Album Stream: Malphas’ The 39th Spirit

Thursday, 25th October 2018

We at DR are happy to be hosting a stream for melodic black metal act Malphas’ full-length debut, The 39th Spirit. An adventurous journey of symphonic black metal, the band hits just the right spots between epic glory and scorching heaviness. The follow-up from their 2015 EP, The Conjuring, it’s also an effective step-up in songwriting for the band, and the conceptual tale gives it some extra punch. But even in listening to the combination of grandiose synths, all-guns-blazing riffs, and raspy vocals, there’s plenty of fun to be had, and brutal darkness to enjoy – all laced with just enough melody to make it memorable. A fitting release just prior to Halloween.

The 39th Spirit is set to be released October 26th through Via Nocturna. If you enjoy what you hear, you can click HERE or on the Bandcamp widget at the bottom of the page to order the album.

Says the band:
“Malphas is stoked to finally unleash these ten tracks upon the world with our new partners in Via Nocturna. We’ve worked very hard on this album and couldn’t be more proud of the end result and our growth as a band. The 39th Spirit is the story of man’s corruption by Malphas, in his quest to destroy the roots of organized religion. He forms a pact with Malphas – his life, in exchange to lead Malphas’ armies against the Church in the afterlife. But once the deed is done, by the album’s conclusion, man must face the reality of what he’s sacrificed and whether the world he’s created is actually a better place than it was before.”

About Malphas:

Malphas was founded in 2012 by Paul DeSanctis and Eric Dunleavy. Accompanied by Damian DiFrancesco in 2014. The Conjuring EP was released in 2015, followed by extensive playing around the greater Philadelphia area in support of local and national acts.

Malphas signed with Fatal Illness Management in 2016, and toured North America with Tengger Cavalry in Summer 2017; garnering national and international attention for the first time. Debut album The 39th Spirit to be released October 26, 2018 with Via Nocturna.


The 39th Spirit tracklisting
1. Invoking the 39th Spirit
2. Volcanic Winter
3. Floods (An Act of God)
4. Legions
5. You Will Lead My Armies
6. Red Constellations
7. Visions of the Burning Darkness
8. Spells of Destruction
9. Heavens Fall I_ Condemnation
10. Heavens Fall II_ The Aftermath 1

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