If You’ve Seen Banger TV’s Shredders of Metal Then You Might Know Toronto’s One Man Melodic Black Metal MALICE DIVINE – New Playthrough “Apparitions Of Conquest”

New Album “Everlasting Ascendancy” Out Now!


If you have watched Banger TV’s Shredders of Metal (Seasons 1 and 2), you may have had a glimpse of the shredding power from one man melodic black metal Malice Divine helmed by guitarist Ric Galvez.

Malice Divine recently unleashed the sophomore album “Everlasting Ascendancy”, the follow-up to the highly acclaimed self-titled debut released in 2021. “Everlasting Ascendancy” is a dynamic experience while also being an overall more aggressive album than the first one, especially in the vocal delivery and guitar work. There are still plenty of melody and classical guitar sections, which is a major part of Malice Divine’s sound. The solos on this album are even more virtuosic than before as well.

Today, Malice Divine presents a new guitar playthrough for “Apparitions Of Conquest”, it’s the darkest song on the album, as well as the record’s second-longest track clocking in at over 8 minutes. Lyrically this song is about the paranormal phenomena of apparitions. It is written from the apparition’s perspective. The song features many different guitar riffs and consists of a total of 4 guitar solos throughout its duration. There is also a beautiful classical guitar section around the 5:30 mark, which adds to the dynamics of the song. For these reasons, Galvez knew that “Apparitions Of Conquest” would be an excellent song for a guitar play-through video.

Check out the playthrough via its premiere on TechnicalMusicReview HERE.

All songs on “Everlasting Ascendancy” were written by Galvez who enlisted session drummer Dylan Gowan (Vesperia, Birds of Bellwoods, Co-Host We’re Talkin Drums, Overkill Reviewer Banger TV) to hammer them out. The album was produced and mixed by Tyler Williams (Sludgehammer, Monolithic Productions) and mastered by Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, The Contortionist, Scale The Summit). The album artwork was done by Eka Saputra (Psychopart).

Malice Divine intends to deliver a listening experience that is highly memorable and one that will leave the listener feeling empowered and wanting to listen to it again and again. They are recommended for fans of Watain, Thulcandra, and Dissection.

“Everlasting Ascendancy” was released on January 27, 2023.

Digital album at

Guitar Playthrough Video – Silenced Judgement –

Lyric Video – Everlasting Ascendancy


Track Listing:
1. Silenced Judgement (4:10)
2. Apparitions Of Conquest (8:22)
3. Usurping The Paragon (6:07)
4. At One With Infinity (6:06)
5. Parasitic Demons (5:39)
6. Reclaimed Strength (5:31)
7. Illusions Of Fragmentation (8:39)
8. Everlasting Ascendancy (8:10)
Album Length: 52:44

Album Recording Credits:
• All songs performed by: Malice Divine
• All songs written by: Ric Galvez
• Produced by: Tyler Williams
• Mixed by: Tyler Williams
• Mastered by: Jamie King
• Album Artwork by: Eka Saputra (Psychopart)
• Canadian Content (MAPL)

Album Band Lineup:
Ric Galvez – Vocals/Guitars/Bass
Dylan Gowan – Drums (Session)

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