The enigmatic artist known as Antoine (Diavola) is a musician originally from Richmond, California, United States. With a love of the musical arts since the age of 9, Antoine has played a range of musical instruments and styles, ranging from the laid back smooth sounds of Jazz, to the chaotic ultra fast blast beat styling of extreme metal.
Antoine first gained notoriety in 1996 through his live performances during his time as a member of the cult underground Black Thrash Metal band, Black Goat. Throughout 2001-2007 Antoine played and toured nationally throughout the United States as a drummer with the bands Hadan, and The Lord Weird Slough Feg (Slough Feg).
After his time in the band Slough Feg ran it’s course, Antoine decided to write and record his debut solo release under his Black Metal alias 'Diavola'. Filled with themes of technology, artificial intelligence, and extraterrestrial life, 2007’s “NoxiLux Beta” was an innovative array of ambiguous sound-scape’s, surreal melodies, and provocative arrangements, with heavy IDM overtones.
In 2008 Antoine released one of his future classic albums - 10 tracks of conceptual cinemaesque minimalism entitled “Radix III”. The journey and evolution continued as Antoine’s songs blasted off outside the known galaxy clusters with hyper-velocity to explore ‘strange new worlds’.
Antoine also releases music under the aliases Bit.Krusher and Monte Carlo (aka Monte Carlo, DJ).