Video Premiere: Phantom Fire – ‘Feed on Fire’

Norwegian duo Phantom Fire are drunk on whiskey and high on black magick. Coming in hot following their debut demo this spring, Phantom Fire—featuring members of Gaahls Wyrd and Kraków—quickly cranked out debut full-length The Bust of Beelzebub, a full-tilt journey through the darker side of heavy metal. It’s on display in the new video for “Feed on Fire,” the second single from The Bust of Beelzebub.

From the rip, there’s a clear sense of fun underneath the evil; there’s plenty of time allotted to drinking Jack Daniels, riding motorcyles and snorting lines in between sweaty live footage and burning inverted crosses. The video reeks of pure rock ‘n’ roll sleaze, the kind of thing that could fuel a new Satanic Panic.

“Feed on Fire,” like most of The Bust of Beelzebub, is a marriage of black, speed and heavy metal but Phantom Fire work in unexpected influence. At the end of the song, the music crumbles into blown-out noise and unsettling psychedelic guitar. The last 25 seconds of the song feel like the abrupt end to a bad trip and then it’s over.

Watch the video for “Feed on Fire” below. The Bust of Beelzebub is out on October 22 via Edged Circle.

Photo: Jannicke Oyre