Despite having your head in the underground and possessing a knowledge of all genres and sub-genres, sometimes all it takes to move you is a band like MALOIC who’re admittedly simple but so passionate that you can’t help but reminisce fondly about your early metal days when you were less of a critic and more of a music fan (no offense to anyone!). MALOIC is from a small coastal town of Mangalore (not to be confused with Bangalore), and they tell us a bit about themselves in their video premiere article over HERE.
Old School Death Metal MALOIC are a revelation. They’re creating music using elements of various genres and creating heavy metal music that has that undeniable classic quality to it. Reminiscent of bands like AMORPHIS (mid-period), OBITUARY, PRIMORDIAL, SENTENCED and METALLICA, it’s definitely got a nostalgic and folk-ish feel to it. The instrumentation is brilliant and with mixing and mastering done by one of the most reputed studios in the country, it’s a delight to listen to. The music is instantly memorable, catchy and will have you reaching for the repeat button. Taking into account the fact that the band is only from a small coastal town called Mangalore, the music that we have here is simply overwhelming. This is the reason why we listen to extreme metal – it’s full of passion and full of surprises.
MALOIC is gearing up for the release of their debut full length titled ‘Death’, via Transcending Obscurity Records, and they also have a brand new music video for the opening track Foul Blood, watch it here.
“Death” Track list:
1. Foul Blood
2. Two Twelve Eighty Four
3. Wasted Soul
7. Prison of Darkness
8. The Rope
Sumanth Shetty – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Jovith Tellis – Rhythm Guitar
Sagar Kumar – Bass
Robin Sequeira – Keyboards
Calvin Menezes – Drums
Mastered by Anupam Roy
Tracked by Anupam Roy
Mixed and mastered at Grey Studios
Vocals tracked at CAD Studios Mangalore
Drums tracked at Audio Academy Bangalore
Keyboards tracked at 8nine Studios Mangalore
More information at https://www.facebook.com/maloic