Malice: In The Beginning
Judas Priest LA clones’ 1985 debut.
In 1982, a new US independent record label, Metal Blade, was launched with the compilation album Metal Massacre, featuring some of the best young metal bands in California. Two went on to glory – Metallica and Ratt. Others, such as the insanely brilliant Cirith Ungol, remained cult heroes. And for Malice, there was a brief moment of fame before a descent into obscurity.