Malachia (Band) [Obscure 80s Metal]

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Malachia (Band) [Obscure 80s Metal]

Post by Hardcore Christian on Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:33 pm

So I can barely find anything on this band other than, a Metal Wiki page and a Angelic Warlord review

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Malachia/106109

http://www.angelicwarlord.com/reviews/m/malachia87.html

But, my dad specifically remembers them from Metal Mardi Gras

Does anyone here own this? Or have any thoughts on the band/opinion on their music.

Apparently they released a EP and then a full length which is what is reviewed on Angelic Warlord.
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Re: Malachia (Band) [Obscure 80s Metal]

Post by Pershing1134 on Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:46 pm

They changed their name to Vision just before breaking up. They have one song "Runaway" on the California Metal II compilation. Their EP "Under the blade" was released on vinyl only. Red Sunrise was released on vinyl & cassette.

They were an okay band, even saw them live at His Festival II back in 1988.
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Post by Hardcore Christian on Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:57 pm

Pershing1134 wrote:They changed their name to Vision just before breaking up. They have one song "Runaway" on the California Metal II compilation. Their EP "Under the blade" was released on vinyl only. Red Sunrise was released on vinyl & cassette.

They were an okay band, even saw them live at His Festival II back in 1988.
Well, sounds like a job to track down Red Sunrise on cassette, but its a job Im up to Very Happy
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Re: Malachia (Band) [Obscure 80s Metal]

Post by alldatndensum on Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:15 pm

There was a bootleg version released a few years back and offered by Retrospect Records.  Good luck finding that one, too.  Even the boots are rare!
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Re: Malachia (Band) [Obscure 80s Metal]

Post by Staybrite on Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:09 pm

If you are interested in the singer Ken Pike, he has a recent album out with a different band (Absolon).  They have one album out and the music is a bit more progressive than the Malachia albums.  

This page gives a very brief overview of the band.
https://absolonrising.wordpress.com/about-ken-pike/

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:31 am

I bought their "Red Sunrise" on cassette way back in the day.

This is another very underrated Christian Glam Metal band like Stryken. Very good band - but they never got the appreciation or attention they deserved. They morphed into Vision and only released the stuff on California Metal II (which was fantastic, but more into an AOR direction, which would explain the name change). Vision was much different from Malachia. I only wish Vision had stayed together and released some albums. They were fantastic!!!

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Post by timekeeper on Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:06 am

I have all of their releases.  "Runaway", from the California Metal II comp is a cut above in quality - really good tune.
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Re: Malachia (Band) [Obscure 80s Metal]

Post by Guest on Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:07 am

timekeeper wrote:I have all of their releases.  "Runaway", from the California Metal II comp is a cut above in quality - really good tune.




Agreed! It's one of the best songs on that album! And it's an overall very good album! Rockin Loud

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Post by oldschooldoom on Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:47 pm

Staybrite wrote:If you are interested in the singer Ken Pike, he has a recent album out with a different band (Absolon).  They have one album out and the music is a bit more progressive than the Malachia albums.  

This page gives a very brief overview of the band.
https://absolonrising.wordpress.com/about-ken-pike/


I enjoy Absolon even though it is not a Christian project.
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