Impending Doom
Impending Doom 2018

Riverdale, California, United States


Deathcore, Death metal, Goregrind, Grindcore

Years active:


Associated Acts:

Oblige, The Devastated, xDeathstarx, Bleeding Through, Plague of Sheol, Mirror of Dead Faces, Underneath the Gun, MyChildren MyBride, Cormid, Random Acts of Violence, Cryptic Warning, Ravage, Revocation, Hot on the Heels, Sleeping Giant



Current Members:

Brook Reeves
Manny Contreras
Eric Correa
David Siitig
Brandon Trahan

Former Members:

Andy Hegg
Greg Pewthers
Chad Blackwell
Cory Johnson
Isaac Bueno
Jon Alfaro
Chris Forno

Live Members:

Jake Faust
Phil Dubois-Coyne

Impending Doom is a deathcore band that began in 2005. The band began out of Riverdale, California in the United States. The lineup originally consisted of Vocalist Brook Reeves, Guitarists Manny Contreras and Chris Forno, and Drummer Isaac Bueno, with only Reeves and Contreras remaining.

History Edit

Inception, Demo and Nailed. Dead. Risen. (2005-2007) Edit

On October 31, 2005, Impending Doom began with Vocalist Brook Reeves and Guitarist Manny Contreras.[1] The band recorded a demo, titled The Sin and Doom of Godless Men, after recruiting Chris Forno on Guitars, Jon Alfaro on Bass and Isaac Bueno on Drums.[2] Shortly after the release, Greg Pewthers joined the band as a third guitarist after departing from Oblige.

Later that year, Alfaro departed from the band, with David Siitig taking over his place as the Bassist. Forno departed from the band as well, however was never replaced. Bueno was replaced by Andy Hegg. On January 20, 2007, officially signed to Facedown Records,[3] and following their signing, the band officially recorded their debut album, Nailed. Dead. Risen. and which was released by Facedown Records in 2007.[4] However, after the album was finished, the band employed several substitute drummers, as Hegg was dedicated to a soccer scholarship. In the Fall of 2007, the band embarked on tour with Dead to Fall, Winds of Plague and With Dead Hands Rising.[5]

Lineup Instability, The Serpent Servant and There Will Be Violence (2008-2011) Edit

Hegg would be replaced by Chad Blackwell, who performed for the band live until 2008, when he officially took over. During this time, Pewthers returned to Oblige, now known as The Devastated, and was replaced by Cory Johnson (ex-XDEATHSTARX, ex-Sleeping Giant, ex-MyChildren MyBride). The band performed at the Scream the Prayer Tour in 2008, alongside Sleeping Giant, Mychildren Mybride, War of Ages, Before Their Eyes, Blessed by a Broken Heart, Soul Embraced, With Blood Comes Cleansing, Here I Come Falling, and Agraceful.[6]

In 2009, after the drastic lineup changes, the band recorded their sophomore album, The Serpent Servant, which saw Blackwell and Johnson's debut. The album saw a change in their style, going from grindcore/goregrind to deathcore.

Sometime after the release, Blackwell left the band to attend the Atlanta Institute of Music, which saw the return of Bueno on Drums. However, Bueno's stint did not last long, with him and Contreras departing from the band in 2010.[7][8] Contreras had joined Oblige, while Bueno remained musically silent. The album, There Will Be Violence, was released later that year, with Brandon Trahan (ex-Mirror of Dead Faces, XDEATHSTARX) taking over Bueno's position.[7] The band participated on the Thrash and Burn Tour alongside Through the Eyes of the Dead, Kittie, Born of Osiris, Asking Alexandria, Stick To Your Guns, Evergreen Terrace, Greeley Estate, Periphery, Motionless in White, and Chelsea Grin.[9]

Baptized in FilthDeath Will Reign and Hiatus (2012-2015) Edit

2012 started off with the band's fourth album, Baptized in Filth, being recorded and produced by Andreas Magnusson, who produced bands such as Scarlet, Oh, Sleeper and The Famine. The album focused on God, Satan and the number of the Beast. After the album was officially released, Johnson was fired from the band and Contreras returned to the band reclaimed his place. Johnson went on to join MyChildren MyBride.

Reeves, on December 21, 2012, participated at the Mitch Lucker Memorial Show with Suicide Silence. Lucker died in a motorcycle accident, which sparked much sadness in the metal community. In January 2013, Eric Correa joined the band as their Rhythm Guitarist. The relationship between him and the band is that he had been acting as their Guitar Tech on tour. The band entered the studio in New Jersey with Will Putney and began recording their fifth studio album. The band then confirmed that their album would be titled Death Will Reign that was released on November 5, 2013, through eOne.[10] Impending Doom performed on the Scream The Prayer Tour once again.[11] Afterward, the band went into a three-year hiatus.

Return and The Sin and Doom Vol. II (2016-present) Edit

Impending Doom returned from their hiatus in 2016, when they announced they would be performing at Facedown Fest 2016, which also saw the reunion of Facedown Records alum Seventh Star.[12][13] The band's return much notice and the band would then reveal that they would stay active. During a concert, the band performed a new song, titled "The Wretched and Godless".[14] The song came out officially on April 2, 2018, with the announcement of a new album being released on June 22, titled The Sin and Doom Vol. II.[15] The band then shot a music video for their next single, which was titled "Everything's Fake", being released on May 14, 2018.[16] On June 11, 2018, the band released their third and final single titled "War Music".[17] On June 22, 2018, the band's sixth album, The Sin and Doom Vol. II was released through eOne. The album is a reference to their original demo.[18]

Style and Image Edit

The band refers to its style of Christian metal as "Gorship", which is a portmanteau of Gore and Worship.[19] They also clarified that the band worships God and Jesus, rather than worshiping Gore, stating via Myspace.[20]

Members Edit


Name Instruments Years active Christian projects Secular projects
Brook Reeves Vocals 2005-present Suicide Silence
Manny Contreras Lead Guitars 2005-2010, 2012-present XDEATHSTARX, Sleeping Giant Bleeding Through, Oblige, The Devastated
Eric Correa Rhythm Guitars 2013-present Oblige, The Devastated
David Siitig Bass 2006-present The Devastated
Brandon "B-Town" Trahan Drums 2009-present XDEATHSTARX, Plague of Sheol, Mirror of Dead Faces


Name Instruments Years active Christian projects Secular projects
Chris Forno Rhythm Guitars 2005-2006
Greg Pewthers Rhythm Guitars 2006-2008 Oblige
Cory Johnson Rhythm Guitars (2008-2010), Lead Guitars (2010-2012) 2008-2012 MyChildren MyBride, Sleeping Giant, XDEATHSTARX
Sean Graw Bass 2005
Jon Alfaro Bass 2005-2006
Isaac Bueno Drums 2005-2007, 2009 Underneath the Gun, XDEATHSTARX
Andy Hegg Drums 2007-2008
Chad Blackwell Drums 2008-2009


Name Instruments Years active Christian projects Secular projects
Jake Foust Rhythm Guitars 2010 Underneath the Gun, Mirror of Dead Faces
Phil Dubois-Coyne Drums 2011 Cormid, Random Acts of Violence, Cryptic Warning, Hot on the Heels, Revocation


Discography Edit

Studio Albums

  • Nailed. Dead. Risen. (2007)
  • The Serpent Servant (2009)
  • There Will Be Violence (2010)
  • Baptized in Filth (2012)
  • Death Will Reign (2013)
  • The Sin and Doom Vol. II (2018)


  • The Sin and Doom of Godless Men (2005)


  • "For the Wicked" (2012)
  • "Death Will Reign" (2013)
  • "The Wretched and Godless" (2018)
  • "Everything's Fake" (2018)
  • "War Music" (2018)

References Edit

  1. "Impending Doom - About". Facebook. Retrieved on June 7, 2018.
  2. sneeuwbal (January 12, 2006). "Impending Doom - The Sin and Doom of Godless Men". Encyclopedia Metallum. Retrieved on June 7, 2018.
  3. "Facedown Records signs Impending Doom". Lambgoat. January 20, 2007. Retrieved on June 27, 2018.
  4. "Facedown Records signs Impending Doom". Lambgoat. January 20, 2007. Retrieved on June 18, 2018.
  5. "Impending Doom Interview". Skratch Magazine. Retrieved on June 18, 2018.
  6. "Scream The Prayer Tour announced". Lambgoat. April 5, 2008. Retrieved on June 18, 2018.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Impending Doom loses two members". Lambgoat. February 2, 2010. Retrieved on June 18, 2018.
  8. "Lineup Changes: Manny Contreras and Isaac Bueno leave Impending Doom". Lambgoat. February 5, 2010. Retrieved on June 18, 2018.
  9. "THRASH & BURN 2010 Full Lineup Announced". Metal Injection. June 1, 2010. Retrieved on June 19, 2018.
  10. Bentley, Tiffani (September 26, 2013). "Impending Doom assure 'Death Will Reign'". Metal Insider. Retrieved on June 19, 2018.
  11. "Scream The Prayer 2013 lineup revealed". Lambgoat. May 23, 2013. Retrieved on June 19, 2018.
  12. Wookubus (February 4, 2016). "Impending Doom To Return At 'Facedown Fest' 2016". Theprp. Retrieved on June 20, 2018.
  13. Pryor, Terrance (February 5, 2016). "Impending Doom, Seventh Star to perform at Facedown Fest 2016". AXS. Retrieved on June 20, 2018.
  14. Rosenberg, Axl (October 30, 2017). "Impending Doom are Still a Thing; Debut (Allegedly) New Song Live". Metalsucks. Retrieved on June 20, 2018.
  15. "IMPENDING DOOM Debut "The Wretched and Godless", New LP Details". Bravewords. April 2, 2018. Retrieved on June 20, 2018.
  16. "Impending Doom: 'Everything's Fake' Video Revealed". May 15, 2018. Retrieved on June 20, 2018.
  17. "Listen To New Impending Doom Song 'War Music'". June 11, 2018. Retrieved on June 20, 2018.
  18. Pelt, Doug Van (June 27, 2018). "IMPENDING DOOM: No Skipping Allowed". Heaven's Metal Magazine. Retrieved on June 27, 2018.
  19. "Impending Doom: Brutal Death Metallers Will Scare the Devil Out of You". Decibel Magazine. Retrieved on June 18, 2018.
  20. "Billboard Chart Positions". Allmusic. Retrieved on June 18, 2018.
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