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Fans Can Vote for “Twisted Truth”

Posted by on Dec 16, 2008 in News

Once again it is time to nominate a big one! METAL HAMMER (Ger) took a closer look at a genre which regained its strength like second to none: Death Metal! Under the guidance of Anzo Sadoni the METAL HAMMER (Ger) staff researched the 111 biggest Death Metal songs of all time. These tunes are waiting for the verdict of the worldwide metal-family, who will then determine the ultimate Top 10. Moreover, the results – and the Top 10 in particular, of course – will be analysed with a closer insight look in the magazine in 2009. Furthermore, METAL HAMMER will decorate the winning song – being voted as "the biggest Death Metal-Song of all time" – with a special award in 2009. But it is not only the bands who are about to win, the fans taking part in this poll are also invited to take part in a raffle. All participants automatically will get the chance to win a cool "Death Metal Package".

The poll will be online from 17.12.2008 until 31.01.2009 at www.metal-hammer.de/death-metal.

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New track from “Resurrection Macabre” now online!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2008 in News

Happy brutal new year all!

The recording has been finished for "Resurrection Macabre", only a few details on the artwork and we are done for the release on March 13 in Europe and April 14 in the US.

To give a taste of the brutal new material you can listen to one of the new tracks either here or on our MySpace. The song "Horror Detox", is the first of three songs that will be uploaded to our MySpace page before the releasedate. Hope you all like it!!

And to sum up this update: There will be more tourdates announced soon, so make sure to check out pestilence.nl or MySpace on regular basis.


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A small update from the studio

Posted by on Nov 4, 2008 in News

Peter Wildoer recording drums for the "Hangman" -track.

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Welcome to Pestilence.nl

Posted by on Oct 22, 2008 in News

Dear Readers,

After composing for a year or so, mostly at night, using Cubase, now finally all 11 songs have been done. Meaning, ready to be recorded starting October 17th in Denmark with the mighty Jacob Hansen at the Hansen Studio’s. Honestly, I can’t wait to get these songs in the store, as they mean a lot to me. Over the timespan of 15 years people kept asking me about Pestilence. Well, here we are again!!! Sorry it took so long!!! Let me take the opportunity to welcome once more Patrick U. and Tony C. to the Pest-line up! A very warm welcome goes out to Peter W. for his incredible input. This line up will CRUSH!!!

So, 11 sick songs have been composed and I must say that they are way more brutal, heavier and faster than any old Pestilence song. So is it still Pestilence then? Yes! For sure. But this time, I’ve gone back to the core of Pestilence. The reason we started this shit back in ’86!!! Of course there’s still the best fusion-drumming in there, but now just brutal Death Metal, the way it is supposed to be executed. But if you know me a little bit, I will never look back to the past, copying the older songs/style. Don’t expect "Consuming pt. 2" or "Testimony pt. 2"!!! So these new Pestilence songs will not be too old-school but rather a moderm mixture of old and new.

I’ve incorporated also blast beats into the Pestilence style because it was something that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time with Pestilence, but Marco (Foddis) never really felt comfortable doing them. We tried it a couple of times (on some obscure rehearsaltape there’s evidence of this), but we couldn’t persuade him to incorporate this in his drumstyle. Death-grunting again will be a blast. The typical a-tonal Pestilence riffs of course will be all over the place. Also I feel that my leads have improved so much, exploring new and insane 4 octave scales and will make this new product complete.

The songs are lyrically more in the vein of "Consuming Impulse". Meaning, they’re more “reality-style” than religious or philosophical. Some songtitles are: "HangMan (Into the mind of an executioner)", "Synthetic Grotesque (Trying to create through cloning)", "Fiend (Drugaddiction)", "Resurrection Macabre (The return of the Pestilence)", "Hate Suicide (Last hours of a suicide-bomber)" just to name a few.

Please stay tuned and visit this official Pestilence site whenever you can and you will be able to get your eyes and ears to feast on some almost real-time recorded inside stuff from the studio!!!!

Cheers,
Patrick Mameli.

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