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Malevolent Creation

Formed: 1987
From: Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Malevolent Creation News

Below is our complete Malevolent Creation news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Malevolent Creation Premiere New Music Video

Malevolent Creation premiere a new music video for "Release the Soul", taken from their new album "The 13th Beast", which was released on January 18th by Century Media. Physical editions of the album will be released in the U.S. on March 1st by M-Theory Audio (on CD, vinyl, and cassette only).

Check out now "Release the Soul" below.

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Malevolent Creation Premiere NSFW Music Video

An official NSFW music video for Malevolent Creation‘s new track “Decimated” has premiered online. The cut is from the band's upcoming new album “The 13th Beast” which will see a January 18th release via Century Media.

Says vocalist/lead guitarist Lee Wollenschlaeger about this latest song: More...

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Malevolent Creation Posts New Lyric Video Online

“No one can destroy this Malevolent Creation” is a legendary line by the late, great Bret Hoffmann, who passed away on July 7th, 2018. 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 January 18th Malevolent Creation will release their new studio album, The 13th Beast, which introduces a new lineup consisting of Phil Cincilla (drums), Josh Gibbs (bass), Phil Fasciana (guitars) and vocalist/guitarist Lee Wollenschlaeger (Throne Of Nails, Imperial Empire).

Now, the band releases a 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 (www.guilhermevision.com) can be seen below: More...

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Malevolent Creation Reveals New Album Details

“No one can destroy this Malevolent Creation” is a legendary line by the late, great Bret Hoffmann, who passed away on July 7th, 2018. 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”.

Now, Malevolent Creation have confirmed January 18th as the release date for The 13th Beast, which introduces a new lineup consisting of Phil Cincilla (drums), Josh Gibbs (bass), Phil Fasciana (guitars) and vocalist/guitarist Lee Wollenschlaeger (Throne Of Nails, Imperial Empire). More...

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Former Malevolent Creation Singer Passes Away

Former Malevolent Creation frontman Bret Hoffman has passed away at the age of 51, following a bout with colon cancer, a message from his wife has confirmed. Her post on Facebook reads:

"Today is the saddest day of my life I just lost my soul mate the love of my my best friend has passed away I will always love u Bret Malev Hoffmann RIP my love."

Hoffman performed in the first three Malevolent Creation albums and was also known for his work with Fire For Effect and Down The Drain.

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Create A Kill Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Create A Kill - founded by two ex-Malevolent Creation drummers, Gus Rios (now on guitar) and Alex Marquez (now on vocals), with Daniel Gonzalez (Possessed) on second guitar - premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming album "Summoned To Rise", which will be out in stores July 13th via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Summoned To Rise" in its entirety below.


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Ex-Malevolent Creation Singer Fighting Cancer

Former Malevolent Creation vocalist Bret Hoffmann (now of Fire For Effect) is presently fighting stage 4 colon cancer and this GoFundMe has been launched to help out with his medical costs. Comments Hoffmann of his condition:

“Hello Everyone!! I am still in hospital attached to a double pick IV line they installed in me the other day otherwise they have to move the little IV lines every 4 days, and between all the bags of med going in and the bloodwork everyday my hands were bcoming green and blue bruise zonesThe blood thinners help with that.. I will fill in more of this messed up story when I get out.

I have been in Hospital for almost 2 weeks now, I’ve had a MAJOR surgery,many proceedures and tests. Have not eaten that entire time and have not even smelled the outside air in that time. I am however progressing forward. They do want me out so that I can go home and heal and rehab. That may take weeks, after that they have a treatment they are confident in for my cancer, I know I have a long road and life has changed. More...

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Malevolent Creation Signs To Hammerheart Records

American death metal legends Malevolent Creation has signed with Hammerheart Records, with the intemtion of releasing both new and old music, and will be booked worldwide through Eternal Rock. The plan for 2018 is to release a brand new album and do a tour to play a set featuring Malevolent Creation songs from their first five albums.

Hammerheart Records will gradually re-issue all albums on LP, Deluxe 2-CD, MC and as merchandise. This includes the band's first three albums for Roadrunner, the albums for Pavement/Artic, and all albums released in the 21st century.

The current lineup of Malevolent Creation is:

Phil Fasciana - Guitars
Lee Wollenschlaeger - Vocals/Guitar
Phil Cancillal P.M. Cancilla-Drums
Josh L. Gibbs - bass

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Malevolent Creation Premiere New Demo Track

An unfinished demo track which will be included on the upcoming 13th album from Malevolent Creation can be streamed via YouTube below. The release will feature the band's current lineup, consisting of founding member and guitarist Phil Fasciana alongside new additions Lee Wollenschlaeger (vocals, guitar), Phil Cancilla (drums) and Josh L. Gibbs (bass).

Fasciana states about the group's latest incarnation: More...

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Malevolent Creation Reportedly Breaks Up

Malevolent Creation has reportedly broken up and canceled upcoming North American tour dates with Incantation and Seeker. That tour marked the band's return to the road for the first time in five years, supporting new album "Dead Man's Path."

The tour was scheduled to kick off October 6th in Atlanta, Georgia and run through October 26th. All tickets can be refunded at their point of purchase.

While no official statement has been released from the band, multiple promoters have reported the cancellation of the tour due to the band's breakup. The few events listed on the group's facebook page all read "canceled."

The Florida death metal outfit is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of iconic debut record, "The Ten Commandments" this year.

Malevolent Creation is set to perform a handful of dates in South America, which appear to be on at this point, starting in Lima, Peru on September 21st. More...

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Malevolent Creation Gearing Up For Fall Tour

Malevolent Creation will return to the road in the U.S. for the first time in five years supporting new album "Dead Man's Path." The Florida death metal outfit is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of iconic debut record, "The Ten Commandments."

The upcoming trek starts on October 6th at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA and ends three weeks later in New Orleans, LA. Fans can expect to hear songs from "The Ten Commandments" and "Dead Man's Path," as well as select tracks from the group's vast discography.

When asked about the tour, the band simply offered the comment "no flesh shall be spared." Joining Malevolent Creation on all dates of the tour are Incantation and Seeker. More...

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Seeker To Support Malevolent Creation, Incantation

Texas tech-metal band Seeker has announced U.S. tour dates supporting Malevolent Creation and Incantation this October.

"We're unbelievably excited to head out with these two legendary bands,” states Seeker vocalist Bryce Lucien. “We're hitting a lot of our favorite cities and can't wait to play music from our new album on this tour."

The band is currently in the studio with Zach Ohren (Chelsea Grin, Fallujah) recording the follow up to 2013’s "Unloved."

Lucien comments: "We've been in the studio for about a week and everything is turning out great. The drums sound huge and the guitars are coming in flawless and absolutely crushing. We've spent nearly three years working on this album and can't wait for everyone to hear it. Expect the darkest, fastest, and most chaotic music that we've ever written." More...

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Malevolent Creation Posts 25th Anniversary Clip

Malevolent Creation released debut album "The Ten Commandments" on April 24th, 1991 (via Roadrunner Records). A 25th anniversary photo tribute video of the album has now been posted online (courtesy of Jim Malevolent) - check it out below.

"The Ten Commandments" was produced and engineered by Scott Burns and it was considered a milestone of the death metal genre, characterized by aggressive songwriting, sharp and granitic guitar riffs from Phil Fasciana, and frantic drumming by Mark Simpson.

1. Memorial Arrangements
2. Premature Burial
3. Remnants of Withered Decay
4. Multiple Stab Wounds
5. Impaled Existence
6. Thou Shall Kill!
7. Sacrificial Annihilation
8. Decadence Within
9. Injected Sufferage [sic]
10. Malevolent Creation More...

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First Annual Florida Metal Fest Announced

January 30th, 2016 will mark the official kick off of the first annual Florida Metal Fest! Organized by brothers John and Donald Tardy of death metal legends, Obituary, and set to take place at The Cuban Club, Ybor City in Tampa, year one of the brutal gala will see some of the Sunshine State's most iconic bands - including Obituary, Malevolent Creation, Deicide and Atheist - unite and return to their roots in the very heart of the death metal world. Additionally, the Tardy brothers have invited some of their favorite bands from around the country to take part in this special event including Corrosion Of Conformity, Trouble, Madball, Broken Hope and Generichrist!

Two local Floridian bands, both winners of the Battle Of The Bands contest show, will be opening the fest. The first battle was held on November 27th at the BrassMug where the winning band was
Untoten Krieg. The second battle will take place on December 26th at the Crowbar in Ybor City to determine the final band of this year's lineup.

Said John Tardy of fest: "My brother and I have been so fortunate and thankful to be part of some the best and biggest music festivals in the world. The amount of people, bands and energy these festivals can bring is just awesome. From the first time we played one, it has always been a dream of ours to put together a music festival that is not only fun for the fans, bands and crews, but one that also brings a closeness to all involved. After years and years of talking about it, we finally decided the time is now. We want to put together a first class festival. From the venue to the PA, from the lights to the lineup we are trying our best to make this as memorable event as possible. No festival, anywhere in the world, even with the best possible lineup, would work if the area does not support it. I think that Tampa, and its surrounding cities, is a great music area and one that is ready to make this event come to life."

Florida Metal Fest I Lineup:

Corrosion Of Conformity
Malevolent Creation
Broken Hope
Untoten Krieg [Battle Of the Bands Winner] More...

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Malevolent Creation Releases "Blood Of The Fallen"

Florida death metal act Malevolent Creation is streaming the new track "Blood of the Fallen." The song will be featured on the new album "Dead Man's Path," which is set for release on September 18th via Century Media Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Dead Man's Path
2. Soul Razer
3. Imperium (Kill Force Rising)
4. Corporate Weaponry
5. Blood Of The Fallen
6. Resistance Is Victory
7. 12th Prophecy
8. Extinction Personified
9. Fragmental Sanity
10. Face Your Fear

Check out "Blood of the Fallen" here: More...

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Malevolent Creation Leads You On "Dead Man's Path"

The wait will soon be over: five years after the release of the last studio album "Invidious Dominion" in 2010, Florida death metal act Malevolent Creation is back. The new album "Dead Man’s Path," will be issued via Century Media Records worldwide on September 18th.

The band says: "Expect nothing but a ferocious, riff-driven and relentlessly uncompromising death/thrash massacre. No one can destroy this Malevolent Creation!"

The cover artwork (shown below) was created by tattoo artist German Latorres. Detailed info on the various formats and track listings for "Dead Man’s Path" (incl. vinyl color splits) will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.

The band's lineup is:

Brett Hoffmann – vocals
Phil Fasciana – guitars
Gio Geraca – guitars
Jason Blachowicz – bass
Justin DiPinto – drums More...

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Malevolent Creation To Release Album

After signing a record deal with Century Media late last year, Malevolent Creation is now at work on a new album and has issued the following brief update:

"Happy New Years Everyone!!!! 2015 is going to a good one for Malevolent Creation and for our fans!!! Look for our new album in spring 2015 on Century Media Records."

This upcoming, as-yet-untitled album will follow the previous studio album from 2010 "Invidious Dominion." Stay tuned for more details.

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Malevolent Creation Signs To Century Media

Malevolent Creation just signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. Currently working on an upcoming 12th full-length, the band will unleash this new album in 2015 and tour the world in support of it. Vocalist/founding member Bret Hoffmann comments:

"I am very excited and extremely pumped to be signing and working with Century Media! I believe we will finally get that push we need to really get our music out there!! It feels great to have the guys at Century Media believe in us and our new songs, and really want to stand behind them and the band, and push us forward to bigger things! I mean I think we have always been a bit under rated (I hear that from a lot of fans too) and I really think with this signing we have a great chance to boost this band up!!! It's also a pleasure to have drummer Justin DiPinto back in the fold! He brings the hungry aggressive quality this band has always had back to the forefront!

"When we played 3 weeks of festivals and shows in Europe in August it felt great!! That aggression was feeling strong!! Looking so forward to playing MANY shows after this album hits the street!! Speaking of which. We are currently working on the new slab! It is coming out intense and heavy as HELL!! Everyone is killing it! I think everyone is just so determined and hungry to bust out the heaviest music and ideas we can with this one!! Great heavy grooves will not be missing, I promise!!

"With this signing to Century Media and the new ripping album being done, I see great thing happening!! So with that being said, we will soon be unleashing the Malevolence all over the world!!! We will be pounding stages and eardrums into oblivion and hope to see you all out there!!! Let the slaughter commence!!!!"

Guitarist/founding member Phil Fasciana adds: "I couldn't agree more with Bret's comments concerning signing with such an established record label (Century Media) and having the confidence of knowing we are working with a company that believes in our band's music and will get it distributed worldwide properly. Along with guitarist Gio Geraca, bassist/founding member Jason Blachowicz and returning drummer Justin DiPinto, we no longer have the word 'compromise' associated with band and its music. More...

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Malevolent Creation Announces New Shows

Malevolent Creation, which has been going through lineup changes in the drummer slot, has now checked in with the following announcement about upcoming live shows:

"The Flaming Arts Agency proudly presents Malevolent Creation's 2014 Euro/Festival tour! The band is very excited to have a full line-up again with Jason back in the fold and Justin DiPinto (drummer on 'The Will To Kill' album).

"Come witness the new faster, more furious version of Malevolent Creation like you've Never seen em before!!!" More...

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Malevolent Creation Comments On Drummer Situation

Yesterday drummer Gus Rios announced he was parting ways with Malevolent Creation. A statement went up on the band's Facebook page that day, which was quickly taken down after strong backlash from the fanbase over the derogatory nature of the post. Now the band has issued the following comments about the matter:

"The decision to replace our now x drummer Gus Rios has been in the works for the last 6 month's. The decision became final after the recording of our new album and the cancellation of our show in Chicago January 25th, 2014 after our drummer Gus contacted the promoter and changed our flight's to Chicago from early Friday the 24th to the day of the show on the 25th. Without telling anyone in the band until a week before the show. That resulted in a huge problem within the band and ultimately our flights to Chicago were cancelled that Saturday, January 25th due to an ice storm coming through Chicago that afternoon.

"That day we decided we were firing Gus from the band and contacted our former and now new drummer Justin Dipinto who played with and recorded the Malevolent Creation album 'The Will To Kill' in 2002. There have been to many problems with Gus since he began filling in as our drummer in 2009 to mention, but the fact that he recorded/programmed/edited the drum parts on our last 2 recordings was really the final nail in the coffin.

"We have recorded many albums since 1990 and they were all recorded as a band playing with a drummer live in the studio until the drums were perfect for each song. This is now our 2nd recording that nobody was present for when the drums were recorded and on our newest album 'The Path Of Malevolence' Chapter 1 I had to record my guitar to a click track and then Gus recorded/programmed and edited his drum tracks to the music. Anyone who has been playing music as long as we have knows a real band does not record like that. And the fake sounding and edited kick drums are something we have avoided all these years until Gus entered the picture. More...

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