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Video: PESTILENCE Performs In Brussels

Quality fan-filmed video footage of PESTILENCE's May 5 performance at Magasin 4 in Brussels, Belgium can be seen below. PESTILENCE's seventh album, "Obsideo", was released on November 12, 2013 via Candlelight Records. The CD was produced by Mameli and features ten new songs. According to Mameli, the album's overall lyrical theme is "the journey of the human soul." "Obsideo", which means to besiege, features band mastermind Mameli and longtime partner, guitarist Patrick Uterwijk, with new German bassist George Maier and Dave Haley. Mameli notes: "PESTILENCE is chuffed to have Dave Haley in the lineup. Dave is one of the five best extreme drummers in the world, and his talent brings PESTILENCE to new levels that couldn't be reached otherwise. Georg Maier is a young and talented bass player that will turn some heads. Both guys are really down to earth and real easy going. Of course, Patrick Uterwijk is my most respectable and long-going friend and musician." The official lyric video for the song "Necro Morph" is available below. PESTILENCE is: Patrick Mameli - Lead guitar/Vocals Patrick Uterwijk - Lead guitar George Maier - Bass David Haley - Drums

PESTILENCE: ‘Necro Morph’ Lyric Video Release

"Obsideo", the seventh album from resurrected Dutch extreme metallers PESTILENCE, will be released on November 12 via Candlelight Records. The CD was produced by PESTILENCEvocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli and features ten new songs. According to Mameli, the album's overall lyrical theme will be "the journey of the human soul." "Obsideo", which means to besiege, features band mastermind Mameli and longtime partner, guitarist Patrick Uterwijk, with new German bassist George Maier and Dave Haley. Mamelinotes: "PESTILENCE is chuffed to have Dave Haley in the lineup. Dave is one of the five best extreme drummers in the world, and his talent brings PESTILENCE to new levels that couldn't be reached otherwise. Georg Maier is a young and talented bass player that will turn some heads. Both guys are really down to earth and real easy going. Of course, Patrick Uterwijk is my most respectable and long-going friend and musician." "Obsideo" track listing: 01. Obsideo 02. Soulrot 03. Transition 04. Necro Morph 05. Laniatus 06. Distress 07. Superconscious 08. Aura Negative 09. Saturation 10. Displaced The official lyric video for the song "Necro Morph" is available below. PESTILENCE 2013 is: Patrick Mameli - Lead guitar/Vocals Patrick Uterwijk - Lead guitar George Maier - Bass David Haley - Drums PESTILENCE's last album, "Doctrine", was released in North America in July 2011 via Mascot Records. The eleven-track CD was recorded and mixed at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with engineer Victor Bullok (a.k.a. V. Santura; TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS). The artwork was designed by Marko Saarelainen.

PESTILENCE Mainman Says His Songwriting Is ‘Inspired By Pop Music’

Raymond Westland of Ghost Cult Magazine recently conducted an interview with PESTILENCE mainman Patrick Mameli. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Ghost Cult Magazine: "Obsideo" is a logical continuation of the two previous PESTILENCE albums. To which extent is this a deliberate choice? Patrick: I can understand where you're coming from, but I don't see it that way. It would suggest that I'd listen to my own music to find something of a common thread. It's basically me trying to play my instrument to the best of my abilities. I guess the way I play and the music that subsequently comes out can be described as a certain style. When I play a certain guitar riff, it's instantly recognizable as PESTILENCE. A record is nothing more than a snap shot of a certain timeframe captured in music. I have Dave Haley (drums) and Georg Maier (bass) in my lineup and they have given my music a whole new creative angle. Ghost Cult Magazine: PESTILENCE have a distinctive technical edge, but it never gets in the way of writing well-rounded songs. How important is this for you? Patrick: It's very important and I'm not ashamed to say that I'm inspired by pop music in that sense. When you listen to really good pop and dance songs, they always revolve around a central theme and that's exactly why those songs stick in your head all day long. In death metal and metal in general, there's a tendency to put as many tempo changes and guitar riffs within a single composition. It's basically being technical just for the sake of it, instead of actually helping the song along. I use that principle from pop music in my own music as well. I really want people to discover a recognizable theme in my own music within 30 seconds. The guitar riffs I use for each song are fairly technical and intricate, but they never get in the way of a good song. Combine this with a solid groove and you have a high-caliber PESTILENCE track. Ghost Cult Magazine: Since you brought PESTILENCE back to life again, a lot of different musicians came and went. To which extent is this a deliberate policy?