I Declare War To Release New Album ‘Malevolence’ In June

I Declare War‘s self-produced album, Malevolence, will be released on June 1st as part of the Artery Recordings / Razor & Tie joint venture.  The Seattle-based death metal / metalcore band agrees that the new album is their heaviest and most focused record to date.  Fans can look forward to a heavy and aggressive album that speaks to a variety of subject matters the band finds corrupt in today’s world.

Malevolence was recorded at Red Room Recordings in the band’s hometown of Seattle with engineer Chris Common, who also edited and mixed the album.  When discussing the album, guitarist Evan Hughes states, “The lyrics are based on a lot of what we think is corrupt in the world today – government, religion, and the self-inflicted downfall of humanity.  The title reflects the overall feeling of the lyrics and a basic view of how we see the world today.”  The album can be preordered now at http://ideclarewar.merchnow.com/ or in a variety of different packages, including a selection of official I Declare War t-shirts.   I Declare War is currently on a short tour with Whitechapel and Son of Aurelius, which Hughes says, “Is going to be great for getting our name out there a little more and promoting some of the new songs from the album.”  This summer they will embark on tour with Molotov Solutio, Dr. Acula, and Monsters.  
I Declare War is comprised of Jonathan Huber (vocals), Evan Hughes (guitar), Chris Fugate (guitar), Brent Eaton (bass), and Ryan Cox (drums).  Founded in 2005, the band has gone through a few lineup changes but now feel they have attained the sound they had been looking for.  They have previously released their first full length album, Amidst The Bloodshed, in 2008 through Compton Records.  Hughes also reflects the band’s sentiment towards the Artery/Razor & Tie imprint when he says, “Everyone at Artery and Razor & Tie have been extremely helpful and awesome to work with so far.  There are only good things coming up for us, so we can’t wait to see where it all takes us.”  
I DECLARE WAR TOUR DATES
May 10 – Roseburg, OR – Riversdale Grange *
May 12 – Modesto, CA – Modesto Virtual *
May 13 – San Francisco, CA – Three Parkside *
May 14 – Fresno, CA – Club Retro *
May 18 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon **
June 11 – Tempe, AZ – The Underground ***
June 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Area 702 ***
June 13 – San Diego, CA – The Epicentre ***
June 15 – Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk ***
June 16 – Portland, OR – Satyricon ***
June 17 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven ***
June 18 – Boise, ID – The Venue ***
June 20 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep ***
June 21 – Kansas City, MO – El Torreon ***
June 23 – Dekalb, IL – The House Cafe ***
June 24 – Fort Wayne, IN – Sunset Hall ***
June 25 – Southgate, MI – Modern Exchange ***
June 26 – Toronto, Ontario – Sneaky Dees ***
June 29 – Manchester, NH – Rocko’s ***
June 30 – Amityville, NY – Broadway Bar ***
July 1 – Allentown, PA – Masquerade ***
July 2 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx ***
July 3 – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero ***
July 6 – West Palm Beach, FL – Ground Control ***
July 7 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum ***
July 10 – Houston, TX – The Junction ***
July 11 – Nacogdoches, TX – The Anex ***
July 12 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit ***
July 13 – Fort Worth, TX – Ridglea Theatre ***
July 14 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory ***
*with Whitechapel and Sons of Aurelius
**with JFAC and Whitechapel
***with Molotov Solution, Dr. Acula, and Monsters