Diablo was Diablo Brothers from 1995 to 1999. The West Coast band issued three demos (Twizted Harmony, Aggressive Machinery and To Where Pain Is) under its initial monicker. The new name band issued a demo called Princess in 1999. The group signed with the fledgling Poko label and began delivering albums every two years. Downfall replaced drummer Kalle Tulonen with former Diablo drummer Timo Kemppaine in early 2003. The albums charted surprisingly highly in Finland and afforded the band the opportunity to open for Metallica in Helsinki. Icaros, however, ended up on the new Sakara label. Children Of Bodom, Cannibal Corpse and Diablo were touring Europe in January, February and March of 2009.