Newly remastered versions of classic PESTILENCE albums from the 80's and 90's are coming to an ample variety of physical formats on June 30th and to streaming platforms from February 24th. The Dutch progressive/technical death metal pioneers will have them re-issued on Agonia Records, who previously released the band's last album, "Exitivm" (2021).
The re-release pertains to first four PESTILENCE albums, that had been remastered from scratch at Satanic Audio (Behemoth, Azarath) to significantly improve on overall sound quality, by engaging present-day studio equipment.
The album selection was influenced by the idea to provide a looking glass into the early days of death metal (as far as PESTILENCE's input is concerned) and into the dawning of a legendary group, who was essential in crafting and expanding technical death metal, alongside Death, Atheist and Cynic.
A new listening experience will entail:
4. "Spheres" (1993) - the album broke the mold at a time the metal scene wasn’t ready to appreciate its uniqueness or recognize its future impact. Underestimated at first, the bold conjunction of jazz fusion and progressive/technical death metal had eventually been lauded as a move ahead of its time, and had influenced a lot of bands, including Gorguts, Necrophaigst and Obscura.