GEISHA PHANTASMAGORIA King Diamond BLAKK TOTEM 12" LP ALBUM VINYL

GEISHA was Heavy Metal band from Denmark (1985-1988) during this period they recorded three demo's and one full length album. "Phantasmagoria" is there one and only officially recorded and released album.

 

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"Phantasmagoria" Album Description:

Unveiling the Roots (1985-1988):

In the vibrant metal scene of Denmark during the mid-'80s, a band emerged that would etch its name in the world of heavy metal history—GEISHA. Formed in 1985, this formidable group, comprising talented musicians, embarked on a journey that would leave a lasting impact on the Danish metal landscape.

GEISHA's initial years were marked by fervent creativity and dedication. Between 1985 and 1988, the band diligently worked on honing their craft, producing three powerful demos that hinted at their musical prowess. Each demo showcased the evolving identity of GEISHA, foreshadowing the brilliance that was yet to come.

The Magnum Opus: "Phantasmagoria" (1988):

Amidst the intensity of their creative endeavors, GEISHA channeled their collective energy into crafting their pièce de résistance—their first and only full-length album, "Phantasmagoria." Released in 1988, this album stands as a testament to the band's artistic vision and musical prowess.

"Phantasmagoria" is a sonic journey that encapsulates the essence of GEISHA's metal prowess. The album is a fusion of thunderous guitar riffs, dynamic drumming, and captivating vocals, creating a soundscape that resonates with the raw power of classic heavy metal. The tracks delve into themes of fantasy, mystique, and the darker realms of the human psyche, weaving a narrative that captivates listeners from start to finish.

Behind the Scenes: The Making of "Phantasmagoria":

The creation of "Phantasmagoria" was a labor of love for GEISHA. The band meticulously composed and arranged each track, infusing their music with a distinctive blend of melody and aggression. The recording process was a journey of experimentation and self-discovery, as the band sought to capture the essence of their live performances in the studio.

The production of "Phantasmagoria" was a collaborative effort, with each band member contributing their unique talents to the mix. From the thundering basslines to the soaring guitar solos, every element was carefully crafted to create a cohesive and impactful listening experience.

Legacy and Beyond:

While GEISHA's journey as a band was relatively short-lived, "Phantasmagoria" continues to resonate with metal enthusiasts and collectors alike. The album's legacy endures through its powerful melodies and timeless themes, cementing GEISHA's place in the history of Danish heavy metal.

In retrospect, "Phantasmagoria" serves as a testament to the creative spirit of GEISHA and the vibrant metal scene of the '80s. It remains a cherished gem for fans of classic heavy metal, a sonic relic that transports listeners to a bygone era of metal magic.

Collector notes: 

This album "GEISHA Phantasmagoria" Geisha is by the Danish Heavy Metal band with a touch of glam.

Notes on Geisha:

The GEISHA band is interesting as it marks the beginning of the career of "Pete Blakk" and "Hal Patino" who later joined "KING DIAMOND" and "BLAKK TOTEM".

 

Music Genre:

 Heavy Metal / Hard Rock / Glam 
Album Production information:

The album: "GEISHA Phantasmagoria" was produced by: Geisha and Peter Mark

This album was recorded at: Hookfarm Studio, Copenhagen

Geisha logo design: Peter Kofod

Album cover design: Fingerprints, Copenhagen

Album Front cover artwork: Martin Silz

Album cover photography: Thomas Groendahl
Note: Thomas Grondahl is a Danish photographer and has been working for the album covers of the bands: Mercyful Fate, Geisha

Scenery "Gangland Sector 21" by Peter "5th Member" Kofod

Record Label Information:

 Heavy Metal World Wide HMI LP 88

Media Format:

 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 1987 Made in England
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: GEISHA Phantasmagoria
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Yenz Cheyenne - Vocals

    Yenz Cheyenne is the alias used by "Jens Arnsted" with his dynamic voice of GEISHA, left an indelible mark on Danish heavy metal. His versatile vocals, showcased in the iconic "Phantasmagoria," defined the band's sound. Beyond GEISHA, Cheyenne's legacy resonates through his enduring impact on the metal scene, a testament to the transformative power of his voice.

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  • Pete Blakk - Guitars

    Pete Blakk, born Peter Blakkis in Denmark in 1965, embarked on his musical journey fueled by a passion for the guitar. Influenced by the burgeoning metal scene of the '80s, Blakk honed his skills, showcasing early signs of the guitar virtuoso he would become. The energetic atmosphere of the era fueled his determination to make a mark in the world of heavy metal.

    Rising with GEISHA (1985-1988):

    In 1985, Pete Blakk joined forces with other talented musicians to form the heavy metal band GEISHA. His technical prowess on the guitar quickly became a defining element of the band's sound. The collaboration resulted in the creation of three impactful demos, setting the stage for the release of their only full-length album, "Phantasmagoria," in 1988. Blakk's intricate solos and innovative approach marked him as a standout guitarist in the Danish metal scene.

    A Royal Collaboration with King Diamond (1988-1991):

    Following GEISHA's disbandment in 1988, Pete Blakk's journey took a royal turn as he joined forces with the legendary King Diamond. Becoming the lead guitarist for King Diamond, Blakk played a crucial role in albums like "Conspiracy" (1989) and "The Eye" (1990). His tenure with King Diamond solidified his reputation as a versatile guitarist, contributing significantly to the band's distinctive sound.

    Post-King Diamond Ventures and Musical Explorations (1991-Present):

    After parting ways with King Diamond in 1991, Pete Blakk continued his musical explorations, showcasing his versatility and adaptability. While specific details about this period may vary, Blakk's post-King Diamond ventures attest to his enduring commitment to musical excellence.

    Legacy and Influence:

    Pete Blakk's legacy in the world of heavy metal remains indelible. His contributions to GEISHA and King Diamond showcase a guitarist who not only mastered technical intricacies but also left an artistic imprint on the genre. Blakk's influence on aspiring guitarists and his impact on the golden era of metal continue to be celebrated by fans and fellow musicians alike.

     
  • Hal Patino (may also have been Joel Starander) - Bass

    Hasse "Hal" Patino (bass, guitars) is a Danish bassist renowned for his significant contributions to the metal genre. Raised in Copenhagen, he embarked on his musical journey in the 1980s. Patino gained widespread recognition when he joined the iconic King Diamond in 1988, marking a pivotal moment in his career. His distinctive bass lines became a hallmark of the band's sound.

    Patino's musical prowess and stage presence quickly endeared him to fans worldwide. His tenure with King Diamond spanned several albums, including the critically acclaimed "Them" (1988) and "Conspiracy" (1989). His bass work on these albums showcased a perfect blend of technical proficiency and creative flair, earning him accolades within the metal community.

    Beyond his affiliation with King Diamond, Patino engaged in various musical projects, collaborating with notable artists and exploring diverse musical styles. His versatility as a bassist allowed him to seamlessly transition between different genres, solidifying his reputation as a dynamic and accomplished musician.

    Hasse "Hal" Patino is one of the cornerstones of the development of Heavy Metal from Denmark. He performed as "Hal" Patino in the band " Maltese Falcon ", before joining Geisha in 1988. After the split of Geisha he went together with Pete Blakk to join the King Diamond band.

  • Tony Niemistö - Drums

    Tony Niemistö (Drums) used aliases like 'Tony "Pippi" Niemistö', "Tony Reno" to play with various bands in Sweden and Denmark, before he joined "Geisha". After the split of Geisha in 1988, he joined (together with Jens Arnsted) the bands Yenz and =Y=.

Complete Track-listing of the album "GEISHA Phantasmagoria"

The detailed tracklist of this record "GEISHA Phantasmagoria" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. You Got What It Takes
  2. Shock Rock School
  3. Gangland Sector 21
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Alive & Scratching
  2. Claws Of Sin
  3. The Underworld
  4. S & M Youth

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Record Label Details: Heavy Metal World Wide HMI LP 88