Signed with Bridge 9 back in March, Buffalo, NY’s MALFUNCTION announce the release of their new full-length album Fear of Failure on November 20th. Sign up for pre-order notifications at B9Store.com.
Recorded at GCR Recording Studios with Jay Zubricky, mixed by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues), and mastered by Paul Leavitt (Turnstile, Darkest Hour), Fear of Failure is a harsh and uncompromising bout of metallic hardcore. The band’s first proper release in three years after touring extensively with the likes of Bane, Turnstile, Backtrack, and Harm’s Way shows them progressing considerably, adopting a loose and raw yet thoroughly heavy strain aggressively exorcising the demons of personal anxieties and volatile relationships.
The quintet formed in 2011 and wasted little time getting music out to the world with their Locals Only demo, followed by an appearance on the Bad Meets Evil compilation. This soon led to them getting picked up by upstate hardcore standby Reaper Records, who released their Finding My PeaceEP in 2012, with the band issuing a cassingle in the summer of 2013 (all the while touring the country to get deserved widespread attention). Fear of Failure will thus mark their first batch of new material in over two years.
Following the release of Fear of Failure, Malfunction will embark on a North American tour with Terror, Code Orange and others. Check out the tour dates below along with Fear of Failure track listing and stay tuned for song premieres and more info coming soon.
Fear of Failure track listing:
2. Fear of Failure
3. Cut Off
4. WIndow of Illusion
5. Final Thoughts
Photo by Brandon Williams.
The 25th Hour Tour dates
28-Nov – Chicago, IL – The Abbey
29-Nov – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall – The Shelter
30-Nov – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
1-Dec – Buffalo, NY – Studio at Waiting Room
2-Dec – Etobicoke, ONT – The Rockpile – West
3-Dec – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
4-Dec – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
5-Dec – Howell, NJ – GameChanger World
6-Dec – Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
7-Dec – Raleigh, NC – Kings
8-Dec – Orlando, FL – BackBooth
9-Dec – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Hell
10-Dec – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
11-Dec – Austin, TX – The Sidewinder
12-Dec – Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats
13-Dec – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
14-Dec – Denver, CA – Marquis Theater
15-Dec – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
16-Dec – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
17-Dec – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
18-Dec – Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos
19-Dec – La Jolla, CA – Che Cafe Collective