PESTILENCE Mainman Begins Work On New Material

Patrick Mameli (guitar, vocals) of the resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE has issued the following update:

"Well, the touring, the festivals and the travelling, it all has come to an end for us. I think we covered pretty much all the countries in Europe we really wanted to go to!

"I want to give props and a big thank you, to the guys in the band — [Tony] Choy [bass; ATHEIST, CYNIC], [Peter] Wildoer [drums; DARKANE] and [Patrick] Uterwijk [guitar] for their input and strength to finish this tour. Also, a warm shout goes out to all the fans that have attended our show(s). We really appreciate this!!

"Now we will have a nice and long break to regroup and I have already started working on new material for the upcoming new PESTILENCE album. It’s so exciting to compose new songs using the RG2228GK (8-string) provided by Hoshino/Ibanez.

"Again, I will try to push the limit to new musical heights. The new material will be nothing like you’ve ever heard before from PESTILENCE, yet I will be trying hard to maintain the PESTILENCE style to a maximum. By now everybody should be used to the fact that no PESTILENCE album sounds alike. This new material will be out of this world!"

Fan-filmed video footage of PESTILENCE's July 25, 2009 performance on the Aardschok stage (powered by Jägermeister) at this year's Zwarte Cross (Black Cross) festival in Lichtenvoorde, Holland can be viewed below (clip uploaded by Erhan Düzey).

PESTILENCE's latest album, "Resurrection Macabre", was released on March 13 in Europe (April 14 in the U.S.) via Holland's Mascot Records. The band recorded a total of 14 songs during the session at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark — 11 new tracks and three classic PESTILENCE cuts (as chosen by the fans) to be included on the limited-edition first pressing: "Out Of The Body", "Chemo Therapy" and "Lost Souls". Patrick has previously described the material as a modern fusion of "Testimony of the Ancients" (1991) and "Spheres" (1993), but even more technical and brutal.

Check out audio samples on the band's MySpace page.

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