Main-man Patrick Mameli has announced that he’s taking a break from Pestilence to begin work on a new death jazz fusion project (featuring all new and original members) under the title NECROMORPH! Mameli hints with strong excitement towards his experimentations into “death jazz fusion”, by opting to put down the eight-string and get reacquainted with his six-string Steinberger once more.
Not dissimilar to the jazz fusion elements found on “Spheres”, but combined with the modern Pestilence riffing attack, NECROMORPH is set to blast past all expectations and shatter the eardrums of those thinking just another straight forward “jazzy progressive metal” album is on its way; “Again, it’s similar to jazz fusion“, says Mameli, “But these riffs and songs will be more brutal than Pestilence…but way different than Pestilence!”
Mameli speaks of early ideas regarding Georg Majer on bass, but hasn’t hinted towards filling out the lineup with anyone else as of yet. Stay tuned for more news and pictures to come on the newly-unleashed jazz fusion metal monster that is NECROMORPH!Read More
Our latest album “Obsideo”, is released thru Candlelight Records. It’s gonna hit the stores in November 11th, vinyl version few weeks later. Be sure to get yours!Read More
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.Read More
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
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.Read More