Offal - Biography




The whole activity began on the middle of 2002, when André Luiz started a side-project with some of his friends (Angela Jornada, Carlos Eduardo and Chrystian Mass). During that time, things didn't happen like they wanted. So, the initial line-up lasted for only a few rehearsals. Some months later, they decided to revive the ban2d with Daniel de Azevedo joining in. Being huge fans of the legendary band Autopsy (certainly the biggest Offal's influence), they decided to call the project "Orgy In Excrements, an homage to the band and to the great Autopsy's Acts Of The Unspeakable album song title.

Unfortunately, as the time was passing by, things didn't happen the way they wanted. So, the band broke-up after its first gig. Some months later, André Luiz, Chrystian Mass and Daniel de Azevedo decided to resume the band's activities but on a brand new way. So, at the end of 2003, Offal officially raise-up!

After the reformulation of the entire band, they start to rehearse and (de)compose new songs. On July 2004, they recorded their first stuff. With all things happening on a cool way, they did the 1st Offal gig on October 2004, beside some great Brazilian names such as Flesh Grinder and I Shit On Your Face. For this special occasion, Tersis Zonato was invited to play bass. However, because of some personal troubles, he couldn't. Therefore, João Carlos Ongaro played on his place and after this gig, Daniel de Azevedo left the band. So Tersis Zonato came back to the band as a guitar player.

The stuff that was recorded before was kept hidden for sometime. Just a few copies were made for some close friends. Finally, on January 2006, the recordings saw the light of day. They were sent to a new Brazilian label called The Hole Productions, which immediately decided to release the 1st official Offal recording. On July of the same year, Offal's debut full-length CD was officially released: Offal (The Hole Productions / Brazil - 2006).

Unfortunately on July 2007, after four years, Chrystian Mass left Offal. On September, Eduado Tobe has joined to the activities as the new drummer. After some delay, Offal put out a split MCD with the Aussie freaks Bowel Fetus also via the same label on September 2008: Offal / Bowel Fetus (The Hole Productions / Brasil - 2008).

On March 2010, a video clip of the song "Trial Of The Undead" was officially released: this track was a preview of the upcoming album. So on September of the same year, the 2nd full-length CD was finally unleashed: Macabre Rampages And Splatter Savages (Black Hole Productions / Brazil - 2010).

Following the 2nd full-length CD release, Offal also have released two other stuff: a split 7″ EP with the Japanese Anatomia released by No Posers Please Records / Norway, which Offal's side features two tracks, the side title track "Over There, Guts Everywhere" and a cover version for Haemorrhage's cult track "In Nephritic Blue", this stuff is a homage for the Ittenbach's cult movie Premutos - Der Gefallene Engel (1997). Anatomia's side consists of one track called "Merciless Torment".

Some time later, a split 12″ maxi-single LP with the U.S. Decrepitaph was released by Grind Block Records / Italy. Offal's side is addicted to The Beyond - E Tu Vivrai Nel Terrore - L'aldilà (1981) by Lucio Fulci and contains two tracks, "Bloodshed From Beyond (Gateways Of Doom)", which is also the side title, and "When Hunger Brings Death". Decrepitaph's side features one track called "Obsessed Into Oblivion".