Pestilent Reign - Pyres CD
Pestilent Reign, founded in the year 2013 by Lars Hägele and Christoph Sauner, is a Death Metal band located in the area around Stuttgart (southern Germany). First local shows were played, after Max Köhler joined the band to complete the line-up. In January 2015 the first EP „Shivering Chaos“ was released and digitally sold via Bandcamp. At the end of 2015 Simon Orth (Ex- Ichorid, Bösedeath) joined the band as bass player. The second EP „The Zealot“ was released in January 2016 and distributed via Bandcamp and as well as limited Digipack. Shortly after this release, Max had to leave the band due to parenthood and lack of time, so Simon Hofmeister (Ex- Confined by Yesterday, Live-Finsterforst) filled in on drums. In summer 2016, Sebastian Unic (Crimson Death, Kahld, Hysterie) joined the band as new drummer and full-member of Pestilent Reign. In 2016 and 2017, international shows were played on festivals like Monthly Assault in Switzerland and Nice To Eat You in Czech Republic. After 2 years, Simon Orth left the band, because of changing musical tastes, to join Bösedeath. In September 2017, Pestilent Reign has completed their current line-up again with Matthias „Mick“ Figura (Ichorid, Raped) as new bass player.
Within these two years (2016,2017) Pestilent Reign shared the stage with well-known bands like Benighted, Wormed, Unfathomable Ruination, Implore, Pighead, Analepsy, Spasm, Gutalax, Serrabulho, Deserted fear, Rottenness, Warfuck and Abysmal Torment.
In May and June 2017 Pestilent Reign recorded their first full length album with Christoph Brandes (Iguana Studios, Freiburg) who produced bands like Necrophagist. The first album, titled „Pyres“, has a length of 39 minutes in 8 Songs and a cover artwork created by Abomination Imagery from Indonesia, who has already shared his art with bands like Spawn of Possession and Korpse. Pyres was released by Rising Nemesis Records in March 2018.