THE DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA To See North American Release Via Sensory Records

Since the release of their debut The Butcher’s Ballroom in 2007 Sweden’s DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA have gained a loyal fan base of their own. People have embraced their mind bending mix of metal, opera, swing jazz, and spaghetti-western soundtrack with open arms and they have been perceived as a fresh breath of air in a genre getting more and more stale and formulaic.

DSO’s sophomore effort titled Sing-Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious proves that they are no one hit wonder but are here to stay. The new album is a smörgåsbord of different levels of musical insanity building on the foundation laid down on their debut. The cover art was crafted by acclaimed Swedish illustrator Peter Bergting, most notable for his work with the graphic novel Gangkrig 145; a Swedish #1 bestseller. Touring will begin in September starting with Progpower USA and will continue in Europe later in the fall.

Licensed from Ascendance Records to Sensory Records for North American distribution, Sing-Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious shall be made available to North American fiends on September 22nd.

The Tale of the DSO

The DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA dates back to 1501 in Sweden, where history tells the tale of an orchestra with music so feral, seductive and divine that the ensemble overwhelmed audiences all over the country. Their concerts attracted more people than High Mass in church and as a result the members of the orchestra was accused of being treacherous and the spawn of Satan.

“The Devil’s Orchestra” was the epithet used by the church in an attempt to halt their success. Hostilities from the church grew stronger and the orchestra finally felt the need to flee.  They decided to go out in style by giving one last concert.  Before doing so they all signed a pact stating that their descendants were given the task of reuniting the orchestra in 500 years in order to continue their work of spreading thought-provoking music. Six envelopes were sealed and given to trustees of the orchestra to pass on to family members.

The final concert was a great success. Thousands of people came to see it, and the massive sing-along of the crowd made the performance the most talked about in history. Afterwards, armed guards arrested the orchestra and they were subsequently sentenced to death by hanging.

Stockholm 2003. By mere accident two of their descendants met in a music shop and began to discuss music. They both had received a strange letter from some ancient relative containing instructions on how to reunite The Devil’s Orchestra. By searching through archives and records they managed to track down the other four descendants. With reference to the old moniker they took the name DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA and are determined to honor the legacy of their ancestors.