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
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!Read More
Patrick Mameli (guitar, vocals) of the resurrected late ’80s/early ’90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE has released the following statement:
"The waiting has come to an end. PESTILENCE has found a new drummer for the upcoming U.S. tour and maybe even the next PESTILENCE album!!!
After, actually, a short period of time, after many mails and auditionings, our minds (Patrick Mameli and Patrick Uterwijk‘s) were already set in the same direction. Somebody caught our attention. Someone really special and driven. His blasts and double-bass drum parts are amazing and furious!! His way of thinking about Peter (Wildoer‘s) parts are phenomenal and give just the right vibe to the already recorded songs for the ‘Resurrection Macabre‘ album.
Video footage of the infamous audition will follow shortly.
His name is Yuma Van Eekelen. Remember that name! He’s gonna be VERY BIG pretty soon! He is a very worthy replacement of Peter Wildoer, who will remain a drumgod!
Let’s go back to Yuma for a second! We will follow up shortly with an update on this guy and show you parts of his audition so y’all can see this guy’s skills.
So, people, please don’t send in more stuff because PESTILENCE has found a NEW DRUMMER!!!
Stay tuned on what happens next!!!"Read More
Well, the touring, the festivals and the travelling, it all has come to an end for us. I think we covered pretty much all the countries in Europe we really wanted to go to!
Also, I want to give props and a big thank you, to the guys in the band, Choy, Wildoer and Uterwijk for their input and strength to finish this tour. Also a warm shout goes out to all the fans that have attended our show(s). We really appreciate this!! Now we will have a nice and long break to regroup and I have already started working on new material for the upcoming new Pestilence album. It´s so exciting to compose new songs using the RG2228GK ( 8-string ) provided by HOSHINO/IBANEZ. Again, I will try to push the limit to new musical heights. The new material will be nothing like you´ve ever heard before from Pestilence yet I will be trying hard to maintain the Pestilence style to a maximum. By now everybody should be used to the fact that no Pestilence album sounds alike. This new material will be out of this world!!!
So hang in there, and for now Peace,