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Canadian Gothic Metal Band Malacoda release video for “THE HARSH LAW” TRACK!

Malacoda streams new video for “The Harsh Law” track off their hit EP – Crawling Chaos via Metal Underground. The video can be viewed below:

The Harsh Law is the last track off of Crawling Chaos. It’s got a lot of groove to it and while it doesn’t have any solos I still think it’s one of the cooler guitar based songs because of the riffs! Drums were played by Elie Bertrand who was a real pleasure to work with. I think we had found footage of her playing a Pantera cover online somewhere and were sold on trying to get her to collaborate with us. 

After this, keep an eye out for another Malacoda release… this time a bit more sinister.” 

Malacoda release their next EP, Crawling Chaos, independently. 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.

 

ARTWORK – YEGANEH GHASEMI/MODEL – GODDESS OV DEATH

TRACKLISTING:

CRAWLING CHAOS
DEADLIGHTS
FROM THE DEPTHS (feat. James Delbridge)
THE HARSH LAW

MALACODA IS:
Lucas Di Mascio : Vocals & Keys
Wes MacDonald : Guitars
Zachary “Zak” Stulla : Bass

RECORDING INFO:
Crawling Chaos recorded and mixed by Lucas Di Mascio at Old Haunt Recording Studio in the Winter 2019 – Spring 2020.

Mastered by Dan Dubois at Schematic Sound in the summer of 2020.
Guest vocals on “From the Depths” – James Delbridge (Lycanthro)
Guest Vocals on “Crawling Chaos” & “The Harsh Law” – Beth Wilson
Drums on “Crawling Chaos” and “Deadlights” – Victor Boechat
Drums on “From the Depths” and “The Harsh Law” – Elie Bertrand. (Scarlet Sins)

Malacoda – The Harsh Law

Malacoda – From The Depths

Malacoda – Crawling Chaos Guitar Playthrough

Malacoda – Crawling Chaos Bass Playthrough

Malacoda – Deadlights
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Malacoda – Crawling Chaos

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Band/Artist location – Oakville, Ontario Canada
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