Origin: Stockholm, Sweden
Genres: Eclectic Metal

Diablo Swing Orchestra  


Whew. The band name itself, coupled with the album and song titles, paint a pretty accurate picture of what this band is trying to accomplish. Expect the unexpected, one might say (a slight pun there, as Unexpect is occasionally referenced as being in the same ballpark). In a nutshell, you've got wonderful operatic female singing (male non-operatic vocals make a very scant appearance on the debut, somewhat more so on Sing Along Songs) atop quirky, avant-garde, kitchen-sink metal that throws as many disparate influences as possible -- jazz, swing, symphonic, flamenco, it's all in there somewhere. Think the stable of The End bands from a few years ago and you're on the right track. It's a wild ride, of course, with no shortage of ideas and twists and turns to keep things interesting, with the occasional lapse of cohesion. Now three albums in as of this writing, it looks like they've found their niche.

Current Members

Ann-Louice Lögdlund

vocals

Daniel Håkansson

guitars/vocals

Pontus Mantefors

guitars

Andy Johansson

bass

Johannes Bergion

cello

Petter Karlsson

drums (Therion)

Daniel Hedin

trombone

Martin Isaksson

trumpet

Former Members/Guests

Andreas Halvardsson

drums


Discography



(EP) Borderline Hymns 
2003
  1. Porcelain Judas
  2. D'Angelo
  3. Velvet Embracer
  4. Pink Noise Waltz
  • Ann-Louice Lögdlund
  • Daniel Håkansson
  • Pontus Mantefors
  • Andy Johansson
  • Johannes Bergion
  • Andreas Halvardsson




The Butcher's Ballroom 
2006 Candlelight
  1. Balrog Boogie
  2. Heroines
  3. Poetic Pitbull Revolutions
  4. Rag Doll Physics
  5. D'Angelo
  6. Velvet Embracer
  7. Gunpowder Chant
  8. Infralove
  9. Wedding March for a Bullet
  10. Qualms of Conscience
  11. Zodiac Virtues
  12. Porcelain Judas
  13. Pink Noise Waltz
  • Ann-Louice Lögdlund
  • Daniel Håkansson
  • Pontus Mantefors
  • Andy Johansson
  • Johannes Bergion
  • Andreas Halvardsson

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Sing Along Songs For The Damned & Delirious 
2009 Ascendance
  1. A Tap Dancer's Dilemma
  2. A Rancid Romance
  3. Lucy Fears the Morning Star
  4. Bedlam Sticks
  5. New World Windows
  6. Siberian Love Affairs
  7. Vodka Inferno
  8. Memoirs of a Roadkill
  9. Ricerca Dell'Anima
  10. Stratosphere Serenade
  • Ann-Louice Lögdlund
  • Daniel Håkansson
  • Pontus Mantefors
  • Andy Johansson
  • Johannes Bergion
  • Andreas Halvardsson
2009 BNR Top Ten album

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 



Pandora's Piñata 
2012 Candlelight
  1. Voodoo Mon Amour
  2. Guerilla Laments
  3. Kevlar Sweethearts
  4. How to Organize a Lynch Mob
  5. Black Box Messiah
  6. Exit Strategy of a Wrecking Ball
  7. Aurora
  8. Mass Rapture
  9. Honey Trap Aftermath
  10. Of Kali Ma Calibre
  11. Justice for Saint Mary
  • Ann-Louice Lögdlund
  • Daniel Håkansson
  • Pontus Mantefors
  • Andy Johansson
  • Johannes Bergion
  • Petter Karlsson
  • Daniel Hedin
  • Martin Isaksson


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