Stalwarts of the UK live metal scene for the last several years and one of the first bands to emerge from the now white hot UK metal underground since the age of social media has come about, Reading's own Malefice have announced the details of their return, armed with their brand new album.
The album, entitled simply "Five", is the band's fifth studio album and will be released through Transcend Music on April 28th 2013. Never one to shy away from offering a few words on the subject, Malefice's frontman Dale Butler had this to say about the band's forthcoming new offering:
"After being written off we're back to where we thrive the most. Being the underdog. We've always delivered something new and exciting in adversity and this time is no exception. The changes we have made have given us time to regroup and reinvent the sound of this band. Expect more bounce than ever, more hate than ever and more soul than ever. This is a record of feelings, how we are, where we want to be and where we will get to. This is the album we always wanted to write, where the evolution has taken us and has renewed our 'take no prisoners' attitude, something we always have at our live shows, you can hear the clarion call to arms in this recording. All music is a personal statement, this is our statement that no matter what, nothing can hold us back, nothing will keep us down and together we can, will and have survived all the bullshit thrown at us. This record represents everything we are as a collective and as individuals. It'll be the soundtrack to your parties in 2013."
The track list for "Five", along with the artwork for the album, is below:
2. The Great Deceiver
3. Never Say Die
7. Reach Up
ScribesOfMetal have always been backers of Dale and the boys, so while you wait for "Five" why not have a read of our review of one of their recent shows from last year, a performance in Colchester. Further updates on "Five" and any other Malefice news will be available here as and when they become available.