Pestilence - Rejoined By Jeroen Paul Thesseling After 15-Year Hiatus

Ex-Pestilence bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling, who played on the band's fourth album Spheres (1993), will rejoin the Dutch death metallers after a break of 15 years. Thesseling has played in the Progressive Death Metal band Obscura since late 2007 and played on their second album Cosmogenesis, released in February this year. He will play in both bands as of now.

Here is a comment from Thesseling: "After such a long period of time it's great to be part of Pestilence again. I'm convinced that this cooperation will result in brilliant technical death metal. In order to avoid misunderstandings I want to emphasize that I will continue to work with my German colleagues of Obscura as well."

Pestilence vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli had this to say: "I'm very happy to welcome Jeroen once more to the Pestilence camp. Also a big thanks goes out to Tony Choy, who successfully participated on the Resurrection... album and tour. We all wish him the best of luck in the future!!! Tony is just too busy that we had to find a suitable replacement. I'm convinced that Jeroen, just like Tony on Resurrection..., will put his signature on this new Pestilence album, that fans really don't have to compare these two great bass players with each other. Both have a great style. Also, I would like to stress that, by no means, this collaboration with Jeroen, will result in a Spheres part 2, since this is not our goal. Our goal is to create the most brutal and technical Pestilence album ever. I'm currently composing new songs with the 8 string Ibanez, which will give Pestilence a new dimension in our own style. Keywords: Low, chunky and a-tonal morbidity!!! So be ready to be blown away!!!"

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Posted: 30.10.2009 by JPT


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30.10.2009 - 04:55
Underpaid M.D.
Marcel will have an orgasm whit this news
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30.10.2009 - 04:57
Good to see. Mr. Thesseling is one of the best bassists I've ever heard and his being in two bands means I'll get to hear new stuff from him more often.
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30.10.2009 - 07:05
Wicked Mung
Great news. cant wait to see him/them at MDF!
30.10.2009 - 07:09
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30.10.2009 - 07:22
Totemic Lust
Aw I was thinking Spheres 2...
30.10.2009 - 08:23
Yeah! great news.... this guy is great!
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30.10.2009 - 12:04
distorted rage
This is indeed a very positive development.
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30.10.2009 - 16:02
Awesome, just awesome
30.10.2009 - 16:55
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Written by Daggon on 30.10.2009 at 04:55

Marcel will have an orgasm whit this news

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30.10.2009 - 19:46
Ah, not bad. Jeroen Paul Thesseling seems like a greaet bassist. Next time I hear later Obscura or Spheres-era Pestilence, I should pay attention to his bass lines.
30.10.2009 - 20:17
Darkside Momo
Both are just awesomely good. So, one or the other, can't decide which is best...
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31.10.2009 - 03:55
Excellent news although this does not mean that they will indeed release something mindblowing again. I am wishing for the best though !
31.10.2009 - 22:03
2 great bassists, fantastic news! Simply amazing!

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