Hailed by the NME as "the height of avant-rock excellence”, Terra Diablo blend blistering rock guitars, towering arrangements and catchy pop melodies. A great live rock band.


The seeds of the band took root in a Glasgow music store, where Davey McAulay got a job after leaving school at 16. Ian, a couple of years older, was already working there; the two hit it off quickly and began cutting demos at Ian’s flat.
After their frenetic debut at Fury Murry's, word spread quickly about the group, and soon they were being booked into other high-profile local venues. Almost from day one they won attention for the excitement and intensity of their live shows.

The band's momentum accelerated with the release of three EPs and appearances at Glasgow’s famous 'T in the Park' festival. Soon they were touring throughout the UK and Europe, opening for SNOW PATROL, AC ACOUSTICS, SIX BY SEVEN, ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, BIFFY CLYRO and AEREOGRAMME in addition to tearing it up at the Reading and Leeds festivals, as well as Manchester’s 'In the City'. A furious set at the MTV Awards Unsigned Showcase preceded a trip into the studio to record 'Terra Diablo' their first full-length CD, which earned them airplay on MTV2, Radio 1, XFM, and BBC Radio Scotland, not to mention rave reviews in The Herald (“simultaneously commercial and intelligent”), manchestermusic.com (“one of the best debut offerings you’ll hear this year”), Rock Sound (“ … defies you to believe it’s a mere debut”), and “download of the week” honors from NME.

After taking on former SWERVEDRIVER member Jez as manager and signing to US label Nocturnal Records (co-owned by famed producer Dave Fortman), Terra Diablo's debut album was released stateside in October of 2006 to critical acclaim:

“…one of the best debut offerings you’ll hear this year. From fast-paced riff frenzies to graceful ballads, each track boasts an infectious melody commanded by Ian Fairclough’s compelling vocals and is delivered with an intense and fiery passion.” 4/5

”It’s a supernova explosion of sonic ingenuity that brings to mind
Swervedriver, Foo Fighters and Coldplay cresting on a wave of opiate euphoria with a twist of dreamy melancholic grandeur...”

A mind-blowing live set in support of THE FLAMING LIPS, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE & RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS at VoodooFest '06 left noone who witnessed the show in any doubt as to Terra Diablo's intent: this band means business.

Terra Diablo released their second album "Deluge Songs" (Nocturnal/SonyRED) in the Fall of 2007. Produced in New Orleans by the team responsible for EVANESCENCE and MUDVAYNE, this record kicked off a fully backed, fully charged and fully committed assault on the European/US rock markets. See this band soon.


Swings & Roundabouts (single) - 7" (Zuma)
Satellites (single) - CD/7" (Zuma)
Terra Diablo (album) - CD/CDr (Zuma)
Terra Diablo (album (US)) - CD/digital (Nocturnal)
Disappearing Act - digital (Nocturnal)

Set List

Typical set is 45 minutes of original material taken from all recorded output. Set changes in real time dependant on audience.