Swedish act Opera Diabolicus will be releasing their debut album entitled “† 1614″ on February 28th via Metalville Records.
Check out below, the new video from the Swedish act OPERA DIABOLICUS (featuring members from KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, THERION, DREAM EVIL and more). The video is more or less a 10 minute long short movie and includes acting scenes, epic scenery and a great deal of dark atmosphere and of course blood (everything a metal video should include right?). The video is filmed and edited by 11FRAMES (stationed in Gothenburg. Sweden).
Stone Says: Both song and video are quality atop excellence. Blood Countess Bathory is an experience both musically and visually. When you combine this group of musicians, songwriters, filmmakers and producers to create this project, the end result is inevitably legendary. Every detail just seems to fall into place so perfectly, both musically and visually on Blood Countess Bathory. For the faint at heart, be forewarned, there is plenty of blood in this video!
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 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 (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. Snowy Shaw has also contributed with his well-known drums of doom. The album is produced and mixed by Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) at his Sonic Train Studio.
† 1614 - Track Listing:
2. The Gates
3. Bloodcountess Bathory
4. The 13th Guest
5. In Memoriam
6. Mythos Lamia
8. Stone by Stone
(Source: Opera Diabolicus)
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LONG LIVE OPERA DIABOLICUS.