"Neogenesis", the fifth studio album from Swedish death metallers DIABOLICAL, will be released on April 19. The CD was recorded at Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, UNANIMATED, DESTRÖYER 666) in Alvik, Sweden with the band's vocalist/guitarist, Sverker Widgren, in the producer's chair.
Comments DIABOLICAL guitarist Tobias Jansson: "It is with great pleasure that we finally get to share this album with the world. We have put in a tremendous amount of effort into this recording and spent the most part of the last six months in studio Necromorbus. I think we have raised the bar for ourselves a lot with 'Neogenesis' both with the songwriting and the recording. It has been tough, but very interesting for us as well."
Adds DIABOLICAL guitarist Carl Stjärnlöv: "Originally I wanted someone else to do the artwork for us this time since I've done it for the last two releases and I also wanted to focus on the recording. However, in the end we didn't find what we were looking for with any artist, so I once again took on the task. I wanted to make something that reflected the philosophical and spiritual aspects of this album and I had a vision of what I wanted. I discussed it with Pär and he and I realised the idea by him making a painting which I mixed with photos of all of us in the band, so what you see on the cover artwork is actually a band photo with all of us combined into one face blended with Pär's painting. On top of that I added a lot of symbols that are significant to the concept of 'Neogenesis'."
DIABOLICAL has added a "second chapter" to the "Neogenesis" tour that will start off on the April 12, with dates throughout Europe until April 21.
DIABOLICAL's latest album, "Ars Vitae", came out in February 2011 via Abyss Records.