Swedish horror outfit OPERA DIABOLICUS are now releasing the second haunting track of their upcoming full length ‘Death on a Pale Horse’! The new offering will be released upon the masses on November 26, 2021 and the track ‘Siren’s Call’ can now be heard via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE.
OPERA DIABOLICUS comment on the track: “Inspired by the ancient Greek mythology creature ‘the Siren’, this Epic Doom Metal ballad really showcases the diversity of the songs on the upcoming album ‘Death on a Pale Horse’. Perhaps this tune is also the answer to the question what would happen if you’d make a witches’ brew by blending equal parts CANDLEMASS and Swedish 1800th balladeer Carl-Michael Bellman and after that top it with a little bit of QUEEN. Who knows? “
Track-list 1. Listen everybody (2:49) 2. Bring Out Your Dead (5:24) 3. Second Coming (9:51) 4. Siren’s Call (7:54) (WATCH) 5. Darkest Doom on the Brightest of Days (7:34) (WATCH) 6. A song of Detestation (6:47) 7. Little Sister (3:05) 8. Night Demon (8:05) 9. At Nighttime (7:46) Total: 59:15
Swedish horror outfit OPERA DIABOLICUS will be releasing a brand new full-length, ‘Death on a Pale Horse,’ on November 26, 2021 via Season of Mist! The cover art, tracklist, and other details can be found below. The band is now sharing the epic first single, ‘Darkest Doom on the Brightest of Days,’ along with a music video! The song and accompanying clip can be found at THIS LOCATION.
OPERA DIABOLICUS comments: “Finally, the cat is out of the bag and we’re ready to unleash the first song of the upcoming album. The song itself, entitled ´Darkest Doom on the Brightest of Days,’ gives a good hint of things to come and displays excellent performances from both Mats Levén (Skyblood, Krux, Ex-Candlemass, Ex-Therion etc.) and Snowy Shaw (Notre Dame, Ex-King Diamond, Ex-Mercyful Fate etc) as well as the outstanding job by Mixmaster Jens Bogren (Fascination Street Studios). Accompanied with a fantastic lyric video that really catches the mystique of the song we believe this will entice disciples of epic horror metal in the vein of King Diamond, Mercyful Fate and Candlemass. So, if you’re one of those disciples, please enjoy and mark the date of the forthcoming release in your calendar.”
‘Darkest Doom on the Brightest of Days’ is now available to pre-order HERE.
Track-list 1. Listen everybody (2:49) 2. Bring Out Your Dead (5:24) 3. Second Coming (9:51) 4. Siren’s Call (7:54) 5. Darkest Doom on the Brightest of Days (7:34) (WATCH) 6. A song of Detestation (6:47) 7. Little Sister (3:05) 8. Night Demon (8:05) 9. At Nighttime (7:46) Total: 59:15
Recording: Recorded at various institutions/studios during the years of the plague 2019-2020. Producer: David Grimoire. Mix & Master: Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, Örebro (SE).
Recording line-up: Mats Levén: Lead Vocals all tracks except track 6. Snowy Shaw: Drums and vocals. Lead vocals track 6. Angelina DelCarmen: Vocals tracks 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Madeleine Liljestam: Vocals tracks 3 and 5. Andy La Rocque: Lead guitar track 3. Michael Denner: Lead guitar track 3. Rich Whelan: Voiceover track 1. David Grimoire: Rhythm & lead guitars, keyboards and backing vocals. Adrian de Crow: Bass Guitar. Ronaldo Rodrigues: Hammond Organ, Moog Organ and Piano (2,4,6,7). Elias Holmlid: Keyboards on track 3. Nathaniel Wolkstein: Violin track 2. Alexey Kochetkov: Violin track 5. Bettina Jucksch: Violin track 7. Erik Nickerson: Orchestral arrangements and keyboards (1, 3, 8, 9). Hangsvart: Throat vox intro track 5.
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of epic horror metal act OPERA DIABOLICUS! The horror outfit will be releasing their sophomore full-length entitled “Death on A Pale Horse”, featuring Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, THERION, SKYBLOOD etc.), Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, THERION, NOTRE DAME etc.), Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) and Michael Denner (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE), later this year.
OPERA DIABOLICUS comments in a communique issued by the guitarist David Grimoire: “We’re thrilled to have joined the legion of Season of Mist. We feel that this is the perfect direction for us and we’re beyond excited to see what the future of this partnership holds.“
To catch a glimpse of what’s to come, check out their previous album “1614” on Spotify HERE.
Established by the two antagonists David Grimore and Adrian de Crow in Gothenburg in the mid-2000s, Swedish entity OPERA DIABOLICUS seeks to scourge the earth with their music, mischief, and schemes.
Through burning hatred and mutual dislike to one another and with one prior album released under their belt (entitled †1614, released 2012), they’ve now conjured their sophomore offspring with music that could be described as epic horror metal, and thus would greatly appeal to fans of acts like KING DIAMOND, CANDLEMASS, MERCYFUL FATE and so forth.
With a little help from their friends, whom brilliantly have assisted with their tools of their trade, plus the eminent Jens Bogren’s (OPETH, SEPULTURA, ROTTING CHRIST, DIMMU BORGIR) mixing and mastering skill, the result speaks for itself.
Line-up: David Grimoire: guitar, keys Adrian de Crow: bass
Friends (among others): Mats Levén (PRINS SVART, CANDLEMASS, THERION and SKYBLOOD etc.): lead vocals Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, THERION etc.): drums and voices Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND): lead guitar Michael Denner (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, NOTRE DAME etc.): lead guitar