by Andrew Sacher


Buffalo, NY hardcore band Malfunction recently signed to Bridge 9 and they'll release their first album for the label, Fear of Failure, this Friday (11/20) (pre-order). They recorded it with Jay Zubricky and had it mixed by Taylor Young (Code Orange, Nails, etc), and it pulls from the kind of hardcore/metalcore their hometown area of upstate NY has been churning out for the past two decades. It's something you could picture coming out on Victory before that label went totally mall-core (they've got the chug of Earth Crisis' "Firestorm" on track one, "Drained"). Malfunction change it up too, like when they go borderline post-rock on "Sonic." It's a good record, and the full stream premieres below.

The band are about to tour with Terror, Code Orange and Take Offense, and while there's no NYC date, they'll be nearby for a NJ show on December 5 at GameChangerWorld. That show has additional support from Blind Justice and Incendiary. Tickets are on sale.

All dates are listed below...


Terror / Code Orange / Take Offense / Malfunction -- 2015 Tour Dates
28-Nov - Chicago, IL - The Abbey
29-Nov - Detroit, MI - Saint Andrew's Hall - The Shelter
30-Nov - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
1-Dec - Buffalo, NY - Studio at Waiting Room
2-Dec - Etobicoke, ONT - The Rockpile - West
3-Dec - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz PDB
4-Dec - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
5-Dec - Howell, NJ - GameChanger World
6-Dec - Washington DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
7-Dec - Raleigh, NC - Kings
8-Dec - Orlando, FL - BackBooth
9-Dec - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade - Hell
10-Dec - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
11-Dec - Austin, TX - The Sidewinder
12-Dec - Fort Worth, TX - Tomcats
13-Dec - Oklahoma City, OK - 89th Street Collective
14-Dec - Denver, CA - Marquis Theater
15-Dec - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
16-Dec - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
17-Dec - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
18-Dec - Los Angeles, CA - Los Globos
19-Dec - La Jolla, CA - Che Cafe Collective

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