Impending Doom
Band Info
OriginRiverside, California, USA
Years-Active2005 - present
Genre(s)Brutal death metal (early)
Deathcore (later)
Label(s)Facedown Records, E1 Music, Siege of Amida
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Impending Doom is a five-piece Christian deathcore band from the Riverside/Corona area of California.

History Edit

Brook Reeves and Manny Contreras started the band two years ago with ex members Chris Forno, Isaac Bueno, and Jon. After releasing the The Sin and Doom of Godless Men EP, Greg Pewthers joined on third guitar. Later, Jon left the band and David Sittig was added to the line-up. Andy Hegg later took the place of Bueno and the band recorded the album Nailed. Dead. Risen.. Forno quit the band in 2007, and the band has since used two guitarists. Due to Andy Hegg's dedication to school, Impending Doom has had to use fill-in drummers on their tours.

The group signed to Facedown Records in January 2007,[1] and their debut release for the label, Nailed. Dead. Risen., reached #46 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart.[2] The record has received generally positive reviews.[3][4][5][6] The group embarked on a tour of the United States to support the album in fall 2007,[7] including dates with Dead to Fall, Winds of Plague and Belay My Last.[8]

The band refers to its style of Christian metal as "Gorship" - a portmanteau of gore and worship.[9] The band also clarify on their MySpace blog that "Gorship" is their way of worshipping God through their gore sounding music; not worshipping "gore" as some are led to believe. According to the band's MySpace page, they are currently writing a new album. The band is currently co-headlining the Scream the Prayer Summer tour with Sleeping Giant.

Line-up Edit

Current members Edit

  • Brook Reeves - Vocals
  • Manny Contreras - Guitar
  • Corey Johnson - Guitar
  • David Sittig - Bass
  • Chad Blackwell - Drums

Former members Edit

  • Chris Forno - Guitar
  • Isaac Bueno - Drums (current drummer for Underneath The Gun, briefly played drums for xDEATHSTARx)
  • Jon Alfaro - Bass
  • Greg Pewthers- Guitar(Ex-member of Oblige)

Touring members Edit

  • Rodney - drums (seen in Silence The Oppressors music video)
  • Chad Blackwell - drums (aka Leonidas, seen in My Nemesis music video)
  • Colby Hatt - Bass (aka Otumshank)


Compilation contributionsEdit

  • Grinding Spiritual Death - 2006 (contributed "Condemned" as lead-off track)
  • Facedown Sampler - Fall 2007 ("Nailed. Dead. Risen.")


  1. Christian Death Metallers Impending Doom Sign With Facedown Records., January 23, 2007. Accessed December 19, 2007.
  2. Billboard Chart Positions,
  3. Album Review, Exclaim!, October 2007. Accessed December 19, 2007.
  4. Album Review, Stylus Magazine. Accessed December 19, 2007.
  5. Album Review, Way Too Loud, November 19, 2007. Accessed December 19, 2007.
  6. Album Review, Skyline Press. Accessed December 19, 2007.
  7. Impending Doom interview. Skratch Magazine. Accessed December 9, 2007.
  8. Impending Doom and Dead to Fall Reveal Tour Dates. Metal Underground, December 4, 2007. Accessed December 19, 2007.
  9. Impending Doom: Brutal Death Metallers Will Scare the Devil Out of You. Decibel Magazine. Accessed December 19, 2007.

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