Pestilence's "Spheres" To Be Remastered and Reissued As DigiPack
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Metal Mind Productions reports:
"PESTILENCE doesn't require any introduction. Known for mixing various influences, from thrash to jazz, from fusion to classic death metal, the band has become a legend long before its final split-up in 1993.
"Patrick Mameli (guitar, vocals), Randy Meinhard (guitar) and Marco Foddis (drums) recorded their first demo, Dysentery, in 1986. However, it was only after The Penance, recorded in 1987 with a new member, Martin van Drunen (bass/vocals), that the band caught the attention of Roadrunner Records, who agreed to release their first official album, Malleus Malficarum (1988).
"Pestilence released four studio albums during their career. The final one, Spheres from 1993, brought along a thrilling mixture of jazz-fusion elements with death metal and, thanks to the extensive use of synth guitars, constituted a totally new quality in aggressive music.
Today, Metal Mind Productions presents the re-release of Spheres: classic material from Roadrunner Records' archives, released in a new digipack edition, limited to numerated 2,000 copies. The new version includes bonus material. It is released with new artwork: this, in fact, is the original artwork, done by UK artist Dan Seagrave, that wasn't used on the first pressing of the album.
Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process, released on a golden disc.
Release date: August 20th (Europe), October 10th (USA, via MVD).
Spheres tracklisting: 'Mind Reflections', 'Multiple Beings', 'The Level Of Perception', 'Aurian Eyes', 'Soul Search', 'Personal Energy', 'Voices From Within', 'Sphere', 'Changing Perspective', 'Phileas', 'Demise Of Time'. Bonus tracks: 'Demise Of Time' (Remix), 'Soul Search' (Remix), 'Mind Reflections' (live), 'Multiple Beings' (live).
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