The band Malacoda states, «Unified by creative passion and the insatiable desire that curses all artists to express themselves with the full extent of their artistic vision, this collective of dark melodic metal from North America aims to show the world they are more than your average metal band. Malacoda is comprised of veteran musicians from various creative backgrounds. This combination creates music with overwhelming visionary prowess and character».
Malacoda announces the April release for their next EP, Crawling Chaos, independently. The first single Crawling Chaos will hit all streaming services on February 5th. Crawling Chaos is the band’s first new release since 2018’s Restless Dreams and is a return to the band’s more cinematic and gothic roots as heard on Ritualis Aeterna (2016) as well as a deeper exploration of melodic vocal hooks as heard on their self-titled debut (2014). In the summer of 2019 the band formed a new live lineup and embarked on a small tour around Ontario, including a final show at Toronto’s legendary Rockpile venue before heading into the studio.
With music described as “dark, foreboding and with lyrics to enjoy as well as unsettle.” (Powerplay Mag UK) being a constant in the band’s sound, the next step would be to write a follow up to Restless Dreams. While looking for a drummer, the band recorded throughout the rest of 2019/2020 with friends behind the drum kit.
From The Depths (feat. James Delbridge)
The Hars Law
Lucas Di Mascio : Vocals & Keys
Wes MacDonald : Guitars
Zachary Zak Stulla : Bass
Lucas Di Mascio states «We felt that we had to go back to what the band was known for: epic gothic visuals. We had already done classic Victorian horror as a theme on Ritualis Aeterna, so I wanted to do more of a contemporary theme this time around. Crawling Chaos is a reference to H.P. Lovecraft’s short story Nyarlathotep. It’s about a shapeshifting God-like being which hypnotizes people with flashy displays of technology while luring them to a surreal landscape for unknown reasons». The track Penny Dreadful from the EP Ritualis Aeterna,
«The imagery in the story is so powerful and bizarre that it stays with you. People who’ve read the short story and are familiar with Nyarlathotep’s character should hear some musical motifs that are our ‘Easter Eggs’ to attentive listeners».
Malacoda started as a recording project based out of Oakville, Ontario in 2014, by multi-instrumentalist and music producer Lucas Di Mascio. Early-lineups consisted of some great local musicians from the Greater Toronto Area. The self-titled debut was hailed as a dark modern melodic metal take on popular music trends.