***** We Are Searching For A New Guitarist *****
In less than a year, Malaki has taken the Los Angeles scene by storm delivering exactly that. Melding the power and riffing of Modern Metal with soulful vocals, Malaki was born as a studio project for guitarist Joshua Buma. Crafting songs and a musical landscape in his vision, Josh began reaching out to musicians he believed could help bring Malaki to life. Woven around the guitar riffs of Michael Breamer and Joshua Buma lies the backbone of the group: Bassist Joe Guerra (ex Flatline) and drummer Dave Gentry (ex Otep, Triggerpoint). Together, they provide thunderous pinpoint rhythms complimenting the melodic riffage that Buma envisioned. It was during this time that Malaki sought out the right vocalist to compliment their unique sound.
After parting ways with their first singer in January 2014, Malaki was on the search for something different. It wasn’t until early summer that Malaki found what they were looking for in Wisconsin vocalist Shauna Lisse (ex Mind Drop). Her voice synched perfectly with what the band envisioned.
After Shauna’s relocation to Los Angeles, it was time to get to work. The band played a couple shows and recorded their first EP which was released on December 13th 2014. After wrapping up The Blue EP, the band went on a short tour of the west coast to promote the release. A early spring tour followed with a showcase at the legendary SXSW music festival. Immediately after returning to Los Angeles they began recording their next release at legendary Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood while planning several national tours for 2015.
A band that’s true to their words : Music. No gimmicks. No bullsh*t.
Malaki is music without compromise, and the very essence of artistic integrity.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Feb 18 2014
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- 27 years
Alter Bridge, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Underoath, Sevendust, Tool, Failure, etc
Members Of Band
Joshua Buma, Joe Guerra, Shauna Lisse, Dave Gentry
endorsed by Carvin Guitars and Pro audio
- Fryette Amplifcation
The Undertow Track number: 1 Year: 2014 Album: Blue EP Genre: Alternative
Crutch Track number: 1 Year: 2013 Album: White EP Genre: Alternative
Miracle Track number: 2 Year: 2013 Album: White EP Genre: Alternative
Ordinary Life Track number: 3 Year: 2013 Album: White EP Genre: Alternative