Malacoda started off as a recording project by multi-instrumentalist Lucas Di Mascio in 2014. Inspired by Dante Aligheri's timeless classic, "The Divine Comedy", Lucas produced a dark and melodic debut record and surrounded himself with notable musicians in the Greater Toronto Area to achieve his early vision of the band.
Over the years the band would evolve and shift styles with each release. The first Malacoda music video for the song Penny Dreadful was released in late 2016 and set the bar for the band's creative output in a visual medium but also from a live perspective.
The band would soon get signed and would later release an ambitious concept album inspired by Konami's Silent Hill 2 called Restless Dreams. Touring around Canada the band started to build a name for themselves as more than a recording project, but also as top class performers in their genre.
The band kept busy in 2021 by releasing three extremely limited edition EPs all while focusing on how to restructure the band in a new climate.
The band is back in 2023 with a fresh coat of paint and a renewed perspective on their craft.