Feb 11

Rock ’n Roelvink to provide Tourmanagement for Vandenberg’s Moonkings

Adrian Vandenberg’s (Vandenberg, Whitesnake, Manic Eden) new mean rockmachine Vandenberg’s Moonkings will release their debut album through Mascot in February. Right after the release the band will hit a string of European stages. Rock ‘n Roelvink is proud to provide Tourmanagement for these upcoming shows. Ralph will hit the road with the band.
Check dates here

Photo: Stefan Schipper

Jul 17

Rock ’n Roelvink partner with football club Go Ahead Eagles

Rock ’n Roelvink is proud to announce that the company will participate as partner with football club Go Ahead Eagles from Deventer. The company owners have their roots in Deventer and would like to support this historic club. After winning the play offs the club will return to the highest level of football in the Netherlands, the Eredivisie and they’ll need all the support they can possibly get. Besides, a little rock ‘n roll in football ain’t bad either. The passion and commitment of Go Ahead Eagles fits Rock ‘n Roelvink. See you in the Adelaarshorst!

Feb 07


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Candlelight Records today confirms the worldwide signing of PESTILENCE. The celebrated eastern Netherlands-based band is currently preparing to enter the studio to begin work on their seventh studio album, titled Obsideo. The album is expected to be produced by vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli and set to feature ten new songs. No release date is set as of press time.

The band comments, “PESTILENCE is very excited to announce that they have signed a recording deal with Candlelight Records. We feel that our new material is very special and innovative and that it needs the back up of a solid company like Candlelight to get it out there to the metal world.”

Obsideo will feature band mastermind Mameli and long-time partner guitarist Patrick Uterwijk with new German bassist George Maier and Australian drummer Dave Haley. Mameli notes, “PESTILENCE is chuffed to have Dave Haley in the line up. Dave is one of the five best extreme drummers in the world, and his talent brings PESTILENCE to new levels that couldn’t be reached otherwise. Georg Maier is a young and talented bass player that will turn some heads. Both guys are really down to earth and real easy going. Of course, Patrick Uterwijk is my most respectable and long-going friend and musician.”

Formed in 1986, PESTILENCE took influence from early American and German thrash metal to cultivate its now signature death metal sound. Four albums would see release and continued worldwide growth for the band before members decided to go separate ways in 1994. Fourteen years later, the band would reform and in 2009 released Resurrection Macabre (Mascot). On review, noted website Chronicles of Chaos said, “Mameli and company chose to steer this effort down paths previously unexplored whilst maintaining their unmistakably vintage essence.” Blabbermouth added, “distinctive and unique. a diverse and satisfying metal experience.”

In recent years, PESTILENCE has also returned to the live stage; their first North American tour in over 16 years commenced at the annual Maryland Death Fest May 30, 2010. Commenting to Noisecreep after announcement of the 18-city tour, Mameli said, “we will put our heart and soul into these upcoming shows and hope to make lots of fans happy with both old and new material.” PESTILENCE was a featured performer on the 2nd Annual 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise that left Miami on January 23, 2012. The band performed two sets on the popular Caribbean cruise that also featured Cannibal Corpse, Crowbar, My Dying Bride, Samael, Overkill, and Venom among others.


Feb 22

PESTILENCE Announces New Bassist And Drummer

Guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli of the resurrected late ’80s/early ’90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE has issued the following update:

Recently, bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (NUFUTIC, OBSCURA) and drummer Yuma van Eekelen (EXIVIOUS, THE NEW DOMINION) have decided to work more intensively on their main projects.Therefore, bassist Stephan Fimmers (NECROPHAGIST) and drummer Tim Yeung (MORBID ANGEL, DIVINE HERESY, VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL) will join PESTILENCE for the upcoming new album ‘ Obsideo’ and live performances.

Stephan Fimmer gave the following statement: “ I´m looking forward to be part of a great, new Pestilence album – Obsideo – I´m sure that the upcoming album is gonna blast!! It’s great to join the band and play with these awesome musicians.”

Patrick Mameli would like to thank Jeroen Paul Thesseling and Yuma van Eekelen for their hard work and great musicianship on the ‘Doctrine’ album and live shows and we (Patrick Mameli and Patrick Uterwijk) wish them both good luck in the future with their projects.


Patrick Mameli – Guitar/Vocals
Patrick Uterwijk – Guitar
Stephan Fimmers – Bass
Tim Yeung – Drums

Nov 09

Pestilence to play exclusive Costa Rica show in January

Dutch progressive Death Metal legends PESTILENCE will play in Costa Rica for the first time ever on January 29th 2012.
Right after the 70.000 tons of Metal cruise the band will head out to Costa Rica´s capital San Jose to headline Craneo Metal IX at legendary Club Peppers. Commented main man Patrick Mameli; ‘We are all sicked to visit the beautiful Costa Rica, a long time desire!’ When we did Latin America last February (2011) we were not able to perform for our fans in Costa Rica so we are really excited that we will now!’ ‘San Jose should prepare for some mind blowing action!!’

Oct 14


Just forget about all 80’s and ‘90’s retro parties you visited until now. Time to shake it up a bit, time for something different. It’s time for Mehrfaut!

Mehrfaut is the hottest and most happening DJ/VJ ourfit you can wish for. Only smash hits from the 80’s and 90’s in a spectacular setting that changes all the time. Mehrfaut is a true experience. These boys and girls have been around in the Ensched area for a while now ripping up every place they enter and now it’s time for the rest of the country to be taken by force! So forget about all the lame retro parties you’ve been going to in the past, buckle up and get ready for Mehrfaut!

Get out you Reebok pumps and your other classic clothing. Make sure to remember the lyrics to ‘You give love a bad name’ and be ready to party ‘like it’s 1999’! Mehrfaut will take you everywhere and all the classics that you hear will be accompanied by the most amazing graphics and video’s to complete the craziness! Oh! Did we mentioned the games and competitions? Guess not, but they are definitely there and make it even wilder!

Check the tourdates in our agenda sections and get a ticket in a theater near you.

Jun 17

Pestilence release South American Podcast, announce new tour of Latin America

Pestilence recently posted a brand new South American podcast online. The eleven minute video of their adventures can be viewed below and is also available in our gallery. Pestilence will embark on a extensive Latin America tour early next year right after the 70.000 tons of metal cruise. The Latin American trek will take place January 28th until February 14th. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.

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