- Hey, Ron! Tell us a bit about your latest single 'Epilogue'. Was it Haunted Hotel Records who contacted you? Why did you decide to play exactly the Atrocity cover?
- We wrote Epilogue to be the final chapter of our last album"Eugenics". So for all the Malignancy fans out there, you need to pick up our new 7inch "Epilogue" on Haunted Hotel Records. It is brutally fucking heavy!! We contacted Haunted Hotel, we have been friends with Ralph for years. They put out some great grind core which we are big fans of. We decided to play the Atrocity cover (Hallucinations) close to its original version to preserve and respect the sound of old school death metal. If we turned it into a Malignancy song, no one would know it was Atrocity.
- Is it the 7 Vinyl edition only? Do you plan to release any other limited or exclusive material in the nearest future?
- Yes, Epilogue will only be available as 7 inch vinyl. In the future we definitely have some special surprises for the fans but I can't discuss that (it is top secret)
- It's been 3 years now since your last LP was released. How do you see this album today? Are you still satisfied with the result?
- "Eugenics" on Willowtip Records and Hammerheart Records was recieved well world wide. It was the best sounding album we recorded to date. You can hear all the instruments clearly, which was one of our goals on that recording. We are very satisfied with the result but as artists there is always room to grow in the studio and try different things.
- With "Eugenics" your music, once again became more aggressive and technical. Do you consider it a natural band's progress or is it rather an intentional move, a goal that you set before composing new tracks?
- Nothing is planned in Malignancy except the fact that we won't allow ourselves to write any boring commercial style death metal. Technical to us is a band approach not just fancy guitar solos which most consider technical death metal. If I show up in the studio pissed off from my day job I might write a violent brutal song instead of something super technical which I would write if I was in a Star Wars mood.
- By the way, "Eugenics" was the last album in your contract with Willowtip Records, wasn't it? Do you plan to renew the contract or are you going to look for a new label?
- We had a great ride with Willowtip and will still submit our new demo to them as well as other labels but it will be the label that has the most to offer Malignancy and help us grow further in the underground that we will sign a deal with.
- Is it difficult to play your parts live? The music is getting more and more complicated and you never know what to expect during a concert.
- It is very difficult to play my parts live .The style I have created uses pinch harmonics as the bass notes of the melody and demands a high technical prowess. I have to rehearse often to stay in optimal form. We love pushing ourselves as a band so we have no problem tackling any styles of music.
- Roger Beaujard has been playing in the band for almost 10 years. It's also a known fact that you were part of Mortician as well. Tell us a bit about this friendship between your bands. For how long do you know Roger?
- I've been friends with Roger for over 30 years. I met him at the Yonkers flea market, he was selling heavy metal tee shirts. He was the only other 12 year old I new who listened to Kreator. Roger will always be a major part of Malignancy. His drumming was a crucial part of the writing process for the first 3 albums. Mortician and Malignancy are great friends. We have toured and played shows together numerous times. I joined Mortician to fill in for Desmond Our old bass player who could no longer tour for Mortician at the time. Even though our members played in both bands we like to think of them as totally different bands that have nothing to do with each other musically.
- Have you already started rehearsals for the new album? Do you have any news to share with us?
- We have great news for the Malignancy fans out there. We have finished writing the new album and will begin to record a 3 song demo to shop around to record labels. So far it is 10 awesome tracks and we might even write a few more.
- As 15 year anniversary of "Motivated by Hunger" is approaching, you decided to celebrate it by a special T-shirt reprint. You let your fans to choose the design between the newly one created by Regurgitated Arts, and the original, the one we can see on the EP cover. Do you already know which one will go for print?
- We will be printing the new design for Motivated By Hunger by (Regurgitated Arts).. If we have enough fans that want the old design we can always print up a short run.
- To sum up, what is the Malignancy's to-do-list for this year?
- For this year Malignancy's to do list is simple. Record a 3 song demo of the new album, Land a new record deal, Record the new album, finish up vocals on some surprise stuff we have coming soon, and destroy the stage at the festivals we will be performing at this year ( Philly INFEST ) (NYDM spring bash)(Las Vegas Death Fest) and (Obscene Extreme Montreal) to name a few.
Stay fucking brutal and don't let anyone tell you what you like sucks. Cheers to all the Tough Riffs readers !!!