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Phobia

Formed: 1990
From: Orange County, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Phobia News

Below is our complete Phobia 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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OEF America 2014 Line-Up Revealed

The Obscene Extreme Festival America 2014 preliminary line-up has been posted at the All Metalfest site. Below is a list of the bands that will be appearing, ranging from Ratos de Porao, Napalm Death, Dying Fetus and Doom to Vaginal Bear Trap. The 2014 edition of the popular festival will be taking place in Los Angeles from August 29th-31st. Get more information on the event over at the Obscene Extreme official website.

The OEF Europe, held in Trutnov, Czech Republic, has spawned the American, Australian and Asian versions of the event as well. Last year, the American OEF 2013 took place in Valle de Las Monjas, Mexico and featured an act that will be back at this year's edition - Mexican pornogrind band Urtikaria Anal. Check out the band's 2013 album "Kamikaze Orgy" in full after the line-up of bands. More...

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Exhumed Kicking Off Tour

After a short touring break following a massive assault with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste, gore metal purveyors Exhumed will take sonic raucousness to the streets once again this week.

This time the road warriors will be systematically blasting their home state of California alongside grind cohorts Phobia - the frenzy will begin tomorrow, February 15th in Lancaster, followed by beatings in San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Fullerton, Ventura, Santa Cruz, Modesto, Lake Tahoe and San Francisco on the nine city assault.

Stated Exhumed's Matt Harvey on the affair: “We haven't played a show in... well; it's been over a month, so things have been way too quiet. So we're psyched to get into some of the nooks and crannies of the golden state with our old buddies in Phobia. We've totally re-vamped our set, and we'll be rolling out a track from the new record this time around as well, so the show will be all new even for our friends and family locally who've been subjected to our racket a few times recently already. We've been talking about getting on the road with Shane the pain and crew for a long time, so this little jaunt is well overdue. We hope to see a bunch of mutants, maniacs, earth dogs, rivet heads, gorehounds, toe cutters and eye gougers out there on the road! Cheers!" More...

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Exhumed Announces February Tour

California gore lords Exhumed will return to the road this February alongside grind behemoths Phobia. The short West Coast beat down will commence February 15th in Lancaster, California and conclude February 23 in San Francisco.

The latest stretch of dates follows Exhumed’s maniacal run with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste at the end of the year, which was met with a host of hurdles including being denied entry into Canada and vehicular failure that left them temporarily stranded in Alabama. Comments vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey:

“As happy as we were to get home for the holidays, we thought we should make time to hang out with our old friends in Phobia and grind through our home state of California. We had so much fun playing out-of-the-way places during the impromptu one-off dates we did during the Napalm Death/Municipal Waste tour, we thought we would hit some nooks and crannies back home that we haven't played in years. Plus, we'll get a chance to get a bunch of our buddies' bands on the bill like POOR, Gravehill, DIS and Mortuous. We've been itching to play some stuff from the new album live and we're working out a seriously revamped setlist for this one, so come on out California! Let's have a few beers, let it loose, and get weird!" More...

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Phobia Announces Tour With Strong Intention

Next month, longstanding grindcore merchants Phobia will unite with powerviolence miscreants Strong Intention and thrash-infested d-beat cretins D.I.S. for the most confrontational, ear-lacerating tour of 2012. Scheduled to commence on October 12th in Chicago, the furious caravan will systematically level eight cities including an appearance on the fourth annual New Jersey Deathfest alongside Malignancy, Deceased, Waco Jesus, Ghoul and more.

“It’s time to annihilate the Mid West to the East once again! Grind your fucking heads in,” boasts Phobia vocalist Shane Mclachlan.

Notes Strong Intention founding frontman Zac Ohler: "Once again we shall turn up the grind to 11 as we join Pphobia and D.I.S. on the road for another round of complete distortion and filth......no one is safe!”

Adds D.I.S. guitarist Bruce Reeves: “This should be an amazing run of shows! D.I.S. is really looking forward to pummeling the East with our grinding brothers (and sister) in Phobia as well as Strong Intention. I have a lot of history with Phobia so it will be great to share the stage with them every night and fun to get back in the van with those stench grinding maniacs!”

10/12/2012 Cobra’s Lounge – Chicago, IL
10/13/2012 Beehive – Indianapolis, IN
10/14/2012 Mac’s – Lansing, MI
10/15/2012 Funeral Home – Buffalo, NY
10/16/2012 The Space At Greenstar – Ithaca, NY
10/17/2012 Hootie’s – Pawcatuck, CT
10/18/2012 Dusk – Providence, RI
10/19/2012 New Jersey Metal Fest – Clifton, NJ
10/20/2012 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD

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Phobia To Headline Scion Label Showcase

Grindcore miscreants Phobia will headline this month’s Scion label showcase, set to take place on July 21st at The Glass House in Pomona, California. The special Moshpit Tragedy event will also include appearances from Morne, Total F*Cking Destruction, Skarp, and Seas Will Rise. The show is an all-ages matinee and entry is free with your RSVP at this location.

Comments vocalist Shane Mclachlan, “This is an amazing lineup! Reserve your spot now for this brutal free show. We don’t play Southern California that much so now’s the perfect time for a dose of grind.”

In related news, BrooklynVegan has also presented the latest video for "Contradiction/Submission Hold," two tracks from Phobia’s "Remnants Of Filth" full-length released through Willowtip Records on June 5th. The clip was directed by MetalInjection’s Frank Huang and can be viewed through BrooklynVegan or in the player below. More...

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Gravehill Playing Goregon Massacre Fest III

California death horde Gravehill is set to invade the Pacific Northwest this weekend as part of the Goregon Massacre Fest III, which will take place Friday, June 22nd and Saturday June 23rd at the East End Outdoor Annex in Portland, OR. Gravehill will perform alongside Cardiac Arrest, Cianide, Phobia and many more. Check out Gravehill vocalist Mike Abominator's preview of the fest at MetalManiacs.com.

Gravehill's most recent album, "When All Roads Lead To Hell," was released last year by Dark Descent Records with vinyl treatment coming from Chaos Records. Below is the roster of thirty bands that will be playing the two dates of the fest. For more information, head over to the Goregon Massacre Fest III Facebook event page.

Friday, June 22nd:

PHOBIA(ca)
MASSGRAVE(bc)
BLOODY PHOENIX(ca)
ROSKOPP(co)
D.I.S.(ca)
TRANSIENT(or)
SORROWER(az)
STREETWALKER(wa)
THEORIES(wa)
SIX BREW BANTHA(bc)
WILT(wa)
BURIALS(or)
NIGHT NURSE(or)
HONDURAN(or)
WORTHLESS EATERS(or)

Saturday, June 23rd:

CIANIDE(il)
GRAVEHILL(ca)
DEAD CONSPIRACY(or)
SKARP(wa)
CARDIAC ARREST(il)
BLOOD FREAK(or)
COFFIN DUST(pa)
MUTANT SUPREMACY(ny)
BONE SICKNESS(wa)
ELITIST(or)
RUTAH(wa)
HEAVY VOODOO(or)
SCOURGE SCHEMATIC(wa)
THE DRIP(wa)
SHROUD OF THE HERETIC(or)


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Phobia Streaming Entire New Album

The grindcore merchants in Phobia today bring their sonic violence to the masses via AOL Spinner. Check out forthcoming new full-length, "Remnants of Filth," in its entirety at this location. The following press release was also issued:

"Set for public release through Willowtip Records on June 5th, Remnants of Filth easily stands as one of the most enraged releases in the band's iconic discography. With 22 notorious years of charged auditory mayhem under their belts, Remnants Of Filth surges with eighteen socio-political grind hymns in about as many minutes. The album was produced and mixed by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) at Visceral Sound Studios in Bethesda, Maryland and engineered by Mike Harrison at Winter Skies Productions in San Antonio, Texas.

"Phobia will be spreading their hostility throughout North America this year. The takeover will begin this Thursday at the annual Chaos In Tejas Fest kickoff in Austin with Nasum, Whitehorse, mass Grave and more! From there the band will head to Tampa, Florida for this year’s edition of the Scion Rock Fest alongside Sick Of It all, All Pigs Must Die, Repulsion, Terror and so many more. In conjunction with the release of Remnants Of Filth, PHOBIA will join forces with power violence insurgents Strong Intention for the The East Coast Filth Tour 2012 set to commence June 3 in Detroit and decimate 9 cities."

5/31/2012 Red 7 – Austin, Texas (Chaos In Tejas Fest)
6/02/2012 Scion Rock Fest @ Crowbar – Tampa, FL

PHOBIA – East Coast Filth Tour 2012 w/ Strong Intention
6/03/2012 Halfway House - Detroit, MI
6/04/2012 Now that’s class - Cleveland, OH
6/05/2012 Strange matter - Richmond, VA
6/06/2012 Millcreek - Philadelphia, PA
6/07/2012 El N Gee - New London, CT
6/08/2012 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
6/09/2012 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
6/10/2012 Radio - Somerville, MA
6/11/2012 Boagie’s - Albany, NY

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Phobia Streaming New Song Online

BrooklynVegan today hosts the exclusive premiere of "Dementia Having Overdose" from "Remnants of Filth," the forthcoming new studio creation from grind miscreants Phobia. Kick your weekend in the teeth at this location.

Phobia's fifth full-length offering of audio destruction was produced and mixed by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) at Visceral Sound Studios in Bethesda, Maryland and offers up 18 devastating socio-political grind hymns in 19 minutes.

Phobia will be spreading the grind goodness throughout North America later this year and will appear on this year’s edition of the Scion Rock Fest, set to take place at the Ritz Theatre in Tampa, Florida. Upcoming tour dates are as follows:

5/19/2012 Church Hill's Pub - Miami, FL
5/31/2012 Red 7 - Austin, Texas (Chaos In Tejas Fest)
6/2/2012 Scion Rock Fest - Tampa, FL
6/9/2012 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY

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Phobia To Release New Album

Legendary grind merchants Phobia are set to scathe the masses with their fifth studio offering, "Remnants of Filth," this June. Produced and mixed by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) at Visceral Sound Studios in Bethesda, Maryland and engineered by Mike Harrison at Winter Skies Productions in San Antonio, Texas, "Remnants Of Filth" offers up 18 pile-driving, socio-political grind hymns in 19 minutes.

Slated to drop on June 5th through Willowtip Records, the band –- vocalist Shane “The Pain” Mclachlan, bassist Calum MacKenzie, drummer Bryan Fajardo and guitarists Dorian Rainwater and CC Loessin – have crafted one of the most punishing efforts of their winding discography of wrath.

Comments Mclachlan of the offering: “Remnants Of Filth is a brutal, in-depth grind record that I feel represents what this band is all about, from past to present. This is total brutal grindcore at its best with nothing less than the 100% punk-as-fuck attitude to compliment what this band is all about!”

Sample the sonic devastation that is second track “Contradiction” in the player below. More...

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The Goregrowler's Ball 5, Day 3

Death is just the beginning, so says the title of Nuclear Blast’s compilation series. In the case of The Goregrowler’s Ball 5, death was just the beginning on Friday. Once Sunday, the third and final day of the fest arrived, many were feeling death was never ending. After three days of having one’s body blasted by the hardest, fastest and loudest music known to man, a headache or two afflicted more than one of the band members and ticket purchasers. Due to little seating, the vendors claimed most of the seating inside, many found a curb or fence to rest their ailing backs and feet.

Those taking in all three days were not about to give in to their fatigue, though. While just about everyone took occasional retreats to the parking lot to recharge at their cars (and party), most third-day attendees hung in to the very end. These metal warriors conjured the strength to bang bodies (even after massive bruising) one more time during Suffocation’s closing set.

Unfortunately, the number of purchases at the door was significantly less than the first two days. Hirax and Brutal Truth made climatic performances. Even before taking in our first act of the day, The Goregrowler’s Ball lone stoner/doom band, Pill Crusher, we felt something was amiss. According to a post on promoter Aaron Mendiola’s Facebook page, Sunday continued the trend of the previous days with a headcount fewer than 100 paying customers. The number of band members, vendors and sponsors gave the false impression of more money being exchanged. Because of the poor turn out, bands weren’t paid, a custom guitar was taken away from its raffle and raffle ticket holders weren’t refunded their money, and bands cancelled. More...

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Ibex Moon CD Giveaway at Goregrowler's Ball

Ibex Moon records, one of America's premiere outlets for black and death metal, will be giving away CDs to the first 100 gore fiends to enter the Goregrowler Ball's blood-stained premises. This brutal grab bag will be offered on all three days, so make sure to show up early.

The Metal Underground-sponsored event takes place November 18th-20th at the Korova Club in San Antonio, Texas. Make sure to come out and have your eardrums bashed in by such vaunted artists as Suffocation, Exhumed, Solstice, Nokturnel, Havok, Phobia, Brutal Truth and Goatwhore.

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Phobia Announces Upcoming Split Album

Phobia has issued the following announcement about recording new material for an upcoming split 7" album:

"Phobia recording for a new split 7" and for a 4 way 7" in a few days! We will be recording for a split 7" with Jesus cross and a killer for way with PLF, suffering minds and audio kollapse. These are long over do but with our awesome studio capability in Texas we will be knocking them out while on the last few days of this tour with eye hate god!"

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EyeHateGod Kicks Off U.S. Tour

NOLA slude act EyeHateGod kicks off its new tour tonight in Birmingham, Alabama at the Bottletree. From there the band will make its way through 13 more cities before heading back home in time for holiday hedonism. Supporting the band in the pandemonium will be Phobia, as well as Crowbar, Goatwhore, and Zoroaster on select dates.

Commented vocalist Mike Williams: "EyeHateGod are excited to head out on this next USA trek and ready to do damage. EHG tours are one of a kind; each unique with its own abusive, miserable, broken features. Miss them now and maybe miss them forever..."

Added drummer Joey LaCaze: "The band is probably the tightest its ever been and different, more obscure songs have been added to the traditional set of all-time favorites. Get in the right frame of mind and vent all of your holiday frustrations."

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Phobia Streaming New EP Online

Phobia is currently streaming the band's new EP, "Unrelenting," online now via Lambgoat.com at this location. "Unrelenting" sees its North American release on November 23rd, on CD, LP and digitally. A MP3 taken from the new EP, entitled "Revolt Your Life," is also available online courtesy of BrooklynVegan.com.

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Phobia Streaming New Song

Phobia has posted another new track, entitled "Revolt Your Life," off the band's forthcoming "Unrelenting" EP online now via BrooklynVegan.com. "Unrelenting" features 17 new Phobia tracks and will be released on November 23rd on CD, LP and digitally. Phobia has also previously posted the song "If You Used To Be Punk, Then You Never Were" online via the Decibel Magazine blog.

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Phobia Streaming New Song Online

PHOBIA are currently streaming the track “If You Used To Be Punk, Then You Never Were” online now via the Decibel Magazine blog. “If You Used To Be Punk…” comes from PHOBIA’s forthcoming EP, "Unrelenting," that will see its North American release on November 23rd. "Unrelenting" is 17 new PHOBIA tracks, clocking in at over 14 minutes.

Additionally, PHOBIA will team up with EYEHATEGOD for a run of southern U.S. tour dates starting November 30th in Birmingham, AL. The bands will also be joined by CROWBAR and GOATWHORE on select dates. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below.

PHOBIA tour dates with EYEHATEGOD are as follows::

Nov. 30 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
Dec. 01 - Johnson City, TN - The Hideaway
Dec. 02 - Charlotte, NC - The Tremont (w/ CROWBAR)
Dec. 03 - Charleston, SC - The Oasis
Dec. 04 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Dec. 05 - Memphis, TN - HiTone
Dec. 06 - Indianapolis, IN - Birdy’s (w/ GOATWHORE)
Dec. 07 - Little Rock, AR - Downtown (w/ GOATWHORE)
Dec. 08 - Fayetteville, AR - Drifters (w/ GOATWHORE)
Dec. 09 - Tulsa, OK - The Marquee
Dec. 11 - Dallas, TX - Reno’s
Dec. 12 - Austin, TX - Red 7

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Murder Construct Posts New Song Online

California metal band MURDER CONSTRUCT has posted a new track, “End Of An Error,” online via SickDrummerMagazine.com. The track is posted along with live video of the band performing “End Of An Error” during their west coast dates with VENOMOUS CONCEPT in September. “End Of An Error” comes from the band’s forthcoming debut EP that will see its release on November 23rd on CD, LP and digitally.

MURDER CONSTRUCT have recently confirmed a record release show in support of their EP for Saturday, November 27th at 3 Clubs (1123 N. Vine St) in Hollywood.

MURDER CONSTRUCT features Travis Ryan (CATTLE DECAPITATION) on vocals, Leon del Muerte (EXHUMED, PHOBIA, IMPALED) on guitar and vocals, Kevin Fetus (FETUS EATERS, WATCH ME BURN) on guitar, Danny Walker (INTRONAUT, EXHUMED, UPHILL BATTLE) on drums, and Caleb Schneider (BAD ACID TRIP) on bass.

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Municipal Waste Announces More World Tour Dates

MUNICIPAL WASTE has recently announced the “WASTE THE WORLD TOUR 2009” with support from GOATWHORE from 11/06-11/16, THE ACCUSED from 11/18-12/03, BRUTAL TRUTH from 12/04-12/11, PHOBIA and CAULDRON on all tour dates. The complete schedule including some new dates is as follows:

11/06 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11 Tavern
11/07 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
11/08 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
11/09 - Tampa, FL @ State Theater
11/11 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
11/12 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
11/13 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
11/14 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
11/16 - Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
11/18 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
11/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
11/20 - Anaheim, CA @ Chian Reaction
11/21 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
11/23 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon
11/24 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/25 - Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo House of Music
11/27 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
11/28 - Calgary, AB @ The Warehouse
11/29 - Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
12/01 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
12/02 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
12/04 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
12/05 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
12/06 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
12/07 - Montreal, QC @ Foufounes
12/08 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium (Upstairs)
12/09 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
12/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church

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Municipal Waste Announces World Tour Dates

MUNICIPAL WASTE has announced the “WASTE THE WORLD TOUR 2009” Providing direct support on the tour will be GOATWHORE from 11/06-11/16, THE ACCUSED, from 11/18-12/03, and BRUTAL TRUTH from 12/04-12/11. Appearing on all shows will be PHOBIA and CAULDRON.

Singer Tony Foresta, had the following to say about the upcoming tour. “I’m really excited to finally get back on the road and do a full headlining WASTE tour in the states. It’s been a really long time since we’ve done on our own headlining run and I think it has been long past due. People should expect a far more rowdier gig then the ones we’ve played while opening for bands. I’m looking forward to trashing venues all over the states. I’m also really pumped about the bands on this tour. It is going to be one to remember!" More...

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Los Angeles Murderfest 5.0 Taking Shape

Tickets are now on sale for the fifth annual Los Angeles Murderfest, set to take place May 9-10, 2009 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. Visit losangelesmurderfest.com for information on how to buy tickets.

Recent additions to the line-up include SKARP, RECIPROCAL, DESTROYED IN SECONDS. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Saturday, May 9th: More...

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