Doomed, unfortunate. Word invented by Karl Steiger of The Malfated (band).
"Musically, THE MALFATED are a rock and roll band made up of KARL STEIGER (vox and songwriting duties) and NATASHA SPENCER (guitars), accompanied by the indispensable Bel The Expendable Drum Machine (beats). Based in London, England, some outrageously claim that The Malfated "fucking rock". But what do they know? What's for certain is that The Malfated endeavor to create words and music of the highest quality possible; they pride themselves on being innovators, not imitators. The Malfated strive to create songs that are relevant to the here and now, you and I - not songs for a dead generation. The Malfated look forward, not backward, and encourage all to do the same. That's how things change.
Perhaps you've heard of the story of the Emperor's New Clothes? The one where two con-merchants "make" the Emperor new, "invisible" clothes? The Emperor is in fact naked, yet he roams the streets and the masses applaud and compliment him on his amazing new "clothes".
Nobody wants to be the doomed bastard who points out the obvious, risking death, instead finding comfort in the herd.
Then one little boy exclaims, shockingly, that "the Emperor is naked!" Nobody can deny this fact when pointed out, and how does an Emperor execute a nation?
That little boy? We are that little boy.
We are The Malfated - too school for cool, the cigarette burn on society's arm, the turpentine wound on human skin, the scarified itch that hurts like a bitch. We are the truth.
The Malfated are much more than a rock and roll band. The Malfated are a way of life.
We are ALL... The Malfated.
- Karl Steiger, The Malfated, their official myspace biog
'Malfated' was a word invented by Karl Steiger in 1998. The word (not in the dictionary) referred to being doomed, destined not to succeed, etc.In 2002, after someone stole his band's name, he named his band The Malfated. Their official website is www.malfated.com
"In the end, we are all The Malfated, because we're all fucked by our very nature" - Karl Steiger