Rádio Evil conducted an interview with drummer Gus Rios of Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION when the band played at Carioca Club in São Paulo, Brazil on December 15 with KRISIUN and VITAL REMAINS.
Asked if MALEVOLENT CREATION has been working on material for the follow-up to 2010's "Invidious Dominion", Rios said: "We've already written two or three new songs. We'll probably release an EP and maybe re-record some songs off [1993's] 'Stillborn'. And that will be out probably by March or April, I'm thinking. So, a new album, [it's] definitely coming."
Regarding how MALEVOLENT CREATION has managed to retain its musical identity after going through so many lineup changes over the course of the last 20 years, Rios said: "Since 1997, pretty much every single MALEVOLENT CREATION song anybody's ever heard, me and Phil [Fasciana, guitar] actually wrote. I live in Fort Lauderdale, and so does Phil, and that's the songwriting nucleus of MALEVOLENT. So as long as the two of us are still in the band, it's always gonna sound like MALEVOLENT CREATION, you know what I mean?! That's the consistency of the band — the primary songwriters. And then, of course, Brett [Hoffman, vocals]."
"Invidious Dominion" was released in August 2010 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records (in Europe through Massacre). The effort was made available in various territories as a regular CD; digipack with bonus material; and vinyl LP.
MALEVOLENT CREATION's latest CD was recorded at Mana Recording Studios (CANNIBAL CORPSE, VITAL REMAINS, GOATWHORE) in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL, CANNIBAL CORPSE). The CD's cover art was created by renowned artist Pär Olofsson (THE FACELESS, IMMORTAL, ABYSMAL DAWN).