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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...
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
Untoten Krieg [Battle Of the Bands Winner] More...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Drummer Gus Rios has issued a statement via Sick Drummer about parting ways with Malevolent Creation. He comments:
"After several years, I have decided to part ways permanently with Malevolent Creation. The simple reason is personal differences.
"I appreciate all of the people I've worked with during my time with the band and want to thank all of them - I'm sure we'll work together again in the future with another band. Most of all, I would like to thank all of the fans who have supported the band! I'm sure you will continue to support.
"This opens me up for bands in need of a touring and/or recording drummer, as well as a full-time position if the situation is right. I can be reached on my Facebook page here."
Malevolent Creation recently finished recording a new album, and has reunited with original bass player Jay Black for live shows. The band has unfortunately had to cancel the previously scheduled appearance today in Chicago, stating:
"Due to weather, which led to cancelled flights, we are regretfully not able to make tonight's show in Chicago. We are working with the promoter to reschedule for some time AFTER winter. We apologize and hope to have a new date scheduled soon."
Further details on the forthcoming album will be along shortly. For more info on upcoming live activity from Malevolent Creation, head over to Facebook here.
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My reaction to yesterday's arrest of Burzum's sole member Varg Vikernes wasn't shock, it was laughter. The guy was convicted of manslaughter and arson and the French were dumb enough to not only let him into their country on a farm far away from prying eyes but also purchase a number of firearms that he even photographed himself with. What exactly did the Gendarmerie Nationale think he was going to do? The only part of this that's shocking is that it took this long for the French to actually arrest him.
To expand on why exactly this scenario was inevitable, it's that Varg believes in the innate supremacy of all Germanic people while living in a country of Southern Europeans that also has a large Arab minority. This along with his self-imposed isolation was probably going to bring him to his breaking point.
After the British were involved in a scandal where it took them years to finally deport two radical clerics with ties to Al Queda, why would the French bother with somebody who's even more obviously a security risk? Even if the authorities were jumping the gun and there was no terror plot, Varg has to take some responsibility for his reputation. I mean, really, does this photograph look innocent to you? More...
Malevolent Creation recently announced a string of upcoming European tour dates later this June, and the band has now added on several extra dates. The update tour routing is as follows:
15.06. Helmond – Lakei (Netherlands)
16.06. Manchester - Moho Live (Great Britain **NEW DATE**
17.06. Cardiff – Bogiez Rock Bar & Nightclub (Great Britain)
18.06. Newcastle – Trillians (Great Britain)
19.06. Glasgow – Ivoey Blacks (Great Britain)
20.06. London – Underworld (Great Britain) + UNEARTH
21.06. Birmingham – Terrorizer Grindhouse (Great Britain)
22.06. Steenwijk – De Buze / Stonehenge Pre Party (Netherlands)
23.06. Protzen – Open Air (Germany)
24.06. Krefeld – Kulturfabrik (Germany)
26.06. Retorbido - Carlito's Way (Italy) **NEW DATE**
27.06. Bari – Demonde Disco Club (Italy)
28.06. Pescara – Tipografia Club (Italy)
29.06. Pfarrkirchen – Bogaloo (Germany) + XIBALBA
30.06. Winterthur – Gaswerk (Switzerland) More...
Summer's almost around the corner and we all know what this means: concerts and festivals galore! U.S. death metal quintet Malevolent Creation has just now announced a couple of European tour dates. The currently announced shows are as follows:
15.06.2012 NL Helmond – Lakei
17.06.2012 UK Cardiff – Bogiez Rock Bar & Nightclub
18.06.2012 UK Newcastle – Trillians
19.06.2012 UK Glasgow – Ivory Blacks
20.06.2012 UK London – Underworld (w/ Unearth)
21.06.2012 UK Birmingham – The Asylum
22.06.2012 NL Steenwijk – De Buze (Stonehenge Pre-Party)
23.06.2012 DE Protzen – Protzen Open Air
29.06.2012 DE Pfarrkirchen – Club Bogaloo
27.06.2012 IT Modugno (Bari) – Demode Disco Club
28.06.2012 IT Pescara – Tipografia
30.06.2012 CH Winterthur – Gaswerk More...
Florida death metal act Masticator has issued the following announcement about recruiting Jason Blachowicz as the band's new bassist:
"Masticator would like to welcome former Malevolent Creation bassist Jason Blachowicz to Masticator as new bassist. Matthew Florio will be moving to lead guitar. The 'Horrors of the Flesh' album is also now available."
For more on Masticator, head over to the band's official Facebook profile.
Dallas, Texas based act Protest is currently streaming the new release "The Corruption Code" online, which features Gus Rios of Malevolent Creation on drum duties. Check out the songs in the player below, or via the Protest Bandcamp page. The track listing is as follows:
1. Eve's Error
2. The Corruption Code
3. Weapons of mass consumption
4. Fueled by hate
6. White noise
7. Eye for an eye
8. Blood and sand
10. Path to pain
11. War dance black
12. Kill craft
13. Turning tide More...
South Australian extreme thrashers Truth Corroded will kick off the New Year with the band's first ever tour of Europe. Truth Corroded will be main support on the "Sounds of Extreme" tour featuring Krisiun (Brazil), Malevolent Creation (U.S.), and Vital Remain (U.S.) touring across Europe and the U.K from January 27th to February 19th. Tour dates are as follows:
27.01.2012 (POL) Bielsko-Biala / Rudeboy
28.01.2012 (SK) Kosice /Collosseum
29.01.2012 (CZ) Uherske Hradiste / Klub Mir
30.01.2012 (GER) Jena / Rosenkeller
03.02.2012 (CH) Le Locle / Scarkrows
04.02.2012 (CH) Dietikon / Sounddock14
05.02.2012 (GER) Trier / Exhaus
07.02.2012 (GER) Munich / Backstage
08.02.2012 (GER) Darmstadt / Steinbrucht Theater
09.02.2012 (HOL) Alkmaar / Victorie
10.02.2012 (HOL) Groningen / Vera
11.02.2012 (HOL) Rotterdam / Baroeg
12.02.2012 (BEL) Vosselaar / Biebob
13.02.2012 (UK) Manchester / Moho
14.02.2012 (IRE) Dublin / The Pint
15.02.2012 (UK) London / Underworld
16.02.2012 (FR) Paris / Glazart
17.02.2012 (GER) Bad Oeynhausen / Druckerei
18.02.2012 (GER) Essen / Turock
19.02.2012 (FR) Limoges / CC John Lennon
Truth Corroded will be promoting the band's latest album "Worship the Bled," which was released through Ultimhate Records in Europe and Japan in September.
Massive Assault, which is currently working on a new album, has announced an appearance at the upcoming Protzen Open Air 2012. The festival takes place from June 22nd - 24th and will also feature Malevolent Creation, Hatesphere, Illdisposed, and more. Further details are available through the festival's website here.
Malevolent Creation bassist Jason Blachowicz (a/k/a Jay Black) has created a new old-school death metal project called Murder Suicide. The band have five songs already been written for a debut release.
The lineup of Murder Suicide is as follows:
Jason Blachowicz a/k/a Jay Black (Malevolent Creation/Divine Empire): Bass
Gus Rios (Malevolent Creation/Upon Infliction): Drums
Mike Dickson (Masticator): Guitar
Dean Corpse (Cyst): Vocals
Denmark's The Cleansing has issued the following update about performing at the upcoming Metal Royal Festival:
"Just wanted to remind you all that we will be playing this Friday (1st of April) in Århus, Denmark at this years Metal Royal Fest!
"We are very proud to be sharing the stage with a lot of great metal bands, such as Malevolent Creation, Hail of Bullets, Obituary, Grave, Artillery, Exmortem and The Burning just to mention a few! We will be playing at 20:00 PM so be sure to be there in time! Hope to see you there!"
The Cleansing also recently announced the title of its new album will be "Feeding the Inevitable." The cover artwork and track listing for the album are both available here.
Superskum has posted a video interview online with with Gus Rios of Malevolent Creation, which was recorded in Denver, Colorado. You can check out the video clip below.
Malevolent Creation also has a string of European tour dates coming up. Details can be found here.