Hells Headbangers announces the signing of Brazil's Diabolic Force. The first fruit of this union shall be the band's long-awaited second album, Praise of Satan, which is slated for international release later this year.
A cult name in the metal underground, Diabolic Force are a power-trio in the classic mold of Venom, Bulldozer, and Motorhead. Theirs is a nasty 'n' blasphemous sound that encompasses the totality of ancient metal, be it thrash, speed, or first-wave black, but especially the unholy trinity of early Sodom, Bathory and Hellhammer.
Diabolic Force built a granite-solid name on their underground work during the first decade of the 2000s, with the title of their first EP, Old School Attack, laying bare their aims. But it was the release of their debut album, March to Calvary, in 2009 which ingratiated the band to diehards the world over. Alas, the band have been sadly silent since, but the time has now arisen for Praise of Satan: in every way conceivable, an intensification and solidification of the trademark Diabolic Force attack, fouler and fiercer and more memorable than ever.
Despite that silence, the members of Diabolic Force have been incredibly prolific with their other bands, which include Atomic Roar, Whipstriker, and Farscape among many others. With activities restarted in 2015, the band promises of Praise of Satan, "This album keeps the same influences, but we're playing more in the South American style, like Mutilator, Sarcofago, and Vulcano. The new songs sound more raw and nasty than before. Few notes, few riffs, and vocals full of reverb and delay. This record comes from the grave."
About their recent signing, "We are fucking proud to be working alongside Hells Headbangers for the first time," the band enthuses. "We are all fans of the label for more than ten years. The new album, Praise of Satan, fits perfectly in Hells Headbangers' cast 'cause it was written for diehard fans of early Bathory, Hellhammer, and Sodom. This is the pure, old Satanic metal Armageddon!"