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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.
Maryland Deathfest has announced Cephalic Carnage and Cattle Decapitation as replacements for Enslaved, Keep of Kalessin, and Swallow The Sun, whose North American tour together was scrapped. One more band will be announced before January 1st.
Maryland Deathfest VII will take place on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD. Tickets are currently on sale.
Here is a curre?nt list of confirmed bands for the Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...
More bands were recently confirmed for Maryland Deathfest VII. Just announced to appear at MDF 2009 are:
Swallow the Sun
The Red Chord
Keep of Kalessin
Agenda of Swine
Pretty Little Flower
Bolt Thrower has released this bit of news regarding their first trip to the USA in 14 years:
"Due to the fact that we are not real festival lovers or great fans of flying, the chances of us ever coming to the States for a one-off show was always very small. But after years of relentless emails from Ryan we've finally given in. It's hard to believe that it's been 14 years since we last played in the US, so we are very happy to announce that we are finally coming back. Bolt Thrower will be playing Maryland Deathfest VII, on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD."
A few more bands were exected to be included in this announcement, but the organizers are still working on the details. Therefore, another announcement is expected with even more band confirmations in the near future, as they wrap up the booking process for Maryland Deathfest 2009
Tickets will definitely go on sale on Friday, November 7th.
Here is a full list of currently confirmed bands for Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...
Next spring, Baltimore, MD will play host to Maryland Deathfest VII on May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th at Sonar. The following have been confirmed thus far, with many more to be added until the event:
Hail Of Bullets
Today Is The Day
Man Must Die
Impaled have announced a huge tour starting in August which will also feature Phobia, Illogicist and Maruta. The dates are as follows:
August 22 - Oakland, CA @ The Metro
August 23 - San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
August 24 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
August 25 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Brickhouse Theater
August 26 - Farmington, NM @ Gator’s
August 27 - El Paso, TX @ Chic’s Billiards
August 28 - Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club w/ Kill the Client
August 29 - San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom
August 30 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
August 31 - New Orleans, LA @ The Whirling Dirvish
September 2 - Miami, FL @ Churchill’s Pub
September 3 - Tampa, FL @ The Brass Mug
September 4 - Orlando, FL @ The Haven
September 5 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
September 6 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 7 - Allentown, PA @The Sterling Hotel
September 8 - New York, NY @ The Knitting Factory
with: KILL THE CLIENT:
September 9 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
September 10 - Rochester, NY @ The Penny Arcade
September 11 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s (Tentative)
September 12 - Lansing, MI @ Mac’s
September 13 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
September 14 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews (All Ages Matinee)
September 15 - Lawrence, KS @ The Jackpot
September 16 - Denver, CO @ The Kingdom Of Doom
September 18 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
September 19 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon
September 20 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
PHOBIA, MAGRUDERGRIND, and SKARP will team up for the following tour dates:
May 26 - DC/Baltimore, MD @ The Memorial Day Massacre Fest II
May 27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Belvederes Bar
May 28 - Athens, OH @ The Union
May 29 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The DAAC
May 30 - Chicago, IL @ T.B.A.
May 31 - Indianapolis, IN @ Harrison Center For The Arts
June 1 - Lexington, KY @ T.B.A.
June 2 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
June 3 - Richmond, VA @ Nara
June 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
June 5 - Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13
June 6 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory (tap bar)
NUCLEAR ASSAULT are the latest act confirmed for the 2008 edition of the Maryland Deathfest will take place May 23rd - 25th at the Sonar in Baltimore, MD.
Confirmed acts for the fest include: AFGRUND, ANAAL NATHRAKH, BEHOLD…THE ARCTOPUS, BLOOD DUSTER, COFFINS, COPREMESIS, DEAD, DECRYPT, DEFEATED SANITY, DEFEATIST, DERANGED, DISAVOWED, DISFEAR, ENGORGED, FLESH PARADE, FUCK…I'M DEAD, GADGET, GHOUL, GRAVE, GRUESOME STUFF RELISH, HELLNATION, IMPALED, INFECTED MALIGNITY, JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE, KALIBAS, KEITZER, MACABRE, MARTYR, MONSTROSITY, PHOBIA, REPULSION, SLEEP TERROR, SQUASH BOWELS, SUBLIME CADAVERIC DECOMPOSITION, THE ARSON PROJECT, THE DAY EVERYTHING BECAME NOTHING, TORSOFUCK, WACO JESUS.
Netherlands based grindcore act INHUME have begun work on material for forthcoming releases, of which a split with California's PHOBIA, as well as the band's fourth full length album will be included.
More on Inhume at this location.
Grind bands Phobia and Disrupt will team up for a split release in early-2008. The release will feature live material and will appear on CD format in addition to either 7" or 12" vinyl. Additional details will be issued shortly.
You can check out a new song from PHOBIA entitled “Give Me Genocide” online over at their official MySpace page. The track comes off the band’s forthcoming split with EXTINCTION OF MANKIND which will be released in January by Profane Existence.
PHOBIA have posted the following update:
“We are hopefully going to be entering the studio in mid-January to record a new LP. We have pretty much half the material written, and we are all really excited with the new songs and we are sure you will be as well! We’re still working stuff out with the DVD release. It’s been a long process, but how ever this is normal for such releases.
PHOBIA will be appearing at next year’s Maryland Deathfest, and a short tour with friends MAGRUDERGRIND to follow…”
Intronaut has announced the departure of guitarist/vocalist Leon del Muerte, who has left the group to focus on resurrecting his Murder Construct project, in addition to bass duties for Phobia. Taking his spot in Intronaut is Dave Timnick. According to the band, "Dave is a very talented and proficient musician, we're stoked. In addition to being a great guitar player, he is also a skilled percussionist and has studied tabla with Aloke Dutta. We can't wait to get things going with this revamped lineup!"
Meanwhile, del Muerte has the following to say:
"I had a lot of fun playing and learning new things with Intronaut and got to tour with some great bands and made a lot of new friends. Ultimately, I feel I've just strayed too far from my roots and could not hold back the other members of the band with my single-minded desire to grind. Peace, bitches!"
California-based grinders PHOBIA have announced the following upcoming shows:
June 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Fire Fest
June 16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Metal Devastation
July 20 - Berekely, CA @ Gilman Street
Phobia will be touring both the West Coast and the East Coast this month. Here are the tour dates:
5/11 California @ TBA
5/12 Portland, OR @ Mt. Tabor
5/13 Seattle, WA @ the SS Marie Antoinette
5/14 Medford, OR @ Music Head
5/15 Sacramento, CA @ At The Y
5/16 Fresno, CA @ Pizza Land
dates w/ Extreme Noise Terror, Strong Intention and other guests
5/18 Allentown, PA @ The Sterling
5/19 New London, CT @ El N Gee
5/20 Boston, MA @ Cambridge Elks Lodge
5/21 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Backstreet Billiards
5/22 Buffalo, NY @ The Mohawk
5/23 Indianapolis, IN @ Harrison Center
5/24 Chicago, IL @ The Note
5/25 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
5/26 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar (early show)
5/28 Long Island, NY @ TBA
You can check out a new song from PHOBIA entitled “Bleed To The End,” off their upcoming split with TOXIC NARCOTIC, over at their official MySpace page.
EXTREME NOISE TERROR, PHOBIA, and STRONG INTENTION have lined up the following upcoming tour dates:
May 18 - Allentown, PA @ The Sterling w/ Toxic Narcotic
May 19 - New London, CT @ El N Gee w/ Toxic Narcotic
May 20 - Boston, MA @ Cambridge Elks Lodge w/ Toxic Narcotic
May 21 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Backstreet Billards w/ Mouth Sewn Shut
May 22 - Buffalo, NY @ The Mohawk w/ Mouth Sewn Shut
May 23 - Indianapolis, IN @ Harrison Center w/ The Dream Is Dead
May 24 - Chicago, IL @ The Note
May 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
May 26 - Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar Tavern (matinee show, no ENT)
May 27 - Brooklyn, NY @ Europa w/ Skitsystem, Disassociate, Mouth Sewn Shut (no Phobia)
PHOBIA will be filming their September 23rd show at the Show Case Theater in Corona, CA for a live DVD to be released in the future.
The band will also be travelling to Mexico for a couple shows in late September/Early October. Here are those Phobia tour dates:
09.28.06 LA CIRICUA in Puebla, Mexico
09.29.06 CIRCO VOLADOR in Mexico City, Mexico
09.30.06 BAR FRUGS in Saltillo, Mexico
10.01.06 HUAMBOO BAR in Monterey, Mexico
Misery Index have confirmed a host of tour dates, including stops in Puerto Rico and Japan. Here's are the confirmed tour dates:
3/3 Catano, Puerto Rico @ Sopranos
3/4 Quebradillas, Puerto Rico @ Galeon del Pirata
3/11 Tokyo, Japan @ Yutsuya Outbreak w/ Neuraxis, Woundeep
3/12 Tokyo, Japan @ Shibuya Cyclone w/ Neuraxis, Woundeep
5/13 New York, NY @ CBGB w/ Disfear, Phobia, more
5/14 Providence, RI Giza w/ Disfear, Phobia, more
5/15 Wallingford, CT @ American Legion Hall w/ Disfear, Phobia, more
5/16 Buffalo, NY @ Polish Library w/ Disfear, Phobia, more
5/17 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop w/ Disfear, Phobia, more
5/20 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock w/ Disfear, Phobia, more
5/23 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre w/ Disfear, Phobia, more
5/24 Columbus, OH @ High Five w/ Disfear, Phobia, more
5/29 Washington, DC @ Rock n Roll Hotel w/ Disfear, Phobia, more
5/31 Toronto, ON @ Lees Palace w/ Disfear, Phobia, more
6/1 Sherbrooke, QC @ Théâtre Granada w/ Disfear, Phobia, more
6/2 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda w/ Necrophagist, Arsis, more
6/3 Quebec City, QC @ Campus Charlesbourg w/ Necrophagist, Arsis, more
Prosthetic Records' CREMATORIUM have been confirmed for The Los Angeles Murderfest Version 2.0, to be held Feb. 18 & 19, 2006 at The Knitting Factory in Los Angeles. The L.A. murdercore kings will be playing alongside local and national acts such as A Dying Memory, Anal Blast, Avoid Serious Injury, BlowYourFuckingBrainsOut, Cerberus, xDEATHSTARx, Disgorge, Dr. Know, Embrace The End, EveryManForHimself, Gatekeeper, Gaza, Horsemen Of The Apocalypse, Immortality, Impaled, Infamy, Insatanity, IveBeenShot, Job For A Cowboy, Kill The Client, Life Or Death, Meat Shits, Nocturnal Altar, Phobia, Sepsism, Severed, Sinful Bliss, Springbreak, Strong Intention, Suicide Silence, The Dolemite Project, The Faceless, To The Pain, Warriors, Where Eagles Dare, and With Passion.
Other acts will be announced later, and tickets will be available for $30 per day in advance, and $60 in advance for both days, as well as $35 per day at the door and $70 for both days at the door. Tickets will be available in December.
Explosive D.C. grind act Pig Destroyer have lined up three West Coast dates with Uphill Battle, Phobia and Triac:
Aug 5 Corona, California - Showcase Theater
Aug 6 Los Angeles, CA - Hanging Jury
Aug 7 Tijuana, Mexico - Voodoo House
Pittsburgh grind band Circle of Dead Children has officially resigned with Willowtip Records. The label will be releasing the band's new MCD, "Zero Comfort Margin"on July 12th. "Zero Comfort Margin" features fifteen new songs and was recorded and produced by Steve Austin at his own Austin Enterprise studio. Sound samples and artwork can be viewed at here.
Hailing from France, death/tech/thrash outfit Gorod has signed to Willowtip. Formerly known as Gorgasm (France), the band has changed their name to Gorod to avoid confusion with the U.S. based Gorgasm. The debut full-length from Gorod, "Neurotripsicks," (previously only available in Europe) will be issued in North America with two new tracks and an all new layout on July 12th. Additionally, expect a new full-length from Gorod to be released sometime in 2006. You can preview material from Gorod at the willowtip Myspace page here.
Meanwhile, Willowtip has licensed the new full-length from New York City's The Dying Light for release in North America. Featuring former members of Cattle Press, Dim Mak, Ripping Corpse, and Hemlock, the sophomore album from TDL, titled "The Killing Plan," will be issued on July 26th. "The Killing Plan" was recorded and produced by Eric Rutan at his Mana Recording Studios in Florida.
Hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, instrumental gurus Electro Quarterstaff are also a new addition to the Willowtip roster. The band is currently finishing the writing of their full-length which will be recorded later this year. You can check out their website demo material.
Grind outfit Kill The Client are yet another band to be added to the Willowtip roster. The band is currently working on new material that will be released on their debut full-length for Willowtip, expected to be recorded in June. Kill the Client will also be appearing at this year's Mayland Deathfest, Boston Doom and Grind Fest, and on a number of dates with Internal Bleeding and Bodies in the Gears of the Apparatus. For more information and MP3s from the band, check out their website here.
Finally, grindcore band Phobia are another new addition to the Willowtip line-up. With a slew of releases under their belt on many different labels, including Relapse Records, Necropolis Records, Deep Six Records, and more, states Willowip: "Phobia have established themselves as one of the greatest and most respected grindcore bands in the world." The group is currently on a West Coast tour with Rotten Sound and are still writing material for their latest full-length, which will hit streets later this year.