Origin: Nancy, France  
Genres: Black Metal
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Page online: March 9, 2006
Last update/review: March 31, 2016


Phazm is essentially half of Scarve, three members from that group apparently needing a second outlet for their musical energies. While Scarve focuses more on Strapping Young Lad-styled industrial-laced chaos, Phazm appears more rooted in black metal, though they really aren't a typical black metal band. Given that a lot of extreme metal bands have trouble expanding beyond their basic style, Phazm have surprising depth, almost to the point of one wondering what kind of music these guys really want to play. There are speedy death/black numbers ("Inchaos"), but also Satyricon-ish black tunes like "Fleshback", grindy slow black metal on "Resinous Balm" (shades of Khold here), down-tuned death-n-roll ("What A Wonderful Death"), and closing with "Dogs", a clear Motorhead tribute that would do Lemmy proud. Hate At First Seed is a pretty cool debut, nice to hear bands like this stretch things out a bit rather than lapsing into the every-song-sounds-the-same trap.

Current Members

Pierrick Valence

vocals/guitars (ex-Agressor, ex-Scarve)

Joss Dréau


Fabien Furter


Gorgor (Pierre Schaffner)

drums (ex-Agressor)

Former Members/Guests

Patrick Martin

guitars (ex-Scarve)

Voctproen Vilchez




Dirk Verbeuren

drums (guest for Aborted, ex-Devin Townsend Project, ex-Lyzanxia, guest for Malevolence, Megadeth, guest for Naglfar, guest for No Return, ex-One-Way Mirror, Powermad, The Project Hate, ex-Scarve, ex-Soilwork, ex-Yyrkoon)

Cedric Lickel



Hate At First Seed  
2004 Osmose
  1. Inchaos
  2. What A Wonderful Death
  3. Resinous Balm
  4. Forest Recipe
  5. Devoured Tenderness
  6. Vicious Seed
  7. Fleshback
  8. Loneliness
  9. Dogs
  • Pierrick Valence
  • Patrick Martin
  • Mahx
  • Dirk Verbeuren

Antebellum Death'n Roll  
2006 Osmose
  1. How To Become A God
  2. Hunger
  3. Black'n Roll
  4. So White, So Blue, So Cold
  5. My Darkest Desire
  6. Damballah
  7. Decay
  8. The Bright Side Of Death
  9. Sabbath
  10. Mr. Toodling
  • Pierrick Valence
  • Mahx
  • Cedric Lickel

Cornerstone Of The Macabre  
2008 Osmose
  1. Love Me Rotten (Love Me True)
  2. The Worm On The Hook
  3. Damnation
  4. Strange Song
  5. Welcome to My Funeral
  6. The Old Smell of the Meat
  7. Mucho Mojo!
  8. The End
  9. Necrophiliac
  10. Damage Inc.
  11. Adrift
  • Pierrick Valence
  • Voctproen Vilchez
  • Mahx
  • Gorgor

Scornful Of Icons  
2016 Osmose
  1. Ginnungagap
  2. Ubiquitous Almighty
  3. The Soothsayer
  4. The Godless Pope
  5. Howling for You
  6. Conquerors March
  7. Scornful of Icons
  8. Never to Return
  • Pierrick Valence
  • Joss DrĂ©au
  • Fabien Furter
  • Gorgor

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