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Diablo Swing Orchestra


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Stockholm, Sweden (2003 – present)

Diablo Swing Orchestra is a Swedish band from Stockholm. The band was formed in 2003.

The origin of the name of the band is related on their website. The tongue-in-cheek back-story recounts a historically questionable ancestral story beginning in 16th century Sweden. Supposedly, ancestors of the band members performed orchestral works in defiance of the ruling church at the time (possibly in reference to the newly installed protestant Lutheran national church, in power during the mid and late 16th century). The orchestra was forced to go into hiding, performing in secret, with the assistance of oppressed peasants during the era. After years of performing for the pleasure of these peasants, the story claims that the church put a bounty on the performers’ lives, and that this bounty was so high that the orchestra knew they would soon be captured, and thus chose to play a spectacular final show before becoming martyred to the church.

While this account is historically unsupported it does provide a backdrop to DSO’s eclectic musical style

  • Daniel Håkansson – guitars, vocals (since 2003)
  • Pontus Mantefors – guitars, effects, vocals (since 2003)
  • Andy Johansson – bass,vocals (since 2003)
  • Johannes Bergion – cello, vocals (since 2003)
  • Martin Isaksson – trumpet, vocals (since 2009)
  • Daniel Hedin – trombone, vocals (since 2009)
  • Johan Norbäck – drums (since 2012)
  • Kristin Evegård – vocals (since 2014)

    Former Members
  • Andreas Halvardsson – drums (2003–2010)
  • Petter Karlsson – drums (2010-2012)


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  • iSui

    "I missed the chance to see them at Wacken '12, and it pains me to this day..." It should. ;) Awesome liveband, so much fun! :)

    17 Sep 7:10am Reply
  • iSui

    Oh no, didn't know they have a new singer! :/

    17 Sep 7:10am Reply
  • Ixionrequiem

    I’m shocked by the news. I’ve checked out some of Kristin’s videos on YouTube and she has got a beautiful voice. Annlouice is going to be a really hard person to replace but I’ll reserve judgement until I hear the new single.

    23 Aug 11:50am Reply
  • evanescenek

    I'm waiting form the new single with new voice.... Then I decided if I like her or not:)

    20 Aug 7:08am Reply
  • mikenike925

    im instantly in love with this

    18 Aug 2:58am Reply
  • Harry_147

    I don't believe in DSO without Annlouice. Kristin can't replace her.

    17 Aug 11:39pm Reply
  • pandora_uzumaki

    heroine is my heroine [2]

    17 Aug 6:36pm Reply
  • drobchak

    I need a new album!!! [3] 2006, 2009, 2012 - 2015!!!

    8 Aug 11:07pm Reply
  • rodrigopaivac

    3 Jul 7:52pm Reply
  • Snowtrace

    Thank fuck these guys love Mexico. Alredy missed them once, but never again.

    23 Jun 1:25am Reply
  • qorianisme

    so original...

    17 Jun 8:39am Reply
  • knight_88

    Such a talented band!

    15 Jun 5:55pm Reply
  • engmostafaeldam

    heroine is my heroine

    31 May 10:26am Reply
  • Andros777

    I missed the chance to see them at Wacken '12, and it pains me to this day...

    19 May 11:17am Reply
  • ENFOR_

    I need a new album!!! [1]

    18 May 6:47am Reply
  • DianaLau777

    I need a new album!!!

    14 May 4:03am Reply
  • UnrealAtrocity

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    31 Mar 1:24am Reply
  • reyklam

    Mass Rapture is sooo fucking adictive.

    28 Mar 6:28am Reply
  • Streven21

    Also, many listeners complaining about the Annlouice's voice... you have the right to dislike it, just remember you're talking about one of the best, highly trained female voices in metal. Cheers and happy listening.

    11 Mar 4:08am Reply
  • Streven21

    @DonDonald How long have you been listening to them? Definitely an adquired taste. Took me long time to dig their albums on release, and thats from a huge DSO fan.

    11 Mar 4:02am Reply
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