Malevolence are New Zealand’s longest standing purveyor of Metal and Grind. Through extensive touring and numerous releases the band has achieved a reputation not only for its unique style but also as an engaging live act.
Formed in 1992, Malevolence has hit the road with bands such as American Legends-Brutal Truth & DRI, Swedish Leviathans-Dismember, Grind Gods-Napalm Death, Primate & Lock Up, Finland’s Impaled Nazerene, Australia’s Blood Duster, Misery & Atomizer, Austria’s Pungent Stench, and Midnight from the USA, as well many local acts. The band has also appeared at major NZ metal festivals such as Christchurch’s Satanfest, Wellington’s Punkfest, Capital Punishment, Scumfest & Hellington666, Auckland’s Audience with the Devil, Mammoth Metalfest and Fangfest.
Releases started in 1993 and 1994 with demo tapes, progressing to the first CD, Almost Like Something Completely Sinister in 1998. A string of releases followed including Windows 666 (2004), Eyes To See Ears To Hear Wrists To Slit (2006), Split CD 'Grinding Aotearoa' with Backyard Burial (2008) and full length Relentless Entropy (2014) as well as numerous compilations.