p.h.o.b.o.s. : unknown anguish, son of the god of war, or chaotically revolving martian satellite ?

 

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, by frederic sacri, philippe gerber and alexis fouillet.
500 copies are pressed via megaton mass products.

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 metal, harsh industrial music, and tortured voices.

 

2003

 

recording of the 7-track demo cdr 'home wreck 05/03', for live promoters.
first and last live performance at 013club, tilburg (holland), 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 p.h.o.b.o.s.' long awaited full length debut 'tectonics'.
s
everal sessions at red studio, with input of olivier anicaux for mix and mastering.
p
roduction 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 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 and conversion of second full length 'anoedipal' still ensured by olivier anicaux.
so
unds and words produced by frederic sacri.
ar
twork designed and executed by stefan thanneur, with ideas input by frederic sacri.

 

2008

 

official launching of megaton mass products, p.h.o.b.o.s. own label.
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
.
ar
twork designed and executed by stefan thanneur, with ideas input by frederic sacri.

 

2012

 

release of 'atonal hypermnesia' as a double gatefold vinyl edition only, including cd, via megaton mass products.
limited edition of 300 copies.

 

2013

 

recording and mix of several tracks at sapel lomor.
3 tracks mastered by james plotkin to feature on a split album between p.h.o.b.o.s. and blut aus nord.

 

2014

 

release of 'triunity', a 6-track split album between blut aus nord and p.h.o.b.o.s.
vinyl, cd and digital edtions v
ia debemur morti productions
.
paintings by katarzyna urbanek, ar
twork by dehn sor
a.

recording and mix of 3 tracks at sapel lomor for a vinyl edition: 1 new piece and 2 covers.
mastering by greg chandler at priory recordings.

 

2015

 

release of the 3-track ep 'श्मशान काली' via megaton mass products.
vinyl only edtion including download code
.
a
rtwork, visuals and packaging
designed by frederic sacri.

outersleeve and obi handcrafted by lionel arlen at le 7e oeil.

limited edition of 100 copies.