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Bassist JEROEN PAUL THESSELING Promotes Hellborg Amplification Line

Posted by on Nov 25, 2009 in Endorsement, News


Dutch bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (PESTILENCE, OBSCURA) will promote the Hellborg amplification line by Germany’s bass manufacturer Warwick. Thesseling, known for his signature six-string fretless playing in extreme metal, has played Warwick Thumb basses exclusively since 1993. Jeroen will be using a Hellborg stack during the upcoming PESTILENCE and OBSCURA tours in addition to Hellborg preamps for recordings of both bandÕs upcoming studio albums.

More information on Thesseling’s Warwick gear can be found here.

Thesseling joined the German progressive death metal band OBSCURA in late 2007 and played on the group’s second full-length album "Cosmogenesis". This past October, Jeroen rejoined PESTILENCE after a 15-year break. He will also join PESTILENCE during their 2010 tours.

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Pestilence rejoined by Jeroen Paul Thesseling after 15-year hiatus

Posted by on Oct 30, 2009 in News

Obscura bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling, who played on Pestilence’s fourth album "Spheres" (1993), will rejoin the Dutch death metallers Pestilence after a break of 15 years. Thesseling, known for his six-string fretless signature, joined the German progressive death metal band Obscura in late 2007 and recorded their second full-length album "Cosmogenesis", released in February this year.

"After such a long period of time it’s great to be part of Pestilence again. I’m convinced that this cooperation will result in brilliant technical death metal. In order to avoid misunderstandings I want to emphasize that I will continue to work with my German colleagues of Obscura as well.", says Jeroen in a statement on his website.

Patrick Mameli stated:

"I’m very happy to welcome Jeroen once again to the Pestilence camp. Also a big thanks goes out to Tony Choy, who succesfully participated on the "Resurrection Macabre" album and tour. We all wish him the best of luck in the future!!! Tony is just too busy that we had to find a suitable replacement. I’m convinced that Jeroen, just like Tony on "Resurrection", will put his signature on this new Pestilence album, that fans really don’t have to compare these two great bass players with eachother. Both have a great style. Also, I would like to stress that, by no means, this collaboration with Jeroen, will result in a "Spheres" part 2, since this is not our goal. Our goal is to create the most brutal and technical Pestilence album ever. I’m currently composing new songs with the 8 string Ibanez, which will give Pestilence a new dimension in our own style. Keywords: Low, chuncky and a-tonal morbidity!!! So be ready to be blown away!!!

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Touring’s over for now

Posted by on Sep 4, 2009 in Tour

Dear readers,

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,
Patrick Mameli

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Seven days and counting…

Posted by on Mar 9, 2009 in News

Only week to go ’til the official release date of "Resurrection Macabre"!

Close up of Patrick MameliYou do remember that you can pre-order the album direcly from us, right? Here’s a direct link for you: The Pestilence Shop.

Here’s a small teaser for you: mr. Mameli recording vocals for the album.

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An endorsement deal with Ibanez

Posted by on Feb 17, 2009 in Endorsement, News


We’re proud to announce that Patrick Mameli and Patrick Uterwijk sign an endorsement deal with Ibanez guitars!

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Peter’s drum setup

Posted by on Feb 12, 2009 in News

Here’s something for all you who love details: Peter Wildoer’s drum setup!

Picture of Peter Wildoer's drum setup

We know, the picture above is a bit hard to read, so we have the same available as a pdf-file. Here you go: www.Pestilence.nl/peter_drum setup.pdf. Download it, read it and even print it if you like.

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Another track from “Resurrection Macabre” online!

Posted by on Feb 5, 2009 in News

Take a little moment, close all doors and windows, turn the volume up and grab on to your seat for the new track "Hate Suicide"!!

Next month we will release the third and last new track on our Myspace.

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