Malevolence team with Matt Heafy of Trivium to usher in the era of 'Malicious Intent' - Knotfest
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Malevolence team with Matt Heafy of Trivium to usher in the era of ‘Malicious Intent’

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on May 20, 2022

Stream the anthemic track “Salvation” which features the metal veteran on both guitars and vocals.

The long-awaited arrival of the potential AOTY candidate in Malevolence’s Malicious Intent has finally become a reality. Following an powerful lead up which saw a succession of searing singles in the introductory “On Broken Glass,” the relentless “Life Sentence” and the tribute to the the brotherhood of the band in “Still Waters Run Deep” the range and rage of album three was on full display.

To mark the release of Malevolence’s most complete collection to date, the band have saved one of the compositions most effective weapons for the special occasion. Tapping heavy music veteran Matt Heafy of Trivium, the tandem have unleashed their joint blitz in what amounts to the album’s most anthem track, “Salvation”.

Utilizing Heafy unmatched prowess both as a featured guitarist and on the song’s massive hook, the single underscores the continued evolution of Malevolence as one of the genre’s most dynamic, multi-faeted songwriters. The track balances heft and harmony in a way that allows the band to broaden their scope without compromising their creative core.

The band’s Alex Taylor took the opportunity to look back on the build of the album to express his gratitude for everyone involved in the project. “After hundreds of hours of hard work, blood, sweat and tears, our third album ‘Malicious Intent’ is finally here! We would like to thank everyone who has pre-ordered a copy of the album a million times over. Your continued support means to the world to us. We would also like to thank our team behind the scenes for helping deliver this album, including our family, friends, Nuclear Blast and 5B Management. This is a monumental moment on our path to global domination, we hope you enjoy the album!”

Shaping up to be a banner year for band, 2022 thus far has seen Malevolence successfully complete their first UK arena tour alongside Architects and Sleep Token. The band is also set to invade the U.S. along with The Acacia Strain and 156/Silence on the Tune Low Die Slow tour. Malevolence is also confirmed for a run of festival appearances including Download, Full Force, and Knotfest Germany. See a complete list of dates below.

Malicious Intent is currently available on Nuclear Blast Records. Stream the latest single from Malevolence, “Salvation” featuring Matt Heafy of Trivium below. Order the album – HERE

2022 festival dates

27 May 2022 MT, Haz-Zebbug, Bring Me The Horizon – Malta Weekender 2022 11 Jun 2022 UK, Donington, Download Festival
23 Jun 2022 NL, Ysselsteyn, Jera On Air
25 Jun 2022 DE, Gräfenhainichen, Full Force Festival

30 Jul 2022 DE, Oberhausen, Knotfest Germany 05 Aug 2022 CH, Open Air Gränichen, Gränichen

USA Summer Tour – Tune Low Die Slow
w/ The Acacia Strain, 156 Silence
28 Jun 2022 US, PA, Easton, One Center Square
29 Jun 2022 US, PA, Pittsburgh, Preserving Underground 30 Jun 2022 US, OH, Columbus, Ace Of Cups
01 Jul 2022 US, IN, Indianapolis, Hoosier Dome
02 Jul 2022 US, IL, Sauget, Pop’s
03 Jul 2022 US, MO, Springfield, Outland Ballroom
05 Jul 2022 US, OK, Oklahoma, 89th Street
06 Jul 2022 US, NE, Omaha, Waiting Room
07 Jul 2022 US, IA, Des Moines, XBK
08 Jul 2022 US, IL, Joliet, The Forge
09 Jul 2022 US, WI, Milwaukee, X-Ray Arcade
10 Jul 2022 US, MI, Grand Rapids, The Stache
12 Jul 2022 US, OH, Toledo, Ottawa Tavern
13 Jul 2022 US, NY, Buffalo, Rec Room
14 Jul 2022 US, NY, Horseheads, The L
15 Jul 2022 US, RI, Providence, Alchemy,
16 Jul 2022 US, VT, Burlington, Higher Ground
17 Jul 2022 US, NH, Hampton Beach, Wally’s

Trivium support 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


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