Hope not ever to see Heaven. I have come to lead you to the other shore; into eternal darkness; into fire and into ice.
— Dante Aligheri

Malacoda started as a recording project based out of Oakville, Ontario in 2014, by multi-instrumentalist and music producer Lucas Di Mascio. Early-lineups consisted of some great local musicians from the Greater Toronto Area. The self-titled debut was hailed as a dark modern melodic metal take on popular music trends. As each new record progressed into different territory, the lineups shifted to meet the demands of the specific sound Lucas was trying to achieve- for Ritualis Aeterna- a heavier and more symphonic take on their dark and melodic sound, musicians known for their extreme heavy metal credits were brought into the fold to create a truly visceral listening experience. This release in 2016 saw the first official Malacoda music video for “Penny Dreadful”, and it set the bar for what the band’s conceptual visuals would be.

Restless Dreams is the band’s most recent offering, a concept album that plays on the boundaries of Gothic, Progressive, Hard Rock and Power Metal sounds. The album was produced and recorded entirely at Lucas Di Mascio’s Old Haunt Records in Oakville, and masterfully mixed by Jon Howard of Threat Signal and Imonolith fame. Restless Dreams is a love letter to the classic Konami horror game Silent Hill 2, and the music reflects on the dark journey of the main character as well as the way the band interprets its many deep themes of loss, guilt, abuse and the occult.

In the fall of 2018 the band embarked on The Northern Laments Tour and got to meet some of their fans across Ontario, with plans to continue touring for Restless Dreams into 2019 before starting to work on a new material.



Lucas Di Mascio


Name: Lucas Di Mascio
Date of Birth: October 27th 1989
Instrument: Vocals with a bit of guitar, bass and keyboards
Gear List: Vocal Chords, Shure In-Ears, Shure SM58
Biggest Influences: Jon Schaffer, Stu Block, Peter Steele, Jonas Renkse, Anders Nystrom
Fave Bands: Katatonia, Iced Earth, Type O Negative, Paradise Lost, Kamelot
Fave Albums: The Great Cold Distance - Katatonia, Delusions - To-Mera, Horror Show & The Dark Saga - Iced Earth, The Silent Enigma - Anathema
Fave Malacoda Song: I Got A Letter
Fave Food & Drink: Steak and Guinness
Fave Movies: Alien, Goodfellas, The Thing, It Follows, the original Universal Monster films, Brazil, any James Bond movie
Fave TV Show: Spawn: The Animated Series, Seinfeld, Penny Dreadful, Archer, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Favorite Books: Dante's Inferno - Dante Alighieri, Neuromancer - William Gibson, Annotated HP Lovecraft
Fave Color: Black
Pets Owned: Used to have a hedgehog, a lizard and birds
If I Had a Billion Dollars I Would: Buy my own volcano lair
The Coolest Thing I Own Is: Jon Schaffer's Les Paul that was used on Horror Show
Instagram: @old_haunt_recording_studio


Wes Macdonald


Name: Wes MacDonald
Date of Birth: June 17th, 1985
Instrument: Guitar
Gear List: Guerilla Guitars Custom 7, Guerilla Guitars M-7
Fave Bands: Strapping Young lad, Sacrifice, Iced Earth, Cannibal Corpse, Revocation, Venom, Razor, Opeth
Fave Albums: Strapping Young Lad - City, Sacrifice - Torment in Fire, Opeth - Damnation/Blackwater Park
Fave Malacoda Song: Penny Dreadful
Fave Food & Drink: Ribs / Coffee
Fave Movies: Friday the 13th Part 2 - 3, Nightmare on elm Street, The Exorcist , Jaws
Fave TV Show: Friends, Dexter, Breaking Bad.
Fave Books: The Shining
Fave Color: Green
Pets Owned: Louis and Abby (Shi-poo and Boxer ), Tarot - Siamese Cat
If I Had a Billion Dollars I Would: I'd buy you a fur coat (but not a real fur coat that's cruel)
The Coolest Thing I Own Is: Signed Doug Bradley Hellraiser Original poster.


Zachary “ZAK” STulla


Name: Zak Stulla
Date of Birth: September 5th, 2000
Instrument: Bass
Gear List: Hudson Project Bass PB6-CB, Shure In-Ears, Sansamp RBI,
Biggest Influences: John Paul Jones, Les Claypool, Cliff Burton, Paul Gray
Fave Bands: Slipknot, Gojira, Behemoth, Black Sabbath, I Prevail, Beartooth, Iced Earth, Lamb of God, Kreator
Fave Albums: Magma - Gojira, Iowa - Slipknot, Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer, The Dark Saga- Iced Earth, Slipknot - Slipknot, Dirt - Alice in Chains
Fave Malacoda Song: Phantom Pain
Fave Food & Drink: Chicken Wings, Iced Tea
Fave Movies: Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, Spinal Tap
Fave TV Show: Trailer Park Boys
Fave Books: The Art Of War
Fave Color: Blue
Pets Owned: A dog and a few fish
If I Had a Billion Dollars I Would: Organize my own music festival.
The Coolest Thing I Own Is: My soul, haven’t sold it yet