MEET THE BAND
MALLEK is a band fronted by Jon Mallek, formerly of HavocHate. He often traveled for hours to rehearsal with HavocHate after working long days at a Brooklyn, NY hospital. Once a shy kid who played drums to hide in the background, Mallek floated between a succession of local bands before tossing away his sticks.
”I was told by friends that I had potential as a vocalist”, he recalls, “and I believed them."
Early in 2001, the first HavocHate record ‘This Violent Earth’ was recorded during a grueling two-month period in 2001 at Big Blue Meenie Studios in Jersey City, New Jersey. But after some time had passed, the album was remixed and remastered with a little help from producer/guitarist James Murphy (Death, Disincarnate, Testament). Mallek then went on a merciless assault of the senses with HavocHate, which began from the second they stepped on stage until they left everyone who bared witness sweaty, short of breath and wanting more.
There is little wonder why the band converted legions of followers while touring extensively with such acts as Manowar, Immortal, Usurper, Motorhead and Anthrax, and playing several festivals with the likes of Testament, Exodus, Saxon, Diamond Head, Nuclear Assault, Arch Enemy, Cannibal Corpse, Overkill, Budgie, Fozzy, Vio-lence, and Dragonlord just to name a few.
“It does not matter if I perform in front of 2 or 20,000 people," said Mallek. “My objective has always been to make sure everyone in the audience remembers me and my band."
Currently Mallek is working with musician/ producer and rock legend Tim McMurtrie of Tripsquad Productionz on his latest band incarnation MALLEK.
Some of the banshee-screams of the HavocHate days have been replaced with a more melodic element that will blow you away.
Born and raised in NY, Mario Consolo first picked up a guitar when he was 11 years old. His early influences were Metallica, Megadeth, Guns and Roses, and all kinds of heavy metal and hard rock. He spent hours every day as a teenager in his room practicing guitar. He joined his first real band at 17 years old, and it clicked that music was what he wanted to do. He has played in several underground metal bands of various genres, and has played countless shows.
Mario has opened for numerous national acts including: Queensryche, Nuclear Assault, Deicide, Superjoint Ritual, Metal Church, Shadows Fall, Michael Angelo Batio, Morbid Angel, Dio Disciples and more.
He has dedicated his life to music and still studies music theory. His influences now-a-days are: Jeff Loomis, Yngwie Malmsteen, Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, White Snake, Dio, Testament, Symphony X, Neo Classical Guitar, Classical music, and much more.
As a drum set player and percussionist Paul Mores plays multiple genres of music including Jazz, Hip Hop, Afro-Caribbean, Rock, Funk, and Classical.
He has shared live performances with jazz artist and good friend Ed Schlosser, who was a pianist for Rita Moreno. He also played with Calvin Hill, bass player with McCoy Tyner, Pharaoh Sanders, Max Roach, George Coleman, and Betty Carter) Additionally, Paul performed and recorded with Bruce Radtke, who is a guitar player for Chuck Johnson’s Interplay and Bill Given’s Give And Take. He has also subbed and played for rock bands like Blue Sour from Brazil and played with the noted prog rock band NoView.
Paul has studied with artists Frank Marino, Joe Novello, Frank Colonato, and Tommy Igoe. These teachers gave him the ability to gain insight into the “true art and science” of drum set playing.
Paul has also been a drum instructor with Music and Arts , Bach to Rock Schools, and acted as a drum line instructor for high schools. “Perfect practice equals perfect performance” is a motto Paul lives by.
Paul has been a drum tech for international metal bands like System Addict, and worked as a Team Lead (production) for Metallica’s Orion Music and More Festival Tour. Additionally, he has done projects with ACM Records managing logistics for large-scale regional events with major corporate sponsorship from Guitar Center, School of Rock, VH1, ReverbNation, to Sonicbids.
Paul has a MBA from William Paterson University with a focus in music management, copyright, and marketing.
Born and raised in Istanbul, Ilker (Ike) was introduced to his first bass guitar at 15 years of age. After practicing religiously for 2 years, he joined his first band at 17.
While attending university he realized that music was the love of his life, so he left school and made a go of it as a professional musician in Turkey.
Over the years Ike has made many Turkish television appearances and has played festivals and recorded with many musicians and well-known Turkish bands such as Knight Errant, Vega, Goksel and Pijama.