GOREAPHOBIA Completes Work On New Album

Reunited death/thrash legends GOREAPHOBIA have completed the recording of their first album for Ibex Moon Records, "Mortal Repulsion". The band — guitarist Alex Bouks, bassist/vocalist Chris Gamble, guitarist John McEntee (also in INCANTATION), and drummer Jim Roe (ex-INCANTATION) — has also re-recorded some old classics for inclusion as bonus tracks.

Commented Bouks: "A lot of people had been asking when the record will be done for a long time, but we needed to do things right and not rush the album. This is the first time I have ever worked with a group of musicians I respect and that have worked together as a band. Everyone has been involved with the writing process. The only way I can describe 'Mortal Repulsion' is 'extremely dark, atmospheric, aggressive, and heavy.' I am very happy about what we have created together. This is the record we were always meant to make — pure death metal in its darkest form. We look forward to playing live for all the fans in the next coming months."

The track listing for the album is as follows:

01. Ordeal of the Abyss
02. Amulet of Damnation
03. Negative Screams
04. Grave Plagued Planet
05. Primal Nothingness
06. End
07. Despised and Ruined
08. Black Ash Eyes
09. A Grievous Curse
10. Ascending into Vices
11. The Inevitable Punishment
12. Mortal Repulsion

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 such as REPULSION, NECROVORE, PENTAGRAM (Chile), NECROPHAGIA, POSSESSED, CARNIVORE, VOIVOD, HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and AUTOPSY. 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 bandmembers decided to go seaprate ways and continue on to new ventures and other side projects. 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. 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 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.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/goreaphobia.

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