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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:

Alternative link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT_KV7ARkU0

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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An endorsement deal with Vater

Posted by on Oct 8, 2010 in Endorsement, News

Vater drumsticksPESTILENCE is proud to announce that our drummer Yuma Van Eekelen signed an endorsement deal with Vater, an American drumstick and percussion accessory manufacturer.

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Jeroen Paul Thesseling offering bass guitar lessons

Posted by on Apr 16, 2010 in News

JeroenOBSCURA / PESTILENCE bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling, who is known for his signature six-string fretless playing in progressive death metal, is offering private bass lessons and personal coaching in metal and other styles.

"These lessons are suitable for bass players of all levels who want to get more out of their instrument. Many bassists in metal and other genres concentrate primarily on playing techniques, while there’s often more that could be developed. The main focus, therefore, will be on intonation, tone development, bass arrangements and fretless playing", says Thesseling.

The lessons will be given in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as well as in Genoa, Italy. Interested parties can contact Jeroen via his official website www.jeroenthesseling.com.

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PESTILENCE announce first U.S. tour in 16 years

Posted by on Mar 12, 2010 in News

US 2010 tourflyerTechnical death metal legends PESTILENCE are pleased to announce their first US tour in over 16 years! Presented by Decibel Magazine and MetalSucks, the 17-date journey will kick off in Baltimore as part of the Maryland Deathfest at Sonar on May 30th and close at the Gramercy Theater in New York City on June 17.

Support will be provided by Warbringer, Vital Remains, Enfold Darkness and Sacrificial Slaughter.

Advance tickets will go on sale for all shows via EnterTheVault.com starting today.

PESTILENCE released their first studio record since the critically acclaimed Spheres full-length(1994) with 2009’s Resurrection Macabre (Mascot Records). The band currently features vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli (C-187), returning bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Obscura), new drummer Yuma Van Eekelen (The New Dominion, Brutus) and guitarist Patrick Uterwijk.

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PESTILENCE has found a new drummer for the upcoming U.S. tour

Posted by on Dec 17, 2009 in News, Tour

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!!!"

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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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