Mal·a·dy (mal´ uh dee) n. 1. a physical or psychological disorder or disease 2. a condition of situation that is problematic and requires a remedy the mal·a·dies (mal´ uh deez) n pl 1. a group of musicians dedicated to entertaining you with stories of your own demise 2. The sickness and the cure; a remedy mal·o·dic or mal·a·dic [mal-od-ik] adj. 1. of, relating to, or containing music derived from the musical group "The Maladies" 2. any music which combines melodic characteristics, conditions, or situations that are problematic and require a remedy. Michael Parente - bass Joe Spencer - drums Erik Gillberg - guitar and vocals Patrick Adams - guitar and vocals After playing together in 3Px and Man Or Machine, singer/songwriter/guitarist Erik Gillberg and bassist Michael Parente formed The Maladies in 2003. Patrick Adams (Guitar) and Joe Spencer (Drums) joined the band in winter 2005 and work began on what would become The Maladies self-titled full-length debut. The album, which is being released on Darkjoy Records in May 2007, reflects the beginings of what has become a strong chemistry between bandmembers that hail from both coasts and in between. Tracking is almost complete on a second album which is slated for release in late 2007. Since coming together two years ago, the band has been playing continuously at local bars, theaters, clubs, and outdoor venues to an appreciative and growing number of fans. Local radio stations KSKI 103.7 and Kech 95.3 have been regularly playing The Maladies to appreciative listeners. Recent shows have had The Maladies playing the newly released album in it's entirety as a first set, and the upcoming album as a second set. Response to these shows has been overwhelmingly positive. To support their new album The Maladies are hitting the road in the Pacific Northwest and Mountain States, bringing a unique blend of hooky guitar rock, potent song craft, and a dynamic and entertaining live show.