MALPHAS Release New Single/Video for “Leviathan’s Moonlit Sanctum”

MALPHAS Release New Single/Video for “Leviathan’s Moonlit Sanctum”

19th March 2024 0 By Jon Deaux

Philadelphia’s MALPHAS have returned with the second single/video off their sophomore full-length, Portal. “Leviathan’s Moonlit Sanctum” has been released alongside a striking new music video.

“’Leviathan’ marks the point in the story where MALPHAS returns to the real world. He and his demons murder the power elite figures on the island, but then travel to a nearby village and subjugate the people there,” explains singer/guitarist Paul DeSanctis. “The main character has a vision where he sees a demonic totalitarian government on the other side of the portal; he realizes he’s left the door wide open for them to take over.”“

Leviathan’s Moonlit Sanctum” follows lead track “Red Shield Syndicate”

Both songs continue the tale and concept revolving around the demon MALPHAS and his encounters with people in life and death that the melodic death/black metal band began telling on their debut The 39th Spirit released on Poland’s Via Nocturna in 2018.

“’Portal’ takes place chronologically two hundred years before the events of ‘The 39th Spirit,’ explains Paul. “The album explores new themes like politics, economics, and historical events in fleshing out how the dystopian world in ‘The 39th Spirit’ comes to be.”

Portal was recorded, mixed and mastered by Chris Kelly (ICE NINE KILLS, BABYMETAL, GALACTIC EMPIRE). Available on CD and digital March 29th, Preorder now at or Bandcamp.

Upcoming live shows – with Nordheim and Trollwar
3/8 – Piranha Bar – Montreal, QC
3/9 – Dominion Tavern – Ottawa, ON
3/10 – La Source De La Martiniere – Quebec City, QC

For more information:

Portal Track Listing: 

  1. The Wizard’s Portal    
  2. Fiat Empire    
  3. Novus Ordo Seclorum    
  4. Red Shield Syndicate    
  5. Candle Hands    
  6. Shadow and Blood on Jekyll Isle    
  7. Leviathan’s Moonlit Sanctum    
  8. Pale Eyes to Snowy Skies    
  9. Atonement    
  10. Man, Raven and the Portal 

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