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 became that most of 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. Cooper Seldon, the live bassist for this period became the guitar player and a hunt for full time members was underway.
The year 2017 has been a quiet year for the band, a new lineup has been summoned and these members are all contributors to Malacoda's cause. 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 releases, the new music the band is working on is them at their most ambitious.
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