Diavol Strâin | Dark Wave / Post Punk / Chile
Riot Wave duo from Valparaíso, Chile formed in 2015 by Lau M (Bass, voice, synthesizer and digital drums) and Ignacia Strâin (Guitar, synthesizer, digital drums and choirs). Their sound defines them as a mix between the Classic Dark Wave of the 80's, Post Punk and Riot Grrrl.
They recently completed their 5th. international tour of the United States and Colombia, which led them to present you at the famous radio station Radio KEXP, returning for the third time to the city of Seattle, US. With a total of 17 presentations, including cities such as Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Bogotá, they could promote its most recent album “Elegía del Olvido / Elegía del Horror” co-produced by Pablo Giadach. The mastering was in charge of Young&Cold Records (Germany) who in turn will release the album in vinyl format at the end of 2022. As of 2018 Diavol Strain is part of that label after releasing their first full-length album “Todo el Caos Habita Aquí” both on CD and Vinyl obtaining a great reception from the public.
With a 7-year career, the duo has shown intense national and international activity, with 6 tours and 2 consecutive nominations for Indigo Awards, Sounds of Chile for Internationalization category. The duo has participated in important festivals of the underground scene such as: “San la Muerte” (2019 - US), “Near Dark Fest” (2018 - US), “Return to the Batcave” (2016 - Poland), “Minicave ” (2016 - Germany), “ANSIA Festival” (2019 - Colombia), “Lima Gothic Wave” (Peru - 2017) “Matucana Punk” (Santiago - 2016). They have also participated in festivals that promote and value the presence of LGTBIQ+ women and dissidents in music, culture and the arts: “FemFest” (2016 - 2018 Santiago) “Udara: Encuentro de Mujeres y Rock” (2016 - Valparaíso), “The F word” (Netherlands - 2016).
Since the release of their first EP “Demonio” (2016) co-produced by Jurel Sónico (HISS Records), Diavol Strain has made a name for itself in the global underground scene, being captured by the Batcave PL label (Poland) who released their CD debut on an exclusive edition for the European continent. In 2016 they open the show of the renowned Dark Wave band “She Past Away”, in 2018 Peter Murphy in Valparaíso, in 2019 Stockhaussen in Bar Loreto, among other notable shows.
Despite the global pause caused by the pandemic, Diavol Strain did not cease its activities, quite the contrary, it remained present through streaming presentations. They were invited to participate in different festivals such as: Luna Negra (California, US), Dark Spring Boston (Boston, US), “Young and Cold Festival” (Ausburg, Germany). Culminating their year 2021, with a virtual presentation of limited capacity in the facilities of Matucana 100 Cultural Center where they premiered their recent album.
Within the next plans of Diavol Strain is a tour for their 7 years in July of this year which will take them to tour the North and South of Chile together with their debut in Buenos Aires, Argentina; in December of the same they are within the poster of the XVIII FemFest Festival; and for April and May 2023 a new international tour with the American band "Nox Novacula" through the USA and Europe by "Black-Web Tour Booking".
Label: "Young and Cold Records"
Digital distribution: ONErpm LATAM
Tour Booking: Black-Web Tour Booking (EU) // Medea Tour Booking (LATAM)
Press: Rosana Montalbán and Pablo Guerrero