Posts by Patrick Mameli

Pestilence confirmed for 70.000 of Metal Cruise 2012

Posted by on Apr 19, 2011 in News, Tour

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!

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Jeroen Paul Thesseling (PESTILENCE, OBSCURA) Promotes Upcoming ‘Doctrine’ Album With 7-String Fretless Bass

Posted by on Feb 4, 2011 in News

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:

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PESTILENCE‘s "Doctrine" will be released in April through Mascot Records. OBSCURA will release its new album, "Omnivium", in March via Relapse Records.

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An endorsement deal with Meinl Cymbals

Posted by on Oct 19, 2010 in Endorsement, News

Yuma Van Eekelen has signed another endorsement deal, this time with none else than Meinl Cymbals. Check out Yuma’s introduction from their official site.

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An endorsement deal with Vater

Posted by on Oct 8, 2010 in Endorsement, News

Vater drumsticksPESTILENCE is proud to announce that our drummer Yuma Van Eekelen signed an endorsement deal with Vater, an American drumstick and percussion accessory manufacturer.

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Jeroen Paul Thesseling offering bass guitar lessons

Posted by on Apr 16, 2010 in News

JeroenOBSCURA / PESTILENCE bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling, who is known for his signature six-string fretless playing in progressive death metal, is offering private bass lessons and personal coaching in metal and other styles.

"These lessons are suitable for bass players of all levels who want to get more out of their instrument. Many bassists in metal and other genres concentrate primarily on playing techniques, while there’s often more that could be developed. The main focus, therefore, will be on intonation, tone development, bass arrangements and fretless playing", says Thesseling.

The lessons will be given in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as well as in Genoa, Italy. Interested parties can contact Jeroen via his official website

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