Festering - Psychic Convulsions of Neurasthenia (From The Grave)
FESTERING started out in mid '92 in Santo António dos Cavaleiros, Portugal. It was put together as a side project by Koja (bass & vocals), Paulo Rodrigues (guitar & vocals) and Zé-Tó (drums & vocals), all members of EXTREME UNCTION. After some time composing and rehearsing some material, they released a split tape with MORBID SYMPHONY containing the song "Proliferation of Infected Leucocytes". The musical style was Gore/Grind, heavily influenced by CARCASS.
The project had to be put aside due to EXTREME UNCTION's heavy schedule but was something that the members wanted to pick up again. Unfortunately, both Paulo and Zé-Tó disappear from the music scene, leaving FESTERING orphaned. Fortunately, Pedro Gonçalves (vocals - also ex-EXTREME UNCTION, long-time friend and vocalist of other common projects) teamed up with Koja and convinced him to wait for the right moment to restart the band, while they both worked on new material. It wasn't until 2011 that the stars finally aligned and João Galego (Guitars) - guess what? Also an ex-member of EXTREME UNCTION! - joined the fold and together they worked in new songs in a musical style closer to Death Metal bands like ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, DEATH, BOLT THROWER, etc. but keeping the old influences as well.
In early 2012 a new member, Norberto (AKA: Beto) Arrais (drums) from FILII NIGRANTIUM INFERNALIUM, has joined the ranks. With this line-up the band recorded a demo-tape “>From the grave” and a 7’’ EP “Exhumed” by War Productions. Unfortunately, after the release of these works, the guitarist João has left the band.
At this point, FESTERING releasing the debut album in CD format by Caverna Abismal Records, War Productions and Sinais Produções.
Listen to 'Psychic Convulsions of Neurasthenia' here.