Sweden's unique avantgarde metal act Diablo Swing Orchestra have posted a message via their Facebook regarding a sudden line up change with the departure of their long time main vocalist Annlouice Loegdlund and hints at new material. Annlouice Loegdlund leaves the band to pursue her opera career and will be replaced by Kristin Evegård. The band is already recording a new single with the new vocalist.
The avantgarde metal band Diablo Swing Orchestra has expanded their craziness by releasing a video for the song "Black Box Messiah". This is their first music video off the new album Pandora's Piñata, and it was directed and shot by Klas Hjertberg. You can enjoy the video below.
"Voodoo Mon Amour", a brand new song from Swedish avantgarde metallers Diablo Swing Orchestra is now available for streaming online and you can listen to it below. The song is the first single off their upcoming album Pandora's Piñata, to be released on May 22nd via Candlelight Records (Europe) and The Laser's Edge/Sensory Records (North America). More album details were previously reported here and here.
Petter Karlsson, drummer of Swedish avant-garde metallers Diablo Swing Orchestra, has decided to leave the band. A statement about the departure can be read below. The rest of the band would like to thank him for "all the fun times together as well as for all the hard work he has put into the band".
Swedish symphonic avantgarde metallers Diablo Swing Orchestra have announced that their new album Pandora's Piñata is set for release on May 22nd. The band has also released the official front cover artwork for the album, which was created by Peter Bergting. More album details were previously reported here and here.
After revealing that their new album would be entitled Pandora's Piñata, Swedish avantgarde metallers Diablo Swing Orchestra have now announced the tracklist of the album, to be released in the first quarter of 2012.
Everyone's favorite avantgarde metallers Diablo Swing Orchestra have announced that Daniel Hedin (trombone) and Martin Isaksson (trumpet) have joined the D:S:O ranks as full-time members. They both played on Sing-Along Songs For The Damned & Delirious, and have been playing live with the band for quite some time now.
Comments Diablo Swing Orchestra: "Both bring their excellent musical skills and rather pleasant personalities to the band so lets all give them a warm welcome!"
Andreas Halvardsson has decided to step down as the drummer of Diablo Swing Orchestra due to personal reasons. A statement from the band reads as follows:
"We wish Andreas the best in his future musical endeavors. The good news is that we have found a replacement and would like to say welcome to Petter Karlsson (ex-Therion, Holocoaster) as a full time member of Diablo Swing Orchestra. We've only had one rehearsal together so far but we were all blown away by his drumming so check him out on his MySpace. Petter is also a skilled songwriter so it will be interesting to see what he can add to the already twisted process of making a Diablo Swing Orchestra song.
We are now rehearsing to get ready for touring later this year, new songs are also in the making and pre-production will probably start in the winter. Hope to see you on the road."
Here's the cover art for the upcoming Diablo Swing Orchestra album "Sing-Along Songs For The Damned And Delirious", out in Europe on the 21st September. It was made by the acclaimed Swedish illustrator Peter Bergting, most notable for his work with the graphic novel Gängkrig which is a #1 bestseller in Sweden right now.
The album will come in two editions for the stores. The "normal" edition will be a 4-panel digipac containing the CD and a 12 page booklet and a "special" edition, limited to just 2000 copies, in a gorgeous 8 panel digipac containing the CD, a 12 page booklet and a Bonus DVD featuring all sorts of goodies like live footage, behind the scenes, photo albums and whatever else can be crammed in!
Ascendance Records is hugely proud to announce the signing of Diablo Swing Orchestra to a worldwide deal.
The unique genre-hopping Swedish sextet has already garnered an ever-growing army of fans on the strength of their self-released debut "The Butcher's Ballroom" (later licensed to Candlelight Records in Europe and Sonic Cathedral in the US) and their European festival perfomances including Metal Female Voices Fest and Summer Breeze.
The new album "Sing-Along Songs For The Damned & Delirious" is tentetively scheduled for a September release. As well as the normal release we will also be producing a strictly limited and numbered boxed version, available by direct mail order only. It will feature an exclusive DVD, a set of postcards, a pewter pendant and a sticker all in an embossed tin box. Full details will be made available closer to release.
D:S:O are busy working on new material. The following blog was posted on their MySpace page:
"Well it's been a while since the gig but we'd like to thank all the people who came to the party tent and danced at Summer Breeze. We really had an awesome time during the short but intense set. The gig was the best one we have had so far. Some photos are up at our gallery, more will come.
The song "Subconscious" that Annlouice recorded with Oceans Of Sadness is posted in all it's beauty on their myspace. Check it out at http://www.myspace.com/oceansofsadness!!
Regarding the next album we now have 13 songs that we think will end up on the album. Some of the working titles are: "The Vodka Inferno" (which we have played live a couple of times now), "The Tapdancer's Dilemma", "Stratosphere Serenade", "Lucy Fears The Morning Star" & "Nicotine Cathedrals".
The Blikfest-organisation has revealed the complete line up of the fourth edition of the Blikfest Festival, also dubbed as Metal Extravaganza 2007, set to take place on November 3 at JH Togenblik, at Beveren-Waas, Belgium.
The only international band and headliner of the festival will be Diablo Swing Orchestra. D:S:O already earned a lot of fame for their highly acclaimed debut album "The Butcher's Ballroom". The Swedish Symphonic Avantgarde Metallers were also chosen as The Biggest Surprise of the Metal Storm Awards 2006. Their new upcoming album is currently due for an April 2008 release.
Other names on the festival line up are Oceans Of Sadness (unique progressive metal), Axamenta (orchestral prog metal), Crusader (medieval heavy metal), Gwyllion (symphonic metal) and Apocryph (death-thrash metal).
Diablo Swing Orchestra have posted the following update on the band's MySpace page:
"Hi there, here are some news what's happening in the world of d:s:o:
We have about 7-8 new songs in various stages of completion and we are really happy with how the songs are sounding so far.
It's always hard to say how they will turn out in the end but so far they can be described as more "detailed" in lack of a better word. All the ingrediences from the first album will still be present and some new ones such as gospel, tango and russian folk music will also make an apperance. Furthermore the arrangements will be more thought-through and we're writing with a clearer idea how we can go about in the studio to make it as awesome as possible. We also feel as the cello has really found it's place through the more well-crafted arrangements and is really allowed to shine, so everybody can expect some really cool cello riffs.;) This time around we'll also have the chance to play some of the songs live before we go into the studio and get them onto tape.