Malevolent Creation To Release New Album “The 13th Beast” In January

Malevolent Creation have announced that their new album “The 13th Beast” will be released on January 18. The effort will feature the band’s new lineup, which finds founding guitarist Phil Fasciana joined by vocalist/guitarist Lee Wollenschlaeger, bassist Josh Gibbs, and drummer Phil Cancilla. Pre-orders will launch on November 23 and the first single will debut on November 30.

Wollenschlaeger commented:

“This is the biggest honour I could ever be given. The opportunity to front one of my all-time favourite bands, and an even bigger pleasure of jamming with such great people. We have created one of the most relentless albums of Malevolent Creation’s history. As a fan, I know we are going to shock a lot of people at how intense this new album is. Done in a way only Malevolent Creation can. I can’t wait to see all you guys on the road in 2019 and beyond, playing songs from all the albums, including our new album, ‘The 13th Beast‘!”

Fasciana added:

“Lee was the missing link when I was searching for a new vocalist and guitarist. Each new member is a solid musician and songwriter sharing the same passion for extreme music Malevolent Creation has been striving for since 1987. I’m very proud of this album and look forward to present it live as well as songs from our massive back catalog including stuff that hasn’t been played live in a long time or ever.”

“The 13th Beast” Track Listing:

01. “End The Torture”
02. “Mandatory Butchery”
03. “Agony For The Chosen”
04. “Canvas Of Flesh”
05. “Born Of Pain”
06. “The Beast Awakened”
07. “Decimated”
08. “Bleed Us Free”
09. “Knife At Hand”
10. “Trapped Inside”
11. “Release The Soul”


Malevolent Creation Finish Tracking New Album “The 13th Beast”

Malevolent Creation have finished tracking their new album “The 13th Beast.” The effort is expected to be released in early 2019 via Hammerheart Records. Founding guitarist Philip Fasciana commented:

“Get ready!!! New Malevolent Creation album ‘The 13th Beast’ is ready to be mixed and mastered and ready for all to hear! Very proud of everyone involved and how heavy this album came out. I couldn’t be more proud of my band members and the music we recorded for all of you to hear!”

Former Malevolent Creation Singer Bret Hoffmann Dead At 51

Bret Hoffmann (ex-Malevolent Creation, Fire For Effect) has sadly passed away following a battle with stage 4 colon cancer. The singer was 51. Hoffmann’s wife Kimberly Karan Hoffmann said the following on Facebook:

“Today is the saddest day of my life. I just lost my soulmate, the love of my [life]. My best friend has passed away. I will always love [you], RIP, my love.”

Former Malevolent Creation Singer Bret Hoffmann Diagnosed With Stage 4 Colon Cancer

Former Malevolent Creation singer Bret Hoffmann (Fire For Effect) has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. You can help him out with medical costs by donating to his GoFundMe.

Hoffmann commented:

“Hello Everyone!! I am still in hospital attached to a double pick IV line they installed in me the other day otherwise they have to move the little IV lines every 4 days, and between all the bags of med going in and the bloodwork everyday my hands were bcoming green and blue bruise zonesThe blood thinners help with that.. I will fill in more of this messed up story when I get out.

I have been in Hospital for almost 2 weeks now, I’ve had a MAJOR surgery,many proceedures and tests. Have not eaten that entire time and have not even smelled the outside air in that time. I am however progressing forward. They do want me out so that I can go home and heal and rehab. That may take weeks, after that they have a treatment they are confident in for my cancer, I know I have a long road and life has changed.

I will still finish new album and do music, I just have a bit more important task at hand for the near future. This,so far, has been the most trying ,painful,torturous event that has EVER happened to me. I am on the battle wagon and I’m rolling!!! My wife Kim has been a rock for me!!! I love her with all my heart!!! My very close friends have all been battling with me and I’ve needed that support.

LISTEN if you have not been to a Doctor,especially in years. GET TO ONE ASAP!! Don’t think your too cool or shit won’t happen to you cuz I promise you will find your self in a world of hurt! My shit was huge and they still got it in time to help me.I see older people here dealing with this and they are fucked, mass pain meds and life is a bed for now on in their lives.

Get to a doctor PLEASE! I don’t want to see my Family,friends or fans go through anything like this EVER. I will be back, I will post here and there, I will def let you guys know when they spring me from this hospital,( My Doctors kick ass) Thank you all for the love and I love you all back!!!!!”

Malevolent Creation Sign With Hammerheart Records

Malevolent Creation have signed a new deal with Hammerheart Records and are planning to release their new album through the label this summer/fall. Hammerheart will also be reissuing all the band’s albums on LP, deluxe 2-CD, etc. Furthermore, the group are currently planning a tour that will focus on material from their first five albums.

Malevolent Creation Announce New Lineup, Plan To Release New Album In 2018

Malevolent Creation have officially confirmed their new lineup. The group now consists of founding guitarist Phil Fasciana, along with vocalist/guitarist Lee Wollenschlaeger, drummer Phil Cancilla, and bassist Josh L. Gibbs. You can find an unfinished demo from the new lineup below. The finished track will appear on the band’s new album, which will be released next year.

Fasciana commented:

“So this is the current situation considering Malevolent Creation and the new lineup for recording our 13th album and shows to follow. After receiving so many great videos and songs from singers wanting to take over the vocal position after the departure of original vocalist Bret Hoffmann, I finally have found the right man for the job. I received a few songs from Lee Wollenschlaeger and his solo project Imperial Empire and was so impressed that after a lot of conversations and hearing his own compositions and demos of him singing M.C. songs I could not deny his talent. The demo song posted below is one of his songs that I really liked and told him we could work with his song for the next MC album and let people hear our new vocalist and his talent. He is also playing guitar in the band which makes us now a 4 piece and to prove my commitment to him that he is now the vocalist I posted this demo song that he wrote and that is being re-recorded as we speak so he can re-write the lyrics and I can lay down a couple guitar solos for this song. We will be posting some more music with Lee Wollenschlaeger singing MC songs and between the music I have written for the next album and his music as well as our bassist and drummer who both write music as well we now have a band that is dedicated to record the heaviest MC album yet.

The new line up is:

Phil Fasciana – Guitars
Lee Wollenschlaeger – Vocals/Guitar
Phil Cancillal P.M. Cancilla-Drums
Josh L. Gibbs – bass

That is it for now and stay tuned for new updates and music.Take it or leave it,this is the new lineup!!!!!!
Phil Fasciana // Malevolent Creation”

Malevolent Creation Announce 2016 Tour With Incantation & Seeker

Malevolent Creation have announced a U.S. headlining tour to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The band will also be joined by special guests Incantation and Seeker.


Tour Dates:

10/06 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/07 Raleigh, NC – The Maywood
10/08 Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
10/09 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
10/11 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
10/12 Brooklyn, NY – Black Bear Bar
10/13 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
10/14 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/15 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
10/16 Kent, OH – The Outpost
10/18 Indianapolis, IN – The Headquarters
10/19 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
10/20 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
10/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Thunder Alley
10/22 Austin, TX – Empire Garage
10/23 Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
10/25 Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club
10/26 New Orleans, LA – Siberia