationArtistic Echoes Recently had the pleasure of interviewing Reverbnation competition winners Phase.
Could you tell us a bit about the story behind Phase how did you get started?

Phase was based on an idea I had back in 2004, when I started gathering sonic and lyrical ideas that evolved into songs that were put on shows and record only 4 years later when the first fully functional instance of Phase was put together. Line up changed for good in 2011 when real old friends joined, rather than people that hanged out with me seasonaly and made the band their own.

Who influences you, who inspired you to get up on stage and perform?

Ghosts of rockstars past are a good platform to form or trojan horse into the audience’s consiousness. We are influenced by beautiful conversations, drama, philosophy and our own genuine way of thinking. It was 80’s metal bands that inspired us to pick up instruments and perform, but we’re keeping on being influenced, and influence significant artists we’re sharing stages with… And it’s a real blessing, we wouldn’t be able to tell that we’d be in such a possition on our teens.

What is the most interesting venue that you have played at?

Every one has a significance to us, but I’ll say Zodiac in the old city of Damascus is the most significant. It’s closed indefinetely now and I don’t even know if it’s bombed or not nowadays…

What has been your most memorable moment as a performer so far?
Each moment we feel genine connection with the audience is etched upon our memory. It’s really a honour when you feel embraced by people’s appreciation and/or love after some particularly intense sets.

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Your videos have quite distinct imagery, who creates them?

You are most likely reffered to the beautiful work done on “A Void” by an amazing artist called Afsoon Shahriari, after she fell in love with our output and she really added up in enchansing it with monumental artworks.

What do you have planned for the rest of the year? Anything big coming up next year?

We are planning to record at least a new album and an “EP”. We have already material, and working titles and everything. Hopefully if everything goes well, it won’t take us as long as it took us for the previous one… Eventhough it’s title was a great allibi for it’s big delay.
Where can people catch you live next?

On January the 22nd we are in Newcastle, UK. Some dates for the continental Europe are being cooked, as well as a small UK tour, but we are not planning to kill ourselves in order to get dates down.

Where can people find out more about you?

On www.phase.gr they can find links to the most important social sites we are maintaining a profile, wikipedia I guess and of course our Interview and Review Archive at www.phaseship.com

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