Pestilence have signed a new deal with Hammerheart, and plan to release a new album titled “Hadeon” later this year. The label is also planning some back catalouge re-releases as well.
Hammerheart issued the following statement:
Hammerheart Records is proud to announce co-operation with living legends Pestilence!
We are extremely proud to announce the signing of the Dutch death metal legends Pestilence, a band that we witnessed live for the first time in 1989 and followed on their path through time. If all goes right Pestilence will enter the studio in June 2017. This will be to record a completely new album called “Hadeon”, which marks a return to the sound Pestilence got famous with on 1992’s “Testimony of the Ancients”, that is what the demos are sounding like! A release of the new record is scheduled to happen within 2017 if all works out as planned.
Hammerheart has also come to an agreement on the back catalogue… but plans are still in the works to get all details finalized concerning these essential recordings (“Malleus Maleficarum”, “Consuming Impulse”, “Testimony of the Ancients” and “Spheres”). This will take some time, but we hope to re-issue those records as deluxe 2-CD’s and LP within 2017 as well.
Pestilence will be active live in 2017 and 2018 and is planning to perform some full classic albums too!