Interview: Exorcizphobia

Answered by Ales Kostka (bass) and Ondra Sima (guitar).

1) Bio
Exorcizphobia was founded in 2005 in Trutnov by Tomas Skorepa - guitar and vocals, Josef Valkoun - guitar, Jan Erben - bass guitar and Jakub Vaclav - drums and went through multiple personal changes. ex - Jakub Vaclav - drums (2005-2012), Josef Valkoun - guitar (2006 - 2014), Martin Sotola - drums (2013-2017), Jan Erben - bass guitar (2005 - 2018), Filip Kudrna - drums (2017 - 2019).
The band played together with bands like WEHRMACHT, Bonded By Blood, Lazarus A.D., Voivod, M.O.D. and in 2018 supported Napalm Death on their Czech tour. We toured all around Europe plus our last tour in Israel.

2) Line up
Tomas Skorepa - guitar, vocals
Ondra Sima - guitar
Ales Kostka - bassguitar
Tomas Kejkrt - drums

3) We sound like
old school hell :-)

4) Discography
2009, Demo "Remains Of Early Years"
2009, EP "Disease Inside"
2012, LP "Something Is Wrong",
2018, LP "About us, without us"
2020, LP "Digitotality"
2021, EP "Friend of Lunacy"

5) Influences
Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Voivod, Slayer, Exodus, Anthrax, Sacred Reich, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden...

6) What do you write about?
We have a lot of topics but mostly we write about insanity in our society

7) Your favourite live performance so far
Every good show but we can mention Haifa - Israel, OEF - Trutnov, Brutal Assault - Jaromer, Obscure Mosh - Prague, Kafest - Prague.

8) Tell us a funny story that happened in studio or on stage
Once upon a time we were playing at open air stage in Strakonice. We were at half of our set when a storm came. A promoter moved the show to their rehearsal room and the hell opened its gates. One of the craziest shows we ever played. Check our YouTube channel video where you can see all the details

9) Your favourite records
Metallica - Kill'em All
Exodus - Bonded by Blood
Sodom - Agent Orange
Carcass - Swan Song
Led Zeppelin - I, II, III, IV
and many many more

10) A musician you would like to meet for a beer
Dimebag Darrell

11) What will you ask backstage if you were the most important band on earth
More beer

Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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