Release Date: 13 October 2014
Format: LP Vinyl
|Diabolical Masquerade Nightwork Limited 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl LP
The third album from 1998 of dark & symphonic black metal from Katatonia's Anders Nystrom. Presented on heavyweight vinyl. This edition of 'Nightwork' is presented on 180gm heavyweight vinyl.
Diabolical Masquerade was the solo-project created by Katatonia's Anders 'Blakkheim' Nyström in 1996, to let off more creative steam away from the gothic/doom metal styling of Katatonia. Diabolical Masquerade released 4 albums in total, before Blakkheim laid the project to rest in 2004.
'Nightwork' was the third album by Diabolical Masquerade. It was recorded at The Sanctuary in April 1998 and saw a release later that year. The album was produced by Dan Swanö (Opeth, Katatonia) and Blakkheim. Although a solo-project, Blakkheim enlisted the help of Dan Swanö to perform the drums, as well as contributing with some keyboards and backing vocals.
Diabolical Masquerade was based primarily around symphonic/melodic black metal; creating eerie atmospheres through keyboards and utilizing more high energy & technical compositions than those of his main band, with complex patterns of riffs and hooks. This particular album saw a greater integration of synths than previously, to convey a strong horror theme. To further expand this atmosphere, cello and flute were also incorporated.
Rider On The Bonez
The Zkeleton Keyz To The Dead
Thiz Ghoultimate Omen
All Onboard The Perdition Hearze !
The Eerie Obzidian Circuz
Haunted By Horror
Cryztalline Fiends ( Bonus Track )