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Latest Goreaphobia News

Below is our complete Goreaphobia news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Goreaphobia To Record Live Show For DVD Release

Ibex Moon Records has issued the following announcement about Goreaphobia planning to record an upcoming show for a DVD release:

"Since reforming last year, legendary extremists Goreaphobia have been waiting to unleash hell upon the masses. On May 16th, 2009 they get that chance. As one of the three featured acts at the May Metal Massacre in Allentown, PA (Total Fucking Destruction and Anal Blast round out the top of the bill), Goreaphobia promise to lay waste to those in attendance with a blistering mixture of old material and brand new tunes from their upcoming, Mortal Repulsion [Ibex Moon Records]. In addition, Goreaphobia would like to announce plans to film the event for a DVD which will span the history of the band. Guitarist Alex Bouks added these comments: 'We are recording footage for a DVD at The Sterling Hotel in Allentown,PA.The DVD will include songs from our new record Mortal Repulsion as well as the old classics. We plan on releasing the DVD later this year that will also include old footage of interviews with the band members.'

"The May Metal Massacre will take place on Saturday, May 16th at The Sterling Hotel in Allentown, PA. More details can be found below, or by going here."

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Bands Confirmed For Central Illinois Metalfest

The first round of bands has been confirmed for the 2009 Central Illinois Metalfest, which will take place on July 31st and August 1st in Urbana. The following bands have been announced:


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Goreaphobia Finishes Recording New Album

Ibex Moon Records has issued the following statement about "Mortal Repulsion," the upcoming album from Goreaphobia:

Reunited death/thrash legends Goreaphobia have just completed the recording of Mortal Repulsion, the debut album for Ibex Moon Records, and have sent it for mastering. The band has also re-recorded some old classics for inclusion as bonus tracks. The new album features guitarist Alex Bouks, bassist/vocalist Chris Gamble, guitarist John McEntee (Incantation), and drummer Jim Roe (ex-Incantation).

Says Bouks about the album, "A lot of people had been asking when the record will be done for a long time, but we needed to do things right and not rush the album. This is the first time I have ever worked with a group of musicians I respect and that have worked together as a band. Everyone has been involved with the writing process. The only way I can describe Mortal Repulsion is 'extremely dark, atmospheric, aggressive, and heavy.' I am very happy about what we have created together. This is the record we were always meant to make - pure death metal in its darkest form. We look forward to playing live for all the fans in the next coming months." More...

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Fierce Allegiance To Play Mayhem in May MetalFest

Washington, DC area metal band Fierce Allegiance has been confirmed for the Mayhem in May MetalFest in Kentucky this weekend. FIERCE ALLEGIANCE will be playing on May 18th.

The organizers of the third annual Mayhem in May MetalFest — which is scheduled to take place May 17-18 at Uncle Pleasants (2126 South Preston St) in Louisville, Kentucky — have announced the 36 band festival lineup. Day One of the fest will be headlined by Incantation, Diabolic, Mortal Decay and Waco Jesus. Day Two will be headlined by Demiricous and touring package Vital Remains, Skinless, Infernaeon, Fierce Allegiance.

The complete lineup is as follows: More...

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Goreaphobia Postpones Canadian Tour

GOREAPHOBIA, who were supposed to hit Canada for a short tour with ESTUARY and LAPIDATE beginning on May 8th in Toronto, Ontario has issued the following statement:

Chris Gamble GOREAPHOBIA's vocalist and bassist comments "An unfortunate incident has come up and Goreaphobia is forced to postpone the Canadian tour. A very serious issue has arose that had made it impossible for us to do the tour. We wish to keep the details private out of respect to the people involved. We are very sorry about this sad crisis that has happened. We all are in full preparations to re-schedule the Canadian tour dates as soon as possible. We thank everyone for their understanding on this unfortunate crisis, and sincere support for these difficult times. We promise to make every full effort to strike Canada with all our blackend death metal hearts! Thank you to everyone out there for your support and understanding of this time in personal need. We salute you all! See you soon."

"Both ESTUARY and LAPIDATE will still be doing the tour so make sure you go to the shows and show your support!" More...

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Estuary and Goreaphobia to Tour Eastern Canada

ESTUARY will team up with GOREAPHOBIA and Unmatched Brutality recording artists LAPIDATE for seven shows throughout Eastern Canada between May 8 to May 15.

ESTUARY guitarist Ash Thomas comments: "Needless to say, we are really looking forward to this experience. This will be our first time performing in Canada, and from what I can tell there's a killer Metal scene there. We promise to give it our all for the death metal freaks in these cities. Also, it's a real fucking honor to do these dates with GOREAPHOBIA They are by far one of my favorite bands from the early '90s era, and hold legendary status as far as I'm concerned . This makes it all the more KILLER!"

"Speaking of a real honor," comments ESTUARY's lead vocalist Zdenka Prado, "We are extremely pleased to announce that Jack Owen will once again be handling bass duties on this trek. Jack did an awesome job on the Balkans Assassination, tour and we are thankful to have him on board once again. These shows will definitely kick ass! I can't wait to share the front lines with the Canadian maniacs in some non-stop head thrashing action."

Jack Owen states: "I'm honored once again to be sharing the stage with my friends, and thrash death maniacs ESTUARY! Also thrilled to head to the great white north and see the many fans and friends from over the years! It's a short tour, but should be full of blast beats and mystery meat! Some of you may not know, but I will be playing bass on this tour as I did on ESTUARY's European tour in October of 2007, which was a total blast. See you soon!"

GOREAPHOBIA's Chris G. Mezzadurus adds: "We are very excited about coming into Canada for the first time. As A matter of fact, this Canadian tour will be the first time in GOREAPHOBIA's history to EVER play outside the United States!!! Canada has A very close and sacred place in my soul for extreme heavy metal! Canada has spawned some of the greatest metal acts of all time for myself, GOREAPHOBIA, and legions of metalheads as well! VOIVOD has been one of GOREAPHOBIA's most paragon inspiration and innovative master of extreme metal music! Also, bands we have admired and loved are RAZOR, EXCITER, SACRIFICE, SLAUGHTER, and PILEDRIVER, to name A few mighty Canadian influences. We hope that the Canadian metal maniacs that come to see us for the first time are just as excited as we are to perform for them! See you all soon, and in the great words of EXCITER, 'LONG LIVE THE LOUD!'"

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Incantation Schedule New York Show

Pennsylvania-based death metallers INCANTATION will play L'Amour in Staten Island, New York on June 7 as part of the "Forsaken Throne of Golgotha" tour featuring songs only from the band's first three albums.

INCANTATION's guitarist John McEntee comments: "We are looking forward to returning to play NY after our successful gig back in March in Brooklyn. It will be great to play L'Amour especially with the L'Amour's legacy and the big part they have done for the NY metal scene over the years. It will be great to play for all our NY/NJ supporters again and we look forward to another kick-ass show.”

Also scheduled to appear is HOD from San Antonio, Texas. The group features vocalist Beer Reebs (ex-PILLCRUSHER, RANCID VAT), Bjorn Haga (ex-NECROVORE, THORNSPAWN) on guitar, Carl "Lord Necron" Snyder (ex-THORNSPAWN) on guitar, Dirty Derick Rivers (GG ALLIN) on bass and Dennis Sanders (ex-EXCULCERATE) on drums. More...

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Incantation and Funerus To Tour Mexico In May

INCANTATION and FUNERUS will embark on a string of dates in Mexico this May, including appearances at the "Guadalajara Mortal Fest" on May 4 and the "Gore and Sickness Death Fest IV" in Mexico City on May 2. These shows will NOT be a part of the "Forsaken Throne of Golgotha" tour and WILL include songs from INCANTATION's full discography.

INCANTATION/FUNERUS guitarist John McEntee comments: "It will be great to return to Mexico and play for our die hard supporters. We are really looking forward to kicking some ass with this killer lineup. We are ready to make this tour our most crushing and aggressive visit to Mexico ever."

The "Death Metal Domination" Mexican tour 2008 dates are.

May 01 - La Ciricua Bar - Puebla
May 02 - Gore and Sickness Death Fest IV - Subterranea Bar - Mexico City
May 03 - [to be announced] - Queretaro
May 04 - Guadalajara Mortal Fest - Guadalajara More...

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Incantation To Headline Mayhem In May Festival

Pennsylvania-based death metallers INCANTATION will headline day one of the Mayhem in May 3 festival, set to take place May 17-18, 2008 at Uncle Pleasant's in Louisville, Kentucky.

"We look forward to headlining this killer fest," stated INCANTATION mainman John McEntee. "Our friends in ESTUARY played it last year and had great things to say about it, so we are sure it will kick ass. We don't get many opportunities to play Kentucky, so we look forward to a kick-ass fest."

Also newly added to the bill is Philadelphia's legendary death metal band GOREAPHOBIA. John continues, "I have also been jamming with GOREAPHOBIA over the last few months and things have been coming together great. We have been working on some new songs and everything looks real promising."

In addition to McEntee, drummer Jim Roe (INCANTATION, MR GRIM, D.O.M) has joined the GOREAPHOBIA ranks. Look out for GOREAPHOBIA's debut album to arrive sometime in 2008.

Here is the Mayhem in May 3 festival billing: More...

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