Pestilence recently announced its first-ever tour of South America in February. So far the following shows have been confirmed (with more dates to be announced soon):
Pestilence - South American Tour:
Feb. 09 - Moulin Rouge - Caracas, Venezuela
Feb. 11 - Derrama Magisterial - Lima, Peru
Feb. 12 - Macabre Chili Fest - Valparaiso, Chile
Feb. 13 - The Roxy Live - Buenos Aires, Argentina
In other news, Dutch bass player magazine De Bassist conducted a video interview with Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Pestilence, Obscura). The 7-minute segment was filmed on December 17th, 2010 at De Effenaar during Holland's Eindhoven Metal Meeting. Jeroen talks about his background as a fretless bass player, the switch to a new tuning, and much more. You can now watch the chat below.
Thesseling is one of the very few bassists in the metal scene that plays fretless basses. He recently recorded the albums Doctrine (Pestilence), Omnivium (Obscura) and Quarterpast (MaYaN), all to be released within the next few months.