Pestilence Sign With Agonia Records

Pestilence have signed a new deal with Agonia Records via their imprint Hadeon Records. With this news, the band have also confirmed that they are working on a new album titled “Exitivm.” Guitarist Patrick Mameli commented:

“Pestilence and Hadeon Records are very excited to be joining forces with Agonia Records in an exclusive, worldwide agreement to explore new pathways in writing history together.”

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Bassist Tilen Hudrap To Exit Pestilence

Bassist Tilen Hudraphas has announced that he will be leaving Pestilence at the end of the year. Edward Negrea (Necrovile) has been recruited to take his place.

Hudrap said the following:

“Thanks to all our fans all over the world for mega support this year! It’s appreciated more than you can imagine! It was an insane year, a crazy ride indeed with my life-long brothers Patrick, Calin and Septimiu, filled with good vibes and energy.

I’m extremely proud to be a part of this historic legacy of death metal that is PESTILENCE and playing alongside my bro and one of the biggest innovators in extreme metal genres ever, Patrick Mameli! I will cherish these times forever!

Sometimes life gives us opportunities that we can’t say ‘no’ to and 2019 is going to be so busy for me in my other musical journeys that I had to make the most difficult decision ever: to leave PESTILENCE, because the band has a mega hectic schedule for 2019 planned as well. All the experiences we had together will stay with me forever and I wish my brothers in PESTILENCE absolute success in the future!”

Negrea also commented:

“I’m active in the music industry since 2009. My main instrument when I started, was the piano. During these piano years, I learned both the electric and bass guitar. Playing the piano helped me alot to get a deeper understanding about music and music theory in general.

Since 2014 I’ve been playing with several bands like Marchosias, PaddingMoth and the most important one: Necrovile.

I’ve been playing across Europe as a bass player alongside bands like Nile, Suffocation, Cancer, Napalm Death, Carcass, Kreator, Severe Torture, Wormed, Opeth, Annihilator and the list goes on and on. I am very excited to be given this opportunity to show my bass skills to the metal world, and I hope the fans will accept me as PESTILENCE’s new bassplayer”.

Pestilence Release “Hadeon” Early, Full Album Stream Available

Pestilence were previously planning to release their new album “Hadeon” on March 9, but have decided to release it early. You can get it in digital outlets now and stream it in full below. Physical pre-orders are expected to ship next week.

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.