Drawing on influences as varied as The Sword, Pink Floyd, and Jethro Tull, Phantom Scimitar brings an auditory experience unlike anything else coming out of Laurel, MD. Experiencing large success in the live circuit prior to the pandemic, Phantom Scimitar moved to the recording studio after COVID-19 halted touring for most bands, and immediately got to work, completing the entirety of their second album, Electric Nemeton, between March of 2020 and January of 2021.
They spilled onto the DMV psychedelic rock scene with fervor in 2017, and Phantom Scimitar comes ever-ready to bliss your eardrums. Blending philosophical poetry with quality musicianship, all mixed with a healthy dose of feedback and flange, Phantom Scimitar reminds us of a time when bands were making music to push the boundaries of the art medium as far as it could go, a la The Electric Prunes and The Grateful Dead. Look for Phantom Scimitar’s inspired return to concert spaces after live music opens back up again, and, for now, experience the psychedelic bliss that is Electric Nemeton, along with its single entitled “AZ1M”, here:
Linc Bradham is an American multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, audio engineer, and songwriter originally from Savannah, GA. He has resided in the DMV for the last three years and has served in the active-duty Army for the last 12 years. He is in the process of switching Army careers into the Army Field Band as an audio engineering professional, with long-term goals of promoting music education in America and the Middle East.
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