Rob Coons Photo—Malandro

Rob Coons Photo Column—Malandro

May 07, 2022

This photo of Malandro was taken during the 510 Fest at the First Church of The Buzzard in Oakland, Calif. The 510 Fest was a two-day event featuring thirty-four grindcore, metal, and powerviolence bands that were limited to fifteen-minute sets each. Malandro pulverized the crowd with a slew of blistering songs of pure powerviolence. I doubt that any of the songs in their set clocked longer than one minute. The singer was a whirlwind of energy—jumping around, screaming, and assaulting everyone’s ears with lyrical rage! Can’t wait until I get to see them again.