Hailing from Münster/Germany, Poostew formed in 2003. Founding members Christian Veltmann (vocals), Guido Panreck (drums) and Paul Haus (guitar) started with the idea of a mixture between melodic Death and straight forward HC/Grindcore.
Playing their first shows as a trio, they were geared to such influencing bands as: Pig Destroyer, Assück & Discordance Axis.
Just in time for the first mini tour and studio time at the Kuschelrockstudio, Bremen (Acme, Mörser, Systral), Thomas Schindler (guitar) showed up as second guitar player. 11 songs were recorded, and before Poostew had time to send out their Demo to labels, they were offered a deal for a Split 7“ (on the DIY-Label “Licht-Ung“) at a show. These recordings were then distributed in place of a demo tape.
In 2004, these songs, along with the other recordings from their first recording session, were used to release a DIY Split CD with “Ripped 2 Shreds“. Duing this time, a long time friend, Tim Börsting (bass), decided to join the band, thus completing the Poostew line-up.
This addition in the line-up also brought about a change in their style of music which developed into music in the vein of Misery Index, Uphill Battle and The Black Dahlia Murder.
Poostew visited the Kuschelrockstudio for the second time, and recorded their first full length. “Struggle“ was released in Summer 2005 on Poostew`s new found label “Morde Chai Records / React with Protest“ (Buried Inside, La Quiete & Raein).