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.
ARTWORK - YEGANEH GHASEMI/MODEL - GODDESS OV DEATH
FROM THE DEPTHS (feat. James Delbridge)
THE HARSH LAW
Lucas Di Mascio : Vocals & Keys
Wes MacDonald : Guitars
Zachary “Zak” Stulla : Bass
"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 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." - Lucas Di Mascio
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)
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