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1990-


Biography

In the height of the late 1980's, the thrash and death metal underground, was headed towards a new and exciting change, when a Philadelphia based extreme, darkened, death metal entity named Goreaphobia was born. The band was founded by Alex Bouks (guitars) and Chris Gamble (bass/vocals) 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 a few amongst many. 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" e.p. 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 and 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 reignited 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 then ever before with the addition of Jim Roe (drums), and John McEntee (guitars) both from the legendary extreme death metal band known as Incantation! The relationship between both bands has always been of great friendship, respect, and support. It was only wise and fitting to have these two extreme death metal forces join as one! So the new era of Goreaphobia begins with an ancient and malignant metal nightmare to rage over the earth!

(source: http://www.myspace.com/goreaphobia)