Malicious Intent are a Groove Metal/Thrash Band from Bristol using a combination of hard hitting elements found in the collective of many metal genres and with significant influence from outside of the metal world. Vocalist Kyle Mortiss chats to TBFM’s Mucka Jay…
What was the last album you purchased?
Hmm… Technically I supported my homie LoKey (rapper from the states, crosses multiple genres from metal, to horrorcore, to ambience) when he was funding his DEDICATED release. I figured since we’re both artists, let’s get to it. He’s helped me a lot in the past with advice (same with the Jokerr and KidCrusher) and I feel as musicians we shouldn’t build walls between styles.
Before that though, I re-bought a load of old limp bizkit albums, because… Well… Nostalgia really, and I’d lost my copies during a move.
If your music could be used in an advert on TV, what would you most like it to be advertising?
A wrestling Pay Per View. I grew up in the era of when metal/hard rock complimented wrestling perfectly and it was always a goal to get the opportunity to do that! Since I’ve had conversations with Dixie Carter in the past, I’d love it to be TNA purely because they got a good solid product.
Either that or some form of alcohol/tattoo/extreme sports event collaboration sorta deal. Or a horror film… Damn man, all of them?
If you were to do a cover of a song, what would it be and why?
Really want to cover Burn by the Cure in a groove metal style.
The structure of the song is just there calling for a kick up the ass, and as it stands already is a pretty hefty track. Plus The Crow is an awesome film!
Either that, or Ludacris – Move Bitch. A metal take on that track could be massive!
Dead or alive, which band would you most like to co-headline with?
It’s a toss up between Five Finger Death Punch, King810, Lamb of God, and Machine Head. We are often likened to these bands when people ask our fans to describe us, and I feel we’d all compliment each other perfectly. Fuck it, how about a festival tour with all bands mentioned and we open it?
What has been the most memorable moment in your musical career so far?
It’s tied, at the time I was told I’ve saved someone’s life, not entirely sure how as no definitive reason was given, but they said my lyrics helped them. So that was very humbling and made me think, “shit, maybe I do have some skill here…” And the time two younger fans, freaked out, tears and all, asking for pictures and autographs, at a show we opted to fill in for a couple friends, to a crowd we’d never think would like us.
BOOM BITCH!! To the mug and love it. Haha.
If you had the opportunity to change something about the music industry, what would it be?
Make gold records and such go by YouTube plays, because there’s something gloriously prestigious about attaining that item as a musician I feel, and we all know people don’t buy. CD’s anymore… Obviously bump up the numbers so like, 10 million views on a video gives you a gold plate for -insert song here- or whatever… But something along those lines. I feel the industry is lacking the incentive it had in the 80’s. Back then people wanted to be the best, be the next rockstar, now they just wanna play… So you see a lot of phenomenal talent just blip on the scene, and blink out.
Find out more about Malicious Intent at www.facebook.com/OfficialMaliciousIntentUK
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