MALPHAS Sign To M-Theory Audio, New Single/Video Online Now
New Album, Portal, Out March 29th – Preorder Now
We’re pleased to announce that Philadelphia’s MALPHAS have signed to M-Theory Audio for the release of sophomore album, Portal.
“MALPHAS is honored and excited to join such a talented roster and world class team at M-Theory,” reveals singer/guitarist Paul DeSanctis. “We’ve worked hard on this new album for the past few years, are thankful to have found a home for it and have great confidence in what we will accomplish through our partnership.”
Portal is the follow-up to debut The 39th Spirit, released in 2018 on Poland’s Via Nocturna label. Each of the epic, melodic death metal quartet’s albums revolve around the demon Malphas, and his encounters with people in life and death.
“Portal takes place chronologically two hundred years prior to the events of The 39th Spirit,” explains Paul. “The album explores new themes like politics, economics, and historical events in fleshing out how the dystopian world in The 39th Spirit comes to be.”
To get an idea of the band’s sound and growth, MALPHAS premiere first single/music video for “Red Shield Syndicate” today on all streaming/download platforms or watch the video HERE https://youtu.be/0Bc07YHmQr0
“’Red Shield Syndicate’ is an allegory for the Federal Reserve System, the central bank of the United States. The initial villain in the story facilitates the conspiracy between the elite bankers and politicians to cartelize the financial system. The song culminates with an economic depression and political revolution; as an angry mob rises up against the government and overthrows it. But this creates a power vacuum and opens the door for an even worse government under Malphas.”
Portal was recorded, mixed and mastered by Chris Kelly (ICE NINE KILLS, BABYMETAL, GALACTIC EMPIRE). Available on CD and digital March 29th, Preorder now at www.m-theoryaudio.com or Bandcamp.
Founded by Paul DeSanctis and drummer Eric Dunleavy in 2012, guitarist Damian DiFrancesco and bassist Joshua DeJesus joined the lineup in 2014 and 2019 respectively. Appealing to fans of CHILDREN OF BODOM, WINTERSUN, DIMMU BORGIR, SEPTIC FLESH, and IMMORTAL, MALPHAS produce a sound comprised of symphonic melodic death and black metal. The band debuted with their EP The Conjuring in 2015 followed by their first full-length, The 39th Spirit in 2018. MALPHAS have toured Europe supporting Norway’s Keep of Kalessin and Finland’s Shade Empire, with US runs opening for Tengger Cavalry, Felix Martin, and Helsott.
Upcoming live shows – with Nordheim and Trollwar
3/8 – Piranha Bar – Montreal, QC
3/9 – Dominion Tavern – Ottawa, ON
3/10 – La Source De La Martiniere – Quebec City, QC
Portal Track Listing:
- The Wizard’s Portal
- Fiat Empire
- Novus Ordo Seclorum
- Red Shield Syndicate
- Candle Hands
- Shadow and Blood on Jekyll Isle
- Leviathan’s Moonlit Sanctum
- Pale Eyes to Snowy Skies
- Man, Raven and the Portal