Diabulus in Musica

Last updated

Diabulus in Musica
151110--diabulus in musica.jpg
Zuberoa Aznárez performing with Diabulus In Musica in London in 2015
Background information
Origin Pamplona, Navarra
Spain
Genres Symphonic metal
Gothic metal
Years active2006−present
Labels Metal Blade Records
Napalm Records
MembersZuberoa Aznárez
Gorka Elso
Alexey Kolygin
Ion Feligreras
David Erro
Past membersJorge Arca
Javier De La Casa
Adrián M. Vallejo
Xabier Jareño
Alejandro "Alex" Sanz
Odei Ochoa
David Carrica
Website Official website

Diabulus in Musica is a Spanish symphonic metal band, formed in 2006.

Contents

History

Early years and Secrets

The band was formed in Pamplona, Navarre in 2006 by Zuberoa Aznárez, Gorka Elso, Adrián Vallejo and Jorge Arca. Lead singer Zuberoa said in an interview with Sonic Cathedral WebZine that the main reason she founded Diabulus in Musica is because she needed an outlet for developing her own musical ideas. [1] Xabier Jareño and Álex Sanz joined the band throughout the next few years. During the time Diabulus in Musica was recording some own tracks, which ones they won some battles of bands and some fame in Pamplona with. In 2009, the band released their first EP "Secrets" with the best tracks they recorded before. Those tracks and the name of the demo were included in their first full-length album Secrets.

Secrets was released on May 21, 2010 by the label Metal Blade Records. The album was mixed by Ad Sluijter and mastered by Sascha Paeth. In a review of this album, the German edition of Metal Hammer wrote that singer Zuberoa Aznárez was the band's strongest asset but the author criticized a lack in songwriting and an unclear mix of different styles. [2]

The Wanderer

In the end of February 2012, the band released their second full-length album The Wanderer, [3] this time by the label Napalm Records. A review by the German Sonic Seducer magazine compared the album to Mother Earth by Within Temptation and lauded the balance of classically inspired tracks and harsh metal songs. [4]

Guest appearances on the album are from American guitarist John Kelly (Antietam 1862, Arbiter of Conceit), Dutch guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen (ex-After Forever, Epica, MaYaN) and Spanish vocalist Maite Itoiz.

Change in line-up and Argia

In late 2012, Adrián M. Vallejo, Xabier Jareño and Alejandro Sanz left the band, and were replaced in early 2013 by Alexey Kolygin, David Carrica and Odei Ochoa in their respective roles.

In 2013, the new band line-up began work on the third album for the band, entitled Argia, meaning "light or clear" in Basque. [5] It was released on 11 April 2014 by Napalm Records in Europe and on 15 April in America.

The album has so far received positive reviews - Ton Dekkers of Sonic Cathedral Webzine giving the album a 9.25/10 score, while Bart Schaaphok of Albumfeeds gave the album a 9.5/10 rating and noted that "Diabulus In Musica have brought out a jewel with this album". [6] Matt Mason of Ave Noctum gave the album a 7/10 score, and noted that there were "Bright things afoot for these guys". [7] Nick Webb from All About The Rock said "The album has a good balance with the way that the songs are written, amalgamating the different styles together with ease". [8]

Line-up

Zuberoa Aznarez Diabulus in Musica.jpg
Zuberoa Aznárez
Gorka Elso Gorka Elso.jpg
Gorka Elso

Current members

Former members

Timeline

Diabulus in Musica

Discography

Studio albums

Singles and EPs

Music videos

Projects

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Napalm Death</span> English grindcore band

Napalm Death are an English grindcore band formed in 1981 in Meriden, West Midlands. While none of the band's original members have been in the group since 1986, the lineup of bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris, drummer Danny Herrera and lead vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway has remained consistent through most of the band's career since 1992's Utopia Banished. From 1989 to 2004, Napalm Death were a five-piece band after they added Jesse Pintado as the replacement of one-time guitarist Bill Steer; following Pintado's departure, the band reverted to a four-piece rather than replacing him.

<i>Scum</i> (Napalm Death album) 1987 studio album by Napalm Death

Scum is the debut studio album by English grindcore band Napalm Death, released on 1 July 1987 by Earache Records. The two sides of the record were recorded by two different lineups in sessions separated by about a year; the only musician in both incarnations was drummer Mick Harris. The two sides are very different, and the two taken together serve to bridge stylistic elements of heavy metal and punk rock. While the songs on the A-side are influenced heavily by hardcore punk and anarcho-punk, the vocals and lower-tuned electric guitars on the B-side anticipate subsequent developments in extreme metal. Loudwire put it in the list of the best 10 metal albums of 1987.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">And Then She Came</span> German rock band

And Then She Came is a rock band from Aachen, Germany. The band was formed as Krypteria, a gothic metal band. Originating from a 2001 "pop musical theatre studio project" of the same name, the idea was to use different vocalists, though German-Korean singer Ji-In Cho assumed the role of lead vocalist in 2004. One self-titled studio album was released under this moniker. The group went on hiatus in 2012 and later reformed as And Then She Came in 2016.

Mägo de Oz Spanish folk metal band

Mägo de Oz are a Spanish folk metal band from Begoña, Madrid formed in mid-1988 by drummer Txus di Fellatio. The band became well known for the strong Celtic feel to their music strengthened through their consistent usage of a violinist and flautist. The name for the band was chosen, according to founding member Txus, because "life is a yellow brick road, on which we walk in the company of others searching for our dreams." On the 26th of October, 2018, the band played a special concert to celebrate their 30th anniversary, playing with a symphony orchestra at the WiZink Center in Madrid.

Brutal Truth American grindcore band

Brutal Truth was an American grindcore band from New York City, formed by ex-Anthrax, Nuclear Assault, and Stormtroopers of Death bass guitarist Dan Lilker in 1990. The group disbanded in 1999, but reformed in 2006 and continued to release music until 2014.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Leaves' Eyes</span> German symphonic metal band

Leaves' Eyes is a symphonic metal band from Germany and Norway. They were formed in 2003 by Liv Kristine, formerly the lead singer of Theatre of Tragedy, and the entire line-up of Atrocity. To date, the band has released eight studio albums, a single, six EPs, one live album and a DVD.

Visions of Atlantis Austrian metal band

Visions of Atlantis is an Austrian metal band from Styria, founded in 2000. Inspiration came both from successful symphonic metal band Nightwish and from the myth of Atlantis.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Lee Dorrian</span> British singer (born 1968)

Lee Dorrian is an English singer, best known as a former member of grindcore band Napalm Death and later frontman of doom metal band Cathedral.

Mark Jansen Musical artist

Mark Jansen is a Dutch guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. A prominent figure in the symphonic metal subgenre, he is known for his work with the bands After Forever (1995–2002), Epica (2002–present), and MaYaN (2010–present).

G. C. Green English musician

Ben George Christian "G. C." Green is an English musician, best known as the co-founder and bass guitarist of the industrial metal band Godflesh.

<i>Fear, Emptiness, Despair</i> 1994 studio album by Napalm Death

Fear, Emptiness, Despair is the fifth studio album by British grindcore band Napalm Death, released on 31 May 1994. Napalm Death's inclusion on the Mortal Kombat soundtrack brought significant exposure to the band and this album, alongside the fact that the band's label Earache had formed a partnership with Columbia Records which allowed the album to disseminate to a wider audience. RAW magazine listed Fear, Emptiness, Despair as one of the essential album of the 1990s.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Ailyn</span> Spanish singer (born 1982)

Pilar María Del Carmen Mónica Giménez García, known professionally as Ailyn Giménez or simply Ailyn, is a Spanish singer. She is the current vocalist of Her Chariot Awaits and the former vocalist of the Norwegian symphonic/gothic metal band Sirenia. Whilst in Sirenia she was the fourth singer and sung on more full Sirenia albums than any other singer to date. In 2020 she joined the reformed Trail of Tears.

This is a timeline documenting the events of heavy metal in the year 2006.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Arkona (band)</span> Russian folk metal band

Arkona is a Russian folk metal band. Their lyrics are heavily influenced by Russian folklore and Slavic mythology, and their music incorporates several traditional Russian musical instruments. The name of the band "Arkona" refers to the last Pre-Christianized Slavic city-castle.

Holy Blood is a folk metal band from Kyiv, Ukraine, formed in 1999. The band is notable for being one of the few Christian bands in its genre, and the fact that they are the most successful group on its label Bombworks Records, and the band has been noted worldwide despite being an underground group. Holy Blood has released six albums: The Wanderer, Waves Are Dancing, The Patriot, Shining Sun, Day of Vengeance and Voice of Blood.

Criminal (band)

Criminal is a Chilean thrash/death metal band which formed in late 1991 in Santiago by Anton Reisenegger and Rodrigo Contreras. Later they were joined by J.J. Vallejo on drums and Juan Francisco Cueto as bassist, completing the original lineup. The band incorporates elements of thrash metal, death metal, groove metal and hardcore. They later moved to Colchester, England.

Unleash the Archers Canadian heavy metal band

Unleash the Archers is a Canadian power metal band from Victoria, British Columbia, currently signed with Napalm Records. The band plays a fusion of traditional heavy metal with power metal and melodic death metal.

Georg Neuhauser Austrian metal vocalist (born 1982)

Georg Neuhauser is an Austrian metal vocalist, best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter for the Austrian symphonic power metal band Serenity. He helped create the stable line up of Serenity in 2004, and has releases 4 full-length albums and 1 demo with the band. He has also appeared as guest vocalist on several albums, including Score to a New Beginning by Fairyland and The Human Contradiction by Delain.

Gaby Koss is a German classically trained soprano who has collaborated with metal and rock acts such as Haggard, Nota Profana and Equilibrium. She is the front singer of the bands Nota Profana and Theatre of the Night. She also has her own ensemble of renaissance, baroque and medieval folk music, Cantus Lunaris. In 2014, she started another band that goes by the name of Diskelion.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Dark Sarah</span> Finnish symphonic metal band

Dark Sarah is a Finnish symphonic metal band created by Heidi Parviainen, after her departure from Finnish metal band Amberian Dawn in 2012. Their style is often described as "cinematic metal".

References

  1. "Sonic Cathedral WebZine - Diabulus in Musica Interview". Soniccathedral.com. 5 July 2010. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  2. Mineur, Matthias (1 April 2011). "Diabulus in Musica Secrets Review". Metal Hammer (in German). Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  3. Review of "The Wanderer" metalstorm.net Retrieved on 2012-06-15.
  4. Eck, Markus. "Diabulus in Musica – The Wanderer". Sonic Seducer (in German). Thomas Vogel Media. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  5. Dekkers, Ton (1 April 2014), "Diabulus in Musica - Argia". Sonic Cathedral Webzine. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  6. Schaaphok, Bart (9 April 2014), "Diabulus In Musica – Argia". Albumfeeds (Dutch and English). Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  7. Mason, Matt (6 April 2014), "Diabulus In Musica – Argia (Napalm)". Ave Noctum. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  8. Webb, Nick (17 April 2014), "Diabulus In Musica – Argia". All About The Rock. Retrieved 23 April 2014.