Time in Malta (band)

Time in Malta was an American band from San Francisco, California.

Time in Malta
OriginSan Francisco, California
GenresMelodic hardcore, hardcore punk
Years active1997–2004
LabelsEqual Vision Records
Associated actsBurn it Down


While Time in Malta formed in San Francisco, its members were all formerly from Indianapolis, Indiana.[1] After recording a demo at Toast Studios, the band signed to Escape Artist Records and released its debut EP in July 1999. This lineup included lead vocalist/bassist Todd Gullion, drummer Sander Leech, and guitarist Chris Lyon. In 2001, Ryan Downey joined the group as lead vocalist, and former lead vocalist/bassist Todd Gullion continued on bass and backing vocals. The band played one show with this line up; soon after Ryan left the band on good terms. 2002 saw the release of A Second Engine, their first full-length album, and their first release on Equal Vision Records. The band attracted attention for its openly political lyrical stances.[2] Sander Leech having prior obligations could not go out to support the record so Eric Alexander joined playing drums. Todd Gullion asked good friend Jesse Hayes to step in and play bass so he could focus on vocals. This lineup toured heavily for a year and a half. Eric Alexander parted ways with the band and moved to Los Angeles to focus on session drumming. The winter of 2003 Sander Leech came back and split drum duties with Adam Goldstein to help write a new record. Adam joined Time In Malta in 2003. 2004 saw the release of Alone with the Alone, Time In Malta’s final studio album, which was also released on Equal Vision.[3] The band disbanded winter of 2004.

Soon after the breakup Jesse Hayes went on to play for San Francisco pop band LoveLikeFire, leaving the band in 2007.

Chris Lyon went on to form San Francisco based pop band Rescue Me.

As of September 2009, Jesse Hayes, Sander Leech and Todd Gullion have reunited and are working on a new project to be announced shortly.


  • Todd Gullion – bass, 2nd guitar, lead vocals (formerly of Blatherskite, Ice Nine, Problematics, and Burn it Down)
  • Chris Lyon – guitar
  • Sander Leech – drums (1998–2002)
  • Jesse Hayes – Bass, back up vocals (2001–2004)
  • Eric Alexander – drums (2001–2003)
  • Adam Goldstein – drums (2003–2004)
  • Ryan Downey – vocals (2001) (formerly of Burn it Down)



  1. Time in Malta at Allmusic.com
  2. Time in Malta, Thrasher Magazine, December 2002. Accessed December 6, 2007.
  3. Review of Alone with the Alone. Alternative Press 194 (September 2004), p. 120.
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