Blow The Scene magazine conducted an interview with grindcore slayers from PHOBIA.
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Grindcore mainstays, Phobia, ripped through Philly’s Millcreek Tavern last week with a solid dose of local talent that included No Stayer, Backslider, and Infernal Stronghold. Phobia are riding high and steady, having just released a brand new LP, Remnants of Filth, on Willowtip Records and are coming off a slew of high profile shows, including the infamous Chaos in Tejas musical festival last month. Though slightly road worn from vast jumps around the country in the days leading up to this performance, the members of Phobia were in high spirits and sat for quick video interview with Blow The Scene prior to hitting the stage. We talked with founding member, Shane “The Pain” McLachlan last year following the release of the band’s Unrelenting EP on Relapse Records, and were happy to see the band still bringing it pedal-to-the-floor style. For this round of questions, McLachlan brought along Phobia bassist Calum Mackenzie, as the two shared insight into the recording process behind the new record, hilarious tour stories, and plans for the future for our readers around the globe.
Phobia closed out the evening blasting through a barrage of old-school tracks with drummer Bryan Fajardo all but setting his kit on fire with some of the fasted and most precise grind-riddled blast-beats you’ll find anywhere. Bassist Calum Mackenzie and guitarist CC Loessin, set off a flawless barrage of meaty riffs that didn’t even miss the second guitar section Phobia delivered on its latest record. Of course, McLachlan punctuated this performance with his patented and wide range of guttural-to-ear-shredding screams that simply blew the roof off.