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

Band History

They were formed by friends at college (The original members consisted of Dale Butler, Alex Vuskans, Craig Thomas and Craig Fenner ) and started to write their songs straight away. Their first major break was to open a four band bill charity gig at the Rivermead Centre in Reading. From then on their fanbase began to grow. Through constant touring around Reading and London, they managed to get a distribution deal for their first EP 'Relentless' through Hangman's joke.

After a successful headline tour with label mates Johnny Mental, Malefice then continued to write new music and cement their fanbase even more through constant gigs across the UK, supporting the likes of Akercocke and Mendeed, as well as headlining their own shows.

Then in early 2007 they signed to Anticulture Records. They then recorded their debut album 'Entities' under the production team of Dan Weller and Justin Hill at Craig's parents home in South Wales. The album has been highly praised by the British Metal Press. The band recently announced their amicable split from the Anticulture label via their myspace page. Their new record label is currently TBA.

Since the albums release they have been support for the successful SikTh tour and the latest DevilDriver and God Forbid and have played shows with the likes of Soulfly.

They recently played a show at The Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth, which was recorded, and is due to be released as the band's first ever DVD.

Band members

Current members

  • Dale Butler - Vocals
  • Ben Symons - Guitar
  • Alex Vuskans - Guitar
  • Tom Hynes - Bass
  • Craig Thomas - Drums




Malefice performed a couple of gigs in Malta at the end of 2007 with local bands - Recoil, Tendency Charge, Slit, Dying Signals and Core Frequency.

Promotional Videos

  • 2007 - 'Risen Through The Ashes'

External links

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