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 (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 013club, 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...records / candlelight records for 'tectonics' and future releases.