PESTIFER “Expanding Oblivion”

  • Release date: March 13, 2020
  • Label: XKR027


With its analog and near-live sound and mastering by Victor BULLOK (TRIPTYKON, NONEUCLID…), “Expanding Oblivion” is not only inspired by classic SciFi literature (Liu CIXIN, Isaac ASIMOV…), it’s a metaphorical chronicle of our relationship with technology without being moralistic, wotj a lyrical concept wide enough in its building of a whole Universe for the listener let the imagination flow… Welcome aboard, resistance is futile!

Born in a hostile system, they used their advanced technology to transfer their consciences int servers-spaceships-factories to survive and roam the Universe, swallowing and disembodying life forms, expanding the network without boundaries, all as one, fusing knowledges, experiences, thoughts and reflections, being everywhere as oversighting sentinels sometimes creating carnal hosts to feel for a while among other species until they found Earth.

A world on the verge of apocalypse with a dying specie to which they offered a remedy through disembodiment and absorption in the network. But, like one can’t travel faster than light, a network can’t grow limitlessly in its quest of omniscience, and, reaching its own end, having absorbed all consciousness of the Universe, every single trace of life that ever existed got lost, forever…

Expanding Oblivion!

Press Quotes

  • If it’d been released by DEATH, it’d have been considered the best of the band” [Subterraneo]
  • I wouldn’t be surpised it ends up on my best albums of the year list” [Teeth of the Divine]
  • Im completely enthralled by this new release” [Deadly Storm]
  • It’s hard not to love what [Pestifer] are doing” [No Clean Singing]
  • Perfect albums are extremely rare. That’s one of them” [Toilet Ov Hell]
  • Top class album” [White Room Review]

Track List

  1. The Remedy
  2. Ominous Wanderers
  3. Silent Spheres
  4. Disembodied
  5. Swallower of Worlds
  6. Fractal Sentinels
  7. Grey Hosts
  8. Lone Entity
  9. Omniscient
  10. Ultimate Confusions
  11. Expanding Oblivion
  • Total Running Time: 44:58


  • Jérôme BERNARD – Vocals
  • Valéry BOTTIN – Guitars
  • Adrien GUSTIN – Bass
  • Philippe GUSTIN – Drums


  • 500 copies limited edition DigiPak CD first print [XKR027CDLE]
  • Digital [XKR027D]

Release Dates

  • 13.MAR.2020 – CD & Digital


  • All music and lyrics by PESTIFER
  • Recorded and mixed by Laurent EYEN and Thibault SCHOUTERS at KOKO RECORDS studio
  • Mastered by Victor BULLOK at WOODSHED STUDIO
  • Produced by PESTIFER
  • Artwork by David CARYN
  • Layout by Jérôme BERNARD
  • Photography by Isabelle DUCCI
  • Executive producer: Nicolas WILLIART for XENOKORP
  • Reproduced with kind permission of ALIEN FORCES publishing