Horrified started as a studio project largely handled by Dan Alderson, who enlisted the talents of Sam Butterfield for vocal duties and Lee Higgins as co producer for the three track demo "Carcinogenic Feasting" which was released by local DIY label Tombs in the Valley Productions in February 2013.
The release was also digitally distributed by Torn Flesh Records. In the dying months of 2013 Horrified burst onto the live circuit at Byker Grave Festival, the band's first live offering. Dan Alderson stepping up to vocal duties and other musicians from other established acts from the North East completing the bands first full line up.
In 2014 the band recorded their debut full length album "Descent Into Putridity" through the months of February to April. During this time the band caught the attention of Memento Mori records, securing a deal for the album to be released via the label in October 2014.