|Pestifer is a death metal band founded by twins Adrien (bass) and Phil (drums). The objective was clear: creating something that smells like death but looks even darker.
The twins met Antoine (guitar) and after sharing their ideas they started to play together. The line-up is completed with Morty on vocals and the band has about 10 songs now so Pestifer record their first demo and play live everywhere they can. A good energy seems to emerge from these concerts. At the end of 2006 the band decides to part ways with Morty.
The band still plays some gigs with session vocalists also record a song called "Involution Process", for the deathmetal.be sampler: "FYU Volume 5", featuring Panda (ex-Pitbulls in the Nursery) on vocals. The compilation is distributed throughout Europe and helps Pestifer to be heard internationally.
Pestifer find a new rehearsal room and recruit two new members, Emerson (guitar) and Jérôme (vocals) and the quintet writes some new songs.
Back from the grave now the band plays live with the new line-up but the ultimate objective is recording an album. During September and October "Age of Disgrace" is recorded with Jérémy Stoz at Mammouth Production studios and the mix is completed during November.
The new album is done and the second track "Contagious" is selected to appear on "FYU Volume 8" sampler. Meanwhile "Sleepless Century", the third track, is featured on the "Combat Nasal" sampler. "Age of Disgrace" received a lot of great feedback from zines and fans, they all seem to be very enthusiastic about the future of Pestifer. The band starts to play more interesting gigs like Metal Mean festival with Mayhem, Macabre, Devourment and Rotting Christ. They also open for Watain and Deströyer 666.
Pestifer get a record deal with Ultimhate Records and a re-mastered version of "Age of Digrace" is distributed around the world with mastering performed by famed producer Andy Classen (Legion of the Damned, Krisiun, Belphegor). In March, the band participates in a mini-tour with french band Mehtnakriss. Things seem to be moving faster for Pestifer now and in may Pestifer gladly go on a european tour with Kataklysm and this tour takes the band to countries like Italy, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and many more.
This year starts with a new European Tour with Krisiun, Malevolent Creation and Vital Remains. The band also started to write new songs for a second album.