Last August, Austrian dark metallers PUNGENT STENCH reactivated under the name THE CHURCH OF PUNGENT STENCH. However the new moniker is short-lived! A band statement from frontman guitarist Martin Schirenc reads:
"The drama never ends…
Due to a temporary restraining order, I’m not allowed to use the name „The Church of Pungent Stench“, until further notice. Apparently, the current state of the ongoing soap opera of Pungent Stench has reached a new level of buffoonery.
However, this will not keep me from playing my music! All announced shows will take place as planned and only classic Pungent Stench material will be featured, but for now the band is going to perform under my name - SCHIRENC.
Mike (G. Mayhem; drums), Danny (Vacuum; vocals and bass) and I are looking forward to rock, because whining is for wankers!"
Schirenc's live itinerary can be viewed below: