MALEVOLENCE’s bloody roots date back to 2010, when guitarists Josh Baines and Konan Hall, friends since 2005, teamed up with bassist Wilkie Robinson and drummer Charlie Thorpe to record the first proper MALEVOLENCE demo with Alex Taylor on vocals. With a steady supply of Roadrunner Records samplers and Road Rage tours, the seeds for MALEVOLENCE were planted. In 2013, MALEVOLENCE entered the world stage with the release of debut album Reign of Suffering on Siege of Amida/Century Media, touring Europe with Dying Fetus and then storming America with Kublai Khan and Jesus Piece.After a string of praise for their 2020 self-released 3-track EP The Other Side, which featured Knocked Loose vocalist Bryan Garris on the track “Keep Your Distance”, MALEVOLENCE set about writing and recording Malicious Intent – in the shadow of COVID and a worldwide lockdown. The five-piece turned isolation into focus.
It’s clear – MALEVOLENCE are set to explode in 2022. They have already emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the exploding British metal scene, rising to the top of the class with power and finesse. Their intention has never been so consistently realised.