In their heyday Pestilence were by far the most successful Dutch death metal band with seminal albums such as Malleus Maleficarum’ (1988), ‘Consuming Impulse’ (1989) and ‘Testimony of the Ancients’ (1991) that inspired hordes of new bands. The release of the demo collection ‘The Dysentery Penance’ (2015) apparently brought things full circle for Pestilence, not in the least because frontman Patrick Mameli had repeatedly confirmed in interviews that Pestilence were dead and buried.