With only three weeks remaining until the release of their new record ‘Malicious Intent‘,the excitement for this year’s most hotly anticipated metal album is intensifying.
Stoking the flames higher, Malevolence reveal their knockout third single, ‘Still Waters Run Deep‘. The song and video documents the band’s young career, from 2009 to date, from a fresh faced, local band to international touring powerhouse.
Raring to air their new material, Steel City’s finest have secured an impressive run of international touring in 2022. Today, the band are embarking on three headline shows in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, followed by five huge UK arena shows with Architects and Sleep Token.
Malevolence front-man Alex Taylor stated,
“This video is a deep dive into the history of Malevolence. We dug through hours of old archive footage and picked out some highlights from over the years as the song is a tribute to the journey we have set upon together, and the bond it has formed between us.
After hundreds of shows and thousands of hours in the van and practice room, being a part of this band has been the most rewarding experience of our lives and this video reflects the evolution and progress of Malevolence over the last 12 years.
We hope you enjoy it!”
With an impressive set of tour dates on the horizon alongside the record of their career, 2022 is inevitably Malevolence‘s year. Catch them live at the following show dates:
Ireland/Northern Ireland headline shows w/ Guilt Trip
28 Apr 2022 IE, Limerick, Dolan’s Warehouse
29 Apr 2022 IE, Dublin, Whelans
30 Apr 2022 UK, Belfast, The Limelight 2
Architects support dates w/ Sleep Token
02 May 2022 UK, Leeds, First Direct Arena
03 May 2022 UK, Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
05 May 2022 UK, Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
06 May 2022 UK, London, Alexandra Palace
08 May 2022 UK, Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
2022 festival dates
27 May 2022 MT, Haz-Zebbug, Bring Me The Horizon – Malta Weekender 2022
11 Jun 2022 UK, Donington, Download Festival
23 Jun 2022 NL, Ysselsteyn, Jera On Air
25 Jun 2022 DE, Gräfenhainichen, Full Force Festival
30 Jul 2022 DE, Oberhausen, Knotfest Germany
05 Aug 2022 CH, Open Air Gränichen, Gränichen
USA Summer Tour – Tune Low Die Slow
w/ The Acacia Strain, 156 Silence
28 Jun 2022 US, PA, Easton, One Center Square
29 Jun 2022 US, PA, Pittsburgh, Preserving Underground
30 Jun 2022 US, OH, Columbus, Ace Of Cups
01 Jul 2022 US, IN, Indianapolis, Hoosier Dome
02 Jul 2022 US, IL, Sauget, Pop’s
03 Jul 2022 US, MO, Springfield, Outland Ballroom
05 Jul 2022 US, OK, Oklahoma, 89th Street
06 Jul 2022 US, NE, Omaha, Waiting Room
07 Jul 2022 US, IA, Des Moines, XBK
08 Jul 2022 US, IL, Joliet, The Forge
09 Jul 2022 US, WI, Milwaukee, X-Ray Arcade
10 Jul 2022 US, MI, Grand Rapids, The Stache
12 Jul 2022 US, OH, Toledo, Ottawa Tavern
13 Jul 2022 US, NY, Buffalo, Rec Room
14 Jul 2022 US, NY, Horseheads, The L
15 Jul 2022 US, RI, Providence, Alchemy,
16 Jul 2022 US, VT, Burlington, Higher Ground
17 Jul 2022 US, NH, Hampton Beach, Wally’s
Trivium support dates w/ Heaven Shall Burn
12 Jan 2023 UK, Glasgow, O2 Academy
13 Jan 2023 UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy
14 Jan 2023 UK, Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
15 Jan 2023 UK, London, O2 Academy Brixton
‘Malicious Intent‘ was recorded at Tree House Studios, UK. The record was produced by Jim Pinder and co-mixed by Jim Pinder and Carl Bown. The ‘Malicious Intent‘ artwork was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor.
‘Malicious Intent‘– tracklist:
01. Malicious Intent
02. Life Sentence
03. On Broken Glass
04. Still Waters Run Deep
05. Higher Place
07. Above All Else (feat. Matt Honeycutt)
08. Do Or Die
09. Salvation (feat. Matthew K. Heafy)
‘Malicious Intent‘ will be available in the following formats:
Green + Sky Blue Splatter (Retail)
Sky Blue + White Marbled (Nuclear Blast Mail-Order Exclusive)
Yellow + Blue Corona (Nuclear Blast Mail-Order & Selected Shops)
Crystal Clear w/ Sky Blue Splatter (US Exclusive)
Curaco + Sun Yellow Splatter (MLVLTD Exclusive)
Alex Taylor | Vocals
Konan Hall | Guitar / Vocals
Josh Baines | Guitar
Wilkie Robinson | Bass
Charlie Thorpe | Drums
The undisputed Heavy Metal Kings of the UK: In early 2020 came the highly anticipated EP release, The Other Side, introducing a brand-new side of Malevolence. Although only 3 tracks, each song showcased a depth and diversity that is uncommon in modern metal. Heart-wrenching ballads are blended perfectly with technical shredding and crushing breakdowns, effortlessly showcasing the band’s talent as genuine songwriters. Despite the hard-fought success, Malevolenceremains an autonomous crew. Operating from their Sheffield-based HQ, a previously derelict warehouse the band transformed themselves, Malevolence handles as much of their in-house operations as they possibly can. Including the formation and operation of Malevolence’s own label, MLVLTD Music. It was through this label that the band self-released The Other Side and although it was a first for the band, the release was a resounding success – racking up close to half a million streams on Spotify and Apple Music in its first few weeks of release.
Malevolence fans will know that their records come few and far between. Emerging onto the scene in 2013 with their debut album Reign of Suffering, which is currently climbing above 2.15 million streams on Spotify. Released as teenagers, the level of song crafting skill stands the test of time and remains a defining moment in the band’s career. The next four years had Malevolence grinding their way through the European continent, gaining recognition as one of the hottest prospects in this new wave of international heavy metal. 2017’s Self Supremacy saw the Sheffield quintet selling out club shows all over Europe, the USA, and even south-east Asia/Japan. This in turn has earned them a cult-like following of die-hard fans, who wear the Malevolence logo on their clothing like a medal of honour.
Now waiting with brand-new album ‘Malicious Intent‘ and plans to tour amongst some of the biggest names in heavy music, Malevolence are poised to become the next legacy name in all of heavy music.