With their critically acclaimed new studio album Malicious Intent, 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."
 
Video Director Gabriel Fernández-Gil commented,
"The song inspired sorrow, drama, and a dark epicness, which is what guided us in the making of this video.
In the story you'll be able to identify themes of loss, revenge, and UK's knife-crime epidemic.
As the lyrics and instrumentation, our characters "ascend" to different metaphorical planes of existence, or lack thereof."

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. 

Watch the video for 'Higher Place': https://youtu.be/Pc_pSK9BgrI

Download/stream the 'Higher Place' acoustic version: https://bfan.link/Malevolence-higher-place.ema
Order Malicious Intent: https://bfan.link/Malevolence-malicious-intent.ema 

With an impressive set of tour dates on the horizon alongside the record of their career, this is inevitably Malevolence's time. Catch them live at the following show dates:

2022 Summer Festival dates
05 Aug 2022  CH, Open Air Gränichen, Gränichen
13 Aug 2022  UK, Walton-on-Trent, Bloodstock Festival *Sophie Stage headliners*
2022 Summer Headline shows
15 Aug 2022  UK, Colchester, Arts Centre
17 Aug 2022 FR, Paris, La Bellevilloise
Lamb Of God DE shows
18 Aug 2022  DE, Nuremberg, Z-Bau
19 Aug 2022  DE, Koln, Live Music Hall
Thy Art Is Murder Australia dates w/ Carnifex and I AM
07 Sep 2022  AU, Perth, Magnet House
08 Sep 2022  AU, Adelaide, Lion Arts Factory
09 Sep 2022  AU, Melbourne, Northcote Theatre
10 Sep 2022  AU, Sydney, Manning Bar
11 Sep 2022  AU, Brisbane, Princess Theatre
2023 Trivium UK 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
2023 Trivium EU dates w/ Heaven Shall Burn and Obituary
17 Jan 2023  NL, Tilburg, Poppodium 013
18 Jan 2023  DE, Saarbrücken, Saarlandhalle
20 Jan 2023  DE, Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
21 Jan 2023  DE, Erfurt, Messe Erfurt
22 Jan 2023  CZ, Prague, Forum Karlín
23 Jan 2023 PL, Warsaw, Klub Stodoła
25 Jan 2022  FI, Helisinki, Kulttuuritalo
27 Jan 2023  SE, Stockholm, Fållan
28 Jan 2023  DK, Copenhagen, Amager Bio
29 Jan 2023  DE, Leipzig, Haus Auensee
31 Jan 2023  BE, Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
01 Feb 2023  FR, Paris, L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
03 Feb 2023  ES, Bilbao, Santana 27
04 Feb 2023  PT, Lisbon, Sala Tejo
05 Feb 2023  ES, Madrid, Sala Riviera
07 Feb 2023  ES, Barcelona, Razzmatazz
08 Feb 2023  FR, Lyon, Transbordeur
10 Feb 2023  DE, Ludwigsburg, Mhp Arena
11 Feb 2023  DE, Hamburg, Sporthalle
12 Feb 2023  DE, Berlin, Verti Music Hall
14 Feb 2023  HU, Budapest, Barba Negra
15 Feb 2023  AT, Vienna, Gasometer
17 Feb 2023  DE, Munich, Zenith
18 Feb 2023, CH, Zürich, Samsung Hall
19 Feb 2023, IT, Milan, Alcatraz
20 Feb 2023, DE, Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle