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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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Cannibal Corpse To Play 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Cannibal Corpse is the latest act to be confirmed for the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. The currently announced acts (with 19 of 40 being confirmed so far) are as follows:

AMORPHIS
CANNIBAL CORPSE
CORONER
DARK FUNERAL
ELUVEITIE
GOD DETHRONED
GRAVE DIGGER
HAMMERFALL
IN EXTREMO
MOONSORROW
MY DYING BRIDE
NIGHTWISH
PESTILENCE
SAMAEL
STRATOVARIUS
TANKARD
THERION
TRISTANIA
VIRGIN STEELE

The cruise will sail Monday, January 23rd, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 27th, 2012.

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Virgin Steele Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Virgin Steele has been confirmed as the latest act to perform at the upcoming 70,000 Tons of metal cruise. The organizers of the cruise commented:

"Make no mistake, 70000 Tons of Metal is not your grandma's cruise. It's also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!"

So far the following 18 (of 40 total) bands have been revealed:

AMORPHIS
CORONER
DARK FUNERAL
ELUVEITIE
GOD DETHRONED
GRAVE DIGGER
HAMMERFALL
IN EXTREMO
MOONSORROW
MY DYING BRIDE
NIGHTWISH
PESTILENCE
SAMAEL
STRATOVARIUS
TANKARD
THERION
TRISTANIA
VIRGIN STEELE

The 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise will sail on Monday January 23rd, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will return on Friday January 27th, 2012.

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Dying Fetus Streaming Entire Covers Album

Dying Fetus's new limited edition, mini-LP "History Repeats…" is currently streaming in its entirety through RevolverMag.com. Head over here to check out the full release.

"History Repeats…" marks the band's 20th anniversary and sees the group covering tracks Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower, Cannibal Corpse, Pestilence, Dehumanized, and Broken Hope. "History Repeats… also includes a brand new Dying Fetus track exclusive to this release. The mini-LP is limited to 5,000 copies worldwide and saw its North American release this past Tuesday through FYE stores and Relapse Mailorder.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Fade Into Obscurity (Dehumanized cover)
2. Unchallenged Hate (Napalm Death cover)
3. Gorehog (Broken Hope cover)
4. Rohypnol (Dying Fetus original exclusive to this release)
5. Unleashed Upon Mankind (Bolt Thrower cover)
6. Twisted Truth (Pestilence cover)
7. Born In A Casket (Cannibal Corpse cover)

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Hammerfall Announces Festival Appearance

Swedish heavy metallers Hammerfall have announced that they will be participating in the forthcoming edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise ship festival. The event, which will be an early 2012 affair, will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23rd, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts are planned to perform on the cruise with new band reveals taking place monthly.

The currently announced lineup is as follows:

AMORPHIS
CORONER
DARK FUNERAL
ELUVEITIE
GRAVE DIGGER
HAMMERFALL
IN EXTREMO
MOONSORROW
MY DYING BRIDE
NIGHTWISH
PESTILENCE
SAMAEL
STRATOVARIUS
THERION
TRISTANIA

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Pestilence Announces North American Album Release

Pestilence will release its sixth full-length album to the North American masses on July 19th, 2011 via Mascot Records. Titled "Doctrine," the 11-track long player was recorded and mixed at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with vocalist/guitarist by Patrick Mameli, Yuma van Eekelen, and Victor Bullok (Triptykon, Dark Fortress).

While not a "concept album" in the traditional sense, the record is largely based around the various ways humanity often suffers under the burden of religion and politics. “I always put a lot of effort in the lyrics,” comments vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli. “I never felt the need to write ‘gore’ lyrics, like so many other bands do. I am aware of what is going on in the world and I have the feeling that I have something to say about it.”

The "Doctrine" track listing is as follows:

1. The Predication
2. Amgod
3. Doctrine
4. Salvation
5. Dissolve
6. Absolution
7. Sinister
8. Divinity
9. Deception
10. Malignant
11. Confusion

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Dying Fetus Posts Bolt Thrower Cover Online

Dying Fetus has posted a cover of Bolt Thrower's "Unleashed Upon Mankind" from the band's forthcoming limited edition, mini-LP "History Repeats…" online at this location.

"History Repeats…" marks the Dying Fetus 20th anniversary and sees the group covering tracks from other influential bands such as Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower, Cannibal Corpse, Pestilence, and more.

The new album "History Repeats…" also includes a brand new Dying Fetus track exclusive to this release. The mini-LP is limited to 5,000 copies worldwide and set for a July 19th North American release date through FYE stores and Relapse Mailorder exclusively. "History Repeats…" will be released internationally on July 25th.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Fade Into Obscurity (Dehumanized cover)
2. Unchallenged Hate (Napalm Death cover)
3. Gorehog (Broken Hope cover)
4. Rohypnol (Dying Fetus original exclusive to this release)
5. Unleashed Upon Mankind (Bolt Thrower cover)
6. Twisted Truth (Pestilence cover)
7. Born In A Casket (Cannibal Corpse cover)

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First Bands Announced For 70000 Tons Of Metal 2012

The first batch of bands have been revealed for the forthcoming 2012 edition of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise ship festival. Next year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later on the 27th. The bands which are confirmed to appear include:

AMORPHIS
CORONER
ELUVEITIE
GRAVE DIGGER
IN EXTREMO
MOONSORROW
MY DYING BRIDE
PESTILENCE
STRATOVARIUS
THERION
TRISTANIA

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Pestilence Streaming Songs From New Album

Dutch death metal act Pestilence will be releasing the new album "Doctrine" in April, 2011 through Mascot Records. The eleven-track CD was recorded and mixed at Woodshed Studio in Germany with engineer Victor Bullok. Pestilence is now streaming two new songs from the album, titled "Salvation" and "Sinister," through the band's official web page. You can check out the songs here.

The track listing is as follows:

1. The Predication
2. Amgod
3. Doctrine
4. Salvation
5. Dissolve
6. Absolution
7. Sinister
8. Divinity
9. Deception
10. Malignant
11. Confusion

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Pestilence Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Dutch death metal act Pestilence has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming studio album. The new album, titled "Doctrine," is currently planned for an April, 2011 release through Mascot Records. The eleven-track CD was recorded and mixed at Woodshed Studio in Germany with engineer Victor Bullok. You can view the album's tracklisting below.

1. The Predication
2. Amgod
3. Doctrine
4. Salvation
5. Dissolve
6. Absolution
7. Sinister
8. Divinity
9. Deception
10. Malignant
11. Confusion

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Malevolent Creation To Play Death Feast Open Air

Malevolent Creation has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming 2011 edition of the Death Feast Open Air in Germany:

"The festival season starts in a couple of months. Malevolent Creation were now confirmed for Germany's Death Feast Open Air! The festival, which will celebrate its 5th anniversary this year, will take place from June 23-25, 2011 at Airport Schwarze Heide in Hünxe, Germany. A 3-day-ticket incl. camping costs 49€ w/o fees. A 1-day-ticket costs 25€ w/o fees (for June 23rd und June 24th) and 30€ w/o fees (for June 25th). You can also order a shower/toilet flat-rate for 10€. For further information visit here."

The currently announced billing is as follows:

Amagortis
Beheaded
Bloodsoaked
Decaying Purity
Depression
Devourment
Disavowed
Exhumed
Facebreaker
Gorezone
Gorguts
Grave *special 20th Anniversary set*
Impaled
Inhumate
Kastrated
Katalepsy
Krisiun
Misery Index
Morgoth
Nuclear Vomit
Pandemia
Pestilence
Putridity
Septycal Gorge
Sufferage
The Rotted
Vader
Vomitory

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Enthrope To Record Cover Tracks

Finnish dark metal act Enthrope has issued the following update about entering the studio to record two new cover tracks:

"Enthrope is preparing to enter D-studio in Klaukkala late December to record two new cover tracks. The selected songs is Wolf Moon by Type O Negative which will be participating on a tribute release to the memory of Peter Steele. The second track will be Presence of the Dead by Pestilence."

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Mayhem To Play Eindhoven Metal Meeting

Mayhem has been confirmed tol perform at this year's edition of the Eindhoven Metal Meeting on December 17th, 2010. Other bands on the bill are Moonspell, Immortal, Rotting Christ, Severe Torture, Finntroll, Pestilence, Exodus, and many more.

The Eindhoven Metal Metting will take place on both Friday 17th and Saturday 18th, 2010 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. More information on the festival can be found through this location.

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Amorphis Confirms Festival Appearance

Finnish progressive metallers Amorphis have announced their participation in the upcoming 2010 edition of the Aalborg Metal Festival. Aalborg Metal Festival 2010 is set to take place November 5-6, 2010 at Studenterhuset in Aalborg, Denmark. Other notable acts scheduled to appear include Immolation, Napalm Death, Katatonia and Pestilence.

The Aalborg Metal Festival 2010 is as follows:
100 KNIFES INSIDE
AMORPHIS
BY THE PATIENT
CHAINFIST
CROCELL
DAWN OF DEMISE
DØDNING
FETUS IN FETU
ILLDISPOSED
IMMOLATION
INCORRECT
KATATONIA
MACABRE
MONSTER MAGNET
NAPALM DEATH
ORPHANED LAND
PESTILENCE
PSYCODE
SCARRED BY BEATUY
SEVENTH VOID
STUCK MOJO
VIRA
WALKING THE CADAVER

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Sunday Old School: Pestilence

Since today marks the first time the Netherlands have appeared in the FIFA World Cup final since 1978, it seemed a good idea to revisit the country's contributions to the realm of metal, and probably one of the best contributions they made, was Pestilence. The band formed in 1986, originally adopted a thrash metal sound and was able to gain the attention of Roadrunner Records after releasing two demos, "Dysentry" and "The Penance." The signing with Roadrunner allowed them to release their first full length album in 1988, "Malleus Maleficarum." Guitarist Randy Meinhard quit the band soon after the album's release, and was replaced by Patrick Uterwijk, with whom the band recorded their next studio album, "Consuming Impulse," which followed a much more death metal orientated sound. The album was well received in the extreme metal crowd and helped the band to achieve an international fanbase.

Although they found some success with "Consuming Impulses," vocalist/bassist Martin Van Drunen left the band to become the frontman of Asphyx, leaving the rest of the group to find new members. They filled the gaps in the band by enlisting Cynic bassist Tony Choy and vocalist Patrick Mameli, and recorded a new album of original material named, "Testimony Of The Ancients" in 1991. Although the album wasn't considered as harsh as previous records, the band demonstrated an obvious growth in musical ability and skill, as well as much better production. They would record one more album in the 1990's, this time with Jeroen Paul Thesseling on bass and incorporating jazz fusion into their sound. The resulting album, "Spheres" was released in 1993 and earned the band an even bigger fanbase, but unfortunately, tensions within Pestilence also grew, and the band decided to call it a day in 1994.

However, after fourteen years of inactivity, vocalist Patrick Marmeli decided to resurrect the band as a three piece, with him performing vocal and guitar duties, bass player Tony Choy and Darkane drummer Peter Wildoer. The new lineup of the band recorded a brand new album entitled, "Resurrection Macabre," which saw a release in 2009 through Mascot Records. That same year, bassist Tony Choy once again left the band, to be replaced by Jeroen Paul Thesseling, who is also the current bass player for Obscura. The reformed band are currently working on their next album, tentatively entitled, "Doctrine" and plan to release it in 2011. More...

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Pestilence Announces US Tour Dates With Warbringer

PESTILENCE will embark on their first U.S. tour in over 16 years in May/June. The 17-date trek will kick off in Baltimore as part of the Maryland Deathfest on May 30 and will close at the Gramercy Theater in New York City on June 17. Support on the tour will come from WARBRINGER, VITAL REMAINS, ENFOLD DARKNESS and SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER.

The tour dates are as follows:

May 30 - Sonar - Baltimore, MD (Maryland Deathfest) *
May 31 - Club Mosaic - Chattanooga, TN **
Jun. 01 - The Bar - New Orleans, LA **
Jun. 02 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Jun. 03 - Ridglea Theater - Ft. Worth, TX
Jun. 04 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
Jun. 05 - Club Red - Tempe, AZ
Jun. 06 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
Jun. 07 - Ultra Violet - Los Angeles, CA
Jun. 08 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
Jun. 09 - Satyricon - Portland, OR
Jun. 10 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
Jun. 13 - Station 4 - St Paul, MN
Jun. 14 - Reggie's - Chicago, IL
Jun. 15 - Mod Club Theater - Toronto, ON **
Jun. 16 - Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC **
Jun. 17 - Gramercy Theater - New York, NY

* PESTILENCE only
** No WARBRINGER

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Pestilence Posts New Song, "Amgod," Online

Dutch metal band Pestilence has posted a new song, entitled "Amgod," on their MySpace page. The song comes is from a recent band rehearsal. The band comments, "We have uploaded a new song called amgoD. It's just a rehearsal with new drummer Yuma. Just guitars and drums...but it turned out pretty sick and we wanted to share!"

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Pestilence Announces U.S. Tour

Reactivated death metallers Pestilence will be heading off on their first U.S. tour in 16 years. The 17 date trek 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 17th. Support will be provided by Warbringer, Vital Remains, Enfold Darkness, and Sacrificial Slaughter.

The currently announced dates are as follows:

5/30/2010 Sonar - Baltimore, MD (as part of Maryland Deathfest)*
5/31/2010 Club Mosaic - Chattanooga, TN **
6/01/2010 The Bar - New Orleans, LA **
6/02/2010 Emo's - Austin, TX
6/03/2010 Ridglea Theater - Ft. Worth, TX
6/04/2010 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
6/05/2010 Club Red - Tempe, AZ
6/06/2010 Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
6/07/2010 Ultra Violet - Los Angeles, CA
6/08/2010 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
6/09/2010 Satyricon - Portland, OR
6/10/2010 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
6/13/2010 Station 4 - St Paul, MN
6/14/2010 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
6/15/2010 Mod Club Theater - Toronto, ON **
6/16/2010 Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC **
6/17/2010 Gramercy Theater - New York, NY
* Pestilence only
** No Warbringer

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Pestilence Posts Drum Audition Video

Resurrected death metal band Pestilence recently announced that they replaced their previous session drummer Peter Wildoer with Yuma Van Eekelen. Pestilence has now posted online Yuma Van Eekelen's drum audition video, which can be viewed below.

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Pestilence Recruits New Drummer

Front man Patrick Mameli of the resurrected death metal outfit Pestilence has released the following statement about recruiting a new drummer:

"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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Pestilence Auditioning New Drummers

Pestilence has issued the following announcement about auditioning new drummers:

"Brothers, as you all might know, the mighty Jeroen is back in the Pestilence camp!!! To make things even more interesting, we, Pestilence, are currently auditioning new drummers. We like to keep things top secret because we want to give everybody a fair chance. But things are getting gestalt now and ya'll be ready to be blown away pretty soon!!! We always like to stirrrr things up and come up with new combinations to keep the Pestilence style fresh!! Everybody knows/knew that the incredible Peter Wildoer, is and was a session drummer for the Resurrection Macabre album. Now it's time for some new blood. We will always try to top our previous album...so we WILL find the next unhuman line up! Hang in there and spread the word...... NEXT GENERATION PESTILENCE DRUMMING!!!!"

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