Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Proctophobic Started in Late 2005 as a one man 3-4 chord pitch shifted goregrind project. One rough demo was made as an ''idea'',and then neal '' the masked stranger'' macrae was asked to join for vocal duties. After 2 poorly recorded demos the band started to take a more serious tone, and started to take on a ''blackened'' feel, due to the the strangers musical tastes and preferences, but never let go of their grindcore/goregrind roots. After a few releases, a few more unreleased releases, some d.i.y splits and some .zip comps, 6 years later Proctophobic is still grinding live and and we have no plan on stopping. Various members of the band UNBIDDEN have performed with us, and Seagullathor stoddard (unbidden) is a recurring live vocalist for backup and chorus gutterals.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Thrashy gorey blackend fun. Our influences range from Carcass, to Impetigo, to Gut, to Last Days Of Humanity, GG Allin, Burzum, Mayhem, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and classical compositions. We consider ourselves ''Guerilla musicians'' because we always record our own music.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
They should buy em if they like em! But if their poor like us and cant afford it we got a shit ton of tracks, old and new, on youtube. ALL Proctophobic myspaces are outdated by years, so dont bother.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
Different views from different people, opinions are all different, so thats ok. The majority of releases are d.i.y, and anything before our release ''smell of detritus'' is long lost and out of print. Thats probably a good thing though.HA.
2.cannibalistic roadside massacre(demo)
3.revel in the gore(demo)
4. the smell of detritus(demo)
5.3 way split with assgrinder/masked stranger (currently still not released on disc)
6. split with shitfaced (never released, waiting for release on Pro-tape,hopefully)
7.kingdom of perversity full length
8.8 Tears in time and space left unmended EP tape.
9.full length tape ''enter the meatforest'' (rawest and dirtiest procto to date)
We are currently working on more material. We have also been featured on various compilations, and a 3 way free-download only split with Gotra and Anallyfuckedwithacheesegrater. There was more Unreleased material, but theirs too many songs to remember.
As a hobby i run Gorecyst Records, and have released a few free compilations with decent review. www.gorecystforum.tk, its free!
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Pretty good! Things really picked up at the end of last year (2010). Since the summer of 2010 till now we have played like 5 private shows (invite only) and 4 bar shows. We will be playing another handful of shows coming up soon! Looking to go on a mini-tour, but were broke assholes, so we will see. Prob play some parties, too.
What sould labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We record all our own music, there is 2 base members who write and record all the music, but we like to share the stage with members of other bands and vocalists, so each song sounds slightly different every time. We love moshing, getting dressed up, smoking some weeds, drinkin the old LQ. You know what im sayin. Party er up grindy style! Any help or promotion from any label/zine/guy in his basement with a hobby would be greatly appreciated. Were fine with pro-cd, and were also fine with dollarstore tapes, xerox copied blank cdrs, free zip downloads, anything to get this shit out there!
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Grind, party, drink, smoke, and throw blood at people.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
We have a large variety of tracks on youtube, and a few on reverbnation. All the myspaces are outdated and useless, so dont go there.
And you can get our shit at:
+various distro bins circulating the globe.
WWW.GORECYSTFORUM.TK JOIN THE FORUM.
Thanks, and cheers to Pest! Lookin sick guys.
Devin (Guitars and other shit/Proctophobic)
Cheers to anyone who took the time to listen to my rambling. IF you love Proctophobic, we will love you, we promise. If you don't, good for you, you probably have a better taste in music than us!
Also, check out MOXHAM CASTLE and unbidden. two great other bands from the island.