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Malefice

Formed: 2005
From: Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Malefice News

Below is our complete Malefice 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.

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Malefice Posts Music Video Online

U.K. metallers Malefice have posted a music video online for the song "Architect Of Your Demise," which can be viewed below. The video was directed by Scott Fulton and Eyesmash Productions. "Architect Of Your Demise” is off their most recent album "Dawn Of Reprisal."

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Evile Covers Pantera, Last Recording w/ Bassist

British thrashers EVILE recently recorded a PANTERA track for the upcoming Dimebag Darrell tribute album, which will be released on the cover of the 200th issue of the UK's Metal Hammer magazine.

The special CD and magazine are being released to coincide with the five-year anniversary of Dimebag's passing, and will be available in shops on December 16th.

Alongside various other well-known bands such as MACHINE HEAD, EVILE were asked to record a song as a tribute to the late guitarist. EVILE recorded a cover of the track "Cemetary Gates," and this tragically turned out to be the band's last recording before the untimely death of their own bassist, Mike Alexander, who passed away on October 5th while on tour in Sweden.

A behind-the-scenes video - the last video filmed with Mike - of EVILE recording the track at Parlour Studios with producer Russ Russell can be viewed below.

EVILE lead guitarist Ol Drake comments:

"The day we got the call from our manager, Julie Weir, saying Metal Hammer have asked us to pay tribute to Dimebag Darrell by covering a Pantera song, we couldn't have been more excited and honoured. I mean, how many more bands are there more worthy of paying tribute to the man? With us all being fans of Pantera, we swiftly said yes. Mike though was the biggest Pantera fan. He'd seen them years ago and absolutely worshipped Dimebag.

"After Dime got killed, Mike couldn't listen to 'Cemetary Gates' anymore. He'd always ask us to skip the track in the car/van/bus because it was too much for him. So when we chose to do the track it was tough for Mike, but I'm glad he did it. It turned out to be the last song he recorded, which to me is a strangely 'appropriate' tribute to him and Dimebag. I remember him nearing the verge of tears whilst I was doing the tremolo bends at the end of the track.

"We hope Pantera/Dimebag fans find this a fitting tribute from us, as we're simply fans ourselves who've been given this rare honour."

Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas comments:

"I was genuinely over the moon when Evile volunteered to produce a track for our upcoming Dimebag tribute, a stunningly rendered cover of Pantera's classic 'Cemetary Gates'. So when the truly tragic news of Mike Alexander's all-too-premature departure from this world hit the office, the tragic irony wasn't lost on me or anyone here that Mike Alexander's tribute to the immortal legacy of Dimebag would also be a final testament to his own impeccable musicianship and commitment to the music we love.

"To understate the case slightly, it's a very special track indeed, and we're honoured that it's a part of our upcoming tribute collection. Rest in peace Dimebag, and rest in peace Mike Alexander."

The Dimebag Darrell tribute album contains the following tracks:

01. ZAKK WYLDE - "Suicide Note Pt. 1"
02. MACHINE HEAD - "Fucking Hostile"
03. MALEFICE - "I'm Broken"
04. AVENGED SEVENFOLD - "Walk"
05. EVILE - "Cemetery Gates"
06. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - "A New Level"
07. BIOHAZARD - "Mouth For War"
08. SYLOSIS - "Strength Beyond Strength"
09. CHIMAIRA - "Slaughtered"
10. UNEARTH - "Sandblasted Skin"
11. THROWDOWN - "Becoming"
12. KIUAS - "This Love"
13. THIS IS HELL - "Rise"

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Warpath Confirmed For Hammerfest II

U.K. metallers Warpath have announced they will perform at the Hammerfest II festival, which will take place between March 11th - 13th, 2010 at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales, United Kingdom.

The currently confirmed line-up is as follows:

AKERCOCKE
ATTICA RAGE
BELLIGERENCE
CARS ON FIRE
CONQUEST OF STEEL
DARK FUNERAL
DEVILDRIVER
ECHOVIRUS
EPICA
GODSIZED
HEATHEN
HELLFIGHTER
HURON
ICED EARTH
ISOLYSIS
MALEFICE
MAN MUST DIE
MARSHALL LAW
NAPALM DEATH
NO MADE SENSE
ORANGE GOBLIN
PANIC CELL
RISE TO REMAIN
SHINING
SKINDRED
SONDURA
THE MORE I SEE
WARPATH
ZICO CHAIN

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Video Interview With Malefice Available

TheMetalheadz.com has posted a video interview online with vocalist Dale Butler of UK metallers Malefice. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Malefice Posts Second Indian Tour Video Online

UK’s Malefice recently returned from their first tour of India. They have posted part two of their video from that country on their MySpace page.

MALEFICE tour dates w/ DevilDriver, Behemoth, Suicide Silence, Trigger The Bloodshed are as follows:

10/16 - London, UK The Garage
10/17 - London, UK The Garage
10/18 - Leeds, UK Rios
10/19 - Nottingham, UK Rock City
10/20 - Glasgow, UK Garage
10/21 - Manchester, UK Academy 2
10/23 - Wolverhampton, UK Wulfrun Hall
10/24 - Newcastle, UK Academy
10/25 - Northampton, UK Roadmender

Malfice solo dates:

11/01 - Reading, UK Sub89
11/06 - Birminham, UK NEC
12/11 - Bournemouth, UK Sound Circus

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Malefice Posts "Making of" Video Online

UK melodic thrash/death metal band Malefice has posted a making of video of the song "An Architect Of Your Demise." The video can be seen below. More...

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Five More Bands Added To Hellfire II Festival

The organizers of Britain's Hellfire festival has announced that Evile, Sylosis, Xerath, The Plight and Blakfish have all been added to the lineup. The event will be taking place at the Birmingham NEC from August 6-8.

The lineup is as follows:

Saxon
Anvil
Fields of Nephilim
Benediction
Bury Tomorrow
Cinders Fall
Malefice
My Dying Bride
Evile
Sylosis
No Made Sense
Trigger The Bloodshed
Tesseract
Viking Skull
Rise To Remain
Spit Like This
Sacred Mother Tongue
October File
Xerath
The Plight
Blakfish

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More Bands Confirmed For Hellfire Festival 2009

Several more bands have been announced this years edition of the Hellfire Festival, which is being held at the Birmingham NEC from November 6th until November 8th. The latest bands to be confirmed are Benediction, Trigger The Bloodshed, My Dying Bride, Cinders Fall, Malefice, Bury Tomorrow and No Made Sense.

The lineup so far is as follows:

Saxon
Anvil
Fields of Nephilim
Benediction
Bury Tomorrow
Cinders Fall
Malefice
My Dying Bride
No Made Sense
Trigger The Bloodshed
Tesseract
Viking Skull
Rise To Remain
Spit Like This
Sacred Mother Tongue
October File

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Stream Malefice's Entire New Album Online

"Dawn of Reprisal," the new album from British metal band, MALEFICE, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page in its entirety. "Dawn of Reprisal" was recorded and mixed by Dan Weller and Justin Hill (ex-SikTh) at Fortress Studios London and Timeless Studios London, and was mastered at 360 Mastering by Dick Beetham.

The "Dawn of Reprisal" tracklisting is as follows:

1. The Midas Effect
2. Abandon Hope
3. An Architect Of Your Demise
4. End Of Days
5. Human Portrait
6. As I Bleed
7. When Embers Ignite
8. Retribution
9. Hatred Justified
10. Sickened

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Malefice Posts New Song, "Abandon Hope," Online

British metal band MALEFICE has uploaded the first song of their highly anticipated new album, "Dawn Of Reprisal" You can check out the song "Abandon Hope" on their MySpace page.

"Dawn Of Reprisal" features 10 hammering songs and was recorded and mixed by Dan Weller and Justin Hill (ex SikTh) at Fortress Studios London and Timeless Studios London, and mastered at 360 Mastering by Dick Beetham.

"Dawn Of Reprisal" arrives in stores on February 27th (D/A/CH/I), March 2nd (rest of Europe).

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The Rotted Announces British Tour Dates

The Rotted will be heading out across Britain along with Malefice and Anterior in April as part of the Metal Blade Assault tour. The Rotted member Ben McCrow states: "Anyone who's been to see us recently will have worked out we're a fan of pretty diverse bills, so while all the bands on this tour are at the HEAVY AS FUCK end of the metal spectrum, we each have a different sound and vibe so you won't see the same shit repeated 3 times in a row. Just 3 Metal Blade bands, all British, on the road together, showing the UK there's still an abundance of homegrown talent with some bollocks!"

The tour dates are as follows:

April
1 - Kettering, Enland - Sawyers
2 - Liverpool, Enland - Barfly
3 - Dublin, Ireland - Fibbers Magee's
4 - Belfast, Ireland - Limelight
5 - Glasgow, Scotland - Barfly
6 - York, Enland - Fibbers
7 - Birmingham, Enland - Barfly
8 - Cardiff, Enland - Barfly
9 - London, Enland - Camden Barfly
10 - Southampton, Enland - Joiners
11 - Brighton, Enland - Freebutt
12 - Plymouth, Enland - White Rabbit

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Malefice Reveals New Album Cover Art

British metallers, MALEFICE, have revealed the cover art for their forthcoming new album "Dawn Of Reprisal."

"Dawn Of Reprisal" was recorded and mixed by Dan Weller and Justin Hill (ex SikTh) at Fortress Studios London and Timeless Studios London, mastered at 360 Mastering by Dick Beetham. More...

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Malefice Reveals New Album Title And Release Dates

British metal act Malefice has announced that they will entitle their new album, "Dawn Of Reprisal." A message from Metal Blade Records reads as follows: "Packed full of face-melting riffs, fret-shredding guitars and a sense of groove that will stand up against any name you care to mention, ?Dawn Of Reprisal? arrives in stores on February 27th (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy), March 2nd (rest of Europe). This is the date that the rest of the World shall follow Britain's lead in worshipping at the alter of Malefice! Consider this your warning!"

The album contains the following tracklisting:

"The Midas Effect"
"Abandon Hope"
"An Architect Of Your Demise"
"End Of Days"
"Human Portrait"
"As I Bleed"
"When Embers Ignite"
"Retribution"
"Hatred Justified"
"Sickened"

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Malefice Signs To Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records has announced the worldwide signing of the fierce UK Metal act MALEFICE.

Formed in Reading, Berkshire in 2003, MALEFICE made quite an impact with their monstrous debut album "Entities." Crossing the boundaries of thrash and death metal, "Entities" specialized in the same power groove that saw Pantera and Lamb Of God rise to legendary status in the field.

Comments MALEFICE: "The best place for a metal band to be in this day and age is Metal Blade Records. Both MALEFICE and Metal Blade want nothing but the best for our genre, and together, we feel we can put honest heavy music, back to the top where it belongs."

MALEFICE is:
Dale Butler - Vocals
Ben Symons - Guitar
Alex Vuskans - Guitar
Tom Hynes - Bass
Craig Thomas - Drums

More details about the band's as yet untitled new album will be announced shortly. In the meantime, you can check them out on their MySpace page.

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Loads More Bands Confirmed For Download 2008

The following acts have been confirmed for the UK's Download festival : ARMY OF FRESHMAN, BEAT UNION, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, BIG LINDA, BLACK HOLE, CAIMBO, CRY FOR SILENCE, FALL OF TROY, FIGHTING WITH WIRE, FINGER ELEVEN, FROM FIRST TO LAST, THE GALVATRONS, GLAMOUR OF THE KILL, THE HAZE, LAST SUPPER, MALEFICE, MEXICOLAS, SONS OF ALBION, STONE GODS, ROLO TOMASSI and VOODOO SIX

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Malefice Putting Finishing Touches On Live DVD

Rising British metallers MALEFICE are currently putting the finishing touches on their live DVD recorded on January 30 concert at The Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth, UK. Taken from the same show will be their new video for "Dreams Without Courage" (featuring a guest appearance by Justin Hill, formery of SIKTH), which should be ready to air by mid-April.

This year is set to be even busier for MALEFICE as, not content with setting up a lot more dates (expect news soon), recording and mixing the DVD, and negotiating possible dates in the USA, they are more than half way through writing a new album. This is due to be recorded by WellerHill, who also worked with MALEFICE on their debut album, "Entities". The initial recording sessions are set to take place in May. A fall release via AntiCulture Records is expected.

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Democide Replace Ventflow At Malefice Show

The following has been posted by young metallers Democide via their Myspace:

"Due to Lee being in hospital, hope you get well soon brother, we are joing the bill with some HEAVY AS FUCK BANDS pushing RISING FROM DEATH up for us to open!

This could be our last gig due to having a few problems within the band so come along from the start and show us what you're made of!!!

Doors open at 7.15 and we're on at 7.40! £5 entry!

Just incase you don't know are the names of all the bands playing!


MALEFICE

CINDERS FALL

RISING FROM DEATH

DEMOCIDE"

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Ventflow Singer Rushed To Hospital

The following announcement has been posted via Ventflow's myspace account:

"Lee was rushed to hospital last night and is undergoing surgery on his appendix. We hope he'll be ok, he's a tough git anyway but our best wishes are with him.

Sadly this means we are unable to do the gig this weekend with malefice. Lee especially was looking forward to the gig, as we were gonna showcase some of our new material for the album. Its unfortunate but Lees health is far more important than any gig.

No doubt he'll still want to get up on stage and put on a kick ass show for u guys, but he's gonna be laid up in bed for a few weeks I imagine.

We are visiting him later today in hospital. If anyone wants to pass a message on to him wishing him well then just send us a message on the ventfow 'space saying "get well soon lee" in the subject and I'll pass any messages on to him. I'm sure he'd appreciate it as he is gonna be gutted we can't do the gig.

Craig,

VENTFLOW"

The band are currently working on new material for their first full length CD which is yet to be titled.

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Malefice To Shoot Live DVD This Month

Britain's MALEFICE will be filming their upcoming January 30th show at the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth, UK on January 30th for future DVD release.

Upcoming Malefice live dates include:

January
25 - Barfly - London, UK
30 - Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth, UK
31 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK

February
7 - The White Rabbit - Plymouth, UK
8 - Toms - Pontypridd, UK
9 - The Furnace - Swindon, UK
15 - The Park - Peterborough, UK


Malefice recently released their new video, 'Risen Through The Ashes', from their debut album, Entities, which is out now via Anticulture Records. The video can be viewed below:
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Ventflow To Support Malefice And Cinders Fall

The following message has been posted via Ventflow's Myspace:

"Check out our new dates coming up. Gig the 9th of February with:

*Malefice (Anticulture Records) Just completed tour dates with Everyone from Devildriver to Arch Enemy, God Forbid to Sixth.
Headlining tour and break through into the big time for 2008.

*Cinders Fall ( Hangmans Joke Recordings) Latest offering from Hangmans. A very well established act and again expected for very big things in 2008.

& Rising From Death.

We hope you all can come along to support us and see one hell of a Show. New material from us should also be ready for this gig so come one come all dont miss out its going to be a Stormer.

much love Lee aka Leo Dijinero x
Noooooch"

Ventflow are currently working on their debut album which is yet to be titled.

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