Release: 21 April 2017
Freddy And The Phantoms are ready with their fourth record, the a lbum Decline Of The West, and the Danish blues rockers step into character on a grandiose, bluesy odyssey that showcases their dramatic width of expression. Swampy blues, heavy desert rock og epic art rock ballads are united in their timeless nordic melancholy. True to the legacy of the blues, there’s a certain darkness lurking on every corner, in the albums’ alchemist combination of southern gothic, existential dread and its tale of a civilization in decline.
"The album title Decline Of The West has become quite prophetic during the making of the record. The changes we have seen in Europe and the US over the last year, where fear and xenophobia seems to overrule principles as human rights and solidarity are really disturbing. In addition to this, our collective lack of historical knowledge and our reckless quest for economic growth seems like a deadly cocktail. A small part of humanity is right now sitting on the golden thrones, totally unaware that they have become miniature sun kings and tsars exploiting the world beyond borders, religions and skin colors. There are no easy answers in the current state of the world, but for now we have chosen to put up a mirror, so the reflection can begin with ourselves “ - Frederik Schnoor , Freddy And The Phantoms
Freddy And The Phantoms have established themselves as one of the most respected blues rock acts in Denmark known for their breathtaking live shows and musical skills of international standards. The band have already paid their dues supporting legends as The Eagles, Twisted Sister and Blackberry Smoke og played many of the biggest venues and festivals in Denmark. Their latest album Times of Division from 2014 was praised by several of the biggest rock media in Europe and given 8,5 by Rock Hard Germany and 5/6 by Scream Magazine, Norway. Decline of The West was recorded in the band’s own studio in Copenhagen and mixed and mastered in Rumble Room by Rune René Hansen.
Remember to check out the rare guest appearance by the American guitarist Billy Cross (Bob Dylan, Link Wray, Meat Loaf) who adds a spark of rock ‘n’ roll magic to the nostalgic track NYC 1965.