Malice Thoughts, a punk rock band from Oxnard, CA, came together in early 2015. Members: Jose Smash (Vocals), Colton “Pheonix” Darrough (Guitar), David “Q-tip” Gomez (Bass). January 2016, Malice Thoughts had a sudden and tragic loss of their drummer, Chris Pinger. In order to keep the band going in Chris P.’s honor, they continue on with drummer, Chris Austin, Pinger’s brother in law.
Malice Thoughts released an E.P called The Pilot in 2015; followed by the self-titled Malice Thoughts E.P in 2016. With hard work and dedication, the guys of MT are planning on releasing a gifted E.P with the final songs they recorded with Pinger.
Malice Thoughts major influences are The Unseen, Minor Threat, Pennywise, Social Distortion, AFI (old school), and many more. MT wants their music to convey to their fans by relation and feeling secure that we are not alone. Also, to open the minds of fans and to be knowledgeable of reality. To remain truthful to yourself and to everyone around you.
In 2016, they were nominated in the category of Best Punk Band at the Ventura County Music Awards. Their music can be found on YouTube, Bandcamp, Reverbnation, and Soundcloud. You can also keep up with them on Facebook.com/MaliceThoughts or through the infamous Google search. by Jass Lopez
“You’re the wind beneath my angel wings” – Chris Pinger