Long dormant, the world’s first industrial-metal band is crawling out from beneath the ruins of contemporary alternative music to deliver a crushing proclamation of defiance to the masses! All-new sound, all-new band, and a fresh thirst to devastate all perceptions: MALHAVOC has returned.

Formed in 1985, MALHAVOC would grow to be one of the most notorious acts in the rising genre of industrial. Along with such legendary bands as SACRIFICE and VOIVOD, MALHAVOC helped carve out Canada’s place in metal history.

Of particular interest to fans will be the new band lineup, including the addition of a new vocalist. Vancouver-based industrial band SEVENTH IMAGE has risen to the challenge of assisting Cavaluzzo in forging this new vision. The current lineup of MALHAVOC is:

James Cavaluzzo – Vocals, synths, guitars
Keith Durocher – Lead vocals
Russell Manten – Rhythm guitar, synths, sequencing
Bryan Somerville – Lead/Rhythm guitar
Andrew Amy – Synths, sequencing

On the decision to bring in a new frontman, Cavaluzzo had this to say: "I have wanted to re-examine our older material for some time. The evolution of technology has opened all new paths of expression for aggressive, heavy music. Keith's vocal method is well-suited to the downtuned low-end of the new approach. Plus, this frees me up on stage to do a much wider variety of things live."

Does this mean the dynamic force behind MALHAVOC has hung up his microphone for good? "Not in the least," says Cavaluzzo. "I'll still be singing on any song I feel like adding to. Expect a dual-shriek approach for many of the old-school classics when we're playing live."

Current plans for this new incarnation of MALHAVOC include a new yet-to-be-named album of re-recorded material from the "Release", "Punishments", and "Premeditated Murder". Production duties are once again being handled by Dave "Rave" Ogilvie (SKINNY PUPPY, NINE INCH NAILS, JAKALOPE), and label negotiations are in progress.

For a sampling of what the new material will sound like, check the band's MySpace page, where a new version of "Release" has been posted. Live shows are being booked now, starting with a show in Vancouver, B.C. at the legendary Cobalt on Saturday, June 9.


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).