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Pestilence

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Formed: 1986
From: Enschede, Netherlands
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Pestilence News

Below is our complete Pestilence news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Obituary Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

American death metal legends Obituary are the latest band to be announced for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will take off early next year. They join other recent confirmations such as In Vain, Heidevolk, Dark Funeral, Unleash The Archers and Twilight Force. The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Coroner
Dark Funeral
Delain
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Gloryhammer
Heidevolk
In Vain
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Ne Obliviscaris
Nile
Obituary
Onslaught
Persefone
Pestilence
Soulfly
Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper
Subway To Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Twilight Force
Unleash The Archers
Visions Of Atlantis
Vomitory
Warbringer

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God Dethroned Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

Dutch death metal veterans God Dethroned are the latest band to be confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Coroner
Delain
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Gloryhammer
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Ne Obliviscaris
Nile
Onslaught
Persefone
Pestilence
Soulfly
Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper
Subway To Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Visions Of Atlantis
Vomitory
Warbringer

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Nile And More Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced a further three bands for next year's edition of the floating festival. Joining the lineup will be American death metal veterans Nile, British heavy metal stalwarts Grim Reaper, led by frontman Steve Grimmett and Australian extreme metal outfit Ne Obliviscaris. The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Coroner
Delain
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Gloryhammer
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Ne Obliviscaris
Nile
Onslaught
Persefone
Pestilence
Soulfly
Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper
Subway To Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Visions Of Atlantis
Vomitory
Warbringer

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More Bands Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal 2019

With the next edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise just under five months away, the lineup is beginning to take shape nicely for the ninth edition of the floating festival. Recently added to the lineup is Soulfly, whose new album "Ritual" drops next month, as well as the final performance from Max & Iggor: Return To Roots, where the Cavalera brothers will perform the seminal Sepultura album "Roots" in its entirety. Also joining them on the trek will be British thrash metal stalwarts Onslaught, who themselves plan to release a new album next year, Dutch death metal favourites, Pestilence, who released their new album, "Hadeon" earlier this year and Austrian symphonic metal outfit Visions Of Atlantis, who also released a new album this year entitled, "The Deep And The Dark." The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Coroner
Delain
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Gloryhammer
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Onslaught
Persefone
Pestilence
Soulfly
Subway To Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Visions Of Atlantis
Vomitory
Warbringer

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Monument Of Misanthropy To Open Brutal Assault 23

Monument Of Misanthropy announce they will be performing with Suicidal Tendencies at the warm-up party of this year's edition of Brutal Assault Festival in Jaroměř, Czech Republic. The warm-up party will take place on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Root, Gride and Beast Within The Sound will join them as support acts.

Time schedule for Tuesday August 7: More...

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25 Bands Announced For 2019 ‘Maryland Deathfest’

The first 25 bands have been announced for next year’s edition of the annual ‘Maryland Deathfest‘. That festival will be take place at the Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage from May 23rd-26th with the below acts booked so far:

Bethlehem
Blood
Brutality
The Chasm
Cro-Mags
D.R.I.
Frightmare
Full Of Hell
Grotesque Organ Defilement
Guttural Secrete
Hideous
Immolation
Indian
Mortician
Outre-Tomb
Pestilence
Scour
Skaphe
Squash Bowels
Sulaco
Tomb Mold
Unanimated
Vault Dweller
Violator
Vomitory

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Lineup For 2018 ‘Quebec Deathfest’ Finalized

A final wave of bands have been announced for the inaugural ‘Quebec Deathfest‘, completing the lineup for the forthcoming festival. That event will be held October 19th-20th across Mtelus, Foufounes Electriques, Katacombes and the Piranha Bar.

New on the bill are:

Grave
Pestilence
Necros Christos
Bell Witch
Massgrave
Pessimist
Venenum
Archagathus
Hacavitz
Soil of Ignorance
Existench
Goolagoon
Nak’ay
Profane Order
Holy Grinder
Dépérir
Æpoch
Deathnap

Previously confirmed bands include: More...

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Spectral Premiere New Single

Progressive technical death metal powerhouse Spectral unleash the second single anticipating their upcoming studio album Neural Correlates of Hate scheduled to be released March 12th in collaboration with Loud Rage Music.

Says guitarist Ciprian Martin: More...

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Pestilence Premiere "Non-Physical Existent"

Pestilence premiere a new song entitled "Non-Physical Existent", taken from their upcoming new album "Hadeon", which will be out in stores January 26 via via Hammerheart.

Check out now "Non-Physical Existent" below.

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Pestilence Premiere New Song "Hypnotic Terror"

Dutch death metal legends Pestilence premiere a new song entitled "Hypnotic Terror" via Decibel below. The track will NOT appear on their upcoming new album "Hadeon", which is slated for a March release via Hammerheart.

Check out now "Hypnotic Terror" below.

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Pestilence Premiere New Song "Multi Dimensional"

Dutch progressive death metal veterans of Pestilence premiere a new song entitled "Multi Dimensional", taken from their upcoming new album "Hadeon", which will be out in stores in March via Hammerheart Records.

Check out now "Multi Dimensional" below.

More...

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Pestilence: Cover Artwork For "Hadeon" Cancelled

Pestilence and Hammerheart Records just issued the following announcement, concerning the artwork for the band's upcoming new release "Hadeon":

"Last week we proudly presented the artwork for “Hadeon”, the new album by legendary Death Metal band Pestilence.
This, in itself, fantastic artwork was created by Triple Seis, a company specialized in artwork for Metal bands (they did many artwork related things before we contacted them) based in Ecuador.
In the past months Patrick Mameli shared his thoughts on what “Hadeon” needed to look like when put into art, and Triple Seis created it.
Hammerheart Records made a contract and paid a pretty decent amount of money to become the owner of this artwork, so we could use it for all releases and products we wanted to use it on/for.
We were very pleased on how this turned out…
Then…
Upon its publication we started to receive messages that several parts of this artwork were stolen and copied into this design.
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Pestilence Returns With "Hadeon"

In March 2018, Dutch death metal legends Pestilence will release the new album "Hadeon" via Hammerheart Records. The album's futuristic cover artwork and track listing have been revealed and can be viewed below.

Following up the re-issues of the classic Roadrunner albums on deluxe 2-CD and high quality LP, Pestilence is preparing for worldwide domination in 2018.

Aside from intensive touring around the globe, the main focus will be on the 8th studio-album since the band's inception in 1986. "Hadeon" is an all out death metal attack, in 13 tracks, combining Pestilence’s old school roots, their progressive trade-mark and a killer production, which will appeal to both old and new fans.

The fitting album artwork was created by Santiago Francisco Jaramillo from Triple Seis Design (Lock Up, Dying Fetus, Inquisition). The concept is based on a multi-layered reality, alien presence and negative frequencies.

Be prepared for "Hadeon" coming March 2018! The track listing is as follows:

1. Unholy Transcript
2. Non Physical Existent
3. Multi Dimensional
4. Oversoul
5. Materialization
6. Astral Projection
7. Discarnate Entity
8. Subvisions
9. Manifestations
10. Timeless
11. Ultra Demons
12. Layers of Reality
13. Electro Magnetic More...

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OpEd

1985-1995: The Golden Age of Death Metal

Death should be credited with creating death metal, at least the old school style we recognize now, as they birthed the infamous Tampa, Florida sound. Bands such as Autopsy and Obituary—two of the forerunners—would not exist without Death. Death is not the true father of death metal, though. That distinction goes to Possessed. The California Bay Area group not only played a style of brutal, vicious metal, with loads of Satanic imagery, they also coined the term “death metal” on the “Seven Churches” album.

Around 1985, albums similar to “Slowly We Rot” (Obituary) and “Mental Funeral” (Autopsy) simply did not exist. Thrash was the fasted, craziest music around. Of course Possessed has already been mentioned, but the influence of Slayer, who obviously influenced Possessed, can not be under recognized. Where Possessed was different was they used a rougher production. Dark Angel, whose drummer, Gene Hoglan, would go on to be one of the most heralded drummers in the metal biz, certainly showed a good dose of Slayer in their sound. In the beginning, Slayer was nothing more than a faster, nefarious, more solo-oriented Venom protégé. More...

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Pestilence Calling It Quits

Dutch death metal outfit Pestilence broke up in 1994 and reunited back in 2008 to release a succession of three full-length albums: "Resurrection Macabre," "Doctrine," and "Obsideo."

After that three album run, band leader Patrick Mameli has now announced Pestilence is once again disbanding. He comments:

"As of now, Pestilence is no longer active in recording new material. As a matter of fact, it's on a permanent hold, as I want to concentrate fully on my new project Necromorph.

"The style will be more brutal, more crazy, more tech, more futuristic and more death. I'm pretty sure all my fans will dig this! Please don't be sad about Pestilence. We've been holding the Pest flag strong for 25 years and we feel it's now done. I thank all my fans for being there and supporting us all the way.

"If there is any interest in Pestilence doing old school shows in the future, me and Patrick Uterwijk, will surely think about the options. I thanks all the Pestilence members since '86 for their musical talent and input.

"HAILZ TO THE FANS, we all love you. Now, let's give birth to NECROMORPH!" More...

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Seth Announces European Tour

Black metal outfit Seth has announced a new spring European tour. The tour, which sees Seth play alongside technical death metal legends Pestilence, kicks off on April 24th in Drachten, The Netherlands, and will hit various European territories before ending on May 10th in Trier, Germany.

A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Seth is touring in support of latest album "The Howling Spirit," released in June 2013 via Season Of Mist.

The once-defunct band became reactivated following the 2012 re-release of the acclaimed 1998 debut "Les Blessures de I'Ame." The new version is remastered and includes two bonus tracks and brand new artwork.

Regarding the new incarnation of the band, band leader Heimoth issued the following statement: “This is some exceptional moment for us as we are now officially back on the very same label that released our first album in 98’ and I guess this truly makes our recent comeback even more worthwhile. Both parts have taken different directions for more than 10 years but we are thrilled to unveil ‘The Howling Spirit’ together. I personally feel this is a significant step forward born from the special relationship the band and SOM have had through the years.” More...

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Seth Announces Tour With Pestilence

Next spring, black metal outfit Seth will embark on a European tour with technical death metal outfit Pestilence, kicking off on April 24th in Drachten, The Netherlands and ending on May 10th in Trier, Germany. See all dates and venues below:

24 Apr 14 Drachten (NL) Iduna
25 Apr 14 Essen (DE) Turock
26 Apr 14 Aalen (DE) Rock It
27 Apr 14 Brescia (IT) Colony
28 Apr 14 Ljubljana (SI) Gala Hala
29 Apr 14 Zagreb (HR) Tvornika Kulture
30 Apr 14 Beograd (RS) Dom Omladine
01 May 14 Nitra (SK) Nova Pekaren
02 May 14 München (DE) Backstage
03 May 14 Dresden (DE) Skullcrusher
04 May 14 TBA (NL) TBA
05 May 14 Paris (FR) Glazart
06 May 14 Colmar (FR) Grillen
07 May 14 Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur
08 May 14 Matignicourt Goncourt (FR) Château de Goncourt (Lezard'Os Metal Fest)
09 May 14 Winterthur (CH) Gaswerk
10 May 14 Trier (DE) Exhaus More...

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Pestilence Streaming New Song

With the official North American release of new full-length, "Obsideo," nearly two weeks away, today the miscreants at MetalSucks offer up a premiere of "Aura Negative" from Dutch progressive metal extremists, Pestilence. Give the song a listen in the player below.

Produced by vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli, "Obsideo," which means "to besiege," is the band's inaugural recording for Candlelight Records and first new material from the four-piece since 2011.

You can also check out the previously posted track "Necro Morph" over at this location. More...

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Pestilence Streaming New Track "Necro Morph"

Dutch death metal merchants Pestilence released a lyric video for the new track "Necro Morph." The song is from the upcoming new LP "Obsideo," which was just release via Candlelight Records yesterday in the U.S. and which will drop November 11th in the U.K.

Check out "Necro Morph" here:

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Pestilence Comments On Upcoming Album

Candlelight Records today confirms November 11th as the North American release date for "Obsideo," the new album from Dutch metal extremists Pestilence.

Produced by vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli, the album is the band's inaugural recording for the label and first new material from the four-piece since 2011.

"We have gone beyond our human limits to achieve the highest form of brutal music," reveals Mameli when discussing the album's creation. "The musicianship is such high quality; it is really ten of the most demanding songs written in death metal."

Together with long-time guitarist Patrick Uterwijk, Mameli, bassist George Maier and drummer Dave Haley deliver a blistering and genre-lifting effort. "I am chuffed to have Dave in the lineup," confirmed Mameli earlier this year while discussing the band's updated cast. "He is one of the best extreme drummers in the world and his talent bring Pestilence to new levels. George is a young and talented bass player that will turn some heads. Both are really down to earth and real easy going guys. Patrick, of course, is my most respected and long-going friend and musician."

"Obsideo" boasts Mameli and his innovative guitar work. Utilizing eight-string guitars for the album's recording, the celebrated musician expands his already massive arsenal of riffs. "The eight string guitar opens a lot of doors," notes Mameli. "It gives lots of new musical options and allows us to make the music sound more brutal than before. It also forces me to sing in a higher pitch because I don't want my vocals in the way of the low-tuned guitar parts. My vocals sound more intense and manic than before." More...

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