October 7, 2021
Photo: Johan_Carlén

Swedish horror outfit OPERA DIABOLICUS are now releasing the second haunting track of their upcoming full length Death on a Pale Horse! The new offering will be released upon the masses on November 26, 2021 and the track Siren’s Call can now be heard via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel.

OPERA DIABOLICUS comment on the track: “Inspired by the ancient Greek mythology creature ‘the Siren’, this Epic Doom Metal ballad really showcases the diversity of the songs on the upcoming album Death on a Pale Horse. Perhaps this tune is also the answer to the question what would happen if you’d make a witches’ brew by blending equal parts CANDLEMASS and Swedish 1800th balladeer Carl-Michael Bellman and after that top it with a little bit of QUEEN. Who knows? ”

OPERA DIABOLICUS have previously revealed the cover artwork for Death on a Pale Horse, which can be viewed together with further album details below.

Death on a Pale Horse track list

  1. Listen everybody (2:49)
  2. Bring Out Your Dead (5:24)
  3. Second Coming (9:51)
  4. 4. Siren’s Call (7:54) (WATCH)
  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.

Recording line-up:
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.

Guest musicians:
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