Originally from Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, the band is made up of the twin brothers Vini (vocals and bass) and Berman (vocals and guitar), and Renato (drums). Their influences, alongside the “ABC” of punk and hardcore, take in prog and metal bands, it explains the sound they have refined over the years. The trio have released two full albums and some EPs along the way. The latest record, ‘Hybrid War’, came out in the first half of 2019 and was distributed by record labels from Europe, the USA, Canada, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Eurasia. Its tracks address the circumstances that led to the 2016 State coup, the destruction of national industry, and the rise of fascism in Brazil. The band draws on the concept of Hybrid War developed by the political analyst Andrew Korybko to speak out about the strategic machinations behind the criminalization of the Workers’ Party, the use of propaganda to create schisms in society, and the destruction of the multipolar projects that were designed to give Brazil greater autonomy in its economic policies. The album has reached the top of some best of 2019 lists including the Skatepunkers Award. Having played all over Brazil along 2019, Malvina was planning to hit Europe in 2020, which wasn’t possible due to Covid. As the European tour and all other dates had to be postponed, the band took this time to work on new material.
Vini Berbert – Vocal / Bass
Berman Berbert – Vocal / Guitar
Renato Avellar – Drums
Produced by Berman, Vini and co-produced by Davi Baeta. Recorded by Emmanuel Ivan at Dbass Studio, Nova Friburgo (RJ), in 2009.
Mixed by Davi Baeta and mastered by Fernando Sanches at El Rocha.
Artwork by Rodrigo Rezende