Described as one of the most heartfelt songs the band has ever written, the track is paired with their first narrative-driven video ever.
Malevolence, fresh off the release of their latest album, Malicious Intent, have revealed a new music video for album highlight track “Higher Place.” The slow, melancholic ballad breaks with their typical high aggression, hardcore infused, metal groove.
Front-man Alex Taylor elaborates on the track: “‘Higher Place’ focuses on a subject that everyone will deal with at some point in loss; death/bereavement. This is one most heartfelt songs we have written as a band, however, once we began writing this song, it came together very naturally. This song is a huge step outside our comfort zone, we hope you enjoy it!
The visuals for this song were our first venture into a narrative-driven video, filmed in our hometown of Sheffield. We worked closely with Enon Films to bring the concept to life.”
Video Director Gabriel Fernández-Gil adds: “The song inspired sorrow, drama, and a dark epicness, which is what guided us in the making of this video.
In the story, you’ll be able to identify themes of loss, revenge, and the UK’s knife-crime epidemic.
As the lyrics and instrumentation, our characters “ascend” to different metaphorical planes of existence or lack thereof.”
In addition to the video, the UK outfit have also revealed two new headline shows this August in Colchester, UK and Paris, FR, before they hit the road with Lamb of God in Germany. The bands aggressive tour plans don’t stop there with an Australian run scheduled with Thy Art is Murder, Carnifex and I Am. They will also hit the road with Trivium, Heaven Shall Burn and Obituary in 2023.
Malevolence recently took part in the historic inaugural Knotfest Germany, joining the likes of Meshuggah, Jinjer, In Flames, Ghostemane, Tesseract, Bleed From Within, Cattle Decapitation and more, all supporting metal titans Slipknot.
Full Tour Dates:
2022 Summer Festival dates
05 Aug 2022 CH, Open Air Gränichen, Gränichen
13 Aug 2022 UK, Walton-on-Trent, Bloodstock Festival Sophie Stage headliners
2022 Summer Headline shows
15 Aug 2022 UK, Colchester, Arts Centre
17 Aug 2022 FR, Paris, La Bellevilloise
Lamb Of God DE shows
18 Aug 2022 DE, Nuremberg, Z-Bau
19 Aug 2022 DE, Koln, Live Music Hall
Thy Art Is Murder Australia dates w/ Carnifex and I AM
07 Sep 2022 AU, Perth, Magnet House
08 Sep 2022 AU, Adelaide, Lion Arts Factory
09 Sep 2022 AU, Melbourne, Northcote Theatre
10 Sep 2022 AU, Sydney, Manning Bar
11 Sep 2022 AU, Brisbane, Princess Theatre
2023 Trivium UK dates w/ Heaven Shall Burn
12 Jan 2023 UK, Glasgow, O2 Academy
13 Jan 2023 UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy
14 Jan 2023 UK, Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
15 Jan 2023 UK, London, O2 Academy Brixton
2023 Trivium EU dates w/ Heaven Shall Burn and Obituary
17 Jan 2023 NL, Tilburg, Poppodium 013
18 Jan 2023 DE, Saarbrücken, Saarlandhalle
20 Jan 2023 DE, Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
21 Jan 2023 DE, Erfurt, Messe Erfurt
22 Jan 2023 CZ, Prague, Forum Karlín
23 Jan 2023 PL, Warsaw, Klub Stodoła
25 Jan 2022 FI, Helisinki, Kulttuuritalo
27 Jan 2023 SE, Stockholm, Fållan
28 Jan 2023 DK, Copenhagen, Amager Bio
29 Jan 2023 DE, Leipzig, Haus Auensee
31 Jan 2023 BE, Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
01 Feb 2023 FR, Paris, L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
03 Feb 2023 ES, Bilbao, Santana 27
04 Feb 2023 PT, Lisbon, Sala Tejo
05 Feb 2023 ES, Madrid, Sala Riviera
07 Feb 2023 ES, Barcelona, Razzmatazz
08 Feb 2023 FR, Lyon, Transbordeur
10 Feb 2023 DE, Ludwigsburg, Mhp Arena
11 Feb 2023 DE, Hamburg, Sporthalle
12 Feb 2023 DE, Berlin, Verti Music Hall
14 Feb 2023 HU, Budapest, Barba Negra
15 Feb 2023 AT, Vienna, Gasometer
17 Feb 2023 DE, Munich, Zenith
18 Feb 2023, CH, Zürich, Samsung Hall
19 Feb 2023, IT, Milan, Alcatraz
20 Feb 2023, DE, Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
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