Pestilence Announces New Bassist And Drummer

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in News

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.

Patrick Mameli – Guitar/Vocals
Patrick Uterwijk – Guitar
Stephan Fimmers – Bass
Tim Yeung – Drums

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Pestilence to support Slayer in the Netherlands

Posted by on Jun 24, 2011 in News, Tour

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.

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“Doctrine” released today

Posted by on Apr 26, 2011 in News

 » "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!

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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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