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
OPERA DIABOLICUS have furthermore revealed the cover artwork for ‘Death on a Pale Horse’, which can be viewed together with further album details below.
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)
Listen everybody, bring out OPERA DIABOLICUS! The Swedish combo have created the perfect horror musical with a little help from their friends Mats Levén (Candlemass, Therion, Skyblood), Snowy Shaw (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Therion, Notre Dame), Andy La Rocque (King Diamond) and Michael Denner (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate)! With ‘Death on a Pale Horse’, the Swedes bring you an epic tale of witchcraft, the black death and revenge!
Established by the two antagonists David Grimore and Adrian de Crow in Gothenburg in the mid-2000s, Swedish horror 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.
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).
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.
Mats Levén: Skyblood, Prins Svart, Krux, Ex-Candlemass, Ex-Therion, Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Snowy Shaw: Snowy Shaw, Ex-King Diamond, Ex-Mercyful Fate, Ex-Notre Dame, Ex-Dimmu Borgir, Ex-Therion
Andy La Rocque: King Diamond
Michael Denner: Ex-Mercyful Fate, Ex-King Diamond
Madeleine Liljestam: Eleine
Angelina DelCarmen: Charetta
David Grimoire : guitar, keys
Adrian de Crow : bass
Cover artwork artist: Gyula Havancsák, Hjules Illustration and Design
Photographer: Johan Carlén, Johan Carlén Photography.