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About Malfested

How do get to know someone? You can stalk their socials but if you want to bypass small talk and get to know your favorite bands and artists beyond the surface level, this is the place to be. Sometimes the oddball questions allow you to learn the most interesting things about a person and see the varied, unique, and special qualities of a creative mind. Shall we?

Welcome to Metal Digest’s ABOUT. column

Please introduce the band in the most spontaneous way.

Malfested is a Belgian death metal band trying to create our own sound instead of aspiring to sound just like our favorite bands. We are trying to keep every song fresh by introducing other influences (or sub-genres) of metal. Through our music we like to incorporate our other passion of storytelling and horror.

What’s something an outsider wouldn’t know about your band?

Everything! We kept our mouths shut during the release of our debut EP ‘Shallow Graves’ thus not revealing a whole lot about ourselves. We used to roll with the prominent H8000-hardcore scene around here because there’s hardly a (death)metal scene to be part of… Covid came with a lot of extra time and we decided to finally chase the dream.

What’s the career highlight you’re most proud of?

Covid canceled almost everything we looked forward to. Our biggest highlight thus far are releasing our debut EP ‘Shallow Graves’ in 2020 and following up with ‘Unethical Creations’ in June 2022.

Lyrics that stuck with you?

We love talking about our lyrics. Our Ep’s are one big story on its own and every song is a chapter. Instead of trying to write the most gruesome lyrics, we try to create a well-balanced horror-story. The kinda stuff we grew up watching on late nights.

What’s the phone app you use most?

Hello Kitty Adventure

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

Our parties aren’t as wild as they used to be since most of us have young kids now. Still we like to hang out and drink together sharing our favorite bands, showing the young ones how it’s done right. We’d still need an extra day off to recover..

Are you more of a “play music to live” or a “live to play music” type of person?

It’s hard to imagine life without music and performing. To be perfectly honest, I can’t remember how I spend my free time before I started playing guitar. Whatever it was, it must have been boring and insignificant. I once quit a modestly successful band after 10 years of hard work with a lot of gigs and tours and I fell into a black hole. I had to quit because I grew tired of the musical direction but the only thing that could fill the hole inside was a new “better” band and it’s called Malfested.

How would your 10-year-old self react to what you do now?

10-year-old me would not only be shocked by the music we play, but also by the amount of tattoos and lack of hair.

What career advice would you give to young musicians in the rock and metal industry?

We haven’t gotten that far yet but we can share what we’ve learned along the way. It’s all about exposure, that means performing memorable live shows but also trying to reach new audiences through social media and other platforms. Set realistic goals and don’t give up, these things take time. Look for capable musicians who are not only good at what they do but also are decent people you’d like to be around. Don’t be a copy of your favorite band, it gets boring real fast. Don’t look at other bands as competition but rather another group of potential friends and help each other out. You won’t get rich doing this, if there’s no passion, don’t bother.

If you could do it all over again, would you pursue the same career in music?

Absolutely, as mentioned before we live for this. Every great story we can tell revolves around our modest musical career. If we could do it all over again, we would do the same thing but with even more ambition and enthusiasm.

Connect with the band:

Facebook: facebook.com/MalfestedBE

Instagram:  @MalfestedBE

bandcamp: malfested.bandcamp.com

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