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MALACODA - Exclusive Streaming Premiere Of The New EP Crawling Chaos


Canadian gothic metal band Malacoda returns with a new four-track EP neatly called Crawling Chaos, and Terra Relicta web magazine offers you the exclusive full-EP streaming premiere ahead of its release on 2nd April. 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).

Malacoda comments about the new EP: "Finally, Crawling Chaos is out now! We hope Malacoda fans, new and old, enjoy this EP and for those who want more music from us fret not- this EP is just a teaser of what's to come later this year. We went back to our symphonic metal roots for this EP since it felt like it was the direction we had the most fun with across the last few releases. We want to thank everyone who helped make this EP a reality - we'll be back soon with more music!"

The EP offers an intriguing, captivating and modern approach to gothic metal. Even though that this genre is in a rather decline for quite some years now, Canadians don't fear to return to their roots. Still, Malacoda doesn't play gothic metal in the typical "European" way, but rather than that they add their own thing, and mix it with a bit of classic heavy/power metal, some doom and symphonic metal. The guitar-driven songs have a catchy drive and are full of dramatic moments, are dense and atmospheric and that makes them dynamic and enjoyable to listen to.

Malacoda recorded Crawling Chaos at Old Haunt Recording Studio in the winter 2019 - spring 2020 with producer Lucas Di Mascio. Mastering was done by Dan Dubois at Schematic Sound in the summer of 2020. There are also guests that need to be mentioned; the vocalists James Delbridge (Lycanthro) in the song “From The Depths”, and Beth Wilson in the songs “Crawling Chaos” and “The Harsh Law”, the drummer's Victor Boechat in "Crawling Chaos" and "Deadlights", and Elie Bertrand (Scarlet Sins) in “From The Depths” and “The Harsh Law”. Enjoy now listening to Crawling Chaos.

Malacoda line-up: Lucas Di Mascio (vocals, keys), Wes MacDonald (guitars), Zachary “Zak” Stulla (bass)

Malacoda links: Official website, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Bandcamp