Malchus – “Ur”

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Dec 112017
 

Malchus, the masters of melodic death metal from Poland, are back and bringing even more power and emotion in Ur, their follow up album to the critically acclaimed Dom Zly.

For those who have been missing out on Malchus, the band’s home is Przeworsk, Poland and the band was started by Radoslaw Solek (guitars, vocals) over 11 years ago.  Over the years, the band’s sound has evolved from the punk rock of their 2006 demo Memento Mori to the folk-influenced Caput Mundi to the progressive, melodic death metal  where the band has come into their own over the course of the last two albums, Dom Zly (2014) and now Ur.

In full disclosure, Malchus previous album Dom Zly was on my top 10 for 2014 and the title track for that album is one of my favorite songs, so needless to say, I’ve been looking forward to this album for quite some time. Now that I’ve heard three albums by the band I can look back and see the maturing of the sound as the band has found their niche and grown in their songwriting.  Production quality has evolved considerably as well since Caput Mundi and the sound now is fuller, deeper, more complex, and powerful.  Radoslaw Solek’s vocals have grown deeper and fuller and convey much more emotion now than in the earlier recordings.  This is especially evident in the song “Dom Zly” on the previous album and that carries through all of the songs on Ur as well.  For the uninitiated, Malchus songs often have a complex interplay between the quiet and the loud and the band seamlessly weaves in sections that may be just a lone piano before bringing the full band back and this is done so in a way that makes sense to the listener, despite the obvious contrast in sounds.  In fact, the majority of songs on Ur feature some variant of this song structure, but you tend not to notice unless you make note of it and revisit that later, which is a testament to how well the songs are crafted. Continue reading »

Oct 022017
 

Polish based progressive melodic metal band Malchus released its new album “UR” today. A brand new track ‘Źródło Pustyni’ (Source of the Desert) can be streamed below.

“The author of the design is Jakub Jas, who has been collaborating with us for many years. He worked with us on the graphic design of the English edition of “Caput Mundi.” This time the “foundation” of the cover is a painting by Lucjan Wędrychowski entitled “Temptation of St. Anthony” (the original is located in the Gallery of 19th Century Polish Art in Sukiennice, Cracow). We are convinced that the work of this outstanding Polish painter perfectly reflects musical content of the album. Desert landscape and climate refer to the theme – leaving Ur towards the spiritual desert in order to deeply get to know ourselves. Continue reading »

Sep 132017
 

Polish based progressive melodic metal band Malchus just checked in with the following:

‘Say what you think, not what they want to hear’ – our brand new track is for all the ‘incorrect’ ones. We’re delighted to announce that “Ur” will be released on October 2. In the next few days we’ll start taking pre-orders for the album, as well as our new T-shirts, at. Turn it up and enjoy!

“The author of the design is Jakub Jas, who has been collaborating with us for many years. He worked with us on the graphic design of the English edition of “Caput Mundi.” This time the “foundation” of the cover is a painting by Lucjan Wędrychowski entitled “Temptation of St. Anthony” (the original is located in the Gallery of 19th Century Polish Art in Sukiennice, Cracow). We are convinced that the work of this outstanding Polish painter perfectly reflects musical content of the album. Desert landscape and climate refer to the theme – leaving Ur towards the spiritual desert in order to deeply get to know ourselves.

The album’s publisher is Nasz Sklep – a company that supports Malchus and works with us since the release of “The Evil House”. “Ur” contains 13 tracks with a total duration of 52:54 min. Full tracklist is given below.
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Jul 122017
 

Polish based progressive melodic metal band Malchus are proud to present the first trailer for their upcoming album – “UR”. A definite release date is yet to be set, more details to follow soon.

This will be the follow-up to “Dom Zły” which has been released in Dec. 2014 (Polish version). The English version “The Evil House” has been released on July 15 last year through Roxx Records.

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Jun 112016
 

Malchus 2014Roxx Records is very excited to announce their latest release, which we bring to you all the way from Poland. Please join them as we welcome Polish heavy metal band Malchus to the Roxx Records roster. Never ones to be confined to a traditional framework of heavy metal music, Malchus is an action movie for your ears! Hardcore-metal riffs interwoven with melodic transitions, light and dark themes blended together effortlessly across all of the tracks on their brand new Roxx Records debut entitled “The Evil House”. This brand new release brings big drums, big riffs, big hooks and some very catchy metal anthems, with each release this band just gets better and better!

“The Evil House” is a concept album which documents the dark descent of a young frustrated Pole’s soul, and the lyrics relate to his spiritual journey, while focusing on his everyday struggles against adversity. Malchus have been torch bearers for the Polish heavy metal music scene for the last 11 years, but on this, their latest and 4th full length release, we get the band’s first album recorded completely in the English language.  Continue reading »