"The music they play is a highly original avant-metal. Lots of jazz, (swing), some funky tones, but also a big classical influence (with operatic vocals) and, of course, rock and metal. The orchestration of the songs is also very unique."
- Prog Archives -
Diablo Swing Orchestra, also shortened DSO, is a Swedish avant-garde metal band formed in 2003. Known for its blend of different genres, the band mixes numerous influences, most prominently from heavy metal, rock, swing, progressive, and classical, although various other influences are frequently mentioned by critics. The line-up features several instrumentists uncommon for rock or metal bands, such as a cellist, a trumpeter, and a trombonist, while their albums often prominently feature string and brass sections.
Daniel Håkansson: Guitars & Vocals
Pontus Mantefors: Guitars & FX
Kristin Evegård: Vocals & Piano
Anders Johansson: Bass
Johannes Bergion: Cello
Martin Isaksson: Trumpet
Daniel Hedin: Trombone
Johan Norbäck: rums
"What is it that makes DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA so fantastic? WELL, You never know what you’re going to get, it’s never what you’re expecting, and it is always really, really good. "
- Metal Temple -