Release: 29 July 2022
SAINT DIABLO are a savage Latin Metal band who hail from Virginia. Three years after releasing their self-titled national debut, Saint Diablo returned with their sophomore metal masterpiece entitled, ‘Devil Horns and Halos’ (2015). The album was produced by Tim “Rumblefish” Gilles (Anthrax, Taking Back Sunday, Ill Nino) at Big Blue Meenie studios in Jersey City, NJ. The album featured ten ferocious tracks of raging metal which captured the band’s abilities as songwriters and performers as they had never been showcased before.
The title track, ‘Devil Horns and Halos,’ hit particularly close to home for the band. “The honest folks wear their devil horns, so you know what you’re getting…they are out for themselves,” states Tito, “but the halo-wearers are the masked ones you’re unsure of. They’re supposed to be the good guys, but often, they end up showing their true colors. The frustration and confusion of this dynamic is what ‘Devil Horns and Halos’ is all about.”
Saint Diablo released the aggressive and haunting video titled, ‘Ancient Astronauts’ to much critical acclaim (2019) and began working on an EP. Then the world changed and refigured itself into a seething nest of political atrocities, democratic breakdowns, world sickness, family losses, and monstrous shut-downs. In a gesture of hope and warning, Saint Diablo recently released the first single titled, ‘Odio” from their new EP (in progress). This powerful and melodic metal song reflects the turbulent times we live in and offers the bold proposal that we can thrive under the worst conditions. It is a delightful, delicate balancing act we must engage, and Saint Diablo gives us the roadmap. Hate (Odio) has become a commodity used to divide us. Don’t feed the Odio! (Thanks to Dave Chavarri, who produced, mixed, and mastered the track at Cozy Ark Studios).
As an additional point of interest, we are proud to offer kudos to Tito (aka “Efro”) for being cast alongside Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), and Heidi Shepherd (Butcher Babies) in the raucous horror film titled, The Virginia Bitches, directed by Scott B. Hansen at Digital Thunderdome.
Altogether, while the past is gone, Saint Diablo embraces the present. Tito Quinones says, “At the end of the day, I believe it’s safe to say that we’ve finally arrived to a common place, and that place is a re-invigorated and re-imagined Saint Diablo that is ready to release the very best album and live performances of our career. We are fortunate to be able to create from the things that life gives us. Being able to share these things with the world is what it’s all about.”