News:

2019-09-05 - Our first LP was reissued by the Argentinian label Alkolik Holocaust Records on proCD including the "From the Underworlds" EP as bonus! It is now available through the label or by ourselves. Get in touch! US$5.5 + shipping.

2019-06-30 - Our first LP named Still Being Maggots is going to be released by the Argentinian label Alkolik Holocaust Records with the From the Underworld EP as bonus. More information soon!

2019-06-18 - We started recording our next EP. If everything goes well at the end of the year it will be out.
More information when it gets done.


2019-05-01 - Live Alienation live tape by Despreciable Realidad & Locuras Records finally out!!

Biography:

---2009---
PHERETRUM gets born in 2009 keeping in mind the idea of playing death metal mostly influenced by the 80's and 90's wave.
Spontaneously formed with the following line-up; Danilo Zimermann in guitars, Damián Acevedo at drums, Virginia Aldasoro in bass and Federico Seijo in guitars. After the first rehearsal with no previous experiences we felt it went out pretty good so we considered keeping active with this project. After some rehearsals we decided we were tight with the current members so the idea of getting a vocalist was disposed of, so Federico ended up doing vocals.

---2010---
After many rehearsals we started recording ourselves to check how sounded what we were doing, that's how we ended up releasing our first demo, a couple of months before doing our first gig, so the ones interested in the name of the band could know what we were doing at the time. That demo was named "Rehearsal Demo".

---2011---
That demo sound accomplished the objective for being a demo but we wanted to improve, to follow we opted to record new stuff with better sound and we released "Sentenced Until Dying Out", it sounded better but sacrificing a real drum and foolishly using a digital one.

---2013---
After the first live gig in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where we distributed that previous Single, we kept in touch with SHP. This Label offered us the opportunity to release an EP on tape which it was entitled "From the Underworlds". Up to this point that was the best quality sound the band ever recorded, and thanks to the underground movement it had great distribution abroad.

---2015---
We counted with enough tracks of our own to record an album, it was the aim after that previous EP. We recorded our first LP named "Still Being Maggots". It was really tough work to finish it, that tough that even the band split up.
These first five years of the band's existence achieved to release independent music, edited music and play outside Uruguay as it was in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Brasilia, Brazil.

This LP was mainly distributed throughout South America thanks to SHP (Argentina) and Proselytism Records (Chile), this last who also distributed it in their Music Store in Santiago.

Throughout these five years we played lots of gigs in Montevideo mainly, enough time to know some excellent people and lots of gig organizers, betrayers, hyporcrites,etc... It was not only a time of changes for the band internally but also we felt we had the moral obligation to expose this reality. At this point we stopped being part of the so called "metal scene". We started getting in touch with other bands from other genres where the underground values were the first thing in mind.

---2016---
Bruno Pastorelli, who recorded and mastered the first LP joined forces as lead guitarist.
Due to not having a drummer, we had a recorded rehearsal with the previous line-up so we release it independently on tape as promo, those tracks were going to be part of our future LP with the new line-up.
Joe Red joined forces as a drummer.

---2017---
We were fully dedicated to recording our first well done album. It was entitled "Alienated Demons".
It was released under our own label Extreme Resurrection Records.
We did official live presentations of it in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Asunción, Paraguay and we did it even in a self-organized gig at our neighbourhood in Shangrilá, Uruguay.
This new LP's Flyers, the distribution of our fanzine and live gigs abroad helped to rapidly make our moniker known in the global underground.

---2018---
The Argentinian Label Escafismos Records released "Beyond the borders of Sanity", an Split with the Greek band ECTOPLASMA. This helped us to be known on their territory too.

Other three Argentinian labels (Locuras Records, Despreciable Realidad, SHP) along with our own label Extreme Resurrection Records released a 100 copies 7" vinyl. It was an Split with the Uruguayan legend ANGKOR VAT. It was the best proposal for us because we used to play "I want to know" in our shows around 2015.
It was named by SHP, "A new beginning... The Black Shit of Uruguayan Depths"

The Japanese Label Deathrash Armageddon Records re-released "Alienated Demons" on PROCD with massive distribution.
Lots of trades among different labels and metalheads from the globe made the name of the band to appear in different fanzines from many countries, getting in the hands of more people involved in the movement.

---2019---
10 years of activities almost with no long interruptions have passed. Locally we are still a new band, unaccepted by the majority due to our extreme visions of anti hypocrites and we will remain like this.

"Alienated Demons" opened the door to the Legion of Death Records proposal of recording a 4 track EP on 7" vinyl which was named "Inwards Lunacy". Also with massive distribution globally. This EP counts with the appearance of some guests, like Andrea Pereira from the local band PANDEMONIUM and Victor Rued from the mighty GRAF SPEE.

At this point some other Argentinian labels were interested in keep supporting this band. Alokolik Holocaust Records offered us to release our first LP including the 2013 EP as bonus.
And another Argentinian label is in charge of releasing our next EP still without release date.

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The following Uruguayan bands are strong in their convictions and you can count on them:
MAGNA,PANDEMONIUM,DEFORME,CADENAZZO,MARCA ACME,COMEMIERDA,AAOAI,MORBORUS.

Line-up:

Bruno Pastorelli - lead axe
Federico Seijo - axe/vomits
Virginia 'vik' Aldasoro - bass
Joe Red - hammerblasts

past members:
Danilo Zimermann - guitars
Damián Acevedo - drums

Discography:



2010 - Rehersal Demo<< more info >>

1. Intro
2. Sentenced Until Dying Out
3. Rupture
4. War
5. No Trace of Sanity
6. The Path to your Pheretrum
7. Sold Baptism (Morgoth (Ger) Cover)
8. Dawn of Eternity (Massacre (US) Cover)
9. Slowly We Rot (Obituary (US) Cover)

It was a rehearsal recorded at "Sala Walrus" in Montevideo. No post-production, just an air-mic to record what we were doing. It was released on CDR for free to let people know what was this project all about. The Artwork is a photography of "Tren Fantasma" at Parque Rodó, Montevideo.



2011 - Sentenced Until Dying Out<< more info >>

1. Sentenced Until Dying Out

This was a Single track recorded at Juancho Rodriguez's place, we made the mistake of working with digital drum samples, we tried to release something with better audio quality but we failed miserably.
Also released on CDR for free with homemade boxes.



2013 - From the Underworlds<< more info >>

1. The Path to your Pheretrum
2. Forever Chaos

This EP was recorded at Sala Master in two days. First we recorded drums and the next day the rest.
It was recorded,mixed and mastered by Daniel Carreras.
The idea of this register lies on Carlos Cortéz of SHP (Arg) who knew us at our first gig in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he offers a tape release, 150 hand-numbered copies were released, which made the moniker of the band known abroad in the rest of America and Europe.
Thanks to the great underground work of the label, the path was being revealed for us.



2015 - Still Being Maggots<< more info >>

1. No Trace of Sanity
2. Destruction
3. Mass Acceptance
4. Death Metal to the Grave
5. The Path to your Pheretrum
6. Terror Reigns
7. Sentenced Until Dying Out
8. Betrayers of Occult Wisdom
9. War
10. Forever Chaos
11. Rupture

This was our first LP. Here we realised we needed to have our minds focused on the same visions, that did not happen so the result is not what we were looking for.
It was released by ourselves in CDR with pro covers and serigraphied CDs, it looked really nice!
200 copies were done, most of the artworks were corrected with a black line to hide that Junacho Rodriguez did all the mastering process, that did not happen, we intended to do everything with him again, as we were really satisfied with his compromise with the band during the single recording sessions, but three recording sessions were disposed off and that was enough to finally stop wasting his time, we decided not to record anything.
Here Bruno Pastorelli steps in, he offered himself to record everything again claiming that this album had to be done for once and for all. So we fukin did it. This was the beginning of the end, we split up few months after the release, vik and federico kept busy with Schizophrenic Death (side-project) and federico also joined forces with Bruno's Nuclear Hell project.
This was also the beginning of this maniacal trio of deathrashing madness.



2016 - Extreme Metal Lives DVD<< more info >>

1. Rupture
2. Forever Chaos
3. The Path to Your Pheretrum
4. No Trace of Sanity
5. Destruction
6. Mass Acceptance
7. Death Metal to the Grave
8. I Want to Know (Angkor Vat cover)

This was the complete set of a live show at BJ Sala, Montevideo, Uruguay 05.12.14.
It was recorded with multiple cams by ValvularTV and edited by ourselves.
It comes with lots of extras, lots of homade shots at rehearsal rooms since the very beginning of the band, several live shots, professional photo session at AFE in early 2015 and "Death Metal to the Grave" videoclip. Videoclip filmed & directed by "Vertov".



2016 - Invasión Metálica en Shangrilá I<< more info >>

Here our activism in the underground kept more tangible, we started arranging gigs at our neighborhood with bands we thought we could count on. This was hell of a gig! Lots of beer, music and people, small place, there were almost 60 people, that for this was huge, because gigs at different places from the capital city are not so attended.
It was filmed and edited by Extreme Resurrection Records and released on DVDR in 50 copies.



2017 - Rehearsal 06.08.2016<< more info >>

1. Schizophreniac
2. From Oblivion to the Void
3. Alienated Demons
4. Emerging from Waste
5. Antitheist

It took us a year to release this shit... the band was in the middle of the final separation and as soon as the other members step aside, and getting a new drummer was going to be a huge odyssey, we thought that releasing this was going to be a good opportunity to show off what was going to be in our future LP whenever the heck it gets out. Luckily the drummer appeared faster than expected with a bunch of tracks already prepared so after three months of zero activities with pheretrum, we were on the attack again!
It was released on tape format as a promo advance for the LP, only distributed freely to friends and some labels/fanzines and in the end almost 80 copies were done.
It was an improvised recording of a rehearsal with the original lineup.



2017 - Invasión Metálica en Shangrilá II<< more info >>

Keeping the same visions we had when we did the first one, we invited only bands that are no fukin rokstars shitheads. Another step to consolidate our underground feeling.
Except from Deforme, none of the bands were from the capital city, the aim was to show that lazy fuks are not here.
People from different parts of our country showed up and that was terrific.
Besides not being listed on the flyer, Angkor Vat also played here after almost 10 years. They open the gig and ask us not to put the logo.
It was filmed and edited by Extreme Resurrection records, released on DVDR 50 copies.



2017 - Alienated Demons<< more info >>

1. Schizophreniac
2. From Oblivion to the Void
3. Emerging from Waste
4. Alienated Demons
5. Unconscious Suicide
6. Disgusting Ignorance
7. Terror Reigns
8. Death Metal to the Grave

This is our second LP, in fact, the first one properly done.
Drums were recorded in Solymar, Canelones at Sala Mystic, the rest of the stuff at Bruno's living room, we experimented with mics and our own amps to see what we could do... the result blew our mind!
Bruno became part of the band immediately, Joe Red started as a session drummer but as far as he started composing for us, he became part of the line-up.
Except "Unconscious Suicide" track, the rest was composed in parallel to "Still Being Maggots" LP as one can appreciate reading the tracklist of the promo rehearsal tape.
Bruno and Federico run extreme resurrection records, a local underground distro/label/fanzine, so it was imminent to release this because we were pretty satisfied with the results, it was the best recording experience we had after the Schizophrenic Death Demo. It was pretty funny, and ideas were just the right ones and each of us were convinced on that this LP had to be the best we could do.
We spreaded letters to different labels and distros around the globe, we had some offers from two or three labels and we finally decided that the japanese label Deathrash Armageddon was the right choice.
50 handnumbered copies were released under our label with a sheet of lyrics and info, and the first 25 copies included a poster of the artwork done by the allmighty Emiliano Montiel (Deforme). To our surpise, it got sold out in a week!
Deathrash Armageddon released 1000 copies on pro CD, this version includes an intro and outro that were not part of the tape.
If this project is unknown to you, we think this is a good starting point because we knew exactly what we wanted to do after almost 8 years of struggling in the underground.



2018 - A New Beginning... The Blackshit of Uruguayan Depths<< more info >>

SIDE A:

1. Angkor Vat - Endless Nightmare

SIDE B:

2. Pheretrum - Alienated Demons

Our first split single on 7".
This was a co-production among three labels from Argentina; Despreciable Realidad, Locuras Recs., SHP and our label Extreme Resurrection Records.
As we arranged some gigs with the cult act Angkor Vat, and some of those labels came to Uruguay to see them live, this idea pop out of Claudio's head from Locuras Recs. and was great to work with them!
It was recorded live at BJ, Montevideo, Uruguay, 08.12.2017 and mastered by Extreme Resurrection Recs with a huge stupid error, the side with Pheretrum is at higher volume.
100 copies were released on 7", including insert with lyrics.



2018 - Beyond the Borders of Sanity<< more info >>

Side A - Pheretrum

1. Schizophreniac
2. From Oblivion to the Void
3. Alienated Demons
4. Death Metal to the Grave

Side B - Ectoplasma

5. Slain Meat for Beast
6. Skeletal Lifeforms
7. Awakened in Coffin

This was Escafismo's Records proposal long before the Alienated Demons LP got done.
When Edin saw us live he immediately told us about it, then he mention that a split with Ectoplasma from Greece would be great for us to be known out there (indeed it was!)
Pheretrum tracks were taken from a rehearsal pre-Alienated Demons album in order to have something different to spread, but we did not know that Ectoplasma's EP quality was going to be that amazing, we ended up feeling embarrassed Ha ha!
This recordings are from 18.06.2017 at Sala Mystic, Solymar, Canelones.



2019 - Inwards Lunacy<< more info >>

SIDE A:

1. Vomit Hatred
2. Decadence

SIDE B:

3. Seasons of Death
4. Termination

This EP started from scratch, some tracks were already composed after we finished Alienated Demons LP.
Shaxul from Legion of Death Recs got in touch to trade tapes and CDs of our previous album and then he offered to do this EP. We had two tracks and after this offer we immediately finished some vague ideas we had for other two tracks which concluded this.
It was a fantastic recording session because we could focus all our ideas into just four tracks so every fukin detail was taken into account. Besides Victor Rueda from Graf Spee (probably the best band in the whole fukin world) agreed on doing vocals for the track Termination, which for ourselves it was killer!
Also Andrea from our great friends Pandemonium, did vocals on Decadence track, this happened because vik was not able to record by herself due to personal matters and we did not know what to do... then we thought of her because of her great skills at her own project and you know how it ended!
This is EP is by far the best we have achieved up to this point, the band feels solid, the ideas were perfectly immortalized and Legion of Death Records work quality was beyond our expectations.
We even enjoyed that much this EP that probably we are never going to record another LP again haha!
It was released on 7" format in 300 handnumbered copies.



2019 - Live Alienation<< more info >>

1. Schizophreniac
2. From Oblivion to the Void
3. Emerging from Waste
4. Death Metal to the Grave*
5. Alienated Demons
6. Unconscious Suicide
7. Disgusting Ignorance
8. Terror Reigns

This live recording is the complete set of the BJ show we did together with Angkor Vat, yes, the one for the 7" split.
This was supposed to be released by a North American Label named Bleek Recordings, all was ready for the CD but suddenly the guy stopped replying our messages and put the music without our consent on its soundcloud profile. It was quite weird so we assumed it was not going to be done. The artwork was a Photography taken by Claudio from Locuras Records, he asked us if in the end that was going to be out or not, we said it was not going to happen.
After few weeks Despreciable Realidad and Locuras Recs write to us offering this stuff, we were happy to be working with them again and they did it even better. It was released in 50 copies on tape format.
Live recordings are something not everyone is on but is has to be part of a band discography!

Merchandise:

*Alienated Demons T-Shirts - front printed only - US$15+shipping (only through Casualidad Serigrafía: likemothtofire@gmail.com)
*Alienated Demons CD - Deathrash Armageddon US$6+shipping
*Inwards Lunacy 7" Vinyl EP - US$10+shipping
*Still Being Maggots CD RE 2019 US$5.5+shipping
We're against making money with the underground scene, the merchandise price is the same we spent, no more nor less.
We also accept trades so get in touch!
Thanks for your support. We'll meet in the underworlds!

Contact:

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