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Pestilence Bio

Pestilence is a death metal band from the Netherlands founded in 1986. Later they incorporated more jazz and fusion  elements into their music. After disbanding in order to pursue other musical directions in 1994, Pestilence has reunited in 2008. To date, the band has released five albums (a sixth one is currently in the works.

Pestilence started in the Netherlands in the mid 1986 as a thrash metal band. The lineup, consisting of Patrick Mameli (guitar, vocals), Randy Meinhard (guitar), and Marco Foddis (drums), recorded two demos before gaining the attention of Roadrunner Records. After the first demo, Martin van Drunen (bass, vocals) joined them. These two demos - Dysentery (1987) and The Penance (1987) - are raw, sounding mostly like a cross between Possessed and Schizophrenia-era Sepultura. After signing with Roadrunner, Pestilence released their debut album, Malleus Maleficarum, in 1988, further refining their approach to thrash metal. The new material was tighter and more focused than the demos.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pestilence_%28band%29