Hey Mr.Mameli.How is life on the road?How is your tour going on?
Patrick Marco Mameli: Pretty good, but also exhausting
at times. All the flying and traveling puts a huge stress on the body and mind.
Could you please tell us the writing and recording process of your new
amazing album called Hadeon ?
Like I always like to record my albums. This time no exception. It
takes me about year to complete the whole framework. The songstructures and
build ups. Also the lyrics take some time to complete. I want good lyrics and
not some dumb statements.
You have been really operative since 2009 after a long break.Would you
like to tell about the last years of band?What are your purposes as a musician
It just always boils down to the business aspect of it. When a band
doesn't get the proper backup from a record company, there is not much we can
do. Then it becomes a struggle financially. And that affects the state of mind.
I should be enjoying recording and releasing and touring. Not under bad
conditions. My purpose is to serve the masses with the most awesome death metal.
You have new talented guys in the band.Can you introduce them to us?How
did they take their job in mighty Pestilence?
I just asked them to join. They had not even heard a single note but
were convinced of my capabilities as a composer. So it only took an email and
some Skype sessions.
Could you please tell your first years as a musician?How did you start
I started at age 4 with playing guitar. So I practised for hours and
hours. When I played in a school and I knew that that was what I wanted to do in
life. Not becoming a teacher or a lawyer. I met Marco F. at school and we
How was the Netherlands metal scene in 80s?What bands and things
influenced you when you started to play?
All my friends where tape traders so we got a hold of the best music
coming from the USA. We listened to alot of punk and hardcore. Later we got into
Possessed, Mantas and such. There was no underground death metal scene at that
You have been keeping Pestilences sound very solid and unmatched even
after all years.What is the secret recipe of you for Pestilence?
My recipe is, not listening to other death metal music. This way my own
style stays pure. I don't get influenced.
Which album made Pestilence a very significant band in the scene of
global metal world?
Well most people would say either Consuming or Testimony. But I prefer
Hadeon and Obsideo.
How have you been progressing your music and guitar playing through
years?What things did you focus on Hadeon?
Hadeon is just more of the same that comes out of my brain. I perfected
my own style and feel very comfortable with it. It's pure Mamelian.
What are the lyrical concept of Hadeon? Can you tell us the lyrical
concepts of band from begining to present?
I have always tried to be unique in my approach to songwriting and
lyrics. We always try to avoid the typical blood and guts lyrics. Existentialism
and Gestalt are way more interesting. We also touch topics like religion,
doctrines and alien technologies and thought patterns.
You know life has changed a lot in last 30 years.What things really have
changed for you over years as a musician and a person?
I changed my way of thinking about life in general. I started working
out alot and eat very healthy. All because of my diabetes. Plus I found the love
of my life that keeps me grounded. As a musician I stay focused on refining my
I dont want to disturb you more in the middle of your busy tour,so here
is the last question. What do you want to say to your fans all over the world? And please say something to Turkish fans who have been waiting for you for years to see you live first time on stage?
I'd like to say thanks to all the fans for the constant support for
Pestilence. We keep continuing for you guys. And to the Turkish fans, show us
some Turkish metal love and we will give it right back with a stunning setlist.
Thanks for your answers and time.Good luck on the road!