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The Pestilence Choir


Genres: Metal

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Stats: 0 fans / 22 plays / 6 plays today






Members: Alex Hero, Brendan O'neill, Chad Novynka, Curtis Mathers, Taylor Vertrees

The Pestilence Choir is an American heavy metal band based out of Virginia,
formed in 2005. The band has independently released two EPs and one full length
album. Their debut record, Drinkin for Blood, was released in 2009. The band
consists of drummer Alex Hero, vocalist Chad Novynka, guitarist Brendan O’Neill,
guitarist Curtis Mathers and bassist Taylor Vertrees. They have performed with
signed artists such as Death Angel, Arsis, Darkest Hour, and Ion Dissonance over the years in
addition to playing classic venues like The Norva. The band was formed by a group
of lifelong friends with a shared passion for heavy music. The Pestilence Choir’s
sound is based on punishing guitar leads, lightning-fast drums, and a vocalist that
roars over it with reckless abandon. Although the band grew up on Black Sabbath
and Metallica, they all have a wide range of musical influences that have shaped
their unique sound over the years. Drinkin for Blood strikes a unique balance
between melody and outright aggression. Some tracks, such as Iron Curtain, smash
the listener in the face and never let up. Yet others, The Tower for instance, provide
a melodic journey that gives listeners a chance to catch their breath before being
bludgeoned again. The Pestilence Choir bridges the gap between thrash metal of the
1980s and a more modern sound. Metal fans everywhere should be on the lookout
for The Pestilence Choir in the coming years. The band’s aforementioned debut,
Drinkin for Blood, brings a ferocious sound and attitude to a genre that needs fresh