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 [embedded below].
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.
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)
6. A song of Detestation (6:47)
7. Little Sister (3:05)
8. Night Demon (8:05)
9. At Nighttime (7:46)
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.
Press release courtesy of Season of Mist
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