Friday, 13 July 2012 15:17


Portuguese extreme progressive metallers MALEVOLENCE advanced today that the TEASER 2012 for their much anticipated 3rd full length album will be exposed on a Worldwide premiere basis on the next Tuesday: the 17th of July 2012.


Given that ANTITHETICAL is the first studio work from the band in a period of thirteen (13) years, this will be the very first chance to sneak a quick look upon the new material. The final sound alignment upon ANTITHETICAL is represented as shown down below and the TEASER preview includes 4:20 minutes worth of musical passages from the vast assortment contained within. 









The Worldwide premiere of ANTITHETICAL will be broadcasted exclusively and shared globally through the courtesy of media partners METAL UNDERGROUND (USA) and INFEKTION MAGAZINE (PT). Both media vehicles in straight association with MALEVOLENCE have prepared some special features for this much anticipated occasion so the best choice might be to check both online when the sun rises in the morning of next Tuesday to unveil thy inherent ANTITHETICAL extreme progressive metal sounds.

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Saturday, 26 May 2012 00:00

ANTITHETICAL album cover revealed

Portuguese extreme progressive metallers MALEVOLENCE uncovered the artwork for their extremely anticipated 3rd full length effort ANTITHETICAL.


The wreak havoc yet very striking illustrative piece was produced by the design bureau KKSTRUCTURES.  


By portraying the central album conceptual theme fueled by the art of conflict, KKSTRUCTURES in straight involvement with the band twisted an eye-catching visual parallelism dissecting the antithetical contrasts between the positive and negative extremes. 


Transcending the opposites by mode of individual revelation (summon insurgence) whilst erecting a differing perspective throughout exorcising thesis, the visual mind bending design brings forth in the process the social global context trivialization invoking an upheaval synthesis. The fire combustion epitomizes the universal purification (in need) as an unrelenting way of forward critical thinking. 


The follow-up to the 1999 critically acclaimed MARTYRIALIZED 2nd full length effort, was written and produced by Carlos Cariano, recorded by Paulo Pereira at 20M2SEA STUDIO (Portugal), mixed and mastered at WOODSHED STUDIO (Germany) by V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, OBSCURA, PESTILENCE). ANTITHETICAL features the line-up that recorded MARTYRIALIZED including core members Carlos Cariano (vocals/guitars), Aires Pereira (bass), Fred Noel (guitars), Paulo Pereira (keyboards) alongside session drummer extraordinaire Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, JEFF LOOMIS).


MALEVOLENCE should hold the anticipation through the design representation until final track list, new music and release dates are revealed.

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Wednesday, 02 May 2012 00:00

more third album details revealed

Portuguese extreme progressive metallers MALEVOLENCE have set ANTITHETICAL as the title of their forthcoming third album. The main theme of the album illustrates a razor-sharp concept inspired from Ancient Greek Etymology (1580s, from Gk. ANTITHETIKOS) that reflects the diametrical opposition to a number of propositions consisting in the revelation of a divergent thought. Pertaining to ANTITHETICAL, the Anti (against) + Thesis (position), as a figure of speech (mainly used by the authors of the Baroque period; style of the epoch known as the art of conflict) acknowledge opposition towards the relative thesis expressed. 

MALEVOLENCE singer/guitarist/songwriter Carlos Cariano detaching a slight sparkle on the title and its significance, said:


ANTITHETICAL is loaded with intoxicatingly corrosive contrasts whilst the album represents pure rebellion, a pure nonconformist extension towards the current situation of the globe, an upheaval towards the current language  that has no force of expression and no meaning, due to the predictability of words and counterfeit actions that have become commonplace worldwide. Inner strength and living values nowadays are negatively base underneath relative truths and we are expressing ourselves precisely antithetically whilst insisting on critical thinking.


Music and lyrics are far beyond the average practice and ANTITHETICAL is a very unnatural progressive slab of extreme sonic amalgamation creating parallelisms to simplify extremes whilst apprehending both the positive and the negative perspectives of existence, in order to erect with the synthesis that transcends both. As Hope is ANTITHETICAL to Despair, the contrasts established within the album serve in effect to give tension to the broad-spectrum body of work consisting of 7 songs. 

ANTITHETICAL includes the most epic material (longest song clocking at 9:27m), plus the heaviest proportional songwriting ever accomplished on the eighteenth year of existence of the collective. Exploring experimental yet instrumental mind bending extreme metal structures, the album is a pure heavy mammoth demonstration on extreme progressive metal territory. 

The final track listing and further details shall be revealed soon.


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