NewsFebruary 23, 2022 2:27 PM ET4,591 views

Malevolence announce new album 'Malicious Intent', drop new song and video


Nat Wood

Official press release:

Nuclear Blast is pleased to announce a global partnership with Sheffield, UK shredders Malevolence, in cooperation with the band's own MLVLTD label. Following several blistering UK performances last year, at festivals Download, Slam Dunk and Bloodstock, on-top of a run of sold-out headline shows, Malevolence have since been tirelessly working on their third full-length record. The hugely anticipated album, titled Malicious Intent, will be released on May 20. Pre-orders for Malicious Intent are available now.

Supreme new single "On Broken Glass" has also been revealed today, accompanied by a video filmed in the band's hometown Sheffield, UK. The track is a sludge laden rager, setting out the remarkable ambitions of the 5-piece - flaunting their heavy metal credentials. Watch the new video here:

Speaking on today's album announcement, Malevolence front-man Alex Taylor shares: "Malicious Intent is a demonstration of strength. It is the next step in the evolution of our band and is the product of hard work and creativity over two years of difficulties, lock downs and complete upheaval to every day life. The album embodies the progression of our sound but also our growth as individuals and I feel like with each release we put out, our sound matures with us. The subjects that we touch on with this album will resonate with those who are seeking self reflection and progression. This is something we as a band will always strive for as we continue to carve our own path and build new foundations in the heavy music world. If you are a heavy music fan, there is something on this album for you. These are heavy metal anthems that will stand the test of time!"

Regarding the video, Alex Taylor adds: "The video was filmed on location in Malevolence’s home town Sheffield. Directed by long time friend Daniel Priess, the concept of the video was simple; to capture the raw energy of Malevolence in a live environment. Everything behind the video was done completely DIY by the band, from hiring the venue, stage and crew to inviting close friends and family down to the shoot. The video encapsulates the loyalty and passion that Malevolence’s fans have for the band."

Malicious Intent was recorded at Tree House Studios, UK. The record was produced by Malevolence, with mixing handled by Carl Bown, and engineering by Jim Pinder. The 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
06. Karma
07. Above All Else (feat. Matt Honeycutt)
08. Do Or Die
09. Salvation (feat. Matthew K. Heafy)
10. Armageddon

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