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Lake Malice Release New Single “Mitsuko” and Announce Debut EP ‘Post-Genesis’

One of the UK heavy music scene’s most exciting prospects, Lake Malice, have today released their raging new single “Mitsuko.”



Lake Malice, photo by pearlxcook

One of the UK heavy music scene’s most exciting prospects, Lake Malice, have today released their raging new single “Mitsuko,” which they describe as: “the pissed off love child of Linkin Park and Pendulum, wrapped up in the unfiltered aggression of Loathe.”

The track will feature on their debut EP Post-Genesis, which the duo have announced will be released on October 27, 2023, via SO Recordings (Enter Shikari, Placebo, Deaf Havana). As well as being destined for a digital release, Post-Genesis will be available as a limited edition 12” vinyl from or at the band’s plethora of upcoming live dates (from release date and while stocks last).

Alice Guala (vocals) and Blake Cornwall (guitar/production) explain of the track:

“Mitsuko is a deeply personal and intense torrent of ‘full-on rage’, dealing with the complexities of family values, and raw emotions of a fragmented childhood. The title takes inspiration from the original ‘Battle Royale’ manga, where the character Mitsuko shares a similar struggle of family heartbreak and abandonment.”

Following extensive touring with the likes of As Everything Unfolds, Bloodywood, Skindred, Vukovi, Vended, and Enter Shikari this year alone, Lake Malice are only now announcing their first-ever headline shows across Europe, which will culminate in a date at The Black Heart in London on 6 December 2023. Lake Malice really hit the ground touring in 2023, also delivering overwhelmingly energetic sets at festivals such as The Great Escape, Download and 2000trees, at which Kerrang! proclaimed they “have no right to be burning this hot already.”


Lake Malice have been assuredly unleashing a string of innovatively heavy alt-anthems for a post-Pandemic world since 2021. This year’s “Bloodbath” and “Stop The Party”, which will also appear on the forthcoming EP, have taken things up a gear, lighting up the airwaves of BBC Radio 1 and Kerrang! Radio, as well as receiving love from outlets like Kerrang! Online, Rock Sound and Metal Hammer and many more. The band’s unique splicing of hyperpop and metal also earned them two nominations at the Heavy Music Awards this year in the ‘Best UK Breakthrough Artist’ and ‘Best Breakthrough Live Artist’ categories.

Lake Malice ‘Post-Genesis’ [EP] album artwork

Lake Malice ‘Post-Genesis’ [EP] album artwork

Post-Genesis Track Listing:

1. Blossom
2. Black Turbine
3. Bloodbath
4. Power Game
5. Mitsuko
6. Stop The Party

Lake Malice Live:

30 September 2023 – Bristol, UK – Misery Loves Company Festival
6 October 2023 – Northampton, UK – Roadmender (w/ Skindred)
7 October 2023 – Leeds, UK – O₂ Academy (w/ Skindred)
13 October 2023 – Cambridge, UK – Junction (w/ Skindred)
14 October 2023 – Norwich, UK – Epic (w/ Skindred)
3o October 2023 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega (w/ Enter Shikari)
31 October 2023- Malmo, SE – Plan B (w/ Enter Shikari)
2 November 2023 – Warsaw, PL – Progresja (w/ Enter Shikari)
3 November 2023 – Prague, CZ – Sasazu (w/ Enter Shikari)
4 November 2023 – MILAN, IT – ALCATRAZ (w/ Enter Shikari)
5 November 2023 – Roncade (TV), IT – New Age (w/ Enter Shikari)
7 November 2023 – Vienna, AT – Simm City (w/ Enter Shikari)
9 November 2023 – Bucharest, RO – Arenele Romanele (w/ Enter Shikari)
10 November 2023 – Budapest, HU – Barba Negra (w/ Enter Shikari)
11 November 2023 –  Bratislava, SK – Majestic Music Club (w/ Enter Shikari)
13 November 2023 – Belgrade, RS – Dom Omladine (w/ Enter Shikari)
14 November 2023 – Zagreb, HR – Tvornica Culture (w/ Enter Shikari)
16 November 2023 – Sofia, BG – Mixtape 5 (w/ Enter Shikari)
18 November 2023 – Athens, GR – Gagarin 205 (w/ Enter Shikari)
19 November 2023 – Thessaloniki, GR – Principal Club Theater (w/ Enter Shikari)
22 November 2023 – Solothurn, CH – Kofmehl Raumbar (headline)
23 November 2023 – Munich, DE – Strom (headline)
24 November 2023 – Cologne, DE – Blue Shell (headline)
25 November 2023 – Hannover, DE – Chez Heinz (headline)
6 December 2023 – London, UK – The Black Heart (headline)