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Maladiction was created by Brad and Dave in October of 1996. Brad from WACO JESUS and Dave from FUNERAL HECKLER decided to create something brutal.
Chuck Scott came along for the vocals in the
summer of '97. Through a variety of drummers and bass players since the beginning, we acquired Jeff and Mike in October '97. With the line-up fully formed in October of '97, Maladiction started playing shows in
February '98. In May '98, a 3 song demo was recorded at Trident Studios, Pacheco CA.
Mike (drummer) left the band in the spring of 1999 with a bulged disk in his lower back that required surgery. Fortunately Mike had the opportunities prior to surgery to play with countless local bands as well as open with us for Death, Fleshgrind, Sadus, Jungle Rot, Deeds of Flesh and his last show at the Cocodrie in SF for Malevolent Creation on Valentines Day 99.
In March of 99 Mike was unable to play the
Morbid Angel/Nile show at Maritime Hall SF with us. We borrowed a drummer (Ivan) from another local band. After that show the band took most of the summer off.
We started auditions in August '99 and found Ryan O'Connor (from Fremont) as our drummer. After a full year of playing shows and recording our debut album at once again Trident Studios, Ryan left to pursue other musical interests. Soon after we found drummer Ramon Ochoa.
Ramon Ochoa: drums
Brad Heller: guitar
Chuck Scott: vocals
Dave Walker: guitar
Jeff Pharris: bass
Death metal is the quest of our art. The science of incorporating
nihilistic brutality and frustrated anger of modern life into an artform of sound is death metal: an artistic experience in conception,
assembly, and anti-aesthetic finishing as well as the ideology of an underground movement.