DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, the Swedish side-project of KATATONIA guitarist Anders Nyström (a.k.a. Blakkheim), have officially split up. Nyström's statement on the matter is as follows:

"Blakkheim has decided to put his solo project, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, to rest. Despite the commencement of a combined composing/recording process of a fifth album last year, the utterly slow progress along with the lack of updates sustained the very worst fear; the spirits didnt come to him this time. Maybe or maybe not, everyone knows how big role the spirits have had on the completion of the former albums and without even a spark of their presence it wasnt possible to move forward with the fifth album. Blakkheim along with his longtime musical/technical collaborator Dan Swanö, made four albums between 1995-2001 under the DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE monicker, all which represents their own defined moment in time. From now on, [the band's homepage] will remain online as an official tribute page. So, as the MASQUERADE has come to its end, it's time to take off the masques and leave your words in the guestbook before you must go..."


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