It's been more than a decade and a half since Pestilence, the technical-death metal legends from the Netherlands, has toured the United States.
A lot can change in 16 years, and has - but metal lovers haven't given up on Pestilence just yet; far from it. After disbanding in 1994 the band reunited in 2008 predominantly due to public demand.
The reunion produced 2009's, Resurrection Macabre , the fifth studio album for Pestilence - and these guys haven't stopped since.
On Sunday, May 30, Pestilence will be kicking off their Resurrection Macabre Tour 2010 as part of the Maryland Deathfest. And then the very next day they'll be cutting groves into the pavement of the heavy metal highway along with Warbringer, Vital Remains, Enfold Darkness, and Sacrificial Slaughter.
Story and interview by Melanie Falina ©2010