There are three bands that use the name Malpractice: 1.) Formed 1994 in Kouvola Finland. After a few line-up changes Malpractice steadied to Joonas Koto and Tuomo Pärttö on guitars, Miikka Tikka on drums, Petri Vuorio on bass and Mika Uronen on vocals. Malpractice started out as a thrash-metal band but soon after the release of their first self-financed CD-EP "Memorial" (May 1996), thrash influences were cast aside by more melodic and progressive elements. In December of the same year Malpractice released their second CD-EP "Frozen" which soon gained interest in Germany, France and Italy.