September 23, 2008
PESTILENCE will enter Jacob Hansen Studios in mid October to record their new album "Resurrection Macabre", which is going to be released in 2009 by Mascot Records. The band will record 11 new songs and 3 bonus tracks for the limited edition. The bonustracks will be 3 re-recorded classic PESTILENCE songs and you can vote for your favourite song at the band’s website www.pestilence.nl.
POSSESSED singer Jeff Becerra became very ill while touring in Europe. The group, now featuring Jeff Becerra on vocals and SADISTIC INTENT backing him up, was touring in preparation for the Hole In The Sky Festival. Jeff has been wheel chair bound for more than 18 years since he was shot and paralyzed in a street robbery. A pressure sore became infected on the tour, which was a very ambitious tour for a healthy person, let alone someone with a number of special needs, but Jeff felt compelled to follow the rigorous schedule. The infection spread to his bones, and soon he was unable to move, the band rushed him to a Helsinki hospital who had home flown to Paris for medical care, but Parisian doctors did not want to deal with such a sick American and they had him flown to LA where he spend nearly 20 days in a hospital on a strong course of antibiotics. Jeff is now resting in his family’s care until he can beat the illness. While filming for a documentary, filmmakers Shane and Amy Bugbee joined forces with Jeff in a acoustical music project Re-Possessed, they have posted some behind the scenes footage as well as an interview and more info on Jeff and his illness at www.myspace.com/repossessed2112. Jeff and his family will be checking the site daily and any and all Jeff Becerra updates can be found there. The documentary film and book featuring Jeff Becerra, Gene Hoglan, Mike Williams and other Metal luminaries will be out this Thanksgiving. We at Voices HQ wish Jeff a quick recovery!