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Below is our complete Opera Diabolicus news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Monday means it’s time to expand your metallic horizons again as we delve into the underground metal scene and dig up three bands you might not had a chance to check out yet, but which all deserve to be heard by a wider audience. This week we’re looking at heavily atmospheric groups that incorporate specific sonic elements to create an undeniable mood throughout the music. In this instance by “atmospheric” we’re not necessarily referring to ambient or even symphonic bands (although these acts do have some symphonic sounds), but rather to bands that have a clearly present atmosphere in addition to being extreme metal.
This out-of-nowhere band just signed on with Debemur Morti Productions to release an upcoming album titled “Fin De Siècle.” The vocalist’s weird, screechy screams almost would have qualified this act for our previous look at unearthing bands with bizarre vocals, and those screams are put to good use to foster a specific tone and mood.
The abrasive, off-the-wall screams mixed with the atmospheric clean singing and mid-paced guitar riffs draws all ears in, and basically forces attention as the music builds and becomes more frantic. The video for “Megalomanic,” available below, embodies the depressive black metal ideal, creating a sort of unhinged and demented sound, while vaguely giving the impression of being utterly alone in the middle of nowhere.
Opera Diabolicus is currently streaming another new song from the band's forthcoming album "+ 1614." The track entitled "Forbidden" is available exclusively via Blistering.com. Get a first listen to "Forbidden" here.
The previously posted music video for the song "Blood Countess Bathory" can also still be viewed at this location.
Opera Diabolicus is the brainchild of composer/musician David Grimoire and lyricist Adrian de Crow. The upcoming album features, among others, Snowy Shaw, Mats Levén, and Niklas Isfeldt on vocals, daemonic voices, and ghoulish sounds. The album is produced and mixed by none other than Andy LaRocque at his Sonic Train Studio. The track listing is as follows:
2. The Gates
3. Blood Countess Bathory
4. The 13th Guest
5. In Memoriam
6. Mythos Lamia
8. Stone by Stone
Opera Diabolicus has posted a music video online for the song "Blood Countess Bathory," taken from the upcoming "+ 1614" album. Check out the video clip below.
The album, set for release on February 28th via Metalville Records, features Snowy Shaw (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Notre Dame, Therion, Dimmu Borgir), Mats Levén (Kryx, Therion), Niklas Isfeldt (Dream Evil), Jake E (Amaranthe, Dreamland), and Camilla Alisander-Ason on vocals, daemonic voices and ghoulish sounds.
The band also commented on the video:
"World premiere! Finally it’s Friday the 13th and it’s time to unleash the long awaited video of the song Blood Countess Bathory. So here it is folks, enjoy and don’t forget to share, post and spread this video to all the corners of the world!
"We also would like to take the opportunity to thank José and Richard at 11Frames for the making of this movie. If you like their cinematic work don’t forget to go to their Facebook page and/or website and let them know they did a great job.
"NOTE! We would really recommend you people that have the opportunity to watch in HD to do that." More...
Opera Diabolicus will be releasing "+ 1614" on February 28th via Metalville Records. The band commented on its history and sound:
"Opera Diabolicus is the brainchild of composer/musician David Grimoire and lyricist Adrian de Crow. The idea sprung to life when the two of them met randomly at a stage play of Umberto Eco's book The Name of the Rose at a theatre in Gothenburg in 2006. Both of them were very intrigued by the story and they ended up talking about how interesting it would be to make a theatrical and dark metal musical based on that kind of a story. The conversation between them that took place in Gothenburg that bleak December night planted the seed that soon should grow to be the concept of Opera Diabolicus - The concept of combining the dark elements of music and theatre in alliance with musical excellency.
"The music could be described as dramatic and dark doom metal with atmospheric, epic and progressive elements. If you're into bands like Candlemass, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Memento Mori, Therion, Notre Dame, Dimmu Borgir and Kamelot this is definitely the band for you to keep your eye on.
"The upcoming album features among others; Snowy Shaw, Mats Levén, and Niklas Isfeldt on vocals, daemonic voices and ghoulish sounds. Snowy Shaw has also contributed with his well known drums of doom which gives yet another warranty of quality to the music. The album is produced and mixed by none other than Andy LaRocque at his Sonic Train Studio." More...