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Cover artwork for Hadeon

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in News

In March 2018 Dutch Death Metal legends Pestilence will release their new album “Hadeon”. Futuristic cover artwork presented to the Metal community!

Following up the re-issues of the classic Roadrunner albums on deluxe 2-CD and high quality LP (available here), Pestilence is preparing for worldwide domination in 2018.

Aside from intensive touring around the globe the main focus will be on the 8th studio-album since they started in 1986. “Hadeon” is an all out Death Metal attack, in 13 tracks, combining Pestilence’s old school roots, their progressive trade-mark and a killer production, which will appeal to both old and new fans.

The fitting album artwork is created by Santiago Jaramillo from Triple Seis Design (Lock Up, Dying Fetus, Inquisition). The concept is based on a multi-layered reality, alien presence and negative frequencies.

Be prepared for “Hadeon” coming March 2018.

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Pestilence announce first European headline tour dates!

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in News

Dutch Death Metal legends Pestilence have announced a full European headline tour for January/February called “Fight The Plague”! Pestilence will play a special old school set with songs from the first 4 classic albums “Malleus Maleficarum”, “Consuming Impulse”, “Testimony Of The Ancients” and “Spheres”. Support is provided by Brazilian Death Metal outfit Rebaelliun! A list of the first announced tour dates is available below.

26.01 Patronaat – Haarlem – NL
27.01 T.B.C. – Rijssen – NL
28.01 Baroeg – Rotterdam – NL
29.01 Underworld – London – UK
30.01 Audio – Glasgow – UK
31.01 Bannermans – Edinburgh – UK
01.02 The Ruby Lounge – Manchester – UK
02.02 Oefenbunker – Landgraaf NL
03.02 MS Connection Complex – Mannhein – DE
04.02 Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg – DE
05.02 Backstage Club – Munchen – DE
08.02 Traffic Club – Rome – IT
09.02 Alchemica Live – Bologna – IT
10.02 Elyon Club – Rozzano (Milan) – IT
23.02 Voodoo – Belfast – UK*
24.02 Voodoo Lounge – Dublin – IR*
03.03 RCA club – Lissabon – PT*

More dates soon!
* Pestilence only

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Patrick Mameli Announces New Death Jazz Fusion Project Necromorph!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in News

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!

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Pest Over Europe 2014

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in News, Tour

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Obsideo in stores on November 11th!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in News

Obsideo

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!

Pre-Order it!
Cd
Vinyl

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Pestilence signs to Candlelight Records

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in News

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.

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