Alternative rock band formed in 1980 at Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA. Malfunkshun never formally disbanded but took a back seat to the jam sessions Andrew Wood and Regan Hagar had begun with Green River members Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. These sessions were the beginnings of Lords Of The Wasteland, which would become Mother Love Bone. In 1990 Andrew Wood died from a heroin overdose. A grouping of Malfunkshun demos and recordings from 1986-1987 were released in 1995, as Return to Olympus. In 2006, surviving members Kevin Wood (2) and Regan Hagar, with vocalist Shawn Smith (2) and bassist Cory Kane, began writing new music using lyrics written by Andrew Wood before his death, for the release a new album. The album was released under the new band name From The North.