Malefic, fucking, levitation - hailing from central California, and conceived with the sole intent to mercilessly ravage ear canals and batter all fresh into complete submissiveness. Malefic Levitation were formed in 2016 by A.S., and A.O. in Fresno, California. The duo met in a record store in their hometown and immediately bonded over their shared disgust for the human race and their mutual love for the most fringe and evil forms of heavy metal. While bands like Bathory, Morbid Angel, Mayhem, Blasphemy, Beherit, etc. where a no brainier guiding light for the newborn duo, the two also wanted to push the genre of blackened death metal into uncharted waters, and create something unique that could harness a new realm of musical pestilence rarely seen or attempted before. The result was their "Warlord Rites" single, self-recorded and self-released by the band on Bandcamp only. This track showcased Malefic Levitation's blossoming hunholy grip on total aural destruction perfectly, revealing a style of songwriting that set them instantly aside from their peers in the so called "war metal" genre. The duo had in fact birthed a five-plus minute behemoth of sublime black/death wretchedness that revealed a band who was fearless and completely at ease in expressing their most progressive and technical side. Shortly after the band entered the studio with local engineer Jacob Lee (Keeper, Fiend etc.) to record their proper and complete debut offering: the unholy and godless omnipotent black/death chaos of The Ancient Plague - released by Sentient Ruin in November 2017.