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Interview with DARK PHANTON
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
Music came from one Metallica cd that was given to me after the Iraqi war by the US Army this cd Change everything in my life. Without music Will give all my time to reading, movies, and video games
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
I spent my time with my family and friends but also I feel something missing in my daily routine it’s practice it’s a part of my life
How long has your band been around?
Since 2009 we are doing our best
Where are you based and how did that influence your music?
We are based in Kirkuk city north of Iraq. The war and destruction was big reason to been playing metal
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
Actually, our city always has dark clouds because the petrol Kirkuk is one of richest by patrol that’s why I chose the dark phantom
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
Syria tour Latakia in February 2019 cuz it was the first time the band played outside of the country it’s a great feeling
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
I don’t have a favorite venue cuz in my county there is no space for performing as you want as you like and sure there lot of dreams about playing on big stages
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
Anyone who wants to enter the world of art and music must set his goal in front of his eyes, and of course, there will be mistakes, but these mistakes are what make you learn more and overcome difficulties and the important point is don’t listen to people who criticize you and break you keep forward
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
Correcting some mistakes and incorrect decisions and making use of every moment of wasted time
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
Nation of dogs cuz it’s my first riff that I wrote it
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Nation of dogs
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
The most important thing and also we are proud of is that we are still active despite all the difficult times and circumstances
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
All the messages it’s from my country and the goal is to share this message to the whole world
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
Always have disagreements, nothing in the world goes straight forever But the brotherhood between us and mutual respect, and we know very well that we will succeed together because this work is not individual it make us stronger
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
We are working on completing the album, and then we would like to work on reaching a better place to present our shows, and it could be Europe, but this thing is not easy for us, but we will not give up.
Dark Phantom - Courtship of Death
Dark Phantom - Nation Of Dogs [Official Music Video]