Pestilence

pestilencePestilence is a death metal band from the Netherlands founded in 1986. The lineup, consisting of Patrick Mameli (guitar, vocals), Randy Meinhard (guitar), and Marco Foddis (drums), recorded two demos before gaining the attention of Roadrunner Records. After the first demo, Martin van Drunen (bass, vocals) joined them. Later they incorporated more jazz and fusion elements into their music. After disbanding in order to pursue other musical directions in 1994, Pestilence has reunited in 2008. To date, the band has released five albums.

A long period of inactivity ended in January 2008, where vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli told Blabbermouth.net that Pestilence were back. The reunion line-up consists of Mameli on vocals and guitar, Tony Choy on bass and Peter Wildoer on drums. In 2008, Pestilence decided to write and record new music for an early 2009 release working with Danish producer Jacob Hansen. Titled Resurrection Macabre, it is their first original album in sixteen years (since 1993’s Spheres).

Other Information

  • Origin: Enschede, Netherlands
  • Genres: Thrash metal, Technical death metal (early), Death metal
  • Years active: 1986–present
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Website: http://www.pestilence.nl
  • Members:
  1. Patrick Mameli – lead guitars, vocals
  2. Tony Choy – bass
  3. Peter Wildoer – drums
  4. Patrick Uterwijk – lead guitars (currently only in live line-up)

Albums

  • Dysentry (1987) – Demo
  • The Penance (1987) – Demo
  • Malleus Maleficarum (1988)
  • Consuming Impulse (1989)
  • Testimony of the Ancients (1991)
  • Spheres (1993)
  • Mind Reflections (1994) – Compilation
  • Chronicles of the Scourge (2006) – Live
  • Resurrection Macabre (2009)

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~ by molco on June 19, 2009.

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