DIABOLICAL Still Puts Out Best Material with “Ars Vitae” (Vid)
The reception from fans and media was very good, resulting in a lot of coverage in major metal press at the time.
Following the success of the second full-length album “A Thousand Deaths” (2002) the band toured Europe several times in 2002-03 with AMON AMARTH, VOMITORY and DEFLESHED among others, co-headlined Open Hell festival (2002) and Kaltenbach Open Air (2003) and played several other festivals as well. The albums were later re-released in South America, and both albums were released in the USA as well.
2004-2008 the band only did few live appearances mainly due to Widgren’s intense and increasing work schedule producing other bands at his Necromorbus Studio.
But in 2008, after several years of record label related problems, DIABOLICAL returned with full force and delivered a milestone in their discography; taking their innovative death metal a huge step further they plunged the listener into the darkest corners of the human mind, bringing restrained aggression and cravings for vengeance to life in “The Gallery of Bleeding Art”.
The album received brilliant reviews and was followed by a two small but very successful headline tours though Europe.
In November 2010 DIABOLICAL released the single “Eye”, and now, on February 4, 2011, comes the new CD entitled “Ars Vitae”, containing 17 tracks from different parts of the band’s career. The newest material was recorded at Necromorbus Studio in 2010, and was again produced by founding band-member Sverker Widgren. Also, the CD contain a full live concert that has never been released before, and a remastered version of the “Deserts of Desolation” MCD, sold out since many years.
Having been a part of the death metal scene for 15 years, and releasing albums for over a decade, DIABOLICAL still manages to put out some of their best material up to date on “Ars Vitae”, proving that the band still progresses and has a great future ahead of them.