Bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Pestilence, Obscura), who is known for his signature six-string fretless playing in progressive death metal, has commented on Pestilence's recent lineup changes.
"Having played the first few shows with the new lineup now, I can only tell that we're very satisfied about the chemistry of this new team," he said. "Playing the older material during live performances sounds brutal as it never did before and we're busy working together on new material and arrangements for the upcoming sixth studio album, 'Doctrine', which will be fully recorded with fretless six-string bass.
"Looking back to the 'Spheres' period 1993-1994, it's obvious that our new drummer Yuma van Eekelen adds a special stamp to the band's style.
"Personally, I feel that this new rhythm section forms the right balance between brutality and technical approach.
"As most of our fans are already aware of, every album of Pestilence sounds different and I'm quite sure that 'Doctrine' is going to be a mind-boggling work for most of you guys!"
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