Asakusa Deathfest have announced that the legend of legends…Pestilence…will be headlining their annual death metal fest in Japan:
“PESTILENCE x Asakusa Deathfest 2019
Get ready for the plague because the living Death Metal legends PESTILENCE are finally landing in Japan this year!
Formed in 1986 as a Thrash Metal band, they gradually shifted to a more brutal and heavy sound that was evident in their 2nd album “Consuming Impulse”, released in 1989. This is considered by and large to be one of the best Death Metal albums of all time! By their 3rd album, PESTILENCE implemented more progressive and technical song structures which became a mainstay in their later albums. Alongside DEATH, PESTILENCE was a pioneer of early Progressive Death Metal.
And over 30 years later, the band continued their aural onslaught with their latest album “Hadeon”.
Beware of the pandemic! Because PESTILENCE is spreading their pus-soaked Death Metal disease at Asakusa Deathfest 2019!”
This year’s edition is taking place October 11-14: