Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Hello this is Rayman James of the band MALICE. First off I want to say thank you. I love your country Romania I have probably been there 30 times in the past 10 years in fact I have an apartment I keep in Iasi. Romania has been very good to me over the years and is the First radio stations to ever play myself as a solo musician and my band Malice. So thanks to Lenti Chiriac for being the first DJ to have the balls to play us.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
I would say we are pure heavy metal, I think we play metal the way it should be played. The way the people that paved the way for bands like us played and play it. Bands Like Manowar, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest paved the way. I think Most people can hear the influences we have in our music some of the bands we grew up with were Hammerfall, Iced Earth, Virgin Steele, Sacred Steele there is really too many to name them all. I like that old school style of heavy metal
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
I think it is vitally important to not only buy Malice merchandise but merchandise from all the good metal bands out there. Every band out there needs this support so that we can all continue to make the music that you love. If you love it buy it. If you dont support it then it will disappear this is the only way to ensure that Heavy Metal will continue for years to come. Keep coming to the shows buying shirts, cds and all the other merchandise that bands are selling. Again if you enjoy the music then show us that you enjoy it by purchasing something and coming out to the venues.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
So far we just have the one album out titled "Triumph and Glory" we also released a single titled "fight" which will be included on the next album we are in the process of recording. our fans have been great, been supportive of us since the start we have a great network of fans and we love them all.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We live to play live shows. That is what we truly love to do. And it gives us a chance to meet the fans and talk with them in person. We try to put on as big and as high energy of a show as we can. We do all we can to be as entertaining as possible and leave fans having had an amazing experience. We want people going home talking about what they have just witnessed.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Well its pretty simple in my mind, if you are into metal, into true pure heavy metal than you should be listening to Malice because that is what I believe in that is what Malice believes in. We come to kill at every show and play from the hear and leave everything on the stage. We are here to fight for metal, fight for the metal we love. Unlike some bands we actually believe in the stuff we sing about. We all ride motorcycles in our daily lives and so we formed an official Motorcycle Club called the "Sons of Rock" we love swords and fantasy and several of us collect medieval weaponry. Just we are not up there being false singing about shit we really dont know about, its not a persona it is who we are.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Just keep doing what we have been hopefully finish recording soon, gonna play a few festivals this year. And we would absolutely love to come to Romania, to play Bucharest, Cluj, Iasi, Constanta, Bran or any of the other great cities you have there.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can find all our merchandise at our website. of course we are also on every download site there is out there as well: www.maliceofficial.com
You can also listen to our stuff and follow us on facebook: www.facebook.com/maliceofficial