Diabolical Masquerade: The Phantom Lodge-1997.

Diabolical Masquerade was a Swedish one-man black metal band.[1] All music is written and played by Katatonia guitarist Anders “Blakkheim” Nyström, who wanted to have a band where he could compose more extreme music while Katatonia was exploring more mellow moods.[2] The music leans heavily on avant-gardemelodic black metal with some death metal and thrash metal influences. Blakkheim wanted to experiment more with song structure, theme and composition.[2] This is most notably seen on the last Diabolical Masquerade album, Death’s Design. This album is conceived as the soundtrack to a nonexistent Swedish horror movie, with 61 tracks broken up into 20 movements, each with a unique feel and theme.[2]Death’s Design includes many passages featuring various genres and styles, experimenting with progressive rockprogressive metalambientclassical music, and rhythmicpercussion-based passages. Nyström worked together on the album with Dan Swanö. In early September 2004, Nyström announced that he had put the project to rest, after not having found the necessary inspiration while working on a fifth album.[2]


Promo 1993Demo1993 
Ravendusk in My HeartFull-length1996
The Phantom LodgeFull-length1997
Death’s Design – Original Motion Picture SoundtrackFull-length2001
Dan Swanö
Keyboards, Effects
See also: NightingaleOdysseyStar OneUnicornWitherscape, ex-Cryptic Death, ex-Dan Swanö, ex-Demiurg, ex-Edge of Sanity, ex-Godsend, ex-Incision, ex-Infestdead, ex-Karaboudjan, ex-Masticate, ex-Pan.Thy.Monium, ex-Steel, ex-Stygg Död, ex-Total Terror, ex-Darkcide, ex-Route Nine, Obliterhate, ex-Another Life, ex-Bloodbath, ex-Overflash, ex-Ribspreader, ex-Brejn Dedd, ex-Maceration, ex-Ghost, ex-Sörskogen
Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Effects (1993-2004)
See also: BloodbathKatatonia, ex-Bewitched

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