There are at least five artists named "Diablo": 1) A Four piece Finnish melodic death metal band formed in 1995. 2) A Korean thrash metal band. 3) An experimental Chilean screamo/post rock band 4) An Amiga demoscene musician active in the early and mid 1990s 5) An obscure heavy metal band from the Philippines formed in the early 70s. 1) Diablo was born in the late 1990s in Finland.
They recorded it´s first mini-album "Princess" catching a record deal with Poko Rekords. The first album Elegance in Black was released in 2000 and was described as a powerful punch in the face. In 2002 after releasing the second album Renaissance, which went straight to number 14 on the Finnish Top 40, Diablo played gigs on several summer festivals. Most important of them was the internationally known Tuska-festival in Helsinki.
The band also made a video of the album's opening track Angel. Diablo took a strong place in the Finnish metal music scene with these two albums. The expectations for the third album increased to a high level when the release date got closer. The hype around the band was enormous.Make Diablo Playlist