MALICE

Here is another US metal band that you might have missed out on. I know I did. But that has been corrected now. So read what MALICE bassist RayMan James has to say. Anders Ekdahl ©2017

Can you please tell all our readers about the history and discography of MALICE?
-So far we just got the one album out triumph and glory which we released in 2012. We are working on new material right now that we can hopefully release soon.

Does it feel like MALICE got the best out of your past, that you reached out to all metalheads that might have been into you?
-No! It is never enough it is impossible to say you were able to reach everyone, there is always more fans to make.

How different is the heavy metal of today compare to the heavy metal of the 80s and 90s? is there a difference in metal today and yesterday?
-Metal is Metal. There may be new genres coming out but to me Metal will always be Metal. Everything evolves and changes in this world and with music that is no difference.

Back in the day what was it that defined your sound? How hard were it for you to come up with a sound you all could agree on?
-We didn’t really have to agree on anything. I mean I started the band and wrote the songs I always had the vision in my head what I wanted it to be and what direction I wanted to go with it.

How important are the lyrics to you? What kind of topics do you deal with?
-Lyrics are of course very important, they tell a story and convey the message we want to get across. Most our subject matter is Battle war, and general badassery

How important is the cover art work for you? How much do you decide in choosing art work?
-Every aspect of creating an album is important that includes the artwork which should show what your music is all about in 1 photo.

To me there has always been a difference in US metal and European metal. Where outside of the States have you been received well?
-Well I believe our largest Following is in Europe and East Europe still.

Is it harder today to get noticed both nationally and internationally than it was 10 or 20 years ago? Is the competition tougher today?
-There is just a lot more bands and the industry is dying from a business perspective. So you have to work a lot harder to get noticed

What is your local scene like? What status does your band have in the national scene?
-local scene is filled with a lot of talented bands, It can be competitive and it can be supportive as well. Nationally we love to tour and play out and we are usually well received where we go.

What is the general population’s opinion on playing music? Is being a musician a respectable choice?
-Well people like music dont they? I thought everyone loved a musician, are you saying that isnt the case? haha

What does the future hold for you?
-Well I am not psychic, but if the past is any indication of the future then I would say, Heavy Metal, Harleys, lots Beautiful women, and plenty of Steaks.

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