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Pungent Stench was an Austrian three-piece band, formed in 1988 in Vienna. Staring off with the 1988 demo Mucous Secretion, they gained considerable notoriety in the early to mid- due to their explicit lyrics and offensive cover artwork, which saw their releases banned in numerous countries worldwide. They dissolved temporarily from 1995 but reformed in 1999, recording two new albums in 2001 and 2004.

The band disbanded after sporadic touring in the mid-00s, with an album recorded in 2007 remaining unreleased and 2004s Ampeauty being their last official work. However, an alternative version of the band was reactivated by Martin Schirenc in August 2013, using the name The Church of Pungent Stench for live shows to avoid legal trouble. In 2014 he had to change the band name to Schirenc plays Pungent Stench.

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  • Ivartist

    Why does hate Pungent Stench?

    24 Feb 10:27am Reply
  • JoeyThrasher

    Embalmed In Sulphuric Acid - I LOVE THIS ONE!!

    1 Feb 1:58pm Reply
  • Chuzhbogh


    12 Jan 3:28am Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    Been caught buttering!

    4 Jan 10:38am Reply
  • Festrada1987

    Got Milf?

    17 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ZOObass

    На голову выше остальных

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Woodgod

    I just noticed it as well. I thought it might have been due to their relative lack of popularity, but there are far less popular artists that are searchable. Even Disharmonic Orchestra gets an autocomplete in the search bar, and they only have around 7000 listeners compared to PS's 25,000. What's even stranger is that mistagged artists like 31_Pungent Stench show up on the list of artists when you click enter, but not the real deal. You can also search for far more "offensive" bands, as well.

    10 Jul 2014 Reply
  • nopuppet

    haha, yeah thats funny and hilarious in the same way

    29 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Glauco_Silva

    Funny how they don't show up when searching for Pungent Stench, not even on the artist suggestions. Some kind of Last FM censorship, I suppose?

    25 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Panzerfaust

    austria's pride.

    26 Apr 2014 Reply
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  • Aserikoth

    Fun band

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • fallosofer

    Cheers from Russia to all Pungent Stench fans and just listeners! It is great band! Nice sound, funny lyrics. I love this music for singularity among death-metal bands. I visited gig perfomance in 2005, in Novosibirsk! It was awesome. Sometimes I forgot about PS, but today I am listening all time. And I agree with opinion - they deserved more attention, that they have(((

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Chuzhbogh

    Reunion, what? YAY!

    6 Oct 2013 Reply
  • viniciusttd

    Fuckin Riffs! Great Band!

    1 Oct 2013 Reply
  • AlchoSchizoid

    охты ж, блять, валили!!!

    5 Sep 2013 Reply
  • SignoftheHammer

    Excellent news!

    28 Aug 2013 Reply
  • PleanwiaFich

    We hereby inform you that after a 6 year break PUNGENT STENCH are back in business, again! Original composer, vocalist and guitarist El Cochino (Martin Schirenc) has once again beaten the odds by re-animating the filthy kings of odor, and is joined by his henchmen Danny Vacuum (Genocide SS, The Accidents) on bass & vocals and Mike G. Mayhem (Hollenthon) on drums. D

    28 Aug 2013 Reply
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