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PHANTOM ROCKERS (UK+GER)
The Phantom Rockers were formed as a hard hitting psychobilly band in 1988 in the U.K., right after Mark Burke had left The Krewmen, one of the the most popular psychobilly bands in Europe.

They released a first album "Kissed by a Werewolf” on Tombstone Records, which became the best selling LP on the label in 1989. In 1991 they released another full album "Demon Lover" which sold over 50,000 units in Europe and established the Phantom Rockers as one of the top psychobilly bands in the world. Their next album "Born to Be Wild" was met with critical acclaim and went on to hold a Top Ten position on the European charts. Support for their fourth album "Search and Destroy" included a major North American tour in 1993 making them the first band, along with the Meteors, to bring psychobilly to the U.S. After two more albums, several lineup changes and many years of extensive American touring, the European line-up split up and went back to the U.K. in 1998.

Mark, however, decided to stay in the U.S. He eventually wound up in Dallas where he met ex-Exploited guitarplayer Karl Morris, who also found his way to Texas via the U.K. The two reformed the Phantom Rockers and created a U.S. line-up. They recorded a new album, titled "Rise Up", which got released in 2002 on our Drunkabilly Label. Still embracing that same sound of fast forward rock'n roll, psycho and punk 'n roll.

Later they released some more albums, including a best of album. The Phantom Rockers keep on playing all over the USA and touring in Japan and Europe, eventhough Karl Morris had to be replaced, because he moved back to the UK. (from Drunkabilly rec.)


THE LUCKY DEVILS (FR)
The band was formed in 1999 by guitarist and singer Phil Nowak (Carbon 14, Mystery Train ...), drummer Ricky Bosc (Tazmen, Mystery Train ...) and bassist Vivien Capon (Men with No Brain).
In 2002, the group released its first studio album, Times Passes By .... The album is recorded between February and September 2000 at Feelings Studios, Tourcoing.
Their second studio album, Black with Flames, was recorded at Studio Midnight in Annequin, Pas-de-Calais, and released in 2003.  In 2005, the band released its new studio album, To Hell,  In a few years the band performs on the stages of the biggest psychobilly festivals in Europe, first for the first part, then over time and with albums ("Goin'Mad", "A Mental Journey", "Under Cover & Still Alive "), higher and higher on the posters until reaching the top. In 2019, the band celebrates its 20th anniversary without interruption or change of members by releasing its 7th album "News from Earth" that they produce themselves (Lucky Devils Records).  (from Wikipedia)