P.H.O.B.O.S. - Biography




2000 : Onset of P.H.O.B.O.S. project in paris, fr, as a 4-piece (vox/guit-bass-drums-keys) inspired by avant-garde references such as Voivod, Neurosis, Godflesh, a.o. several drummers and machine operators follow each other around core members Frederic Sacri and Philippe Gerber.

2001 : Recording of the self-produced Proto mcd (Megaton Mass Products), by Frederic Sacri, Philippe Gerber and Alexis Fouillet. 500 copies are pressed, reviews and public feedback are pretty promising.

2002 : P.H.O.B.O.S. marches on as a duo, with Sacri and Gerber enslaving machines. Tracks from the first period reshaped, new material designed, towards a same goal : to reach colder, nastier and more hypnotic moods, by mixing elements of doom (heaviness and slowness), harsh industrial music (noise layers), and tortured voices.

2003 : Recording of the 7-track demo cdr Home Wreck 05/03, for live promoters. First and only live performance at 013 Club, Tilburg (NL), opening for extreme doom act Bunkur. Though Gerber leaving the project, P.H.O.B.O.S. is kept on tracks, with Sacri in full command of studio writing and execution.

2004 : Recording of long awaited full length debut Tectonics. Several sessions at red studio, with input of olivier anicaux for mix and mastering. Production and cover artwork by Frederic Sacri.

2005 : P.H.O.B.O.S. signs a recording and publishing agreement with Appease Me.../Candlelight Records for Tectonics and future releases. worldwide release of tectonics in spring '05, two editions (Europe and U.S.) with slightly different artworks.

2007 : After several months of sound design, P.H.O.B.O.S. enters red studio once again for two weeks. Capture, conversion and cutting of second full length Anúdipal still ensured by Olivier Anicaux. Sounds and words produced by Frederic Sacri. Artwork designed and executed by Stefan Thanneur.

2008 : Re-launching of Megaton Mass Products, P.H.O.B.O.S. own label, for the release of Anoedipal in a special a5 cd format. Limited edition of 1000 copies.

2011 : Recording and mix of Atonal Hypermnesia at Sapel Lomor, P.H.O.B.O.S. own studio. Sounds and words produced by Frederic Sacri. Mastering by James Plotkin. Artwork designed and executed by Stefan Thanneur. Release as a double gatefold vinyl edition only, including cd, via Megaton Mass Products. Limited edition of 300 copies.