Nuclear Blast is pleased to announce a global partnership with Steel City 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 grafting their 3rd full-length record. The hugely anticipated album, titled 'Malicious Intent', will be released on May 20th 2022.

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

Malevolence front-man Alex Taylor stated,
"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!"

Watch the video for 'On Broken Glass'https://youtu.be/mqoFbD1xVWM

Pre-order 'Malicious Intent' + stream 'On Broken Glass': https://bfan.link/Malevolence-on-broken-glass.ema

Regarding the video, Alex Taylor added,
“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 '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
06. Karma
07. Above All Else (feat. Matt Honeycutt)
08. Do Or Die
09. Salvation (feat. Matthew K. Heafy)
10. Armageddon

Malevolence have a heavy touring year ahead. Their currently confirmed 2022/23 tour dates read as follows:

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