Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
In 1989, Dutch Netherlanders PESTILENCE, one of death metal’s greatest technically oriented bands, released their game-changing sophomore album.
‘Consuming Impulse‘ was unleashed through R/C Records (a subsidiary of Roadracer Records), and ultimately went on to become one of extreme metal’s most significantly influential albums in the years since. With its savage, down-tuned guitars, bombastic drumming, and, of course, Martin Van Drunen’s signature acidic-throated vocals, the record is considered an essential component of death metal history.
Now, the current incarnation of PESTILENCE – Patrick Mameli (guitar/vocals), Tilen Hudrap (bass), Calin Paraschiv (guitar), and Septimiu Harsan (drums) – announce their first tour of 2019.
The “Evrope Redvced To Ashes Tour 2019” will see this iconic act playing all the songs from ‘Consuming Impulse‘ (streaming above) to celebrate the album’s milestone 30th anniversary. Not just merely playing these songs either, but playing them in the originally intended state of D downtuning.
You can find the trek’s itinerary below, along with the tour poster featuring the incredible artwork of Roberto Toderico. More dates are expected TBA soon.
In related news and in case you missed it, PESTILENCE has just released the ‘Prophetic Revelations 1987-1993‘ Box Set. It contains the band’s first four album releases, as 180 grams Picture LPs in a high-quality box, with several special extras added. It is a one-time limited release of 1.000 copies worldwide and available NOW from Hammerheart Records [HERE].
PESTILENCE – ‘Prophetic Revelations 1987-1993‘ Picture LP Box Set includes:
– Consuming Impulse Picture-LP
– Malleus Maleficarum Picture-LP
– Testimony Of The Ancients Picture-LP
– Spheres Picture-LP
– A2 Poster
– PESTILENCE “Evrope Redvced To Ashes Tour 2019” –
21.02 UK – Glasgow, Classic Grand
23.02 UK – Manchester, Rebellion
24.02 IR – Dublin, Voodoo Lounge
26.02 UK – London, Underworld
01.03 DE – Bochum, Matrix
02.03 DK – Viborg, Paletten
04.03 SE – Stockholm, Fryshuset Klubben
06.03 SE – Goteborg, Sticky Fingers
07.03 NO – Oslo, Bla
10.03 CZ – Prague, Rock Cafe Narodni Trida
11.03 SK – Kosice, Colloseum
12.03 SK – Bratislava, Randal Club
13.03 IT – San Dona, Revolver Club
14.03 IT – Rome, Traffic Club
15.03 IT – Cagliari, Cueva Rock Club
16.03 IT – Bologna, Alchemica
17.03 IT – Milan, Slaughter Club
22.03 NL – Enschede, Metropool
23.03 NL – Alkmaar, Victory
24.03 NL – Rotterdam, Baroeg
28.03 PT – Lisbon, RCA Club
29.03 PT – Porto, Hard Club