Alessandro Nunziati, better known as Lord Vampyr, has been a member of the exteme metal scene in Italy since the late-’80s when he started singing in the death/doom squad Sepolcrum (later known as VII Arcano). While also being active in various other musical projects, Lord Vampyr hailed the ghosts of traditional black metal when he founded Malamorte in the year 2009 and soon afterwards asked SK (guitars, bass, programming) to join him. Together they crafted four albums (the latest being God Needs Evil in February of this year) plus one EP to date, while slowly and secretly moving away from typical black metal elements and evolving into a raw and furious heavy metal band. The obvious names of King Diamond and Mercyful Fate as well as black metal pioneers Venom surely come to mind when listening to the latest compositions of the band.
Now, Malamorte have just announced that they signed a contract with the Satanic heavy metal armory Moribund Records and have announced that their fifth album is already being crafted. Lord Vampyr comments of the label deal: “After many years of chasing each other, I am finally happy to announce that Malamorte have reached an agreement with the Moribund Cult. I believe there is a time for everything, this was the right time to be part of this historic label. I think we will work well together, because after so many years, we have not lost our passion for music and for certain themes. Now you just have to wait for the ritual to take place.”
Label manager Odin “The Old Goat” Thompson seems similarly pleased with enriching his label’s roster with another band at the threshold between heavy and black metal, as he just recently had the opportunity to work together with American legends Satan’s Host: “I am extremely excited and pleased to finally have Malamorte join our roster of original and leading true metal bands. Not only have we been trying to get Malamorte on the label for at least the last two years, I have also been a long-time fan of Alessandro Nunziati’s many other/prior bands for decades! Malamorte is also the perfect addition to our ‘expanding’ list of true heavy metal bands along side Satan’s Host and Where Evil Follows. Following Malamorte’s last several incredible albums, I think we all have a masterpiece of true metal to look forward to in 2021 through this devilish pact!”
More info about Malamorte can be found on their Facebook page as well as on the website of Moribund Records.
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