Doom influenced death metal band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Formed in late 1988 by Sharon Bascovsky (vocals & guitars) and Terri Heggen (drums). Mary Bielich assisted on bass in 1991 but nothing permanent to complete a full lineup. In 1991, Terri and Mary left to pursue other musical interests while Sharon continued Derkéta recordings with the help of friends, primarily Jim Konya from NunSlaughter. In 2006 it was decided to reform Derkéta with the original lineup, this time with Robin Mazen on bass and Mary Bielich assisting on guitar.
Forged in 2000, Chicago IL, MALAS has been conjuring their brand of skull thrashing METAL. Members from the early 1990's bands: MALDICION, LORD BLASPHEMER & SEVERED have reborn the bone crushing Chicago metal sound influenced by CELTIC FROST, SLAYER, SODOM, DARK ANGEL, OBITUARY, KREATOR, EXODUS, DEVASTATION, ETC. Their live show is an assault to the senses. Blasting & thrashing a fierce attack of Death Metal.
ERIK PERTL - Vocals & Bass
DAN CHAIREZ – Drums
In 2004, they released a three song sampler that is no longer available. (OVER 800 CD's!!!)
MALAS debut full length CD titled, "CONQUEST" released in 2005 by MALDITO RECORDS, co-released and distributed worldwide by SEMPITERNAL PRODUCTIONS & UTTERLY SOMBER CREATIONS. Prepare for the non-stop punishment with songs like "Impaling Sickness, "Descent to Hell" & "Legions of Legions" among other blistering songs. Prepare to embrace the "CONQUEST".
Hell hath no fury like MALAS!