Two decades of innovation and dedication
Ever since DIABOLICAL was formed in Sundsvall, Sweden, in 1996 the band has caused confusion among the narrow-minded, constantly progressing, refusing to do the expected. Already with their early efforts “Deserts of Desolation” (mini album, 2000) and “Synergy” (2001) DIABOLICAL stood out as something different from the death metal bands coming up at the time, representing something unwilling to be categorized easily.
Following the success of the second full-length album “A Thousand Deaths” (2002) the band toured Europe several times in 2002-03.
In 2008, after several years of record label related problems, DIABOLICAL returned with full force and delivered a milestone in their discography; taking their innovative death metal a huge step further they plunged the listener into the darkest corners of the human mind, bringing restrained aggression and cravings for vengeance to life in “The Gallery of Bleeding Art”. The album received brilliant reviews and was followed by headline tours though Europe.
In January 2011 “Ars Vitae” was released, containing 17 tracks from different parts of the band’s career.
2013 saw the release of the band’s most ambitious album thus far. “Neogenesis” stood out as something truly unique. The album raised the bar for concept albums as it apart from being a music album also was a novel. Uniting every song with a chapter of the book the music, lyrics, storytelling and philiosphy of “Neogenesis” blends together to create a profound experience that left a deep impression on fans and press. Reviews were raving and the following European headline tours were hugely successful. The band appeared at many festivals, toured the UK and toured Europe again supporting Borknagar in 2016.
With the “Umbra” EP (2016) the band continued to craft inventive music, moving seamlessly between crushingly heavy and dark to delicate and ethereal.