Malichor, whose name translates to “tainted blood of gods” was formed in 2007 to play music inspired by legendary outfits such as Venom, Sodom, Destruction, Kreator, Slayer, Celtic Frost, Desaster, Bestial Mockery, Destroyer 666, Nifelheim, etc. Three demos were recorded between 2007 and 2011 as the band worked on sealing a regular line-up.
In 2011 Malichor started performing live, featuring a stylised form of crushing yet tasteful black-thrash inspired by the works of HP Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos.
2012 saw the release of Malichor’s first official EP “Lurkers in the Crypt”, released on luxurious digipack CD. This EP received positive reviews from zines around the world and launched the band into some memorable live performances with iconic Melbourne bands including Destruktor, Cemetery Urn, Ignivomous, Black Jesus and Order of Orias.
2013 has already been eventful with the release of the “Ancient Brew” CD, complete with a headline live performance to launch the EP. This year will also see the release of a 7” single entitled “The Serum / Easy Prey” (scheduled for a release in June 2013) and the recording of a full-length Cthulhu Mythos themed concept album to start later in the year featuring 10 “subterranean black thrash” anthems.