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Malefice are a British melodic death metal band from Reading, Berkshire, England, formed in 2003.

Current members
Dale Butler - Vocals
Ben Symons - Guitar
Andrew Wilson - Guitar
Tom Hynes - Bass
James Pearly Cook - Drums

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www.pledgemusic.com/projects/malefice
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Brutal, Belligerent, Bold and undeniably British. Since bursting on to the UK metal music scene in 2007 with their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Entities’ Read more on Last.fm

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Sunday Slaylist: Burn Out Festival 2013

July 7th, 2013

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A few years ago, the UK festival scene kind of imploded. Industry experts said there were just too many events trying to compete for the same slices of pie – there was only so many festivals that punters could afford to go to. Well, the situation has changed a bit since then, with smaller, more localised festivals popping up to fill the void left by the absence of some of major players in the festival circuit.

Step forward Burn Out Festival.

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Bloodstock Open Air 2012: Interviews, Photos, Setlists – it’s all here

August 18th, 2012

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Is there anything better than a Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page? Yeah, loads of things but you won’t find the best online festival coverage on any of them. You’ll find that right here. All our work from Bloodstock Open 2012 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Interviews, photos, setlists, rumours, and who knows? – maybe even some tiny reviews – it’s all here. [Read more →]

“What is Metal?”, by Dale Butler from Malefice

June 28th, 2012

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Earlier this year, we were minding our own business over on Twitter when we notice Dale Butler from Malefice kicking up a rage over the attitudes of certain quarters of the UK metal scene. Never ones to turn down the opportunity for some good ol’ fashioned shit-stirring, we dropped Dale an email and asked him whether he fancied writing about what had got him so angry with a few more words than 140 characters would allow. Take it away, Dale….

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YouTube LOL: Heavy Metal Busking

June 25th, 2012

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You can break buskers in London down into approximately four distinct groups. You’ve got the slightly down-on-their-luck violinist/classical music buskers, you’ve got the really-crap-sub-Ocean-Colour-Scene-guitarists-covering-The-Beatles types, you’ve got those guys playing frickin’ panpipes, and you’ve got those guys playing saxophones over a backing track so complex, you wonder whether they’re just miming themselves.

What you don’t get so often is angry young men barking a capella heavy metal songs. And we’re not talking about clean-vocal stuff, either.

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Season’s Bleedings 2011: Malefice – Tom Hynes on the voice in Lars Ulrich’s head, and homicidal, naked, large-breasted women

December 24th, 2011

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We know what you’re thinking. It’s songthing like “Wait, didn’t you already do a Season’s Bleedings for Malefice yesterday? You’re not about to tell us that you forgot to combine the two sets of answers into a single blog post, and now you’re giving Tom Hynes one all to himself? You are? Oh.” Right? Well, it’s Christmas. Cut us some slack! 

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Season’s Bleedings 2011: Malefice – Ben Symons on mistletoe, Meccano, and stealing candy from a baby.

December 23rd, 2011

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Those Berkshire metallers, Malefice, have had a pretty hectic year. Not only did they release their fourth ful-length album, Awaken The Tides, but they also seemed to have managed to miss The Arab Spring, the war in Libya, and the global #Occupy Movement. Then again, maybe that’s just their guitarist, Ben Symons, who the band nominated to face our Winter interrogation.

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Live: Sylosis + Malefice @ London Islington Academy – 07 October 2011

October 11th, 2011

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Remember ten years ago when the British metal scene was alive and kicking with bands like Raging Speedhorn, Pitchshifter and Stampin’ Ground storming stages nationwide? It may not have lasted that long but you have to admit the UK scene has seen some drastic improvement over recent years. We thought we’d head down to Islington Academy and bang our heads to some homegrown talent.

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Download Festival 2011: Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Gossip – it’s all here

July 4th, 2011

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Yeah baby! The Thrash Hits Download Festival splash page is back! All of our Download Festival 2011 coverage from the weekend is going be linked to from this here page, so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Individual band coverage (interviews, photos, setlists and some tiny reviews), rumours and gossip, drinking games, stage times, dodgy photos of as many sexy ladies in various states of safe-for-work undress as we can legitimately get away with? It’s all here.

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