Austrian death metalers Pungent Stench are coming back.  The band dissolved in 1995, re-formed in 1999, then split up for good in 2007, after recording a final studio album which has yet to be released.

Original composer, vocalist and guitarist El Cochino (Martin Schirenc) has reunited the “kings of odor”, alongside Danny Vacuum (Genocide SS, The Accidents) on bass & vocals and Mike G. Mayhem (Hollenthon) on drums. The band will, however, not go by the previous moniker, explaining.

“Due to possible legal bullshit regarding the use of the name “Pungent Stench”, the re-born triumvirate from Vienna/Austria will perform all future shows under the banner: “THE CHURCH OF PUNGENT STENCH’ Fans will finally get what they’re asking for, throughout the years: An old school set list including some rare and even never played before material, such as tracks from the 1989 split LP with Disharmonic Orchestra, as well as classic smash hits from their first three albums!”

“The band is highly motivated and will play its first official show on Friday, 13th December 2013 at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting in The Netherlands. That day, THE CHURCH OF PUNGENT STENCH will perform together with other highly appreciated artistes such as Napalm Death, Brutal Truth, Vomitory , Watain, Belphegor, Tiamat and Carpathian Forest.”