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"This is a bloody death/thrash riot, packed with heavy metal hooks" - Metalstorm 2021

Based in San Francisco, CA
Founded in 2017
Genre: #deathmetal #thrashmetal 
Labels: Redefining Darkness Records,

"their music is a richly embellished experience that channels changing moods and energies and reveals a taste for instrumentation not usually found in the genre, while also delivering monstrous vocals and the kind of technical performance skill that drops jaws and pops eyes"
No Clean Singing 2021

Brandon Bristol – Vocals
Damon Lockaby – Drums

Herman Bandala – Bass
Chris Corona – Guitar

Gary Goudreau – Guitar

"Molten may very well be the thrash metal revelation for this year. This genre desperately needs new blood and new ideas, but more importantly it needs good and inventive songwriting. And Molten deliver in spades in the songwriting department, which is fairly unpredictable but also catchy as hell."  Metalstorm


MOLTEN is a San Francisco based death/thrash quintet formed during the fall of 2017.  A hydra of death metal, thrash metal, and doom with elements of prog, neoclassical, and hardcore forming "The Molten sound". 

With the 2019 release of their first

six song EP, the band went straight to work on their 2021 (Redefining Darkness Records release) debut LP “Dystopian Syndrome” with engineer/producer Greg Wilkinson (High On Fire, Mortuous, Necrot) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, CA. 


Currently, the band has completed their second full length LP "Malicide" (unreleased) with production by Wilkinson, and artwork by Noah Cutter Meihoff, it is a darker, more aggressive, yet equally melodic and accessible sound for fans of extreme music with lyrical themes involving war, corruption, inner turmoil, fantasy, horror, and world destruction.

Stream MALICIDE LP here



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