Next month, longstanding grindcore merchants PHOBIA will unite with powerviolence miscreants STRONG INTENTION and thrash-infested d-beat cretins D.I.S. for the most confrontational, ear-lacerating tour of 2012! Scheduled to commence on October 12 in Chicago, the furious caravan will systematically level eight cities including an appearance on the fourth annual New Jersey Deathfest alongside Malignancy, Deceased, Waco Jesus, Ghoul and more.
“It’s time to annihilate the Mid West to the East once again! Grind your fucking heads in,” boasts PHOBIA vocalist Shane Mclachlan. Notes STRONG INTENTION founding frontman Zac Ohler “Once again we shall turn up the grind to 11 as we join PHOBIA and D.I.S. on the road for another round of complete distortion and filth……no one is safe!” Adds D.I.S. guitarist Bruce Reeves: “This should be an amazing run of shows! D.I.S. is really looking forward to pummeling the East with our grinding brothers (and sister) in PHOBIA as well as STRONG INTENTION. I have a lot of history with PHOBIA so it will be great to share the stage with them every night and fun to get back in the van with those stench grinding maniacs!”
PHOBIA, STRONG INTENTION AND D.I.S Fall Tour 2012
10/12/2012 Cobra’s Lounge – Chicago, IL
10/13/2012 Beehive – Indianapolis, IN
10/14/2012 Mac’s – Lansing, MI
10/15/2012 Funeral Home – Buffalo, NY
10/16/2012 The Space At Greenstar – Ithaca, NY
10/17/2012 Hootie’s – Pawcatuck, CT
10/18/2012 Dusk – Providence, RI
10/19/2012 New Jersey Metal Fest – Clifton, NJ
10/20/2012 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
PHOBIA unleashed total auditory hell with their Remnants Of Filth full-length through Willowtip Records in June. Remnants of Filth easily stands as one of the most furious releases in the band’s iconic discography. Produced and mixed by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) the record offers eighteen socio-political grind hymns in about as many minutes and continues to earn critical hails from fans and critics nationally. Commends MetalSucks: “PHOBIA have grindcore down, playing on the element of chaos that exists between punk and metal and volleying with ease between the two, sounding equally comfortable churning chords over d-beats and acting like machines of war over blasts.”
STRONG INTENTION released their Razorblade Express 7” EP via PATAC Records in June which has successful devoured souls across the lands with its unapologetic heaviness. Razorblade Express features bass work by Cattle Decapitation’s Derek Engemann, a killer guest appearance by Eyehategod frontman Mike IX Williams on the title track and “3rd Space Gorilla Generator” and is limited to just 500 copies. Opined Decibel of the release: “Lurching sludge with Black Flag riff-o-rama, thick heavy evilosity that grinds like a mortar and pestle…”
D.I.S. (Destroyed In Seconds), are set to unleash their new full-length this Fall via Deep Six Records November 1st. Fittingly titled Becoming Wrath, the offering was recorded and mixed mid 2012 at Architeuthis Sound in North Hollywood by the band’s own Sean Vahle and features nine tracks of malicious thrash-tinged d-beatdowns that capture D.I.S. at their most ferocious.