The new PESTILENCE album, Obsideo, is set for November 11th U.S. release via Candelight Records.
“We have gone beyond our human limits to achieve the highest form of brutal music,” states mainman Patrick Mameli. “The musicianship is such high quality; it is really ten of the most demanding songs written in death metal.”
“I am chuffed to have Dave [Haley] in the lineup,” confirmed Mameli earlier this year while discussing the band’s updated cast. “He is one of the best extreme drummers in the world and his talent bring PESTILENCE to new levels. George [Maier] is a young and talented bass player that will turn some heads. Both are really down to earth and real easy going guys. Patrick [Uterwijk], of course, is my most respected and long-going friend and musician.”
Obsideo boasts Mameli and eight-string guitars for the album’s recording, the celebrated musician expands his already massive arsenal of riffs. “The eight string guitar opens a lot of doors,” notes Mameli. “It gives lots of new musical options and allows us to make the music sound more brutal than before. It also forces me to sing in a higher pitch because I don’t want my vocals in the way of the low-tuned guitar parts. My vocals sound more intense and manic than before.”
Let’s see if these descriptions add up to a better album than their last lackluster effort.