Spanish extreme metal duo, MAL, have released the second single, from their forthcoming debut EP, Forma ViI which will be released worldwide physically via Australian based extreme metal label, Vicious Instinct Records on March 19. It will also be available on all digital platforms.
Check out Martyr Of Cordoba,
featuring Ingested vocalist Sam Yates here
The crushing and atmospheric music of MAL is for any fan of modern extreme metal, formed during Covid-19 quarantine 2020 by Nico Beninato (Kimera Recordings) & Lyn Jeffs (Ingested) in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, after working together on the last two Ingested releases, Where Only Gods May Tread & Call of the Void, the two good friends decided to work on music and create MAL – Forma Vil, a studio project of 6 devastating and powerful tracks fuelled by fundamentals of modern extreme metal blended with contemporary production.
The project began without any concrete vocalist and as the song writing developed so did the concept to evolve MAL into a collective involving musicians across the globe who were also in quarantine and wanted an opportunity to express themselves and their talents on a project during a time when the music industry is being suffocated by the powers that be.
Vocals are handled respectively by Monte Barnard (ex-Alterbeast, ex-Fallujah), Stephen Mashburn (I Am Destruction), Sam Yates (Ingested), Jason Evans (Ingested), Andreas Bjulver Paarup (Cabal) and Lukas Swiaczny (Stillbirth) with guest guitar performances from Rodrigo Mora Campos (Noiseast) and Vance Valenzuela (Vale Of Pnath).
Forma Vil was engineered, mixed and mastered by Nico Beninato (Kimera Recordings).
The artwork was created by Jason Peppiatt (Psycroptic).
Forma Vil Tracklisting
1. Hateful Strings (feat. Monte Barnard)
2. Lying And Silently Dying (feat. Stephen MashburnI Am Destruction)
3. Martyr of Cordoba (feat. Sam YatesIngested)
4. I Won’t Kneel (feat. Jason EvansIngested & Rodrigo Mora CamposNoiseast)
5. Belligerent (feat. Andreas Bjulver PaarupCabal & Vance ValenzuelaVale of Pnath)
6. The Descent (feat. Lukas SwiacznyStillbirth)
Forma Vil was
Recorded during quarantine 2020 at Kimera Recordings, Palma De Mallorca, Spain
Engineered, mixed & mastered by Nico Beninato
Artwork by Jason Peppiatt
MAL Logo by Sam Yates
Additional vocals on “Belligerent” engineered by Chris Kreutzfeldt
Forma Vil will be released on March 19
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