Phantom 5 is back! After the success of their self-titled debut album, the brainchild of producer/guitarist (and for this record, bassist) Michael Voss and
vocalist Claus Lessmann have returned with yet another incredible outing of impeccable German Melodic Hard Rock! Once again joined by Robert Boebel
on guitars and keyboards and Axel Kruse on drums, these fist pumping anthems will tickle the eardrums of any connoisseur of melodic hard rock.
Originally born as “Supremacy”, the band decided to change their name to Phantom 5 before recording their debut album for release last year. It had been
a long time since the public had heard a melodic hard rock record this good coming from Germany! Mixing influences from the cream of the crop of
German melodic hard rock bands, but with Michael and Claus’ unique stamp on it, the debut was met with rave reviews across the board.
After the success of that album, Michael and Claus knew it was a no-brainer to follow it up with an even more inspired outing and that is exactly what
they’ve done here. “Play To Win” does exactly what the title says!
»Besser kann Melodic Metal kaum gemacht
werden. Und Lessmann ist sogar noch stärker
als bei Bonfire. Es ist nicht übertrieben, Phantom
5 derzeit als eine der stärksten Metalcombos
aus deutschen Landen zu bezeichnen.« (Good Times, Oktober / November 2017)