“For three years, we have been jamming, making music and performing as an independent band – taking care of both the artistic and business side of music,” says Pochoy, who started his career as frontman of the now-disbanded Dicta License.  “We have learned so much from those times, and we feel that we’re now ready to take things to the next level.”

Miguel Dayanghirang, Pochoy Labog and Alden Abaca.

Rock trio MALAY, composed of Pochoy Labog on guitars and lead vocals, Alden Abaca on drums, and Miguel Dayanghirang on bass and vocals, hailed as one of the independent music circuit’s most promising acts, inked a recording deal with Universal Records and Orion Entertainment joining the ranks of famed bands Parokya Ni Edgar, Sponge Cola, Kamikazee, Callalily and solo acts like Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Christian Bautista, Jaya, Kuh Ledesma, Noel Cabangon, JayR, Sam Concepcion, Emmanuelle, Richard Poon, and Gloc-9.

“With the help of Universal Records, we can focus on just making music, finally,” quips Pochoy, the host of ABS-CBN current affairs Ako Ang Simula.  “We also expect to reach a bigger audience with the machinery they have.  All together, we’re pumped and excited for the next release.”

Operations Manager Peter Chan, Malay members Miguel, Alden, Pochoy, Managing Director Kathleen Dy-Go, and Business Manager Gian Carlo Vizcarra

MALAY ’s first mainstream album is set to be released in early 2013.

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