The American metal supergroup that people have been asking about, Fantomas, performed for the first time in 6 years.
It has been long time since the Fantomas have performed. According to Blabbermouth, after a 6-year hiatus, the band performed their first show on Friday night since being reunited. They performed at the Teatro Cariola in Santiago, Chile. A video recording shows Mike Patton of FAITH NO MORE, guitarist Buzz Osborne of MELVINS, bassist Trevor Dunn of MR. BUNGLE, drummer Dave Lombardo of PHILM playing together again.
The band last played together in 2009. After six long years, they decided to put their talent back to work. Drummer Dave Lombardo briefly describes how the band eventually got back together:
“Mike and I have kept in touch via text messages and phone calls. Or if he’s playing in L.A., I’ll go to the show. Or if he’s recording in L.A., we’ll grab lunch or whatever. And he always told me that he’d like to get FANTÔMAS together again and do some shows. He said, ‘Dave, that’s one band everyone’s been asking for. It’s, like, ‘When are you gonna get FANTÔMAS back together?” So we have an opportunity to perform at a festival in Santiago, Chile on December 6. So I’m really excited to perform with that band again. I just saw Buzz Osborne of the MELVINS. PHILM and Buzz, we did a show together in Zurich, Switzerland, and he’s really excited too. So it’s gonna be a fun moment for the band.”
They also appeared at the Rockout Fest also in Chile a month before they released a comprehensive vinyl box set of rare cassettes of Mike Patton’s First Demos For the Group. Here is the video of their first show in 6 years: