This article is about a Dutch death metal band, for the pathology, see Pestilence
Pestilence were a death metal band from the Netherlands founded in 1986. Later they incorporated more jazz and fusion influences in their music. They released four albums before disbanding in order to pursue other musical directions in 1994.
Pestilence started in the Netherlands in the mid 1986 as a thrash metal band. 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. These two demos - Dysentery (1986) and The Penance (1987) - are raw, sounding mostly like a cross between Possessed and Schizophrenia-era Sepultura. After signing to Roadrunner Records, Pestilence released their debut album titled Malleus Maleficarum in 1988, further refining their approach to thrash metal. The new material was tighter and more...
Created by dipity on Jan 24, 2008
Last updated: 02/14/08 at 12:42 PM
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