Legendary Philadelphia extreme metal act, Goreaphobia will join Kult Of Azazel, Bloodfeast and Anal Cunt as one of the headliners of this year's March Metal Massacre Fest in Reading, PA. Featuring over a dozen brutal bands, the show will take place at The Silo Nightclub on March 27th. Visit www.pametalshows.com
for details and ticket information. Goreaphobia guitarist Alex Bouks comments on the night of brutality:
"We are excited to kick off the year as one of the headliners of the March Metal Massacre. We look forward to seeing all you metal tyrants there. We're also excited to be sharing the stage with friends Kult of Azazel and the other great bands that will play this year."
At the height of the late 1980s the thrash and death metal underground was headed toward a new and exciting change, when a Philadelphia based extreme, darkened, death metal entity named Goreaphobia was born. Alex Bouks (guitars) and Chris Gamble (bass/vocals) founded the band in the summer of 1988. Alex and Chris had the same interest in extreme underground metal music. The style, sound, and lyrical concepts were influenced by some of the most inspiring, and pioneering bands of our time, bands like Repulsion, Necrovore, Pentagram (Chile), Necrophagia, Possessed, Carnivore, Voivod, Hellhammer/Celtic Frost, and Autopsy; to name just a few.
In the summer of 1990, Goreaphobia released into the global metal underground scene their first demo. The band has had great worldwide success and support from fanzines, radio shows, record labels, and the strong underground fan attendance at their shows. Goreaphobia has shared the stage with countless well known and respected metal acts such as Morbid Angel, Nocturnus, Sepultura, Napalm Death, Carcass, Repulsion, Autopsy, Death, Entombed, and Unleashed. With only one demo, and a 7” EP released by Relapse Records in 1991 named Omen of Masochism, Goreaphobia embarked on a large North American tour as the support act for New York death metal masters Immolation in the summer of 1992. Approximately one year later, the band decided to part ways, deciding to continue on to new ventures and other side projects.
Through these times the strength and charisma of Goreaphobia still remained as strong as ever! Now in 2008 the renewed and compelling power of Goreaphobia has re-ignited both Alex and Chris to reconnect and continue the passion for the musical entity Goreaphobia. Now with a shining new soul of darkness and ravenous musical inspiration, Goreaphobia has become stronger and more seriously focused than ever before.
With the help of long time friends John McEntee and Jim Roe (Incantation) they focused on writing new material. In 2008 the band played many live shows to prove to the metal world that the band is back and better than ever. Goreaphobia entered Neanderthal Studios to record their long overdue and highly anticipated debut record, Mortal Repulsion. Produced by the band, Goreaphobia has created a record full of darkness, atmosphere and full-on aggression released last year through Ibex Moon Records.www.myspace.com/goreaphobiawww.ibexmoonrecords.comwww.myspace.com/ibexmoonrecords.com
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