Formed in 1994 in Kouvola, Finland by guitarist Joonas Koto, MALPRACTICE started out as a thrash act. By 1998, the band had refined their sound, exploring a more progressive direction. The band released their first full length album, Of Shape And Balance via Mastervox Records in September of that year. The band went on hiatus and in 2004 signed with Spinefarm/ Universal. This resulted in their second groundbreaking prog metal album Deviation From The Flow. Their third album, 2008’s Triangular expanded their forward-thinking style but also reintroduced some of their early thrash elements. 2014 finds the band signed to Sensory for Turning Tides, their first ever world wide release. Turning Tides represents MALPRACTICE at their absolute best, combining intricate progressive metal with catchy melodies topped with excellent musicianship and brilliant vocal harmonies, and a must-hear for fans of QUEENSRYCHE, FATES WARNING, DREAM THEATER and MEGADETH.