Renowned and revered for his vicious vocal style and unique onstage presence, Hoffmann is impossible to replace, but co-founder Phil Fasciana decided to face the challenge and affirm the truth behind this lyric from the group’s 1991 debut “The Ten Commandments”.
Thus, on 18 January 2019, MALEVOLENT CREATION will release their new studio album “The 13th Beast”, which introduces a new line-up consisting of P.M. Cancilla (drums), Josh Gibbs (bass), Phil Fasciana (guitars) and vocalist/guitarist Lee Wollenschlaeger. Now, the band have released their first track from this savage offering.
“Because of us all living so far apart, this track is one of the few full collaboration songs on the album”, says Lee. “We are all very proud of “The 13th Beast”, and ‘Mandatory Butchery’ is the perfect song to experience a lot of the elements on the album.”
The lyric video created by Guilherme Henriques can be watched below;
Musically, “The 13th Beast” expands upon 2014’s “Dead Man’s Path”. However, it also incorporates a brutality known from albums such as “The Will To Kill” and “Eternal” which is further accentuated by Wollenschlaeger’s understandable yet deeper vocal tone and songwriting contributions. Just like “Dead Man’s Path”, the record offers artwork by German Latorres, and was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound.
“The 13th Beast” will be released as 180 gram LP plus 4-page LP booklet, CD, and digital album – pre-orders are available here.
There are limited coloured vinyl editions available too!