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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.
MALEVOLENT CREATION mainman Phil Fasciana has rejected as "wrong" an announcement on the official DOWN THE DRAIN MySpace.com page that former MALEVOLENT CREATION and current DOWN THE DRAIN frontman Brett Hoffman will be singing two tracks on MALEVOLENT's upcoming studio album. "Brett Hoffman is not singing any songs on our new album and either is Jason Blachowicz," Phil told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Jason has rejoined the band — yes, that is true — but he is playing bass, not singing (unless some backing vocals are needed). Brett is no longer a part of MALEVOLENT CREATION and hasn't been for the last five years and is definitely not recording with MALEVOLENT CREATION. All vocals will be performed by vocalist Kyle Symons who replaced Hoffman in late 2000 and has recorded the last two studio albums, 'The Will To Kill' and 'Warkult' and a live album that was released earlier this year titled 'Conquering South America' and was recorded in Brazil on the Brazilian Tour in 2003 and has no plans of leaving or being released from the band. Whoever posted that information about Brett and Jason singing on our new album is an idiot and it is 100% not true!!!" The current recording and live lineup is:
Kyle Symons – vocals
Dave Culross – drums
Jon Rubin – guitars
Jason Blachowicz – bass
Phil Fasciana – guitars
MALEVOLENT CREATION will play the following live dates in Mexico this coming December:
Dec. 02 - Aguascalientes, MEX @ La Caverna
Dec. 03 - Mexico City, MEX @ Circo Volador
Dec. 04 - Puebla, MEX @ La Ciricua Bar
These will be the last shows in support of the band's ninth album, "Warkult". MALEVOLENT CREATION are currently writing the material for their tenth studio CD, entitled "Doomsday X", which will be released spring-summer 2006. Several European festival appearances will follow next summer.
Vocalist Brett Hoffmann will rejoin long-running Floridian death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION for two songs on the group's forthcoming tenth studio album, to be released sometime in the spring/summer of 2006. The rest of the lead vocals on the CD are expected to be handled by Jason Blachowicz (also in DIVINE EMPIRE), who recently rejoined the group as the replacement for Gordon Simms. The band's current lineup also includes returning member John Rubin (guitar), who came back to the group following the departure of guitarist Rob Barret.
MALEVOLENT CREATION's latest album, "Warkult", was released in July 2004 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Liquid Ghost Recording Studio in Boca Raton, Florida by Phil Plaskon and mixed at Studio Wild in Quebec by producer Jean-Francois Degenais (KATAKLYSM). Mastering duties were handled by Bernard Belley in Montreal. A live album, "Conquering South America", was issued last year via Arctic.
This year's Milwaukee Metalfest XIX, which was scheduled for July 29th and 30th at the Modjeska Theatre in Milwuakee, WI, has been postponed till December 2nd and 3rd of 2005. NECROPHAGIA, MACABRE, MALEVOLENT CREATION, ORIGIN among others were scheduled to play. No reason was given was given for the postponement, but most likely has to do with unreliable, shady festival owner Jack Koschick owing tens of thousands of dollars to many, many bands around the world, along with the Koshick/Grohl Metalfest series itself becoming the joke that it is.
Bloodfest '05 has changed its date to Sunday, July 31st. This is the second run of the Dayton hardcore/metal fest.
This years national acts include the following: Malevolent Creation, Incantation, Origin, Jungle Rot, Paria, Anal Blast, Animosity, The Zimmermann Note, The Meat Shits and Analog. Regional and local acts include: Immolatus, Dead Broke, Endless Sacrifice, Six Shots Fired, Sore Covered Whore, Imbortir, and Welcome to Wall Street.
There will be early headliners as well as evening headliners. Tickets on sale now for only $20 in advanced and $25 at the door. Tickets available locally through Dingleberrys, Gem City Records, Magnolia Thunderpussy, and also online.
For all show info and updates go to www.bloodfestdayton.com.
Wicked City Promotions has announced Bloodfest 05' at Elbos Rock Club in Dayton, Ohio on Friday, July 29th. This years event will feature 16 bands with two stages one inside and one outside. The national acts confirmed thus far include: Malevolent Creation, Incantation, Origin, Divine Empire, and Animosity. Regional Acts confirmed include Enslaved To Mercy, Seconds From Disaster, Imbortir, Sore Covered Whore, and Six Shots Fired. The event will be half a day so all can attend work if need be. The event has a tentative start time of 5 P.M.
For more information, visit bloodfestdayton.com.
Initial dates for this summer's Malevolent Creation, Origin, Animosity, and Divine Empire tour have been announced. Here are the current tour dates:
7/2 Ft. Lauderdale FL @ The Factory
7/3 St. Petersburg FL @ State Theatre
7/5 Orlando FL @ Backbooth
7/6 Jacksonville FL @ Thee Imperial
7/7 New Orleans LA @ TBA
7/8 Houston TX @ Fat Cat's
7/09 San Antonio TX @ The Sanctuary
7/10 Dallas TX @ Phoenix Music Complex
7/11 Oklahoma City OK @ Purgatory
7/12 Gallup NM @ Red Rock State Park Auditorium
7/13 Phoenix AZ @ Metal Devastation 2
7/14 Tijuana MX @ TBA
7/15 San Diego CA @ Brick By Brick
7/16 Corona CA @ Showcase Theatre
7/17 Los Angeles CA @ The Hanging Jury
7/19 San Francisco CA @ TBA
7/20 Sacramento CA @ TBA
7/21 Portland OR @ TBA
7/22 Seattle WA @ Studio Seven
7/23 Spokane WA @ Fat Tuesday
7/25 St. Paul MN @ The Lab
7/26 Davenport IA @ Quad City Live
7/27 Chicago IL @ TBA
7/28 Cleveland OH @ TBA
7/29 Dayton OH @ Elbo's BLOODFEST
7/30 Saginaw MI @ Jamestowne Hall
7/31 Buffalo NY @ TBA
8/1 Rochester NY @ TBA
8/2 Boston MA @ TBA
8/3 Long Island NY@ TBA
8/4 Middleton NY @ Club NY
8/5 Raleigh NC @ The Brewery
8/6 Atlanta GA @ TBA
The "Monsters Of Metal" clip-compilations got two evil little brothers – the "Monsters Of Death". This brandnew set of two DVDs features the who-is-who of Death Metal from Europa and America in 53 (!) clips ranging.
Among the selections: Dissection ('Where Dead Angels Lie'), At the Gates ('Terminal Spirit Disease'), Cannibal Corpse ('Deceny Defied'), Six Feet Under ('America The Brutal') and Hypocrisy ("Inferior Devoties"). There is also a live chapter with Malevolent Creation and Immolation plus some audio parts with new hot metal stuff from Nuclear Blast.
If you want to check out "Monster Of Metal", visit one of the following release parties. You can check out the material plus even grab some freebies.
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DIVINE EMPIRE, the Florida-based death metal band featuring bassist/vocalist Jason Blachowicz (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION), have posted a brand new track, entitled "Storm of Hatred", at this location.
"Storm of Hatred" comes off the group's fourth album, "Method of Execution", due in May via Olympic Recordings.
The follow-up to 2003's "Nostradamus", "Method of Execution" was recorded late last year at Studio 13 and is said to be "a more varied and melodic" effort than its predecessor.
Malevolent Creation will be bringing their Warkult on a European onslaught in 2005. The Southern Front will be opened in March and include offensive positions in France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Iceland! The Northern Front will be opened in April and operations will be executed in the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Lithuania, Poland and the Czech Republic. More info as it becomes available. Interested promoters should contact First Contact Agency at firstname.lastname@example.org while some dates are still open.
Apocalypse Rising members Alex Marquez (ex-Malevolent Creation, Demolition Hammer, Solstice) and Dennis Munoz (ex-Solstice) have teamed up with Malevolent Creation founder Phil Fasciana and former Malevolent Creation drummer Gus Rios in an as-yet-unnamed new band. Alex will be handling the vocal duties in this project. Phil and Alex will be reuniting for the first time in ten years and are both said to be "anxious to hear what happens."
In related news, Apocalypse Rising have completed work on their debut demo and are currently seeking a record deal. The quartet, whose lineup is completed by second guitarist Willy Medina and bass player Mike Marabell, play a style of music described as "power metal/early '80s thrash." Marquez is handling the vocal duties in the band and is recording all the drum tracks in the studio (the group plan to utilize a session drummer for live performances). Songtitles featured on the demo are as follows: "Rise for the Cause", "Apocalypse Rising" and "One for Tommorow".
For more information, visit www.apocalypserising.com.
Unique 'Aborigine' inspired death metal band set to release the plague.
The second album from Wynjara is set for release October 19. Featuring former members of Malevolent Creation, Monstrosity, Divine Empire and PainGod, "Human Plague" silences a 4-year hiatus for the band. Under license from Nocturnal Art Productions, the record showcases the band's extreme style yet one that is flourished with highly unique infleunces and technical abilities. Fans of Nile take notice.
Also, in early 2005, Candlelight will make the band's self titled debut available for the first time in the US.
Arctic Music Group has set a September 21 release date for the Malevolent Creation live album, "Conquering South America."
It was over ten years ago that the metal world first lay witness to the now genre-shaping "The Ten Commandments" by then-little-known band Malevolent Creation. Eight albums later, Malevolent Creationhave sold hundreds of thousands of records across their catalog, toured consistantly round the world and with each and every move, kept their dedication and musical quality in tact. They are a fitting champion for the extreme music fan.
The hour-plus "Conquering South America" was recorded during the band's 2001 tour of Brazil and masterfully engineered by Jean-Francois Dagenais (Kataklysm, Misery Index). The complete track listing is as follows:
01. Eve Of The Apocalypse
02. Multiple Stab Wounds
03. Manic Demise
04. Blood Brothers
05. Kill Zone
06. Rebirth Of Terror
07. Slaughter Of Innocence
08. To Die Is At Hand
09. Coronation Of Our Domain
11. All That Remains
12. Alliance Or War
13. Infernal Desire
14. Living In Fear
15. Malevolent Creation
Despite rumours stating the cancelation of Malevolent Creation's appearances at Germany's "Up From The Ground Festival" and Portugal's "Festival da Ilha do Ermal", the band have confirmed that these 2 show's will happen. The band's agents at First Contact Agency and the promoter's from both festivals have managed to sort everything out and the shows are definately on according to the band themselves. The confirmed festival dates are:
Wed - 25.08.04 Festival da Ilha do Ermal, Portugal
Fri - 27.08.04 Up From The Ground Festival, Gemunden, Germany (Headlining)
Floridian death metal overlords Malevolent Creation will celebrate the release of their latest attack to humanity “Warkult” in their hometown in Ft. Lauderdale at the Culture Room on July 24th. The record release party will be the first time the band plays in the US with returning drummer Dave Culross.
MALEVOLENT CREATION issued a statement about missing last weekend's Rock The Nations festival in Istanbul, Turkey. It reads as follows:
"Our apologies go out to the Turkish fans who came to see us perform in Istanbul on July 4th (this past Sunday) at the Rock The Nations Festival only to find out we were not playing. We would have been there, but after providing the promoter with the correct ticket information for all 5 band members more then 3 months ago, no ticket information ever arrived. After many attempts to get the ticket info, it arrives in an e-mail without a ticket for our drummer Dave Culross. With no response from the promoter about getting a ticket for our drummer Dave, we had no choice but to stay where we were. Trapped in a German hotel for 4 days until we could fly home on July 6th. Still have not got an explanation to why this happened but hopefully we can try this again next year because we heard that we missed an amazing festival. To make matters worse our London, England show on June 23rd at the Underworld was also cancelled because mother nature was an angry lady that stormy afternoon. We left for England from France at 1:30 pm on a ferry boat that normally takes 1 1/2 hours across the sea to England. Of course, a brutal rain storm with 70-mile-an-hour winds causes all ports for the ferries to dock to get closed and we are stuck on a ferry for 10 hours before the ferry can dock. (What can i say? We are fucking cursed !!! Believe me, it was no fun watching people vomiting from sea sickness for 10 hours.) Once again sorry to all the fans who showed up at both these shows only to be let down, but sometimes shit happens. We promise to return later this year in support of our new album 'Warkult'. 'Warkult' is out now in Europe and will be released July 27th in North America on Nuclear Blast Records."
SIX FEET UNDER, who recently completed production and the final mix last week of their upcoming disc "GraveYard Classics 2", will be hitting the road this September with none other than MALEVOLENT CREATION. Full dates and venues are currently in the works!
Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner" (web site), tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records:
"This past Saturday [Feb. 21] I traveled to Orlando to Richard Christy's [ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH, CONTROL DENIED] warehouse where he and I practiced the songs which he will be playing on for the 'Within The Mind' project. on the first passes through the songs we nailed them... it sounded more like we had been playing together for months rather than minutes. Richard is a very disciplined and talented musician and clearly those traits, along with his love for the music of DEATH and Chuck Schuldiner, have pushed him to put a good amount of his free time into practicing for the upcoming session. The results will be awesome, I'm more than certain.More...
Death, Slipknot and Hypocrisy members take part in C. Schuldiner tribute album. James Murphy (Death) is currently working on a project album entitled 'Within The Mind: an homage to the musical legacy of Chuck Schuldiner'. Set for release on MASCOT RECORDS in June 2004 'Within The Mind' is a tribute to one of the most influential bands ever in the history of Metal and it will feature members of Death, Slipknot, Testament, Hypocrisy, Malevolent Creation and more. So far this is the confirmed list of musicians involved in the project: James Murphy (ex Death), Darren Miller (CKY), Paul Gray (Slipknot), Mikael Thomson (Slipknot), Bret Hoffmann (Malevolent Creation), Dave Culross (Malevolent Creation/Suffocation), Ross Dolan (Immolation), Peter Tagtren (Hypocrisy), Mike Chlasciak (Halford), Terry Butler (Death, Massacre, Six Feet Under), Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson (Testament), Ryan and Chad (Mudvayne).
Florida death metal veterans Malevolent Creation have set "Warkult" as the title for their ninth full-length album, tentatively due in June 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records.
The follow-up to 2002's "The Will To Kill" will be recorded in February with producer Jean-Francois Degenais (Kataklysm, Misery Index) and will coincide with the band's planned European summer festival appearances.
"As is [the case] with each Malevolent Creation album, our goal is to create the heaviest album we can and this album is no exception!" guitarist Phil Fasciana said in a press release.
Among the songtitles set to appear on "Warkult" are the following: More...