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, Malevolence remains 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.
Check out the brand new video for the new single, ‘On Broken Glass’ below:
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.
Catch Malovolence smash-up venues in Ireland this coming April, stopping at Limerick, Dublin, and Belfast. Be in with a chance to win passes to each of the Irish shows by following the simple instructions below. All official Overdrive links can be accessed here.
The full tour will roll through the following locations…
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
11 Jun 2022 UK, Donington, Download Festival
24 Jun 2022 NL, Ysselsteyn, Jera On Air
02 Jul 2022 DE, Münster, Vainstream Rockfest
09 Jul 2022 CZ, Fajtfest, Velké Meziříčí
05 Aug 2022 CH, Open Air Gränichen, Gränichen
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
Alex Taylor | Vocals
Konan Hall | Guitar / Vocals
Josh Baines | Guitar
Wilkie Robinson | Bass
Charlie Thorpe | Drums
Pre-order ”Malicious Intent‘ here.