Three years after acclaimed third full-length “Expanding Oblivion”, Belgium’s PESTIFER unleash a new work of Art. New EP and DMP debut “Defeat Of The Nemesis” delivers five tracks where twisted fusion riffs/leads and complex unpredictable rhythms produce a unique spin on technical and progressive Death Metal.
Collaborating with Death Metal Promotion YouTube channel, Debemur Morti Productions premiere the full stream of this mind-bendingly ferocious EP – listen below!
Drummer Phil explains the creative process behind the five songs:
“This time, all riffs came from Val (guitar) and Adrien (bass). I was sadly too busy with private affairs going on. But in the end, everyone in the band gets engaged in the process of transforming ideas into actual songs during our rehearsals. When the foundations of the tracks are strong, everyone focuses on finalizing his own instrument, and then, we refine them all together. It takes a while for a song to be finished since we all have to be satisfied with the result. Jérôme, the singer, is in charge of the lyrics and concept.“
Vocalist Jérôme adds:
“I can say the result is the fruit of a stable and strong collaboration compared to our previous release which has been significantly slowed down by line-up changes. That doesn’t mean we were fast in composing. Like Phil said, we focus on details a lot and that is probably the reason why it makes our songs so intricate. We want our music to have different layers of listening. So, the sixth time you listen to a song won’t give you the same impression than the first time. New elements can be highlighted with time. I think this release is a perfect match between Valéry’s love for dissonance, strong metal riffs and space traveling leads and Adri’s obsession with dramatic classical music and mesmerizing bass lines.“
“Defeat Of The Nemesis” will be released via Debemur Morti Productions as CD, vinyl (with digital print on B side) and digitally on April 21st. Pre-orders are possible via the label’s EU, US and Bandcamp shops.
PESTIFER is a metal band that has been haunting Belgium since 2004. Composed of four humanoids, the group plays an original music mixing aggressivity, melodies and personality with emphasis on the songs’ structure, elaborate riffing and the general atmosphere.
The project was fantasized by young hairy twins, fanatics of the 90’s Death Metal scene. With a first EP in 2006, PESTIFER aligns concerts on a local scale. In 2010, the band takes a new dimension releasing its first album, “Age Of Disgrace“. Two European tours in support of KATAKLYSM and KRISIUN follow and they sign with Ultimhate Records.
After a new 13-date European tour with NILE, PESTIFER release a new album on Greatdane Records in 2014. “Reaching The Void” confirms the band’s musical direction and brings a new trend with more “sci-fi” themes.
The following years, the band undergoes some line-up changes with the arrival of a new guitar player. In mid-2019, the band records a concept album, marking a new milestone for PESTIFER. The album, the result of several years of writing, is released in March 2020 on Xenokorp Records, a few days before the worldwide lockdown. During that period, PESTIFER sign a publishing contract with Les Editions Hurlantes (GOJIRA, IMMORTAL, MARDUK…).
In 2021, the band releases a video documentary. The film is directed by Giov‘ and focuses on the band’s life during covid. 2022 sees PESTIFER sign a contract with Debemur Morti Productions. Their forthcoming EP, “Defeat Of The Nemesis“, will be released on April 21st.