PREMIERE: Malfunction’s “Final Thoughts” is Buffalo hardcore as its heaviest

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When people think of New York hardcore, they probably think of New York City hardcore, but they’re overlooking one of the finest hardcore scenes on the planet: Buffalo, New York. Buffalo gave us the likes of Buried Alive, Snapcase and Every Time I Die, and now they’re giving us Malfunction. The quintet’s debut full-length, Fear Of Failure, draws on all aspects of that Buffalo scene, so it’s brutal and blech-filled, with intense lyrics. Today, we’re premiering “Final Thoughts.” Singer Zak Quiran explains:

“‘Final Thoughts’ slowly became one of my favorite songs we’ve recorded. The song is about watching someone you love disregard every responsibility, friends, family, and their own life. Watching them destroy their life slowly and suffer the consequences. This is me trying to comprehend their thinking but I don’t think I will never be able to grasp it.”

Malfunction’s Fear Of Failure will be released November 20 via Bridge Nine Records and can be pre-ordered here.

Catch Malfunction on tour with Terror, Code Orange and more later this fall:

w/Terror, Code Orange, Take Offense, King Nine
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

w/Terror, Code Orange, Take Offense, Blind Justice
2-Dec – Etobicoke, ONT – The Rockpile – West
3-Dec – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
4-Dec – Worcester, MA – The Palladium

w/Terror, Code Orange, Take Offense, Incendiary
5-Dec – Howell, NJ – GameChanger World (w/Blind Justice)
6-Dec – Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
7-Dec – Raleigh, NC – Kings
8-Dec – Orlando, FL – BackBooth
9-Dec – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Hell

w/Terror, Code Orange, Take Offense, Blistered
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

w/Terror, Code Orange, Take Offense, Bitter End
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