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Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
Band Rock Gothic


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MOURNING PORTRAITS CD available on iTunes and CDBaby.
For booking information, contact Mike Hayes at hayesmike41@gmail.com



~Dies Mali~ "cursed days"
c.1400; from Latin "days" + "bad, cursed"
- days of disaster, gloom, or depression -

Thundering, yet accessible, dark yet inspiring; somehow dichotomy be damned… Dies Mali makes it work. After spending a number of years in Chicago’s fertile local scene, the band is ready to spread its wings nationally with its debut CD, Mourning Portraits.

While the band has a clearly industrial aesthetic and has performed at gothic festivals in the Midwest, the band prefers to classify itself more as ‘dark synth rock’ than anything else. Musically, if it’s hard and heavy, there’s something Dies Mali has drawn from it. “I’ve always been a fan of darker music, from older bands like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and Soundgarden to more modern ones like Marilyn Manson, Korn, and Type O Negative” lead vocalist Zoran says. The band has earned comparisons to not only acts like Static X and Rob Zombie, but gothic and electronic pioneers such as Bauhaus, Gary Neuman, and Killing Joke.

With its sights set on the future, Dies Mali is looking forward to presenting the material from Mourning Portraits to the masses. The days of disaster are coming, and they’ve never sounded quite like this!


DIES MALI has played such venues in Chicago as Metro, Double Door, House of Blues, Martyrs, Reggie's Rock Club, Hard Rock Café, Logan Square Auditorium and The Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park as well as numerous clubs around the midwest.

During the North American and European Festival in June 2004,
DIES MALI worked their way to the finals in this battle of the bands competition.
DIES MALI became one of the top twelve bands
- of nearly 200 competing bands -
sharing the stage for the final show at the Metro with some of Chicago's finest musicians.

On September 17, 2005 DIES MALI performed at North America's largest Gothic festival - Gothic Fest

From July through September 2008 DIES MALI competed in the Guzzardo Emerging Artists Competition and was one of three finalists chosen out of 50 bands to play “On The Waterfront”, Rockford’s largest music festival.

DIES MALI has shared the stage with such bands as Rob Zombie, Powerman 5000, Hanzel Und Gretyl, Slick Idiot (members of KMFDM), Project .44 (Ministry/Thrill Kill Kult), DeadStar Assembly, Mary Magdalan and Belle Morte.

DIES MALI is also available to play covers of your favorite heavy bands, including such artists as Static X, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, NIN, Alice in Chains, Filter, The Offspring, and Korn.