Malevolence Reveal New Album Cover


Portuguese extreme progressive metallers Malevolence have revealed the artwork for their third full length effort Antithetical.

The art work 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,” a press release reads. That’s verbatim, folks.

“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.”

OK then.

The album follows 1999’s Martyrialized, which 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 (Obscura, Pestilence).

The band’s studio line-up includes core members Carlos Cariano (vocals/guitars), Aires Pereira (bass), Fred Noel (guitars), and Paulo Pereira (keyboards), alongside session drummer extraordinaire Dirk Verbeuren (known for his work with Soilwork, The Devin Townsend Project, and Jeff Loomis).

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