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Resurrection Macabre
4/9/2009

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Pestilence To Headline Maryland Deathfest
April 26, 2009
May 24th at the Maryland DeathFest 2009, USA metal-heads get a skull-crushing performance from one of the earliest innovators of Death Metal – The return of Pestilence after 15 years of deathlike silence.

Pestilence will release a brand new studio album, 'Resurrection Macabre', April 28th on Mascot Records USA. This album marks the display of the timeless power from a band that is the pacesetter of brutal death metal with extreme technique and skill.

The brand new album was recorded in Denmark, with producer Jacob Hansen. The new incarnation of Pestilence consists of original band member Patrick Mameli, the American bass wizard Tony Choy (Atheist, Cynic) and powerhouse drummer Peter Wildoer (Arch Enemy, Darkane). Guitar player Patrick Uterwijk will join the band for the live shows.

The result of many months of hard work is aptly titled 'Resurrection Macabre'. The new album has everything to offer that a fan of Pestilence – old and new. It has the dark atmosphere, brutal vocals, sheer power and technical skills the trademarks of Pestilence.

Another link to the glory days of the past are the three old Pestilence songs that get a new life on the new album: "Chemo Therapy," "Out Of the Body" and "Lost Souls," all coming from the first two Pestilence albums. “It seemed like a good idea to connect ourselves to our musical past,” explains Mameli. “Apart from that I liked the idea of revisiting those old songs and to see what they would sound like when performed and recorded in this advanced day and age.”

The first responses of fans, promoters and media are overwhelming and unanimous: Pestilence are back!

For more information go to www.myspace.com/pestilenceofficial.
 
 
 
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Mascot Bands Pestilence And Volbeat Sweep Radio Charts
April 16, 2009
Legendary death metallers, Pestilence, with their come-back album 'Resurrection Macabre', and up and coming rock-a-billy metal band Volbeat, with their latest U.S.A. release, 'Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood', are sweeping the radio charts in the first weeks of release.

Chart Positions for Pestilence - 'Resurrection Macabre':

CMJ Loud Rock
#2 Most Added w/ 82 Adds
Debut #14 on the charts!

FMQB Metal Detector
#2 Most Added w/ 39 Adds
Debut #34 on the charts

CMJ Loud Rock Select
Debut #23 on the charts

CMJ Loud Rock Select Tracks
Debut #71 on the charts w/ "Synthetic Grotesque"
Debut #72 on the charts w/ "Devouring Frenzy"

Mediaguide Metal Specialty
Debut #11 on the charts

Chart positions for Volbeat - 'Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood':

CMJ Loud Rock
#16 to 9 on the charts

FMQB Metal Detector
#17 to 4 on the charts

CMJ Loud Rock Select
#18 to 4 on the charts

CMJ Loud Rock Select Tracks
#15 to 6 on the charts w/ "Find That Soul"
Debut #45 on the charts w/ "Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood"

Mediaguide Metal Specialty
#10 to 16 on the charts

For more information & to hear the music from each respective band, go to www.myspace.com/pestilenceofficial and www.myspace.com/volbeat.
 
 
 
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Pestilence Post New Song Online, Offer Free Download
April 14, 2009
A new song has been added to the Pestilence Official Myspace page. "Devouring Frenzy" is the last of 3 songs that the band has added before the release of 'Resurrection Macabre' on April 28th, 2009. It is a free download to get you ready to hear the real deal.

For all you Death-metal fans there will be one more bone-crushing song added tomorrow April 14, 2009. Pre-order your copy of 'Resurrection Macabre' now to get the Limited Edition Digipack. Order your cd at Mascot Records or at the band's myspace and website.

Pestilence returns after 15 years of deathlike silence to release the brand new studio album, 'Resurrection Macabre'. It’s a stunning musical statement that will bring the band back to the forefront of the international death metal community. The album is a display of the timeless power of brutal death metal with modern day technique and skill of experienced musicians.

The brand new album was recorded in Denmark, with producer Jacob Hansen. The new incarnation of Pestilence consists of original band member Patrick Mameli, the American bass wizard Tony Choy (Atheist, Cynic, a.o.) and powerhouse drummer Peter Wildoer (Arch Enemy, Darkane, a.o.). Guitar player Patrick Uterwijk will join the band for the live shows.

Following the release of 'Resurrection Macabre', Pestilence will support the album old heavy metal style: by hitting the road for a still growing number of gigs worldwide. The first responses of fans, promoters and media are overwhelming and unanimous: Pestilence are back!

For more information go to http://www.myspace.com/pestilenceofficial.
 
 
 
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Pestilence Release First Album In 15 Years
March 4, 2009
Pestilence returns after 15 years of deathlike silence to release the brand new studio album, 'Resurrection Macabre'. It’s a stunning musical statement that will bring the band back to the forefront of the international death metal community. The album is a display of the timeless power of brutal death metal with modern day technique and skill of experienced musicians.

The brand new album was recorded in Denmark, with producer Jacob Hansen. The new incarnation of Pestilence consists of original band member Patrick Mameli, the American bass wizard Tony Choy (Atheist, Cynic, a.o.) and powerhouse drummer Peter Wildoer (Arch Enemy, Darkane, a.o.). Guitar player Patrick Uterwijk will join the band for the live shows.

“When so many people asked to resurrect Pestilence it got me thinking’” explains Patrick Mameli. “For many years it was a closed chapter. I have always been very clear about that. The last couple of years I discovered, to my amazement, that the band had not been forgotten, but still meant a lot to many fans. So there were a few things that got the ball rolling. First of all the fans. I also noticed that old school death metal was making a come-back. It did whet my appetite. I discovered that I felt the urge to get involved again with the great musical tradition that is death metal. I wanted to leave my own mark again. Another important factor was that I knew that with Tony Choy and Peter Wildoer by my side I had found the right people to make this dream come true. These guys are both absolutely stunning musicians. Simply the best one could wish for. Their creative input on the album is invaluable.”

The result of many months of hard work is aptly titled 'Resurrection Macabre'. The new album has everything to offer that a fan of Pestilence – old and new – possibly could wish for. And more. It has the dark atmosphere, brutal vocals, sheer power and technical skills – always the trademarks of Pestilence. Patrick Mameli stresses that his band is not going to take the easy ride of nostalgia. "I don’t want to rely on successes of the past. This is not a reunion, but a second life for Pestilence. That’s why we wanted to mark our comeback with a new studio album. Stylistically it goes back to the days of 'Consuming Impulse' and 'Testimony Of the Ancients', but it’s also apparent that time did not stand still. I am a better musician than a was back then. Compared to the old days the technical possibilities are limitless.”

Another link to the glory days of the past are the three old Pestilence songs that get a new life on the new album: "Chemo Therapy", "Out Of the Body" and "Lost Souls", all coming from the first two Pestilence albums. "It seemed like a good idea to connect ourselves to our musical past. Apart from that I liked the idea of revisiting those old songs and to see what they would sound like when performed and recorded in this advanced day and age.”

Following the release of 'Resurrection Macabre', Pestilence will support the album old heavy metal style: by hitting the road for a still growing number of gigs worldwide. The first responses of fans, promoters and media are overwhelming and unanimous: Pestilence are back!

For more information on Pestilence, go to http://www.myspace.com/pestilenceofficial.
 
 
 
 
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Biography
HOME TOWN: Overijessel, Netherlands
MEMBERS:
Studio line-up:
Patrick Mameli - Guitars and Vocals
Tony Choy - Bass
Peter Wildoer - Drums Live line-up:
Patrick Mameli - Guitars and Vocals
Patrick Uterwijk - Guitars
Tony Choy - Bass
Peter Wildoer - Drums

Pestilence is currently recording the new material which has been described as a modern mixture of "Testimony of the Ancients" (1991) and "Consuming Impulse" (1989), more technical and brutal than all previous albums. The group will enter Jacob Hansen Studio in October to record the new album entitled "Resurrection Macabre". The album is set to be released in the beginning of 2009!

Pestilence will also be touring in 2009! Playing new material as well as the older stuff! If you are interested in booking Pestilence please contact:

Booking Agency Europe: Six Concerts
Agent: Tjerk Maas
www.sixconcerts.com
PO Box 8070
5004 GB Tilburg
The Netherlands
Phone: + 31 (0) 13-5449609
Fax: + 31 (0) 13-5820040
tjerk@sixconcerts.com

Booking Agency USA: First Row Talent
6220 Lemona Ave Suite 8
Van Nuys, CA 91411 USA
Tel: (818) 994-9544
Fax: (818) 994-9547
FirstRowTalent@aol.com