The Butcher's Ballroom

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The Butcher's Ballroom
The Butcher's Ballroom cover.jpg
Studio album by Diablo Swing Orchestra
Released August 17, 2006
Genre Avant-garde metal
Symphonic metal
Progressive metal
Length 47:24
Diablo Swing Orchestra chronology
Borderline Hymns
The Butcher's Ballroom
Sing Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Metal Storm (9.2/10)[1]

The Butcher's Ballroom is Swedish avant-garde metal band Diablo Swing Orchestra's first full-length album, released in 2006. It contains the four tracks of their initial EP (Borderline Hymns), along with 9 new tracks. The 13 songs are split into two acts, Act I containing tracks 1 through 6, and Act II the remaining 7.

It received The Biggest Surprise award in 2006 Metal Storm awards.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Daniel Håkansson, except where noted.

Act I
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Balrog Boogie"   3:52
2. "Heroines"   5:21
3. "Poetic Pitbull Revolutions"   4:52
4. "Ragdoll Physics"   3:52
5. "D'Angelo"   1:53
6. "Velvet Embracer" Håkansson, Pontus Mantefors 4:04
Act II
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "Gunpowder Chant"   1:50
8. "Infralove"   4:53
9. "Wedding March for a Bullet"   3:13
10. "Qualms of Conscience" P.G. Juliusson 1:15
11. "Zodiac Virtues" Music: Håkansson, lyrics: Anders Johansson 4:46
12. "Porcelain Judas" Håkansson, Mantefors 4:08
13. "Pink Noise Waltz"   6:05


There is a pre-gap track on the album as track -1, lasting for 1:03.

Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]



  1. ^ Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom review. Metal Storm (December 12, 2006). Retrieved March 12, 2009.

External links[edit]

  • This album can be downloaded free of charge on under a Creative Commons By-NC-ND 3.0 License.