MORE ABOUT MALEVOLENCE
Malevolence, formerly known as Pheed, united in January of 1998. The group of four, from a handful of established Oklahoma bands such as Crave, Ether, and 36 Crazyfist, created a fusion of styles, the likes of which Tulsa had never heard. Consisting of J. Anthamatten: drums, T. Steinsiek: bass, W. Gann: guitar, and J. Dixon: vocals.
Malevolence played their first live show at the Fur Shop in '98. The response was overwhelming. So much in fact, Malevolence received an offer to perform at the legendary Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, OK. Thanks to publicity from Z104.5 FM, Home Grown, Nex Magazine, Infinity Press, and other publications, Malevolence emerged as on of Tulsa's top acts after on a few shows.
Following their recent exposure, Malevolence joined several local music festivals, headlining the first annual Lockdown tour, Furfest, and the 1998 Tulsa New Year's Musicfest. But, it was only the beginning of greater things to come. Malevolence would go on to open for various acts such as Ice-T, Suicidal Tendencies, and Infectious Grooves.
In July of 1999, and independent label, Chery Records, contacted Malevolence to begin recording work on their first EP Enmity. Soon thereafter, Malevolence was contacted by numerous promotional agencies such as Freejack Foundation, Shoulderblade Entertainment, and Apex Entertainment. Malevolence began their first tour with these agencies backing.
In September of '99, Malevolence put recording on hold. Under the urgings of Chery Records, the band chose to relocate to the musically driven Boston area. The band has been touring New England with great acceptance and success.
With Enmity complete, Malevolence chose a release date of September 17th, 2000. The same day Malevolence would play New England's Locobazooka 2000 Festival, opening for bands like Disturbed, Days of the New, P.O.D., Cold, Apartment 26, One Minute Silence, Dope, and others.
With Enmity sales soaring into the thousands, 300 sold on the release date, Malevolence is pushing on to become one of the top acts in the New England scene. For the future, Malevolence will continue touring New England and surrounding areas, pushing for major/indie label representation for their upcoming national tour.
It is now 2001; Malevolence is well on its way to playing over 100 packed shows for this year. Malevolence entered studio in May, and are going to release their first full-length effort titled In the Year of the Locust. Malevolence continues to strive forward and make their mark on New England, followed by the nation.