PUNGENT STENCH actual beginning was in late 1987 when Alex WANK finished with his former Band CARNAGE and wanted to start with Martin SCHIRENC a new extreme & brutal band. It took them several month to find the right Bassist in Jacek PERKOWSKI and beginning of February 1988 the trio did their first rehearsals together. In the first month of playing the band managed to compose 10 Songs which all became classics and ended up on their first releases. April 1988 the band recorded their first official release titled „Mucous Secretion“ July 1988 first Studio Recordings were made in England at the Birdsong Studios in Worcester. After Wank was as a guest at the Napalm Death mixing of „From Enslavement to Obliteration“ at the Birdsong Studios he immediately booked 2 days for Pungent Stench. The Studio was tiny and probably not the best but for Pungent the very first experience, abroad and with an important musical output in Napalm Death the best reference. The Band recorded & mixed 4 Songs in 1 day once again totally live. Only the vocals were recorded afterwards. 3 out of the 4 Tracks appeared a year later on the 7“ EP „Extreme Deformity“. But back in 1988 the intentions were to release these recordings professionally with a printed cover and manufactured tapes. But just before the manufacturing process began Pungent got an offer by Nuclear Blast Records! Because of that the Demo Release would have been nonsense so these recordings were not used until to the EP release. June 1989 the Split LP was released and got great feedback in the Underground. February 1990 recordings for their first Longplayer „For God your Soul“ took place once again at the Masterplan Studios at Hildesheim. This time the quality of the Studio got much better, the owner moved to a different place, big recording room, better mixing desk etc. „For God your Soul – for me your Flesh“ was released in April 1990 first only on Vinyl and later in the year also as CD version including 10 Bonus Tracks. The Bonustracks consisted of the 5 Songs of the Split LP, 2 Songs of the Split LP recording session which landed on the „Pleasures in life“ Compilation and 3 Songs of the „Extreme Deformity“ 7“ EP.



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The recordings were done at the Rehearsal room, Cabinets & Drums were positioned around the Ghettoblaster and the Songs were recorded live. Afterwards I put an Intro to the recordings out of Evil Dead and the first official Demo was ready! This Demotape was released on self copied tapes, copied A4 Cover and handnumbered on 200 pieces. The first 100 on yellow paper, the other 100 on white paper.  Lyrics on back. Back in the tapetrading days the tape got very popular and the band got reactions from all over the world.

- Extreme Deformity
- Festered Offals
- Pulsating Protoplasm
- Pungent Stench
- Embalmed in Sulphuric Acid



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