Geisha – Phantasmagoria [1987]

Country Denmark          

Style Hard Rock

Rating 78/100

Band Members Joel Starander – Bass, Pete Blakk – Guitars, Tony Nemisto – Drums, Yenz Cheyenne – Vocals

Tracks 01. You Got What It Takes (4:52), 02. Shock Rock School (4:32), 03. Gangland Sector 21 (6:37), 04. Alive & Scratching (4:32), 05. Claws Of Sin (4:49), 06. The Underworld (1:36), 07. S&M Youth (5:18)

Profile Danish/Swedish act with former Brats vocalist/bassist, Yenz. Nemisto and Yenz later joined forces in a band called =Y= along with bassist Hal Patino (Force of Evil, Maltese Falcon, Pretty Maids, King Diamond, Blakk Totem) and guitarist Oliver Steffensen (Mike Tramp). Jens Arnsted is now known as Yenz Leonhardt (Iron Savior). Geisha formed in Gothenburg, Sweden. 

1984: first demo recorded at the Danish Broadcasting House Copenhagen Tracklisting: Gangland Whip Of Evil Claws Its Over The Top Magnus Rosén (Hammerfall now) is replaced by Joewan R Starander. Mikkey Dee leaves for King Diamond (and later go on to Dokken and Motorhead) He was replaced by Tony Nemistö aka Tony Reno (who recorded the first two albums with Europe and demos for the Final Countdown).

1985: The 2 demo recorded at Custom Sound Lab Copenhagen Tracklisting: Ghetto Girls Bad Wolf Tattoo 1986: The Phantasmagoria album was recorded at Hook Farm Studios, Copenhagen with Peter Mark at the helm Tracklisting: You have what it takes Shock Rock School Gangland Sector-21 Alive & Scratching Claws Of Sin The Underworld S & M Youth. 

1987: Phantasmagoria released by English Heavy Metal Records, a division of FM / Revolver a video for You Got What It Takes is shot in Gothenburg director is Thomas Grøndahl. Joel R Starander (later Swedish Erotica Kharma) is replaced by Hal Patiño Jr. (Ex-Maltese Falcon) 1987: A demo for the 2nd album was recorded in Gothenburg: Tracklisting: Kamikaze King / Bleed for Me / Flamethrower Rock & Roll.  Pete Blakk and HalPatiño Jr. leaves join King Diamond a week before the scheduled recordings for other Geisha album meets or Transform. 

1988: Yenz signs with Mega Records (known for DAD) album recordings for Custom or converts begin with producer Roberto Falcao (of Mercyful Fate fame) at the Midi Music Studios Copenhagen. recorded songs: House Of Carnivore / Bleed for Me / Fangoria / Dust Till Dawn / Kamikaze King / Sex On Wheels / Flamethrower Rock & Roll / Manic Rock. 

Line-Up: Yenz Cheyenne: vocals / guitar / bass Oliver Steffensen: guitar (Mabel / White Lion / = Y = / Freak Of Nature) Tony Nemistö: drums. a video for House Of Carnivore was shot in Copenhagen with Hank Sherman (Mercyful Fate) step in and make the director bass: Tom Skiødt Jensen. 1989: To end Transform Or Conform album Yenz Cheyenne and Oliver Steffensen had demonstrate 14 new songs that were not compatible with the style Geisha Thus transformed or Conform album scrapped and = Y = born. 

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