Malacoda Releases “Linger Here”

Canadian horror-inspired symphonic power metallers, Malacoda (named after a demon from Dante’s Divine Comedy), unleashed their new six track EP, Ritualis Aeterna, this past December. The EP is the follow-up to their well-received 2014 self-titled debut album. Packed with dark atmosphere, originality and innovation, this is gothic power metal for the 21st century with intelligence and intensity to rival that of their infernal inspirations.

But contrary to the promise of the gothic power metal is the recently released track, “Linger Here.” This soft piano ballad might rival some of the power ballads from the ‘80s. It’s a beautiful track that would probably cause the mainstream’s collective jaw drop. Check out the accompanying video that captures the band in the studio as they record Ritualis Aeterna.

Vocalist Lucas Di Mascio commented:

The introspective video for ‘Linger Here’ is a private look into the studio I own [Old Haunt Recording Studio] where we write, rehearse, and record all of our ideas.

Ritualis Aterna is now available digitally on iTunes and on CD at plus can be heard in a full stream at

malacoda ritual aeterna album cover

Also check out the band’s previously released music video for “Penny Dreadful,” which was inspired by the since canceled Showtime TV show and pays homage to classic horror films:

Rock Hard \m/

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