Pestilence signs to Candlelight Records
February 8th, 2013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Candlelight Records today confirms the worldwide signing of PESTILENCE. The celebrated eastern Netherlands-based band is currently preparing to enter the studio to begin work on their seventh studio album, titled Obsideo. The album is expected to be produced by vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli and set to feature ten new songs. No release date is set as of press time.
The band comments, "PESTILENCE is very excited to announce that they have signed a recording deal with Candlelight Records. We feel that our new material is very special and innovative and that it needs the back up of a solid company like Candlelight to get it out there to the metal world."
Obsideo will feature band mastermind Mameli and long-time partner guitarist Patrick Uterwijk with new German bassist George Maier and Australian drummer Dave Haley. Mameli notes, "PESTILENCE is chuffed to have Dave Haley in the line up. Dave is one of the five best extreme drummers in the world, and his talent brings PESTILENCE to new levels that couldn't be reached otherwise. Georg Maier is a young and talented bass player that will turn some heads. Both guys are really down to earth and real easy going. Of course, Patrick Uterwijk is my most respectable and long-going friend and musician."
Formed in 1986, PESTILENCE took influence from early American and German thrash metal to cultivate its now signature death metal sound. Four albums would see release and continued worldwide growth for the band before members decided to go separate ways in 1994. Fourteen years later, the band would reform and in 2009 released Resurrection Macabre (Mascot). On review, noted website Chronicles of Chaos said, "Mameli and company chose to steer this effort down paths previously unexplored whilst maintaining their unmistakably vintage essence." Blabbermouth added, "distinctive and unique, a diverse and satisfying metal experience."
In recent years, PESTILENCE has also returned to the live stage; their first North American tour in over 16 years commenced at the annual Maryland Death Fest May 30, 2010. Commenting to Noisecreep after announcement of the 18-city tour, Mameli said, "we will put our heart and soul into these upcoming shows and hope to make lots of fans happy with both old and new material." PESTILENCE was a featured performer on the 2nd Annual 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise that left Miami on January 23, 2012. The band performed two sets on the popular Caribbean cruise that also featured Cannibal Corpse, Crowbar, My Dying Bride, Samael, Overkill, and Venom among others.
PESTILENCE is exclusively endorsed by Ibanez Guitars and Pyramid Strings.
Pestilence Announces New Bassist And Drummer
February 22nd, 2012
Guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli of the resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE has issued the following update: "Recently, bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (NUFUTIC, OBSCURA) and drummer Yuma van Eekelen (EXIVIOUS, THE NEW DOMINION) have decided to work more intensively on their main projects. Therefore, bassist Stephan Fimmers (NECROPHAGIST) and drummer Tim Yeung (MORBID ANGEL, DIVINE HERESY, VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL) will join PESTILENCE for the upcoming new album 'Obsideo' and live performances. "
Stephan Fimmer gave the following statement: "I'm looking forward to be part of a great, new Pestilence album - 'Obsideo' - I'm sure that the upcoming album is gonna blast!! It's great to join the band and play with these awesome musicians."
Patrick Mameli would like to thank Jeroen Paul Thesseling and Yuma van Eekelen for their hard work and great musicianship on the 'Doctrine' album and live shows and we (Patrick Mameli and Patrick Uterwijk) wish them both good luck in the future with their projects.
PESTILENCE 2012 is:
Patrick Mameli - Guitar/Vocals
Patrick Uterwijk - Guitar
Stephan Fimmers - Bass
Tim Yeung - Drums
Pestilence to support Slayer in the Netherlands
June 24th, 2011
Dutch death metal legends PESTILENCE will support SLAYER at their upcoming clubshows. Commented Patrick Mameli: "this is a huge honor for us and we are really stoked! I have a 25 year career with Pestilence and we’ve been doing some pretty amazing stuff but supporting the mighty Slayer is definitely a highlight!"
The dates are as follows:
July 10th, Paradiso Amsterdam
July 12th, Effenaar Eindhoven (tickets still available)
Pestilence recently released their brand new album "Doctrine" through Mascot Records. PESTILENCE will embark on another tour of Latin America in February 2012 right after their performance on the second installment of the 70.000 Tons of Metal Cruise which sails from Miami to the Cayman Islands from January 23rd until January 27th.
"Doctrine" released today
April 26th, 2011
"Doctrine" is officially released today and should be available in most of the recordstores near you!
You can also order it directly from Mascot Records!
Pestilence confirmed for 70.000 of Metal Cruise 2012
April 19th, 2011
Dutch death metal legends PESTILENCE will sail with the 70.000 tons of metal cruise early 2012. The second installment of the world’s biggest floating heavy metal festival is set to take place January 23 – 27. Sailing from Miami to the Cayman Islands and back. PESTILENCE will perform two sets and all albums will be represented. After the cruise the outfit will embark on a Latin America tour. Dates will be announced soon.
PESTILENCE will release their brand new effort "Doctrine" through Mascot Records April 26th. Many shops already accept pre-orders for the album. Check out links to online-stores from biograpy-page!
Another track from PESTILENCE's "Doctrine" album
March 18th, 2011
We added new track to the media-section. The track is called "Salvation" and it's track number seven off the "Doctrine" album. Check it out!
New track from PESTILENCE's "Doctrine" album
March 2nd, 2011
We added brand new track to the media-section. It's called "Sinister" and it's the fourth track number from our soon to be released "Doctrine" album. Check it out!
Jeroen Paul Thesseling (PESTILENCE, OBSCURA) Promotes Upcoming 'Doctrine' Album With 7-String Fretless Bass
February 4th, 2011
Dutch bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (PESTILENCE, OBSCURA) will promote the recently completed Pestilence album "Doctrine" with a new custom made bass guitar. This week the German bass manufacturer Warwick confirmed to support Thesseling by building a seven-string fretless version of their classic Thumb NT series that he plays exclusively since 17 years. "In the studio we decided to record the new "Doctrine" material with a low F-sharp tuning on bass, but then I still needed to find a way to work it out for live performances. I'm proud of the long-term collaboration with Warwick; this masterpiece will make it sound extremely massive.", according to Jeroen.
De Bassist recently conducted an interview with Thesseling. You can now watch the chat below:
Alternative link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT_KV7ARkU0
PESTILENCE's "Doctrine" will be released in April through Mascot Records. OBSCURA will release its new album, "Omnivium", in March via Relapse Records.