Posted on by Oran

With their critically acclaimed new studio album Malicious Intent reaping praise from across the Metal kingdom, Malevolence have staked out their place as one of contemporary metal’s heavyweight acts.

These rising UK stars are now out to conquer the world, undertaking a huge run of major live dates this summer and into 2023.

After blowing away audiences at the likes of Download Festival UK, Knotfest Germany and the Bring Me The Horizon Malta Weekender, following on from a UK arena tour with Architects and Sleep Token, the British bruisers are pleased to announce more shows.

Malevolence have revealed two new headline shows this August, in Colchester (UK) and Paris (FR), before they launch into two German shows supporting Lamb Of God, followed by an Australian run in September with Thy Art Is Murder, Carnifex and I AM. The band will also be accompanying Trivium on their extensive EU tour leg, with Heaven Shall Burn and Obituary, following on from the UK shows.

To support these dates, the band have today released a brand new video to accompany album highlight ‘Higher Place’. Showing off their creative breadth, the single breaks with their usual aggressive metal swagger. ‘Higher Place‘ is a show stopping, southern groove flavoured ballad.

Front-man Alex Taylor commented,
Higher Place focuses on a subject which everyone will deal with at some point in loss; death/bereavement. This is one most heartfelt songs we have written as a band, however once we began writing this song, it came together very naturally. This song is a huge step outside our comfort zone, we hope you enjoy it!

The visuals for this song was our first venture into a narrative driven video, filmed in our hometown of Sheffield. We worked closely with Enon Films to bring the concept to life.

To accompany the video, the band have released an alternative acoustic version of ‘Higher Place‘ digitally, giving fans yet another glimpse into Malevolence’s bottomless artistic flair.

Check out the video below…

Malevolence will be headlining the Sophie Lancaster Stage at Bloodstock Open Air next week [Saturday, August 13th]. Tickets are on sale NOW via the Bloodstock website.

Oran O’Beirne 2022