NewsOctober 15, 2021 12:00 PM ET4,181 views

Morbid Angel, Origin members launch new band Malefic Throne

Official press release:

Hells Headbangers have announced the signing of Malefic Throne. The first fruit of this union shall be the band's highly anticipated debut EP, Malefic Throne, which will be released in the coming year on CD, 12" vinyl, and cassette tape formats. In lieu of this announcement, Malefic Throne reveal the first track "Deciding the Hierarchy" here:


A veritable death metal "supergroup," Malefic Throne is a three-headed beast joining together death metal royalty: guitarist Gene Palubicki (Perdition Temple, Angelcorpse, Blasphemic Cruelty), vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker (Morbid Angel, Warfather), and drummer John Longstreth (Origin, Hate Eternal, ex-Angelcorpse).

Suitably, the sound on their self-titled debut EP maliciously mainlines much of those foundational death metal sounds for which all three members have been renowned the past three decades. Fiery and furious but finessed with a surprising amount of grace, Malefic Throne spit forth a lean 'n' mean whirlwind that's diabolically blackened and gleaming like the sharpest blade. In just 19 minutes, the trio get in, get out, and fucking destroy.

Palubicki explains the genesis of the band: "Malefic Throne was conceived over conversations and shared ideas among the three of us since around summer of 2020, deep in the early pandemic upheaval, while everyone was - and has been - in limbo for live shows/tours/etc. We hit on the idea of just going for it, writing some furious death metal material with the three of us, and seeing what would happen. Given who the band members are, it is surely clear the nature of what this is all about. We originally considered just doing an independently released demo, but we approached Hells Headbangers to see if they were interested in handling the debut EP release. They agreed, and onward it goes!"

If there's any three underground veterans who deserve to use "Throne" in their moniker, it's Malefic Throne. Pay fealty to these three kings of death!

Release date, cover, and track listing to be announced shortly.

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anonymous 10/15/2021 9:34:21 AM

I hope they tour will MGK and Green Day

anonymous 10/15/2021 11:05:08 AM

highly anticipated? lol

anonymous 10/15/2021 11:58:33 AM

So Headbangers Ball is a record label now? I always knew Riki Rachmann would recover from the Cathouse.

anonymous 10/16/2021 9:54:43 AM

Poor Gene, still waiting for his "big break."

anonymous 10/17/2021 1:14:45 AM

literally the only band that this site has posted about that sounds good. stoked for this.

anonymous 10/17/2021 2:37:49 PM

I have yet to hear a super group push the limits yet. All the riffs are watered down and not heavy enough.

carveyournamein 10/17/2021 7:47:27 PM

TOO EXTREME

evil_hero 10/18/2021 7:21:03 AM

pay fealty to these three kings of death. lmao yeah right

evil_hero 10/18/2021 7:23:08 AM

longstreth is a solid drummer tho




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