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.”

Deicide & Tormentor Added To 2019 Maryland Deathfest

Deicide and Tormentor have been added to the 2019 Maryland Deathfest. The event will take place at the Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, MD on May 23-26 and the updated daily lineups can be seen below.

May 23 (Rams Head Live): Voivod, Church of Misery, Rippikoulu, Spectral Voice, and Churchburn.

May 23 (Soundstage): Immolation, Guttural Secrete, Regurgitation, Malignancy, Outre-Tombe, Hideous, and Inhumation.

May 24 (Rams Head Live): Tormentor, Vomitory, Pestilence, Anaal Nathrakh, Naglfar, Disharmonic Orchestra, Zemial, Obliteration, Skaphe, and Daeva.

May 24 (Soundstage): Cro-Mags, Carnivore A.D., Indian, Full of Hell, Primitive Man, Tomb Mold, Disassociate, Ampallang Infection, and Asylum.

May 25 (Rams Head Live): Deicide, Borknagar, Revenge, Benediction, Scour, Brutality, Blood, True Black Dawn, Dead In The Manger, and Deletere.

May 25 (Soundstage): Mortician, Devourment, Frightmare, Squash Bowels, G.O.D., Sulaco, TFD, Neckbeard Deathcamp, Drogheda, Sorrower, and Endorphins Lost.

May 26 (Rams Head Live): Unleashed, Messiah, Violator, Unanimated, Bethlehem, The Chasm, Fleshcrawl, Mortuary, Majestic Downfall, and Merrimack.

May 26 (Soundstage): D.R.I., Lowlife (Cryptic Slaughter tribute), Accused A.D., Hummingbird Of Death, Hell Bent, Beton, Theories, Ordeals, Hard Charger, and Vault Dweller.

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”.

More Bands Added To 2019 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2019 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 31 – February 4, will sail from Florida to Labadee, Haiti and it will now feature all of the following: Accept, Arkona, The Black Dahlia Murder, Coroner, Dark Funeral, Eluveitie, Ensiferum, Delain, Gloryhammer, God Dethroned, Heidevolk, In Vain, Max And Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, Ne Obliviscaris, Nile, Obituary, Onslaught, Persefone, Pestilence, Soulfly, Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper, Subway To Sally, Tiamat, Twilight Force, Unleash The Archers, Visions Of Atlantis, Vomitory, and Warbringer.

Borknagar, Unleashed, Voivod, Etc. Added To 2019 Maryland Deathfest

More bands have been added to the 2019 Maryland Deathfest. The event will take place at the Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, MD on May 23-26 and the newly announced acts include: Borknagar, Unleashed, Voivod, Benediction, Revenge, Anaal Nathrakh, Accused A.D., Primitive Man, True Black Dawn, Spectral Voice, Merrimack, Churchburn, Délétère, Hummingbird Of Death, Majestic Downfall, Neckbeard Deathcamp, Ordeals, Inhumation, Theories, Endorphins Lost, and Asylum. Previously announced acts include: Ampallang Infection, Bethlehem, Beton, Blood, Brutality, Carnivore A.D., The Chasm, Cro-Mags, Cryptic Slaughter, Daeva, Dead in the Manger, Devourment, Disassociate, Disharmonic Orchestra, D.R.I., Drogheda, Fleshcrawl, Frightmare, Full of Hell, Grotesque Organ Defilement, Guttural Secrete, Hard Charger, Hell Bent, Hideous, Immolation, Indian, Malignancy, Messiah, Mortician, Mortuary, Naglfar, Obliteration, Outre-Tom, Pestilence, Regurgitation, Rippikoulu, Scour, Skaphe, Sorrower, Squash Bowels, Sulaco, Tomb Mold, TFD, Unanimated, Vault Dweller, Violator, and Vomitory.

More Bands Added To 2019 Maryland Deathfest

The second set of bands have been revealed for the 2019 Maryland Deathfest. The event will take place at the Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, MD on May 23-26 and the newly announced acts include: Cryptic Slaughter, Messiah, Naglfar, Carnivore A.D., Fleshcrawl, Disharmonic Orchestra, Devourment, Rippikoulu, Mortuary, Regurgitation, Obliteration, Malignancy, Dead In The Manger, TFD, Disassociate, Daeva, Drogheda, Ampallang Infection, Hell Bent, Sorrower, Beton, and Hard Charger. Previously announced acts include: Bethlehem, Blood, Brutality, The Chasm, Cro-Mags, D.R.I., Frightmare, Full Of Hell, Grotesque Organ Defilement, Guttural Secrete, Hideous, Immolation, Indian, Mortician, Outre-Tomb, Pestilence, Scour, Skaphe, Squash Bowels, Sulaco, Tomb Mold, Unanimated, Vault Dweller, Violator, and Vomitory.

System Of A Down, Slayer, Alice In Chains, Etc. Set For 2018 Force Fest

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Force Fest. The event will take place on October 6-7 in Teotihuacan, Mexico, and it will include: System Of A Down, Slayer, Alice In Chains, NOFX, Carcass, The Used, Scars On Broadway, Dee Snider, Steel Panther, Sacred Reich, DevilDriver, Dokken, Pop Evil, Comeback Kid, Dark Funeral, Pestilence, Armored Saint, Asesino, Hypno5e, Black Dog Prowl, Akasha, and more.