PSordid is a five piece groove metal band from South Africa.

Lyrical content tends to deal with the human condition, particularly around the distorted view that we hold of ourselves. We explore matters of Faith and the effects of our own choices on the life we live.

PSordid is:

Barend Chamberlain – Vocals
Gavin Chadwick – Lead Guitar
Damian Buys – Rhythm Guitar
Tim Botes – Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Dave Dippenaar – Drums


A brief history

The band was formed on 18 October 2003 by Marc Dehning on vocals and guitar, and Dave Dippenaar on drums, under tha name Module 69. Thomasz Sobolewksi joined on lead guitar in November that year, and during January 2014 Mario Schutte joined on bass guitar.

In May 2004, Thomasz left and Barend Chamberlain joined on lead guitar in June 2004. During mid to lateĀ 2004, Freek Hubers joined on rhythm guitar, with Marc focusing on vocals only. The band performed their first show in August that year.

Freek left the band in January 2005 to focus on studies. The band renamed to PSordid shortly after to represent the lyrical content of the songs. During March 2006, Marc and Mario quit the band due to musical differences. By this time; Barend, Tim and Gavin had recruited Dave for a new musical project that hadn’t yet been named. The newly formed band thus decided to take over the PSordid moniker, re-use and update old songs, and create new material. The band thus relocated from Johannesburg to Pretoria. At this time:

Barend moved to vocals.
Gavin Chadwick became lead guitarist.
Tim Botes became the bassist.
Dave stayed on as drummer.

Freek Huberts passed away in a car crash sometime during 2007.

During November 2008, Dave quit the band due to personal reasons. Rodney Emerson-Cousins joined the band. In May 2009, the band split up, mostly due to management difficulties.

November 2014, Dave and Tim regrouped the band and convinced Barend and Gavin to join forces once more.

On June 26, 2016 Damian Buys joined as second guitarist as an experiment to the band’s lineup. HeĀ just never left….