OPERA DIABOLICUS: New Song Posted Online

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OPERA DIABOLICUS, the Swedish doom rock-opera project featuring appearances by Snowy Shaw (THERION, NOTRE DAME, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI), Mats Levén (KRUX, THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Niklas Isfeldt (DREAM EVIL), has uploaded the complete song "Blood Countess Bathory" from the band's as-yet-unreleased debut album, titled "†1614". The track itself is one of several cuts that are included in the concept portion of the LP (five out of eight songs make up this part of the CD), a concept dealing with the life and death of the late Hungarian countess Elisabeth Báthory.

In addition to this appetizer from the Báthory saga, two standalone songs from the forthcoming album are also available for streaming: "Stone by Stone" and "Forbidden".

Currently unsigned, 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 a 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 excellence.

According to the project official bio, OPERA DIABOLICUS' 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."

"†1614" is being produced and mixed by Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND) at his Sonic Train Studio in Varberg, Sweden.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/operadiabolicus.

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