Lucas Di Mascio originally founded MALACODA as a solo project while in a few other local bands in 2014. The recording project was produced by longtime mentor of Lucas' Joel Kazmi. There was interest in the project by numerous parties all over the world by the time the record was finished being recorded. Lucas decided to find band members to make it a fully fledged band. Live musicians were brought in, but after a year of working with them it became clear that for the band to grow there needed to be more capable musicians for the more technical music that was being written as a follow up to the self-debut.
In 2016 new all-star line-up was formed for the Ritualis Aeterna EP, this time produced by Lucas himself at his own Old Haunt Recording Studio. The Malacoda branding grew larger from than point, making the band's existence known outside of North America into the stalwart European metal scene. The Penny Dreadful music video set the bar for what the band hopes to achieve as far as quality of content and allowed listener's to see the dark visions portrayed in the lyrics. As the year went on however, it came to be that the members chosen for the lineup would be incapable of giving 100 percent to Malacoda's needs and, not wanting to delegate these members as session musicians, Lucas decided that for the band to be able to work at full capacity every member needed to be all in.
2017 was mostly a quiet year, the band announced their signing to Rockshots Records before the new year hit and re-released Ritualis Aeterna through the label in mid January. A new lineup was summoned in late 2018 and so a distinct sound was revealed with the release of the single and music video Mannequin Heart. Not straying far from the path of it's hellish origins nor it's majestic journey, yet with a fresh approach which blends the best qualities of both earlier releases. In the summer of 2018 the band announced they will be releasing a new album titled Restless Dreams on October 19th in North America, October 26th in Europe. Restless Dreams is a concept album based on the classic Konami horror game Silent Hill 2, which the band previously explored in the fan favourite track I Got a Letter on Ritualis Aeterna.
September 20th 2018 - Tour Dates
Here’s what’s announced so far for our short run of shows in Canada starting on October 20th:
October 20th - Duffy’s Tavern - Toronto - BUY TICKETS
October 25th - Piranha Bar - Montreal - BUY TICKETS
October 26th - Cafe Dekcuf - Ottawa - BUY TICKETS
October 28th - Overtime - Kingston - BUY TICKETS
New Album Details Revealed - "Restless Dreams" To Be Released in October
Following on from the release of the EP "Ritualis Aeterna", MALACODA will be releasing a new full length album "Restless Dreams" via Rockshots Records in this coming fall.
The album delivers a full musical experience inspired by the horror video game "Silent Hill 2". MALACODA first introduced their fans to the "Silent Hill 2" storyline with the track "I got a letter" which featured on the band's sophomore release, "Ritualis Aeterna" (Rockshots Records, 2017).
"Restless Dreams", inspired by the horror video game "Silent Hill 2", is a musical journey through dark, tormented themes of doubt, loss, guilt and terror. The plot of the album follows a broken man’s journey through the ghost town of Silent Hill after receiving a letter from his dead wife asking him to meet her there. MALACODA brings a fresh interpretation of the themes within the ground-breaking video game classic "Silent Hill 2". MALACODA artfully bring to life the oppressive, claustrophobic aura of the fog consumed town with deviously clever song-writing and mind-cacthing lyrics, MALACODA truly understand the importance of meticulous production, and appreciate the masterful mix by Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Imonolith), "Restless Dreams" is a musical release unlike any other. Fans and new listeners alike, prepare for an atmospheric and melodic metal descent into a world of horror and despair.
The new album "Restless Dreams" is set to be released via ROCKSHOTS RECORDS on October 19 in North America and October 26 in Europe.
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Gig Announcement - April 24th at The Linsmore Tavern in Toronto (Supporting Hallow Point)
The band is stoked to play at The Linsmore Tavern in Toronto on April 24th. It'll be an all ages gig with tickets being sold at the door. This is Hallow Point's first time in Canada, so hopefully Toronto makes a good impression on them and they come tour here more often!
You can get more information on the band's social media or on the "Live" section of our site. Give our brothers in Hallow Point a listen as well as our friends in the Toronto based band Creatures.
January 20th, 2018 - Pandemonium Guitar/Bass Play Through Video Released
January 19th, 2018 - Ritualis Aeterna Re-Released
The band is proud to announce that Ritualis Aeterna has been re-released through Rockshots Records finally! You can order it directly from the band, or through Rockshots at www.rockshots.eu
December 23rd 2017 - Pre-Order Ritualis Aeterna Digipak
With the impending re-release of Ritualis Aeterna through Rockshots Records in January, we've finally got our pre-order link set up! If you don't have a copy of this great EP know that the re-released version is a whole newly designed Digipak.
Ritualis Aeterna can be ordered here
November 29th 2017 - Malacoda Signs Deal with Rockshots Records
We will be re-releasing our EP, Ritualis Aeterna through Rockshots Records on January 19th, with a brand new full length album sometime later in 2018.
We are super excited to be working with these guys, we can't wait for everyone to check out the new Malacoda tracks when they finally come out, but for now revisit our old material and wait for some other announcements regarding live shows in the near future.
We've recently revamped the site with a whole bunch of new information and will have some new merch designs incoming soon.
Go visit www.rockshots.eu to pre- order Ritualis Aeterna if you don't already have a copy!