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Cradle Of Filth to co-headline the Metal Stage of Alt-Fest 2014 on August 17th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 3rd November 2013 by Pieni

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Alt-Fest, “the first fully crowd funded and crowd led outdoor festival” (read more here), has announced Cradle Of Filth as the first co-headliner of the Metal Stage on its last day, Sunday, 17th August 2014. After Metal Hammer claiming that the band’s latest album “The Manticore and Other Horrors” is their best in years, this headlining show will confirm CoF’s status as one of the best British extreme metal acts.

Also Malefice, Palm Reader and Onslaught have been added to this bill, the first two on Sunday as well, the latter on Friday.

Fearless Vampire Killers will headline the S.O.P.H.I.E. stage on Saturday, while Truckfighters and Steak will be playing the Main stage.

Super Early-Bird Tickets, meaning 3 day festival full festival access to all stages and attractions, are already on sale at the festival’s official webpage for £70. Check it out also for additional information on the line-up, camping and travel.

http://www.alt-fest.com/2014/
https://www.facebook.com/AlternativeFest

Malefice Announce New Tour Dates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 3rd April 2012 by Nico Davidson

Malefice have announced a lengthy UK tour kicking off in Manchester on September 19, 2012

The Perseverance Tour dates are as followed:

September 2012

19th MANCHESTER – Roadhouse
21st  BIRMINGHAM – Academy 3
22nd LEICESTER – Soundhouse
23rd GLASGOW – ABC 2
24th NEWCASTLE – Academy 2
25th LIVERPOOL – Academy 2
26th YORK – Stereo
27th CARDIFF – Bogiez
28th LONDON – Islington Academy 2
29th WEYMOUTH – Pavillion
30th SOUTHAMPTON – Joiners

October 2012

2nd PLYMOUTH – White Rabbit

Prior to the Perseverance Tour, Malefice will play three shows at the start of June 2012. The dates are as followed:
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June 2012

1st RUGBY – The Vaults
2nd COLCHESTER – Arts Centre (with Fei Komodo)
3rd ANDOVER – The George

Later in June, Malefice will join labelmates Unearth for four shows. See them at the following dates:

June 2012

18th SOUTHAMPTON – Joiners
19th NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms
20th LONDON – Underworld (with Malevolent Creation)
21st CARDIFF – The Great Hall

In related news, Malefice will release Omega, the track they recorded recently with Marus Hanemann, on April 24th, 2012.  All profits will go to the Bobby Moore Fund for cancer research. You can pre-order the track here.

Unearth/Malefice UK Tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 21st March 2012 by Nico Davidson

Metal Blade heavyweights Unearth and Malefice are joining forces for a UK tour in June. The tour will start in Southampton on 18th June. They will be joined by none other than Malevolent Creation in London.

Sadly there are no Scottish dates.

See them at the following dates:

June 18th SOUTHAMPTON – Joiners
June 19th NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms
June 20th LONDON – Underworld (with Malevolent Creation)
June 21st CARDIFF – The Great Hall

Malefice Announce New Guitarist!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 17th October 2011 by Nico Davidson

After standing in for Alex Vuskans on the band’s recent UK tour with Sylosis, Malefice have announced that Andy Wilson will take over on a permanent basis.

Andy Wilson had the following to say: “I am very excited to be taking on the Malefice slot full time, the Sylosis tour couldn’t have gone any better and the musical chemistry is undeniable. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the band.”

Frontman Dale Butler also added: “There’s always controversy surrounding a band member leaving in any band. But I can’t stress enough how there is none in this situation. Alex felt he could no longer continue to give 100% to Malefice, and between us we decided that it would be better for him to leave. Alex is closer to me than most of my family, he’ll always be my brother no matter what and nothing will change between us all on a personal level.

Those of you that saw us on the Sylosis tour will have seen Andy at work. The guy is a fucking machine, and I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather have as my lead guitarist! Andy has already brought new ideas to this band that we’ll be working on together in the future!”

Upon his departure from the band Alex Vuskans bows out with this: “I just want to say a massive massive thank you to everyone that’s come to the shows, bought our albums and supported myself and the boys over the last 10 years that I’ve been in Malefice. You guys are awesome and have helped create memories that last with me for a lifetime. I also want to go on record and state that there is NO bad blood between myself and the other members in the band; they still and always will be my brothers no matter what. I simply feel that now is the time for me to try new things in my life, whatever they may be. I wish nothing but success to the guys for the future and look forward to following their continued journey as a fan and not an active member. It’s been emotional!”

Malefice have announced they will play two very special shows in October. Having just finished up a monstrous tour with Sylosis and label mates Anterior the Reading outfit have been added to the bill of the Metal Hammer 25th birthday party in London along with Orange Goblin, Dirty DC and more to be announced. Tickets are at a 1986 price of £2.50!

A week later they will join Skindred, Therapy?, Rolo Tomassi, Yashin and The Treatment at the Jagermeister ‘Ice Cold In Birmingham’ special on the 31st.

Malefice – Awaken The Tides [2011]

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on 12th August 2011 by Nico Davidson

Band: Malefice
Album: Awaken The Tides
Release year: 2011
Genre: Thrash/Death Metal/Deathcore


I’ve really tried to like this album yet despite my best efforts there’s just too much metal-core influence here for me to give it a good review.

Here’s why:

Like most of the album, the opening track ‘Awaken the tides’ starts off well. The guitar riffs remind me of Immortal whilst the vocals and the melodic parts reflect At the Gates’ “Slaughter of the Soul”. Sadly this is the only decent song on here.

There are other tracks that stand out but they do so for all the wrong reasons. Take ‘Minutes’ for example. It starts off like a disco track, followed by a progressive part complete with metal-core vocals then there’s what can only be described as an attempt at a ‘rock ballad’, followed by more metalcore. To top off this cacophony is a tranquil instrumental bit at the end. Quite possibly one of the weirdest songs I’ve heard in a long while. It sounds like a jamming session at the studio only somebody accidently pressed the ‘record’ button!

The opening guitar riff on ‘Baying for Blood’ that sounds like it’s been taken directly from Tyr’s ‘Hold the Heathen Hammer High’. The guitar solos halfway through the song offer are a welcome relief from the metal-core vocals. Same can be said for ‘Flood of Red’. Sadly in both cases this is short lived as any atmosphere created is ruined by the vocals.

The intro on ‘The Day the Sky Fell’ sets an eerie atmosphere with melodic undertones and an apocalyptic movie soundtrack feel to it. That is until the vocals kick in and once again the atmosphere is ruined. Such a shame!

Iza Lesniak

2/5