Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saultites In Out Of Town Bands Profile: My Dear Malice

After a couple of days' delay due to battle of the bands wrap-up coverage, here's this month's Saultites In Out Of Town Bands Profile! As usual, this is our monthly profile of a metal, hard rock, or punk band that is based outside of our coverage range, but features a local musician in their current or past lineup, in order for readers to learn more about them and check them and their material out! This month's choice is a rising death metal/hardcore band from Southern Ontario featuring a familiar face from the Rosie metal nights' heyday, so here's what you should know!
My Dear Malice (Cambridge, Ontario)

Lineup: (Saultites in RED; ex-members in italics)

Jesse Furtado (vocals)
Cosmo Posch (lead guitar)
Nick Santos (rhythm guitar)
Jason Simpson (bass)
Kameron Nicholson (drums)
Nick Andrews (drums)

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Local Info: My Dear Malice's only local member is current drummer Kameron Nicholson, who local readers will best recognize from his work with the defunct Central Algoma death metal band For All That Is Lost from 2010-2013! F.A.T.I.L. rose to local prominence in the early 2010s via many CASS Cafe sets, numerous Roosevelt Hotel metal night appearances, and opening slots for bands like Fuck The Facts, Biipiigwan, and Abriosis that fans are sure to remember fondly! Though F.A.T.I.L. reunions have been teased since their breakup, Kameron moved to his Cambridge hometown early last year, and joined his current band My Dear Malice last May. 

Band Bio: Launched in January 2013 by alumni of the older metal band Twisted Heroics, My Dear Malice soon began writing and recording original material, releasing their debut EP "Phantom" in January of last year. After founding drummer Nick Andrews left the band, Kameron Nicholson joined M.D.M. last spring, and the band began playing live concerts last summer. Since then, My Dear Malice have upped their concert frequency, recorded their new single "The Veldt" in studio, and even appeared live on local radio, with a CD release show for their next full release coming in May, so keep posted on band pages for more updates! Playing more of a deathcore hybrid sound than F.A.T.I.L. were known for, My Dear Malice have an energetic and heavy sound that should be up the alleys of fans of local bands like State of Misery! Strong varied music with some progressive touches and a relentless vocal attack, and it's impressive how they recorded an EP before ever playing live!

I like the mix of hardcore and death metal, and the guys all show clear talent (especially Cosmo & Nick on guitar), while Jesse's vocals are very versatile, and we all know how good of a drummer Kameron is! Hopefully My Dear Malice continue their steady growth, and it'd be neat to see them play up north at some point! Be sure to check the above links for their posted material, and there's a handful of live videos on YouTube as well, such as this video of M.D.M. playing their song "Dream Catcher" live last fall!

I hope you guys liked this month's Saultites In Out Of Town Bands Profile! Next month in this series, we're staying in Southern Ontario with a look at London metalcore band Our Place Or Yours, who feature Hiroshima Mutant Mindframe leader Matt Parr on guitar, so look for that on or around April 26th! That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and notes in the coming days! Thanks everyone!

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