• Sander Gommans (After Forever, HDK): man behind the magic
 • Marina La Torraca (Exit Eden, Avantasia live): vocals
 • Goof Veelen: guitars
 • Ted Wouters: guitars

 • Vincent de Bruin: bass
 • Joeri Warmerdam: drums

short bio

With Sander Gommans [After Forever] and Marina La Torraca [Exit Eden and Avantasia live], Phantom Elite is the perfect combination of symphonic, progressive and HEAVY!

Originated 3 years ago from Sander Gomman's HDK project while releasing his album Serenades of the Netherworld, Gommans brought together this group of young musicians with the purpose of playing HDK's material on stages for the first time.

The natural chemistry among the musicians however sparked many new and exciting ideas: Phantom Elite is Born. 

With its freshly-released debut album Wasteland and 10 release shows in 5 countries in their pocket, the band is eager to share their music with the world! The live experience continues with their Wasteland Tour 2018 - in October in Munich with Kamelot.



RELEASE 15.04.2018


Total playing time: 58 m 6 sec


01. Siren's Call
02. Rise With The Dawn
03. Another Day
04. Wasteland
05. Revelation
06. Astray
07. Every Man For Himself
08. Spectrum Of Fear
09. With The Gods
10. Above The Crowd
11. Lockdown
12. Serenade Of The Netherworld (bonustrack)

Marina La Torraca: lead and backing vocals, Goof Veelen: guitars, Ted Wouters: guitars, Eelco van der Meer: drums

Guest Musicians:
Erik van Ittersum, Koen Stam, Uri Dijk: keyboards; Siebe Sol Sijpkens, Sander Gommans: bass; Sander Gommans, Daan Janzing: guitars

Mixed by Daan Janzing and Sander Gommans, Mastered by Jos Driessen 




siren's call (Official Video)


MARINA IN EXIT EDEN and avantasia



After a successful stage debut at the acclaimed FEMME FESTIVAL 2017, Phantom Elite is on the road:


Phantom Elite in Social Media


Phantom Elite and the press

Teen Art Out Magazine (Romania): Issue Cover + Interview

Musicalypse (Finland): Mini Interview (Marina La Torraca)

Lyrical Spell Magazine: Interview (Brazil): Article

Road to Metal (Brazil): Interview (Marina La Torraca)

Metal na Lata (Brazil): Interview (Marina La Torraca)

Judão (Brazil): Interview (Marina La Torraca)

A Ilha do Metal (Brazil): Skype Interview (Marina La Torraca)


In partnership with Graviton Music Services (Facebook), the international release campaigns for the release of the videos 'Siren's Call' and 'Wasteland' have been successfully achieved with unexpectedly high press response rates in many countries all over Europe, Australia and North- & South America.
Here's a list of some press partners that have shared the news within less than three weeks from the release date:


Argentina: El Cuartel del Metal | Tobias Sammet Argentina 'Edguy - Avantasia'


Australia: Metal-Roos

Belgium: De Zwaarste Show |

Bulgaria: The Other Side | Metal Hangar 18 | V Box 7

Brazil: Whiplash.netA Ilha do Metal | Metal Revolution | Metal na Lata  | Road to Metal | Gothz Newz | Line Rockers

Czech Republic: Metal Forever

Germany: | Underground Empire | Metal Only

France: Hard Rock Passion


Italy: | Metal Force | Suffisso Core All Around Metal | Heavy Metal Webzine

North America: Pure Grain Audio | Bravewords (Twitter Facebook| Screaming Guitars Ultimate Metal

Netherlands: (Facebook) | Wings of Death Dutch Metal Maniac | | Music Way of Life Soulfood Playlist


Spain: Metal Trip (Facebook)

United Kingdom: Maximum Volume Music - Band of the day



PROMO Photos


Contact Phantom Elite


JBM Events
Joey Bruers

Sander Gommans

General Inquiries

Distribution and Promo
Painted Bass Records
Pedro Keppers

Distribution and Promo Brazil/Latin America
Dynamo Records
Eric de Haas