Black Fast Release “Phantom I Am” Video

BLACK FAST has released a second new music video for their single “Phantom I Am”. “This track has some really dark and unique progressions, an interesting overall arrangement and a ripper solo,” says guitarist and vocalist Aaron Akin. “It’s one of the songs that asks for the most repeat listens. Lyrically it sums up the overall theme and vibe of this record. Doused in the adipocere of extinction, the scorched husk peels, and the insect sings.”

BLACK FAST released Spectre of Ruin today, Friday, July 13, 2018, via Entertainment One (eOne). Like its predecessor, Black Fast’s Spectre of Ruin was summoned into sharp focus at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida, with Erik Rutan, the Hate Eternal frontman and ex-Morbid Angel guitarist who has produced albums by genre titans like Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore, and Six Feet Under. It’s all killer, no filler, demonstrating the destructive force of focused neo-thrash and progressive death-infused heavy metal at its finest.

“One of the greatest parts of my job as a producer is working with bands and watching them learn and grow from their experience every album recording and touring cycle,” says Rutan. “I have watched Black Fast mature and excel in their playing, songwriting and their music in every facet.”

“For ‘Spectre of Ruin’ they came in super focused and prepared, like a welloiled machine and together we captured amazing performances with integrity, bringing the soul of these songs to life. Black Fast has once again delivered an incredibly unique and advanced album that sheds all genre specific stereotypes, putting them in my estimation at the upper echelon of metal bands in 2018 and beyond!”

Black Fast follow the roadmap laid down by the great bands with “Angel” and “Death” in their names, swearing off the trappings of the mainstream with a steadfast dedication to their chosen craft. As vocalist/guitarist, Aaron Akin once summarized, “We’ve pushed our chips all-in since the beginning. We threw caution to the wind. We’re playing metal. We don’t really give a shit about ‘making it.’”  

This music is a vibrant soundtrack to society’s collapse and a celebration of defiant resolution. The Black Fast mission is ruthlessly simple: champion musical aggression, bark at the moon, raise a fist and headbang like there’s no tomorrow.

The band is on the road this summer in various stops across the eastern half of the United States. Black Fast kicks off a tour with Ringworm today in Buffalo at Mohawk Place, and they’ll participate in the first Annual TRANSPLANT FEST with Ringworm & Incantation onJuly 21st in Cincinnati. Black Fast will celebrate the release of their new LP with a hometown release show at Fubar in St. Louis on August 17th.

Additionally, SiriusXM / Liquid Metal will air an interview with Black Fast on Sat July 14 @ 8 pm ET/5 pm PT and Sun July 15 @ 10 pm ET/7 pm PT.


“‘Spectre of Ruin,’ their newest album, should put the last nail in the coffin, proving they have the musicianship for longevity.” SKULLS N BONES

“Frantic and galloping metal that’s constantly in your face.” DEAD RHETORIC

“‘Spectre of Ruin’ is a runaway death-train powered by sharp, aggressive riffs, a no-holds-barred approach.” REVOLVER MAGAZINE

“Black Fast return with a beautiful opus of menacing metal on their new album. The metal onslaught is relentless. With each listen, you will find more to love about this album.” METAL WANI 5/5

  1. Cloak of Lies
2. Silhouette Usurper
3. Scarecrow and Spectre
4. Phantom I Am
5. Mist of Ruin
6. Temple of Leviathan
7. Famine Angel
8. Crescent Aberration
9. Husk





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