Origin: Gothenburg, Sweden  
Genres: Gothic Metal
Page online: December 8, 2022
Last update/review: December 8, 2022

Opera Diabolicus

This project came about when two guys randomly met in 2006 and decided to pursue their common interest in a theatrical metal outfit. Both of their albums to date show the pair roping in plenty of guests to fill out the sound, including two heavy hitters in vocalist The name Opera Diabolicus is a pretty good indicator of the style within -- this is sprawling, epic, grandiose, symphonic, yet dark power/prog metal, with plenty of influences drawn from several bands and genres, King Diamond and Therion. Clearly not a band that rushes things, as the first album took 6 years to come out and the followup almost a decade later. A solid recommendation for symphonic gothic metal aficionados.

Current Members

David Grimoire (David Asp)


Adrian de Crow


Former Members/Guests

Mats Levén (guest)

vocals (ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-At Vance, ex-Candlemass, guest for Hollow Haze, Krux, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen)

Niklas Isfeldt (guest)

vocals (Dream Evil, ex-Throne Of Chaos)

Jake E Joakim Keelyn (guest)

vocals (ex-Amaranthe, CyHra)

Eric Rauti (guest)

lead guitar

Elias Holmlid (guest)

keyboards (Dragonland)

Ronaldo Rodrigues (guest)


Snowy Shaw (guest)

drums (ex-Denner/Shermann, guest for Dimmu Borgir, ex-Dream Evil, ex-Illwill, ex-King Diamond, ex-Mercyful Fate, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Notre Dame)

Jonas Heidgart (guest)

backing vocals

Camilla Alisander-Ason (guest)

backing vocals

Angelina DelCarmen (guest)

backing vocals


2012 Metalville
  1. Overture
  2. The Gates
  3. Blood Countess Bathory
  4. The 13th Guest
  5. In Memoriam
  6. Mythos Lamia
  7. Forbidden
  8. Stone by Stone
  • Mats Levén
  • Niklas Isfeldt
  • Jake E Joakim Keelyn
  • David Grimoire
  • Eric Rauti
  • Adrian de Crow
  • Elias Holmlid
  • Snowy Shaw
  • Jonas Heidgart
  • Camilla Alisander-Ason

Death On A Pale Horse  
2021 Season Of Mist
  1. Listen Everybody
  2. Bring Out Your Dead
  3. Second Coming
  4. Siren's Call
  5. Darkest Doom on the Brightest of Days
  6. A Song of Detestation
  7. Little Sister
  8. Night Demon
  9. At Nighttime
  • Mats Levén
  • David Grimoire
  • Adrian de Crow
  • Ronaldo Rodrigues
  • Snowy Shaw
  • Angelina DelCarmen

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