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Phobous
United States, California, Campbell

About Phobous

Phobous was created in spring 2000 in Campbell, California by frontman Donald Schieck (pronounced ‘SHEEK’), but was only an abstract concept at this time. It wasn’t until early 2002 that the project took a distinct sound and style, a melodic death/symphonic black metal fusion. A demo recording of early experimental songs began that summer, but was deemed hasty and uninspired. The recording was thu ... read more

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Donald Schieck

Guitar, bass, keyboard, drum programming, and vocals for Phobous. Also a writer and artist who studied game art/design.

Donald Schieck

Guitar, bass, keyboard, drum programming, and vocals for Phobous. Also a writer and artist who studied game art/design.

About Phobous

Phobous was created in spring 2000 in Campbell, California by frontman Donald Schieck (pronounced ‘SHEEK’), but was only an abstract concept at this time. It wasn’t until early 2002 that the project took a distinct sound and style, a melodic death/symphonic black metal fusion. A demo recording of early experimental songs began that summer, but was deemed hasty and uninspired. The recording was thus abandoned in summer 2003. The one-man band then went on an extended hiatus, but was revived in early 2005 after much-honed songwriting and technical know-how. Amid other commitments, official recording began the following year, ultimately resulting in the rough but steady completion of the debut album “Ethereal Perception” in fall 2010. Samples from the album, then the album in full, were posted online in July 2011.

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Phobous
9 months ago

A LOOOOOONG overdue hello with update

Hello,
Where have I been these last couple of years? Many of you may be asking that very question. Some may have questioned if PhobouS even still existed. To answer both, I was under an intense personal hardship from June of 2015 to October 2019, and demands didn't really level off until July 2019. I have been recovering from that complex, high-stakes period ever since.

The goods news, those 3.5-4 years got me rethinking and reassessing the 18 years before the hardship, in a LONG overdue second and even third look at things that weren't so elusive. Part of the reanalysis was musical methods. As such, I have some updates for you all.

Recording of the third Phobous album commenced back in October, with updated software and a new mixing tech to boot. Also, I FINALLY got myself a bass guitar, with six strings. 2020's COVID pandemic brought about much economic and psychological hardship for many. Music itself suffered a lack of live performances and touring. But my post-hardship recuperation merely continued, and even accelerated in that time. I'm back on track, better than I ever was before. The working title is Mother Gaia's Tears of Wrath, which should invoke familiarity for all you pagans. (I'm pagan BTW) I will add more updates as they arise. For now, here is a demo vid of my new toy.

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Also, some of you have inquired about where to purchase the previous two album. You can find them at the PhobouS bandcamp page here.

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Sorry for the long lapse in communication. There was simply nothing to say. But now there is. Oh, did I mention I'm on the sixth chapter of my first novella manuscript? More on this topic will be posted as it too develops.
Namste, )O(
Donald Schieck, founder of PhobouS

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Phobous
5 years ago

Happy Holidays from Phobous

Hello again. I do hope you are all enjoying your holiday, regardless of what you celebrate, or how. With unemployment a factor in my camp, it could be improved, but this will not bring me down. Composing of the third Phobous Chapter is already near completion, and recording with new and upgraded instruments will commence once other issues (unemployment) are resolved. In the meantine, here's the perfect song for your hardrock holiday needs. You can also find the first two Phobous albums on link and CDbaby. May 2017 bring prosperity to all.

Happy holidays,
Donald.

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Phobous
5 years ago

"Realm of Disorder" now available!

Hello all. I do apologize for the delay between posts. It has been eventful. I once again attended the annual pagan convention here in San Jose, called PantheaCon (and managed to get a cold near the end, which cut my con time shorter than desired). I also smoothed out some technical issues with album submissions. Long story short...

The second Phobous album "Realm of Disorder" is now available in both digital and hard copy format, at the following links...

Digital only.
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Digital for now, hard copies soon...
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Digital and hard copies
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I know many of you have been on the edge of your seats awaiting this post, as the three new tracks were most compelling, in your own opinions. Well, the wait is over. The second chapter in the Phobous saga is now yours to hear in all its glory. Thank all you so much for staying true, and patient. I have submitted review and possible interview requests to various editorial sites. Stay tuned for updates regarding review and potential interviews...

Yours truly,

Donald Schieck )O(

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Phobous
6 years ago

New Phobous songs

Hi all.

Many of you have expressed interest, and the wait is over. Three new Phobous tracks have been added to the main page, track from the upcoming album Realm of Disorder, which will be available in the coming week as a digital download. have a listen and Enjoy...

Donald

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Phobous
6 years ago

RECORDINGS FINISHED/1st album/lineup info

Hello all,

Welcome to the Phobous grapevine, or to another letter if you've been subscribed for a while. There are three main points to this note.

First, the recordings for the second Phobous album "Realm of Disorder" have been completed, and are awaiting the final touches from my sound technician. I'll keep you posted as this develops...

Second, many of you have expressed interest in hearing more Phobous tunes. The full debut album "Ethereal Perception" can be found at the following links: link or link

Lastly, many of you referenced "you guys" in you responses to the last letter. For the record, Phobous is a one-man band consisting only of myself. You can see more about me on the official Phobous website at link!founder/c24kz

Hope all is well, and happy Imbolc, to those who get the reference. Until next time...

Donald Schieck, Founder and sole member of Phobous.

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