Pestilence Part Ways With Guitarist Santiago Dobles

Guitarist Santiago Dobles (Aghora, Cynic, Dobles Ensemble) has exited Pestilence. Taking his place will be Calin Paraschiv (Necrovile).

The band posted the following:

Santiago Dobles says “goodbye”, Pestilence welcomes Calin Paraschiv !

Due to personal circumstances guitarist extraordinaire Santiago Dobles (Aghora, Cynic, Dobles Ensemble) will not participate in future live-performances with/for Pestilence.
Santiago’s latest contribution are some excellent solo’s on Pestilence’s upcoming album “Hadeon” (coming in March 2018).
For now this ends Santiago’s involvement in Pestilence, but we would not be surprised if he will be a guest on any future recording.

So Pestilence welcomes Calin Paraschiv as their new guitarist. Calin hails from Rumania, and plays in another project (Necrovile) with current Pestilence drummer Septimiu Harsan.
He is not a starting musician, but someone who knows the drill for the last 25 years.

Patrick Mameli on Calin: “Calin is the right man for the job, a skilled and professional guitarist ready to tour across the world.
Rehearsing together with Septimiu is a big plus, so the choice was an easy one to make”.

This means Pestilence is more than ever ready to tour.
2018 will start off in the end of January with a 30 days+ Old School set, under the appropriate name “Fight the Plague”-tour.

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Pestilence To Release New Album “Hadeon” In March, Reveal Cover Art

Pestilence have confirmed that their new album “Hadeon” will officially be released in March. Check out the cover art for that below:

The band posted the following:

“In March 2018 Dutch Death Metal legends Pestilence (official) will release their new album “Hadeon”. Futuristic cover artwork presented to the Metal community!

Following up the re-issues of the classic Roadrunner albums on deluxe 2-CD and high quality LP, Pestilence is preparing for worldwide domination in 2018.

Aside from intensive touring around the globe the main focus will be on the 8th studio-album since they started in 1986. “Hadeon” is an all out Death Metal attack, in 13 tracks, combining Pestilence’s old school roots, their progressive trade-mark and a killer production, which will appeal to both old and new fans.

The fitting album artwork is created by Santiago Francisco Jaramillo from Triple Seis Design (Lock Up, Dying Fetus, Inquisition). The concept is based on a multi-layered reality, alien presence and negative frequencies.
Be prepared for “Hadeon” coming March 2018!”

Pestilence Welcome Bassist Tilen Hudrap To The Band

Pestilence have announced the addition of bassist Tilen Hudrap (Vicious Rumors, etc.) to their lineup. You can find audio of Hudrap performing a new track titled “Discarnate Entity” below. The band’s new album “Hadeon” will be released later this year, via Hammerheart.

Pestilence Sign With Hammerheart Records

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.

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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!

Pestilence Set “Hadeon” As Title Of New Album

Pestilence have revealed that their new album will be titled “Hadeon.” The effort will be released later this year. The band’s current lineup includes Patrick Mameli along with Santiago Dobles (Aghora), Alan Goldstein, and Septimiu Hărşan (Disavowed).

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Pestilence Return With New Lineup

Pestilence have returned with a new lineup featuring Patrick Mameli along with Santiago Dobles (Aghora), Tony Choy (Atheist) and Septimiu Hărşan (Disavowed). The band are set to hit the road soon.

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Mameli said the following:

“Only for a few shows in Mexico was the first idea. Then it got a bit bigger. At first I was a bit hesitant, but my good friend Tony Choy, convinced me that there would be people wanting to hear the golden oldies in its original form. So there will be no new material written for Pestilence but rather playing great tunes from Malleus to Resurrection. No 8 string guitars. Just a nice trip down memory lane just for the fans. The line up is really great again. Choy, Dobles and Harsan. Awesome to have these guys perform the good old material. For new music I would like to refer to NeuromorpH. This will also happen in 2017. For people that are into tech.death.fusion, this could be interesting. But for now, hail Pestilence and Hail the Pestilence fans.”