Phantom Generation was born from Paul Cawley's exit from Enigma recording artist "Guardian" in 1992 to form a new act called "Renaissance". Originally coming on as a guitarist for Paul's new project, Michael found artistic synergy with Paul. The band's original rhythm section eventually left, citing new life goals, but the partnership formed between Paul and Michael was strong enough to reinvent "Renaissance" into a new project.
Calling upon the talents of Karry Dayton on bass guitar and Gene Provencio on drums, Paul and Michael forged forward using the "Renaissance" material along with songs from Michael's previous project "Axis". With a new approach and an invigorated fresh sound, the project took on a new identity in the name "Phantom Generation". The group quickly recorded it's first album "Renaissance" at the end of 1993 and delivered it up to their growing legion of fans in the rock community.
Citing personal differences, Karry Dayton left the band to pursue other interests in the spring of 1994, and Phantom Generation found itself at yet another crossroads. After an intensive search for a replacement, the band came upon the abilities of acclaimed local bassist John Quigley. His energetic approach invigorated the sound and drive of the band, and almost immediately the band started the writing process. By the spring of 1995 the group had already recorded their second record "Your Karma Ran Over My Dogma".
In the months to come, Phantom Generation solidified itself as a solid contender in the hard rock scene, playing along side such artists as Testament, Ace Frehley and LA Guns. Phantom Generation went on hiatus in 1996 as personal issues sidetracked multiple members of the band. Their music lives on, and speaks for itself. You just have to listen!