Pestilence is a death metal band from the Netherlands that formed in 1986. The band started as a thrash metal band before changing to death metal with the release of their second album.
Their Spheres album saw them diverge to progressive death metal/jazz fusion, but the remainder of their discography has been death metal.
The band disbanded in 1994 to pursue other musical directions before reuniting in 2008. The band then went on “permanent hold” in 2014 as Patrick Mameli wanted to work on a new project. In 2016 the band was active again and released Hadeon in 2018.