Malignus Youth was a hardcore punk band from Sierra Vista, Arizona that was active from 1987-1994 and again from 1999-2001. Band members included:
James Martin (guitars/vocals)
Octavio Olaje (vocals)
Tom Shelden (bass/vocals)
Mike Armenta (drums/vocals) As was typical of traditional hardcore punk, early Malignus Youth songs featured fast tempos, 4/4 time, slow introductions followed by fast verse-chorus-verse, and lyrics with social relevance. However, as they developed their musical style, song tempos became even faster while maintaining impressive tightness and control.