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PHYLTER
 




Phylter was a band from the northern part of Belgium, whos selftitled debut album was recorded in a small studio in Brugge and released in 1978. It was a concept album that told the story about sailors whos vessel hided in a deep-sea cave for the storm.
The entrance (can be seen on the beautiful cover artwork) soon closed down by blocks so they had to go down and climb from cavern to cavern, until finally they stepped in a new world who was hidden under the sea. This story did correspond quite good with the monumental symphonic rock (Camel, Yes) Phylter was playing.phylter 1978
   The band was:Patrick Philips on keyboards and vocals
Marc Van Bortel on lead guitar and vocals
Paul Van Bortel on bass guitar and vocals
Christian Zaman on drums 
Special guest on the album was Jean-Marie Aerts who played rhythm-guitar and a violin player; Rens Van Der Zalm.
Phylters lp meanwhile, remains a collectable artefact, so luckily it was re-released on cd in 1993 by the French Spalax label.