Spanish symphonic metal band Diabulus In Musica has announced their great return! The band unveiled details of their fifth studio album along with the first single.
Symphonic metal quartet has just released the power ballad, “Otoi”, the first single fresh off their forthcoming studio album, “Euphonic Entropy”. The long-player is to be released via Napalm Records on February 14, 2020, and takes the listener on a wild ride through time, emotions and genres. Beautiful classical elements paired with heartwarming symphonic metal melodies, as well as heavy guitar riffs and smashing drums, traverse all throughout their upcoming album.
Diabulus In Musica’s new single stands out due to vocalist Zuberoa Aznárez’ extraordinary vocals and keyboarder Gorka Elso’s powerful growls, paired with lyrics written entirely in the Basque language. The video for “Otoi” perfectly mirrors the mystical, grounded feeling the track conveys. Beautiful landscapes, wistful and equally unsettling parts, as well as amazing close-ups of Zuberoa and Gorka complete the overall aesthetic of the video.
The band on the new single and video: “Otoi is a special song to us because it is entirely sung in Basque, our local language, one of the oldest languages in Europe and the only pre-Indoeuropean one that is still alive. “Otoi” means ‘prayer’, in this case to the ancient gods of Basque mythology: Urtzi and Amari who represent the sky and its mother, the Earth, respectively. It is a kind of lament around the loss of our cultural identity throughout the time due to different threats. The video was recorded in a 16th-century Basque farmhouse which is now a key heritage object of the region.”
Watch the video for “Otoi” below:
“Euphonic Entropy” is band’s fifth studio album and their fourth to be released via Napalm Records. They comment: “After three intense years, we’re finally back with probably our heaviest and most convincing album so far. We can’t wait to share the new songs with you all! We think they are fresh, diverse, energetic and a new step in DIM’s history. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our very first album than coming back with our strongest effort.”
“Euphonic Entropy” is fully self-produced and mirrors the changes and blossoming beauty in the lives of the two bandleaders after the birth of their second child and melts everything into thunderous and highly passionate symphonic metal. The album is bursting with power ballads, beautiful melodies and emotions. Songs like the infectious and ultra-melodic “Otoi” (featuring lyrics in the Basque language) bewitch the listener’s senses. The intoxicating “Misfits Swing” and the harmonic, soaring “One Step Higher” ensure a multi-faceted and thrilling adventure!
You can see the cover and tracklist below: