Four piece Finnish metal-bulldozer Diablo was born on the west coast of Finland in the late 1990’s. Diablo’s talent was soon noticed by Poko Records, which released the band’s debut album ELEGANCE IN BLACK in 2000. Two years later Diablo were ready to hit big with their second album RENAISSANCE. The album debuted at the position #14 in the official Finnish album charts and raised Diablo to the frontline of Finnish metal bands.
Diablo did not lay back to repeat the success formula. The band continued evolving and sharpened their style for the third album ETERNIUM (2004); the sound was more carefully considered and the band gave more space to strong melodies. However, the down-tuned guitars kept crushing the listener like ever before.
ETERNIUM took the position #3 on the Finnish album charts and the album stayed on the charts for ten weeks. Diablo went on tour to play intense shows all over Finland to establish their place in the hearts of Finnish metal heads.
Diablo’s fourth album called MIMIC47 (2006) crystallized what Diablo is all about; virtuous musicianship, genius guitar riffs, great melodies and the undisputed attitude that only the Finnish men living in the dark and cold north could have. Impatiently awaited MIMIC47 reached the #1 position on the Finnish album charts and so did the title song single on the single charts.
In 2007 Diablo toured Germany for two weeks to promote the album’s German release (via Drakkar Records). One of the highlights in Diablo’s career so far was supporting Metallica at their Helsinki Olympic Stadium concert.
Diablo’s fifth album ”Icaros” will be released in Germany on August 29th, 2008 via Drakkar Records again.
The album introduces the band more aggressive than ever; the tempos have gone up and the guitar tuning down. According to the reviews and Diablo fans, Icaros is their strongest album so far. The records buyers rewarded the band by giving Icaros the position #2 on the Finnish album charts.
ICAROS ist the last DIABLO album released by Drakkar Records.