"The Future of Bay Area Metal"
- Steve "Zetro" Souza (Exodus)
Origin: Salinas, CA
Genres: Thrash Metal
Years Active: 2012- Present
Phantom Witch was founded by drummer Q Minor in 2012 as "Phantom", taking inspiration from Heavy Metal Greats such as Slayer, Testament, Exodus, Death, & Pantera. The band was joined by metal underground veterans Travis Ochoa, Zach Cox, Matthew Ramos, & Erik Hernandez, solidifying a lineup that would go on to dominate the north bay metal scene.
Pushing the speed, intensity, and chaos up to 11, Phantom Witch would go on to represent the Bay Area at the Wacken Metal Battle National Finals in 2022, heralded my metal royalty like Steve "Zetro" Souza (Exodus) as "The future of bay area metal."
Achievements & Awards
2022 Wacken Metal Battle National Finalist
March 2017 Castle Blakk Radio Band of the Month Nominee
Multi-State Radio Airplay alongside acts such as Exmortus, Testament, Slayer, & Warbringer
Self-headlining touring artist
Exposure on all digital music platforms