Portuguese extreme progressive metallers MALEVOLENCE advanced 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 very 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.
1. SLITHERING 2:55
2. CULT OF THE EVERLASTING 6:18
3. DEVOURED UNLIMITED 4:21
4. ANTITHETICAL 8:12
5. EQUILIBRIUM IN EXTREMIS 4:34
6. EXOCORTEX MOMENTUM 9:27
7. MECHANISMS OF DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOUR 7:19
The worldwide premiere of ANTITHETICAL will be broadcasted exclusively and shared globally through the courtesy of media partners METAL UNDERGROUND (USA) and INFEKTION MAGAZINE (Portugal). 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.
MALEVOLENCE in 2012 expands their extreme progressive metal sound enriching it even further and massively better – the heaviness, the corrosiveness, the concept and the overall sound amalgamation have never been of this quality and superior excellence before.
“ANTITHETICAL represents our musical progression bursting on hard commitment and total dedication!” says Carlos Cariano. “We are one of the most long running and iconic metal exportations from the Portuguese soil and ANTITHETICAL is a ravaging journey constructed and depicted throughout the seven (7) experienced havoc anthems we have delivered. The new material sounds exactly how I envisioned it (during the production design) and the way WE as MALEVOLENCE wanted it to sound on this new record”.
ANTITHETICAL features the same line-up responsible for the recording of 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).
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).
The wreak havoc yet very striking illustrative artwork was produced by the design bureau KKSTRUCTURES twisting in the process an eye-catching visual parallelism dissecting the antithetical contrasts between the positive and negative extremes.