Origin: Los Angeles, California, USA  
Genres: Thrash Metal
Last update/review: September 11, 2006


Phantasm was a short-lived thrash band more famous for its pedigree than its recordings, featuring Katon DePena of Hirax alongside original Metallica bassist Ron McGovney. A 1987 demo, Wreckage, was recorded, but the band disintegrated amidst personal squabbles before getting signed. That demo, packaged with some live tracks also from 1987, was released in CD form in 2001. The music combined aggressive early thrash with DePena's distinctive wailing vocals -- rough, but promising stuff, from a band that could have developed into something major had not age differences and experience caused its downfall.

Last Lineup

Katon W. DePena

vocals (Hirax)

Rodney Nicholson


Nathan Williams


Ron McGovney

bass (ex-Metallica)

Jim Korthe


Gene Hoglan

drums (Dark Angel, Daemon, ex-Death, Dethklok, ex-Fear Factory, Mechanism, ex-Memorain, ex-Old Man's Child, ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Testament, ex-Tenet, ex-Devin Townsend, guest for Viking, Zimmers Hole)


2001 Deep Six
  1. Pray For Power
  2. Blown To Oblivion
  3. Glue
  4. The Blind Leading The Blind
  5. Dachau
  6. Depression
  7. Pray For Power
  8. Blown To Oblivion
  9. Future Victims
  10. Depression
  11. Bacteriaside
  12. Glue
  13. The Blind Leading The Blind
  14. Dachau
  15. Lucide
  • Katon W. DePena
  • Rodney Nicholson
  • Nathan Williams
  • Ron McGovney
  • Jim Korthe
  • Gene Hoglan

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