The bloody roots of Malevolence stretch back to 2010 when childhood friends, guitarists Josh Baines and Konan Hall, who had been playing together since 2005 joined up with bassist Wilkie Robinson and drummer Charlie Thorpe, and recorded the first proper Malevolence demo with Alex Taylor on vocals. Fueled on a steady diet of Roadrunner Records samplers and Road Rage tours, the seeds for Malevolence were planted. In 2013, Malevolence burst upon the worldwide stage with the release of the debut album Reign of Suffering on Siege of Amida/Century Media, touring Europe with Dying Fetus and then charging through America with Kublai Khan and Jesus Piece.
With a clutch of plaudits for their self-released 2020 3-track EP, The Other Side, which featured Knocked Loose vocalist Bryan Garris on the track, ‘Keep Your Distance‘, Malevolence set to the business of writing and recording Malicious Intent – in the shadow of COVID and a worldwide lockdown. The fivesome turned isolation into focus.
It's clear – Malevolence is set to explode in 2022. Already distinguishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with in an exploding UK metal scene, they’ve stepped to the front of the class with force and finesse. Their intent has never been so completely realized.
Posted: May 19, 2022
Today, Steel City's Malevolence are proud to release their blindsiding new studio album, Malicious Intent.
Malevolence reveal their knockout third single, 'Still Waters Run Deep'. The song and video documents the band’s young career, from 2009 to date.
Posted: March 24, 2022
Today, the Sheffield 5-piece have delivered a decisive smackdown in the form of their crushing second single, 'Life Sentence'.
Posted: February 23, 2022
Nuclear Blast is pleased to announce a global partnership with Steel City shredders Malevolence. The hugely anticipated album, titled 'Malicious Intent', will be released on May 20th 2022.