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 disappeared from the music scene, leaving FESTERING orphaned. Fortunately, Pedro Gonçalves (vocals), also ex-EXTREME UNCTION, longtime 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 began writing new material for 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.
Now that new member Norberto (AKA: Beto) Arrais (drums) from FILII NIGRANTIUM INFERNALIUM, has joined the ranks. It was with this lineup that finally, in 2013, simultaneously two new works were launched: a demo-tape “From the grave” and a very limited edition of 7 ” EP called ” Exhumed “, both through the War Production label.