Originally founded by Chris Klapper as a fun-project back in 1987, one was able to see CUSTARD on local stages after only half a year, where the guys from Herne could notch up reasonable successes.
Bit by bit the right musicians were found and the musical quality increased enormously, causing CUSTARD to become a synonym for fine thrash metal on local level.
Afterwards the underground press was persuaded over and over again and even the leading metal magazines took a look to Herne and reported the interesting development of the band from the Ruhr Area.
That invigorated it was even possible to tour Germany as the support of the genre greats of Skyclad. Contrary to all expectations CUSTARD were received warmly by the audience of the folk metal band, so the guys were able to establish themselves in filled up clubs every night.
Inspired by the unexpected success, CUSTARD started to write songs for their first adequate album.
With KINGDOMS OF YOUR LIFE (Point Music) a product was released which, according to good press publications, did not have to hide behind the international competition.
Also FOR MY KING (BO Records/Last Episode) could win the international press as well as fans in many countries straight away.
In 2005 the album WHEELS OF TIME (Mausoleum Records/Soulfood) was created. With best reviews it was possible to play a lot of festivals and even a co-headliner-tour with the swedish mates of Sabaton was very successful.
2007 named as year of massive changes. With a fresh line up the album FORCES REMAIN (Dr. Music/Rough Trade) entered the stores in 2008 and once more it is named as a blast for press and fans. Even the change of the singer was commonly accepted by audience and press.
Infested by Anger(2012) CUSTARD released a concept-album. The main theme is – like the title names – a really bad mood of the actors. Scenes vary in all ages ; from Paratroops to Templar Knights; from modern hospital to medieval battlefields to the graveyard and …back?
Yes, even those dark and evil spots are used by CUSTARD this time. This central theme is kept up in the lyrics, but the single tracks still work without that concept-frame. Closed stories are told in each song and because of the multidimensional songwriting there is no chance to get bored.