Mascot Records will deliver the sixth full-length album from Pestilence to North American fans on July 19, 2011.
Titled Doctrine, the 11-track long player was recorded and mixed at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with vocalist/guitarist by Patrick Mameli, Yuma van Eekelen and Victor Bullok (Triptykon, Dark Fortress) and offers up a torrent of thought-provoking lyrics, dissonant chords, complex rhythm patterns and low-tuned riffs.
While not a "concept album" in the traditional sense, the record is largely based around the various ways humanity often suffers under the burden of religion and politics. "I always put a lot of effort in the lyrics," comments vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli. "I never felt the need to write 'gore' lyrics, like so many other bands do. I am aware of what is going on in the world and I have the feeling that I have something to say about it."
Doctrine Track Listing:
01. The Predication
Pestilence started in 1986 and were initially influenced by American and German thrash. By the time of their second album however, 1989's Consuming Impulse, the band had developed its own brand of brutal death metal. In the years that followed, Pestilence became one of the prime bands in the international death metal scene. The group toured relentlessly, further honing their skills and absorbing outside influences. This inevitably lead to 1993's timeless Spheres full-length, on which founding member Mameli combined his well-loved death metal sound with a new musical passion: fusion. The album was an artistic triumph, but was also many years ahead of its time. In 1994 Pestilence disbanded and Mameli withdrew from the music scene.