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Latest Diabolical News

Below is our complete Diabolical 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.

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Zornheym Premieres New Song "The Opposed"

Swedish symphonic blackened death metal unit Zornheym premieres a new song entitled "The Opposed", taken from the band's upcoming new album. The single and the forthcoming album as a whole were recorded and mastered by Sverker Widgren (October Tide, Demonical, IXXI, Diabolical), with cover art created by photographer and designer Jens Rydén (Marduk, Thyrfing).

The line-up consists of former Dark Funeral multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Zorn, Facebreaker's Bendler on vocals, guitarist and musical arranger Scucca, and Diabolical drummer Angst.

Check out now "The Opposed" below.

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Diabolical Posts Pre-Release Album Stream

Diabolical premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new EP "Umbra", which will be out in stores via ViciSolum Productions on July 8. "Umbra" was produced by Diabolical vocalist Sverker Widgren at Wing Studios in Stockholm.

Check out now "Umbra" in its entirety below.

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Diabolical Announces New EP

Diabolical just issued this announcement online about gearing up to release an impending mini-album:

"We are proud to announce that we have started a new chapter in the history of Diabolical. On the 8th of July we will release a new EP titled 'Umbra.' Pre-orders start today here.

"The EP contains four new songs, a couple of which some of you might recognize if you've seen us live the past few months. For this EP we've pushed our boundaries and experimented with song writing and arrangements.

"But rest assured, this is a natural musical step forward from Neogenesis. Also, today we present you with a lyric video for the song 'Decline.'"

1. Requiem
2. Diaspora
3. Tremor
4. Decline More...

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Diabolical Releases New Music Video

Today, Swedish death metal masters Diabolical premiere new video "Oracle," available below (thanks to Terrorizer.com). Guitarist Carl Stjärnlöv comments:

"The concept of the ‘Oracle’ song and the Oracle chapter of the Book of Neogenesis is very special. It has a deep meaning to the concept of Neogenesis and it represents a turning point in the story of the protagonist. The chapter and the song take place in a mystical place full of symbolism and we wanted to stay true to the arcane nature of the song in its visual representation. We filmed in several countries and have put a lot of effort into making this a very pleasant visual experience which we hope you will appreciate."

"Neogenesis" is the latest record from Diabolical and comes with a book written by Carl Stjärnlöv with each chapter represented by a song on the album. Diabolical is about to embark on a European headline tour which will take the band through Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Austria, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Diabolical To Play Bloodstock 2014

Swedish death metal horde Diabolical has been confirmed for Bloodstock Festival 2014. The band also recently confirmed a string of tours which sees Diabolical campaign across Europe over the coming months in support of latest album "Neogenesis." Catch the band live:

UK Tour w/ Svart Crown & Ascaris
28/02/14 London, UK - Black Heart
01/03/14 Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit
02/03/14 Brighton, UK - Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
03/03/14 Birmingham, UK - The Flapper
04/03/14 Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
05/03/14 Leeds, UK - Fox & Newt More...

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Diabolical Announces New Tour Dates

Since the release of fifth album "Neogenesis" via ViciSolum Productions last September, Swedish titans Diabolical have been campaigning across Europe razing every city in their wake.

Now the band has added a third chapter to the Neogenesis Tour that will start on the 10th of April. Swedish colleagues Souldrainer and Hatescript will join forces with Diabolical on this tour, which will consist of dates in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Austria.

Vocalist and guitarist Sverker Widgren comments: "The response for 'Neogenesis’ since its release has been overwhelming. I had never expected the scene to embrace ’Neogenesis’ the way it has done, and it makes me very excited about this tour. The fact that we are re-visiting areas we enjoy a lot and that we once again are joining forces with Souldrainer only adds to my excitement. It’s gonna be a great journey!"

Bassist Joakim Wassberg from Souldrainer comments, “We are thrilled to once again join our friends from Diabolical for a trip in Europe. This will be epic!”

Guitarist Farre Ahlborg from Hatescript comments, “We're excited to bring the Hate across Europe!” More...

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Svart Crown Announces U.K. Tour

French blackened death metal outfit Svart Crown will be returning to the U.K. for a headline tour. Svart Crown frontman JB Lebail comments: "We are extremely pleased to comeback to the UK after a successful run supporting Nile. The UK has always been a blast for us, so make sure and attend these new shows and witness a full set of pure evil!"

Supporting will be Sweden's Diabolical as well as the UK's Ascaris. Diabolical guitarist Carl Stjärnlöv speaks of the announcement, "We're really looking forward to playing in the UK along with Svart Crown and Ascaris! Expect a lot of material from our new album 'Neogenesis' and some really intense shows. UK, we're excited to see you all soon!"

28/02/14 – London, Black Heart
01/03/14 – Plymouth, White Rabbit
02/03/14 – Brighton, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
03/03/14 – Birmingham, The Flapper
04/03/14 – Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
05/03/14 – Leeds, Fox and Newt More...

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Diabolical Streaming Full New Album

After releasing a music video for the track "Metamorphosis," Diabolical is now streaming the band's entire new album online.

The concept album "Neogenesis" can be heard in its entirety through the player below, courtesy of Terrorizer.com. "Neogenesis" will be released by ViciSolum Productions on the 27th of September, 2013. More...

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Diabolical Posts "Metamorphosis" Video

Swedish death metal masters Diabolical have released an official video for the track “Metamorphosis,” which is taken from the “Neogenesis” album.

“Neogenesis” is a concept album uniting an eleven chapter post-apocalyptic novel and will be made available as a exclusive limited first edition Mediabook.

Vocalist and guitarist Sverker comments: "We wanted this video to have a close symbolic connection to the philosophy and concept of 'Neogenesis'. The theme of this particular chapter of the novel is reflected in the transformation you see in the video. Superficially something monstrous is transformed into something beautiful which represents a metamorphosis of something much more profound. Those who hear the album and read the book will understand."

You can also check out the previously posted clip for "Into Oblivion" at this location.

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Diabolical Posts New Animated Video

Swedish death metal act Diabolical has released a lyric video for the track “Into Oblivion,” which is taken from the upcoming album “Neogenesis.”

Bassist Dan Darforth comments: “We are thrilled to finally be able to share this track with the world. We have put several years of hard work into the creation of ‘Neogenesis’ and it is with great pride and enthusiasm that we now put this first part of ‘Neogenesis’ out for people to enjoy. The video is created by Sovka Ivanov, a great video artist that deserves a lot of respect and recognition. We are excited that he made this video for ‘Into Oblivion’ and I hope people will like it.”

“Neogenesis” will be released by ViciSolum Productions on the 27th of September, 2013. In the mean time, check out the new lyric clip below. More...

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Diabolical To Release Book With New Album

Diabolical reveals that there is more to the new album “Neogenesis” than just a collection of songs. “Neogenesis” is also a novel telling the story of the end of the world and what lies beyond. The book is written by guitarist Carl Stjärnlöv and each chapter of the book is represented by a song on the album. Stjärnlöv explains:

“I’ve had this idea for many years and I’m very pleased that we went ahead and actually realized it. The novel tells the story of a man who fights to survive in a world that has come to an end. This struggle for survival is not only physical but also metaphysical and spiritual. The struggle of the protagonist is also a reflection of our struggle as human beings in a world which we cannot take for granted much longer.”

Stjärnlöv elaborates further on the book and the concept behind “Neogenesis” in the fourth installment of the band’s studio diary, available below. "Neogenesis" is due for release on the 19th of April via ViciSolum Productions and will be published as a media book (combined book and audio CD). More...

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Diabolical Reveals New Album Artwork

Diabolical has revealed the artwork for new album "Neogenesis," which can be viewed below, and the band also comments:

"Today we proudly reveal the cover artwork and the release date of the new Diabolical album 'Neogenesis.'

"The album will be released on the 19th of April. Until then we will post several interesting updates about the album and the Neogenesis Tour, so check out the Diabolical facebook page often! More...

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Diabolical Announces European Tour

Sweden's Diabolical will tour Europe this March in support of new album "Neogenesis," which will be released in early 2013. In this first chapter of the Neogenesis tour, Diabolical will be joined by Souldrainer and Warheim. The tour will cover Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Germany.

More dates are set to be announced soon. Follow the developments of the new album and further info on tour dates on Diabolcial's official website or Facebook profile here. More...

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Diabolical Posts New Album Studio Footage

Sweden's Diabolical has posted an in-studio clip from the recording of new "Neogenesis," which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"The title is, as some of you managed to figure out – NEOGENESIS. Apart from being a physiological term, the title translates to 'new beginning.' The word originates from greek and latin and it marks a new beginning for DIABOLICAL in many ways. Furthermore the title has a much more profound significance to the theme and concept of this album. We have already recorded the basics for the whole album, and the full track listing is below."

1. Into Oblivion
2. Metamorphosis
3. Oracle
4. Ex
5. World in Silence
6. Reincarnation of the Damned
7. Fields of Nihil
8. Dialogue with the Dead
9. Wolves' Choir
10. The Age to Come
11. Humanitas More...

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Diabolical To Enter The Studio

Sweden's Diabolical has issued the following announcement about entering the studio to record a new album:

"We are entering Necromorbus Studio in June to begin the recording sessions that are supposed to lead up to the fifth Diabolical album.

"More than enough material has been written over the past year, so we are right now in process of figuring out what material to leave out. We will try to keep you posted here on the development. The album will be considered finished as soon as it's the GOAT." More...

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Diabolical Announces 15th Anniversary Shows

Sweden's Diabolical will celebrate 15 years of existence by doing some selected European dates in September. Each date will see different local support bands and special guests. Considering the nature of the tour, the band will do more old material than usual, covering all five official records released until now.

"We see this partly as a celebration of the 15 years that was, but mainly as an introduction of the 15 years that are to come. It is a great opportunity to pick up older material, and revisit some good and bad moments from the past. Looking back is only enjoyable to some..." says founding member Sverker Widgren.

The currently announced dates are as follows:

17.09. - GER - Hamburg - Revolt! Bambi Galore
20.09. - ITA - Mestrino (PD) - Tacu Tacu
21.09. - SLO - Ljubljana - Channel Zero
23.09. - POL - Krakow - Kazamaty
24.09. - GER - Leipzig - Metal Schuppen More...

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Diabolical Announces Protzen Open Air Performance

Diabolical, which released the "Ars Vitae" album earlier this year, has checked in with the following update about playing the Protzen Open Air festival:

"Diabolical's next live performance will be at Protzen Open Air, June 17th - 19th. Other bands playing are Grave, Interment, Milking the Goatmachine, Lay Down Rotten, etc. Diabolical will play on Friday at 21.00 o'clock."

More information on the Protzen Open Air festival can be found by navigating over to this location.

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Diabolical Announces "Ars Vitae" Tour

Diabolical has issued the following announcement about new tour dates in support of "Ars Vitae," the band's new album:

"Finally we can announce the tour schedule of the 'Ars Vitae Tour 2011.' This is the first headline tour we've done since 2009, and we are truly looking forward to it. Most of the concerts will take place in Russia, and will be supported by Drauggard. The last gig of the tour is a special concert celebrating My Own Grave's 10 yrs anniversary as a band. Bear the mark of a new world order!"

The currently announced dates are as follows:

2011.03.18 - rus - Moscow - Paris Concert Hall
2011.03.19 - rus - Saint Petersburg - Vinyl Story club
2011.03.20 - rus - Arzamas - U Bendera club
2011.03.21 - rus - Penza - Zakhvat club
2011.03.22 - rus - Tolyatti - Coalition club
2011.03.23 - rus - Samara - Krater club
2011.03.24 - rus - Ekaterinburg - Luna club
2011.03.25 - rus - Tyumen - ZhaRA club
2011.03.26 - rus - Magnitogorsk - Bunker club
2011.03.27 - rus - Izhevsk - Qwerty club
2011.03.28 - rus - Nizhniy Novgorod - Rocco club
2011.04.01 - swe - Sundsvall - Club Destroyer

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Diabolical Announces "Ars Vitae" Release

Diabolical has announced the official release date of the band's new album "Ars Vitae" is set for February 4th, 2011 in Europe. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Ortus
2. Sightless 6
3. Infvitabile Fatvm
4. Eye
5. Rcs (live)
6. The Gallery of Bleeding Art (live)
7. Ashes II (live)
8. The One Who Bleeds (live)
9. Under My Skin (live)
10. Vertigo (live)
11. Extinction (live)
12. Children of the Mushroom Cloud (live)
13. Suicidal Glory (live)
14. Ashes
15. Guidance of Sin
16. Deserts
17. The Dreaming Dead

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Diabolical Issues Tour Recap

Diabolical has checked in with the following recap of the band's recent tour dates with Interment and Urn:

"We are back after two weeks on the road doing 11 gigs with URN and INTERMENT. It was a great tour, and we wish to express our gratitude to Dreamtide for a great organization, URN and INTERMENT for a good time, the crew, the promoters, and of course all the people coming to the concerts!

"Uploaded various photos on the sites today. If you have anything related to the tour such as live footage etc., feel free to get in touch."

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