J. Contreras - Drums / W. Frickenstein - Bass, Vocals / B. Dalzell - Guitar, Vocals
THE EVERSCATHED lineage dates back to 1996 when brothers Bill and Tim Frickenstein (bass/vocals and drums, respectively) chose a warpath of dark, dismal Death Metal. As a three piece, with Brian Laurence on guitar, they were known as ENMORTEM. The band recorded and released the four track recorded demo, "Bleeding The Sorrow" in 1997. This tape featured five songs of fairly technical, down tuned guttural Death Metal. A lack of cohesion and cooperation led to Laurence quitting the band soon after this release. Tom Flanagan entered on guitar and ENMORTEM recorded and released "Their Blood I Offer The King" in 1998. This was another four track recorded demo, but the four songs showed a clearer and more distinct sound for the band. The guitars were tuned down just a half step and there were some catchier doom passages. With this line up the band played a few shows, and in 1999, they entered Sheffield Studio to record "Manifestations Of Infernal Disgust". This was six well produced songs, where some of the odd, dissident guitar parts truly impressed. It's around this same time when the band joined forces with Brice Dalzell of CORPSEVOMIT to play in a side band called WARSHIP. Dalzell also lent backing vocals to "Reverence To The Profane" during the "Manifestations..." session. The band self released the new demo, played out, and spread the word. When Dalzell quit CORPSEVOMIT soon thereafter, it only seemed logical to finally make ENMORTEM a four piece with him on second guitar. After only two new songs and two shows as a four piece band, drummer Tim Frickenstein seemed to grow tired of playing with Flanagan and threatened to quit. Flanagan quit instead, making ENMORTEM a three piece again as the band endured seemingly it's final line up change. ENMORTEM entered RK Studio in 2000 to record a new demo called "Barbaric Displeasure". These six songs showed a far more focused and structured ENMORTEM, and some Death/Thrash vibes started to show through. Dalzell started singing some lead vocals at this time. The production was more grisly than that of "Manifestations...", but it perfectly captured the band. "Barbaric Displeasure" was mastered and pro duplicated on cassette. 2001 was spent spreading the new tape, playing some decent shows, buying new gear, and writing a bunch of new songs. In 2002, ENMORTEM were ready to record a full length. The band entered Studio One to record "Razors Of Unrest". This was ten songs, (just two from previous demos) with great production and focus. Professional promo copies were made, and the word was spread. Before the next step was made, ENMORTEM decided on a name change. ENMORTEM's past endeavors in no way represented the present song writing and purpose. The band's name was changed to THE EVERSCATHED. As the band was on a significant high, there was only one way to go. In 2003, guitarist/vocalist Brice Dalzell was severely injured at work, severing a nerve in his fretting arm. THE EVERSCATHED decided they would not be put on hiatus, they just had to struggle harder and longer. The "Razors..." release was put on hold. The brothers Frickenstein offered notable support, having to practice along with guitar parts from the CD, having Dalzell just sing or simply play single notes on a bass. Finally, the band played a basement show in 2004, and Dalzell started learning new material from Bill. In early 2005, Bill Frickenstein was injured at a show he attended, tearing the bicep on his fretting arm. Again a surgery, again down time. He recovered quickly, and the appropriately named THE EVERSCATHED played a return show. In the year 2006, Open Grave Records finally unleashed the "Razors Of Unrest" upon the world, and to excellent reviews. Many shows were played throughout 2007, but as merciless fate would have it, drummer Tim Frickenstein was sidelined with a back injury for several months. Obviously hungry for some creative release, THE EVERSCATHED entered Wormwood Studio to record "The Devils Cross" ep in 2008. This was a five song ep with two never recorded songs, two covers, and an old demo song - the last two being left over from the "Razors..." sessions. Also recorded was the two song "Path Of Soured Dreams" free promo cd, proving the cohesion and dedication to be found on the second full length. Tim Frickenstein had expressed disinterest in playing "only Death Metal" in the past and quit in February 2009. A lengthy page was turned with an uneasy sigh. Enter longtime friend John Contreras, proven drummer and producer with VEHEMENT and CONGLOMERATORZ. Shows in 2009 were the bands strongest to date, with their stage presence increasing tenfold. THEEVERSCATHED.com was also launched this year, featuring a full merchandise shop. Again a very significant high, and one way to go. THE EVERSCATHED were respectfully silent the first half of 2010 due to the most devastating hurdle thus far. The band then entered Stone Oak studio in July 2010 to record the response to every loss, misfortune and bloodletting they've endured since inception, full length number two, "Still Screaming World". Eight songs perfectly mixed and mastered that are far more dynamic and vicious than anything these three have ever recorded. This truly is dismal, yet enjoyable old school Death Metal from the obviously tenured scene veterans. The album was released worldwide on cd / digital download by Allergicide Music on 11/09/10. The wounds of confusion will never heal, the razors of unrest will never dull and this still sceaming world will be silenced as the scathed reign.