Hells Headbangers is proud to present Diavolos' debut album, You Lived, Now Die, set for international release on December 11th. Although technically a "new" band and You Lived, Now Die their first recorded release, Diavolos comprise among their members metal vets Tas Danaz (Satan's Wrath, ex-Electric Wizard) and Taneli Jarva (ex-Impaled Nazarene, ex-Sentenced). Fittingly, the quintet's You Lived, Now Die is an unabashed throwback to the original wave of 1980s death metal, long before blastbeats and gore became de rigeur. Think early Onslaught, Death during their Mantas days, Metal Blade-era Slayer, debut-era Bathory, Master, and of course Possessed - all spell out Diavolos. However, the album is all about creation rather than replication, and creation can only come from diehards who lived and breathed and bled this kind of music back when it was in its infancy. Let the blood spill as You Lived, Now Die!
Diavolos was formed in early 2014 by Tas Danaz (Satans Wrath, ex-Electric Wizard) and Nik Angelopoulos (ex-Mahakala, ex-Kawir). They joined forces with Taneli "The Fuck You Man" Jarva (ex-Impaled Nazarene, ex-Sentenced), Kostas S. (Septicemia, Soulskinner, ex-Mahakala), and Bill El (Soulskinner, Thou Art Lord) to spread old-school death metal like a disease. In 2014, they entered the studio to record their debut album, You Lived, Now Die. The only words the band use to describe their music is TOTAL CHAOS.