Diabulus in Musica (Official Thread)

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Diabulus in Musica. A great newer symphonic metal band from Spain with, in case you're wondering, another gorgeous & talented female singer plus some grunts from the male singer.


Only 2 albums in, but they get a lot of my listening lately when I'm in the symphonic metal mood.

They're compared to Epica & Kamelot a lot of the time. The song Ex Nihilio from their second album practically starts out as a clone of Martyr Of The Free World from Epica, but diverges sufficiently after that.

The main difference, I think, is that they have a more synth sound at times than some of the other bands. This isn't a bad thing, every new symphonic metal band can't be an exact copy of the last.


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Secrets (2010)

1. Renaissance 00:52 instrumental
2. Come to Paradise 04:47
3. Nocturnal Flowers 04:23
4. Evolution's Whim 04:23
5. New Era 04:55
6. Lies in Your Eyes 03:57
7. Lonely Soul 03:50
8. The Seventh Gate 01:13 instrumental
9. Ishtar 04:03 Show lyrics
10. Under the Shadow (Of a Butterfly) 04:26
11. Beyond Infinity 04:15
12. The Forest of Ashes 06:26
13. St. Michael's Nightmare 07:53


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The Wanderer (2012)

1. A Journey's End (Intro) 02:15 instrumental
2. Ex Nihilio 05:30
3. Sceneries of Hope 03:51
4. Blazing a Trail 04:03
5. Call from a Rising Memory (Intro) 01:18 instrumental
6. Hidden Reality 04:43
7. Shadow of the Throne 04:43
8. Allegory of Faith, Innocence and Future 05:20
9. Sentenced to Life 04:59
10. Oihuka Bihotzetik 04:52
11. No Time for Repentance (Lamentatio) 08:29
12. The Wanderer 04:38​


Members

Zuberoa Aznárez - Vocals
Gorka Elso - Keyboards/Grunts

Ex Members

Jorge Arca - Bass
Adrián M. Vallejo - Guitar/Screams
Xabier Jareño - Drums
Alejandro "Alex" Sanz - Bass
 

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3rd album Argia, due out April 11.

Ailyn from Sirenia is doing some guest vocal(s) on this album. 2 Spanish goddesses! I hope there's a video.

Diabulus In Musica-Inner Force
 

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Great recommendation this one. I had seen them mentioned elsewhere and generally getting bad reviews in some magazines I used to read regularly, but a friend of mine gave me a copy (real physical copy) of the new album and I must admit, I was totally blown away by it! If the old albums are nearly as good, I desperately need to get hold of them ASAP!
 

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Great recommendation this one. I had seen them mentioned elsewhere and generally getting bad reviews in some magazines I used to read regularly, but a friend of mine gave me a copy (real physical copy) of the new album and I must admit, I was totally blown away by it! If the old albums are nearly as good, I desperately need to get hold of them ASAP!

As I said, the first album was a little uneven, style-wise. But, it was mixed by Ad Sluijter and mastered by Sascha Paeth, two big names in the biz, so it's a well made & performed album.

The second album was more cohesive & it's still my favorite of the three by just a little bit. They really settled on a style here and ran with it.

The third album is another great effort, the Spanish language duet with Ailyn of Sirenia is amazing, even if I don't know what they're singing.

Zuberoa's vocals are right up there with Simone's or Floor's.
 

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4th album, Dirge For The Archons is due out November 18.

From the forthcoming album, the track Earthly Illusions.

 

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The second track and it's lyric video. Even better than the first track.

Diabulus In Musica-Crimson Gale
 

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5th album due on February 14th, Euphonic Entropy.

The first "single" and video is an apparently Basque language track with a Celtic vibe.

Diabulus In Musica - Otoi
 

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