DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE BIOGRAPHY
Diabolical Masquerade is the avant-garde black metal solo project of Anders Nyström (aka Blakkheim), guitarist for Katatonia and Bloodbath. Nyström wanted to have a band where he could compose more extreme music while Katatonia were exploring more mellow themes and moods.DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE GENRES
All of the music on the first two albums were written and performed by Nyström, with guest vocal appearances from longtime collaborator Dan Swanö. Swanö later became an integral part of the project, as co-writer and co-arranger, performer, engineer, mixer and producer on the 'Nightwork' and especially 'Death's Design' albums.
Diabolical Masquerade has released four full length albums: Ravendusk In My Heart (1996), The Phantom Lodge (1997), Nightwork (1998) and Death's Design (2001).
Diabolical Masquerade was laid to rest in September of 2004. But recently Anders Nyström stated that he is working on a new Diabolical Masquerade album and he is also looking for more members for live performances.
Avant-garde Atmospheric Black Metal
DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE LYRICAL THEMES
Darkness, Death, Witchcraft, Demons, Horror
DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE ORIGIN
Sweden (Stockholm), formed in 1993
DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE CURRENT RECORD LABEL
DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE STATUS
DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE CURRENT LINE-UP
Blakkheim : Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals, Bass, Keyboards/FX (Katatonia (Swe), Bloodbath (Swe), ex-Bewitched (Swe))
Dan Swanö : Drums, backing Vocals, Keyboards/Fx (Bloodbath (Swe), Brejn Dedd, Darkcide (Swe), Demiurg (Swe), Edge of Sanity, Godsend (Nor), Incision (Swe), Infestdead, Karaboudjan, Katatonia (Swe), Maceration, Masticate, Nightingale, Odyssey (Swe), Overflash, Pan.Thy.Monium, Ribspreader, Route Nine, Star One, Steel (Swe), Total Terror, Unicorn (Swe), Sorskogen, Frameshift, Another Life)