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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)
  • Annlouice Loegdlund – 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)


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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
  • DonDonald

    Hmmm. Dig the music and think it's technically brilliant, but for some reason don't find I can listen to them regularly.

    3 Mar 11:08am Reply
  • ColdRail

    They have released a new version of pandora's pinata with 4 bonus tracks. I wanna listen to them so much.

    25 Feb 2:16pm Reply
  • wheresyourblues

    Хорошо, но баба на вокале порой напрягает.

    21 Feb 3:39pm Reply
  • mothertruker

    For me The Butcher's Ballroom is their best, the other two seem like attempts to create something different and as good, but haven't yet repeated the feat, sadly.

    7 Feb 10:17pm Reply
  • frostywafflez

    this band would be really good if it wasn't for the girl's annoying vocals

    1 Feb 7:00am Reply
  • Inamanica

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    6 Dec 2013 Reply
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    21 Nov 2013 Reply
  • basilius87

    Шведы в метале хороши, не поспорить. И если сравнивать Therion и DSO, то, Therion отдыхает в сторонке..

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • lhkollider

    I love these guys.

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    Butcher's ballroom continues being their best album.

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
  • SynysterRevenge

    The Butcher's Ballroom is their best work > Pandora's Piñata > Sing-Along

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • MateusMC

    V This. But I'd change Pandora's for Sing-Along, the songs are a bit better on that album. I just never got into The Butcher's Ballroom that much.

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Cedric_In_Tank

    Pandora's Pinata > Sing-Along Songs For The Damned & Delirious >>>>>> The Butcher's Ballroom

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • filthspell

    salsa metal = groovy [2]

    24 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Emtay13

    lame that the Pandora's Piñata tagging is messed up..

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    "Pandora's Piñata", good album, but not as great as "The Butcher's Ballroom".

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
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