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Montreal, QC – November 17, 2016
For fans of Kamelot, King Diamond, Pyramaze, Dimmu Borgir, Paradise Lost
Rue Morgue Premiere MALACODA’s New Horror Track ‘Pandemonium’
Music Video ‘Penny Dreadful’; New EP ‘Ritualis Aeterna’ Out Dec 2nd
L-R – Brad Casarin (Guitar), Mike Harshaw (Drums), Lucas Di Mascio (Vocals), Cooper Seldom (Bass), Jonah Weingarten (Keyboards)
Credit: Gary Kuiper of The Laundry Design Works
Canadian horror inspired symphonic power metallers MALACODA (named after a demon from Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’) will be offering their new six track EP ‘Ritualis Aeterna’ on December 2nd to follow up to their well-received 2014 self-titled debut. Packed with dark atmosphere, originality and innovation, this is gothic power metal for the 21st century with intelligence and intensity to rival that of their infernal inspirations!
Teaming up with Rue Morgue, the creepy crawlers are premiering their latest track ‘Pandemonium’ streaming at the following link: http://www.rue-morgue.com/single-post/2016/11/17/Music-Premiere-We-spin-MALACODAs-new-horror-track-Pandemonium
Band founder and vocalist Lucas Di Mascio comments:
“Pandemonium is a track that hearkens back to our love of classic metal and its connection to mysticism and horror. Influenced lyrically by John Milton’s Paradise Lost and its tragic depiction of Lucifer, the song plays on how fear can change one’s perception of the world and if that fear is not kept in check, it can have dire consequences.”
Plus also check out their music video ‘Penny Dreadful’ inspired by the since canceled Showtime TV show by the same name. The video was directed, produced and edited by The Laundry Design Works. The song explores the themes of the show, each section of the song being a different character’s personal struggles. Just as the show paid homage to horror’s roots, the band’s music video pays respects to classic horror films, using only practical effects to achieve everything from the dark corruption of the blood in the veins of the possessed woman, to the sped up and jerky motions the band members display as the song crescendos.
Watch ‘Penny Dreadful’ at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTJfr292o7g
1. Penny Dreadful (5:34)
2. I Got A Letter (4:37)
3. Pandemonium (3:39)
4. The Wild Hunt (4:20)
5. Linger Here (2:23)
6. There Will Always Be One (3:47)
EP Length: 24:24
For more info, please visit: www.MalacodaMetal.com.
Taking their name from a demon from Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’, Malacoda’s dark gothic vision is indeed divine but no laughing matter.
As band leader Lucas, who studied Literature and Religion at University explains: ‘Malacoda was the name of a very minor character in the book, a fallen angel who flies around with a small army of demons torturing helpless souls in Hell. From a literary perspective, I found it interesting that he wasn’t merely an evil creature being tortured for his sins, but was given free reign to do what he pleases and takes it upon himself to torture other wicked souls in the spiritual prison that is Dante’s Inferno. I wanted a powerful name that fit not only the sound of the band but also the lyrical themes I touch upon. I wanted something dark, but not something that would be blatantly devilish sounding. The name translates roughly in Italian to ‘Cruel Tail’ and most people don’t see it and think “this band is named after a demon” and see it as something more romantic sounding.’
Like the ‘Inferno’ that inspired their name they forge metal without limits in sonic shapes endless and horrifying in equal measure. Malacoda’s music vision shares much in common with Dante’s, they are unafraid to gaze into the abyss, unafraid to be inspired by the myriad of human horrors within and without. They are not blind to the worlds within them waiting to be born.
Malacoda are about to follow their well-received self-titled debut with the horror-themed ‘Ritualis Aeterna’, which enters this world on December 2, 2016. Festive it most certainly isn’t, magnificent it certainly is. Full of dark atmosphere, originality and innovation, this is gothic power metal for the 21st century, intelligence and intensity to rival that of their infernal inspirations!
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