Malevolent Creation
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Brett Hoffmann
Phil Fasciana
John Rubin
Jason Blachowicz
Alex Marquez
One would think that after more than ten years of cranking out the most blistering of death metal, Malevolent Creation would be willing to rest on their laurels, having nothing left to prove. But for the band, every show and every new album is another chance to show the world the true definition of malevolence. With unmatched speed, skill, songwriting and sheer force, Malevolent Creation is the Mike Tyson of death metal, coming up swinging after every knockdown and biting on the ears of anyone too deaf to listen on their own. They've endured censorship, massive lineup changes, infighting, and attacks by religious groups, mass media, government and right wing thugs. Through it all, Malevolent Creation has stood tall and strong and has never compromised one note nor surrendered one inch of ground. If anything, they've become more and more aggressive and caustic with each new album. The origin of Malevolent Creation can be traced back to their formation 1987 in Buffalo, NY. There they made and gave away 100 copies of their first legendary demo tape, taking their first sue-footed step into the death metal underground. Their 1988 move to Florida set the stage for the recording of their second demo which pressed 1000 copies, establishing them as legitimate contenders in the field. On this second demo, Malevolent Creation used a new drummer and also addd John Rubin on guitar. The next year saw another drummer change with Mark Simpson taking position at the skins. With their strongest lineup at that point, a third demo was recorded leading to a deal with Roadrunner and the release of their first full length album, 1991's The Ten Commandments. In 1992, Rubin and Simpson were replaced by longtime pals Rob Barrett on guitar and Alex Marquez on drums for their second album, 1992's Retribution. On 1994's Stillborn release Rubin rejoined the band and drummer "Crazy" Larry Hawke was hired, replacing Marquez and Barrett. After the 1994 tour to support "Stillborn", Hoffmann left the band and bassist Jason Blachowicz assumed the vocal duties while Dave Curloss was hired for drum duty, further illastrting the bands revolving door policy. Fasciana makes no excuses for the continual membership changes, stating "If your too slow, you've got to go." Personal and personnel problems have never stood in the way of the thundering war machine known as Malevolent Creation, and those who were injured in battle and left behind must be content with the knowledge that they were part of this behemoth for even a short time. (http://www.malevolent-creation.com/sites/updates.htm)