AND THE WINNER IS...

Announcing the winner of our “If You Kill My Demons” art competition: Viktor Pedersen!

Viktor work will be a key focus in the lyric video for our next single, “If You Kill My Demons”. We felt this masterfully rendered piece successfully conveyed themes of death, vulnerability, isolation, addiction and fragmenting identity, all of which are central to the song. We like the ambiguity of gender, age, race, culture, sexuality and even temporal placement, all of which make this art universally effective. The subtle window frame in the background is such a tasteful and evocative way of both creating a sense of space and of metaphorical entrapment. What appear to be bejewelled eyes adds another layer of intrigue, and the DB logo on the mirror is a nice touch. Congratulations, victorious Viktor!
We’re truly humbled by how much time, thought and heart you all put into your artwork, so we have chosen a number of our other favourites in the gallery below. Seeing how you interpreted the words and music was fascinating and it was life-affirming to see our passion inspiring your passion.


BE A PART OF DIAMOND BLACK HISTORY!

BE A PART OF DIAMOND BLACK HISTORY!

You guys send us so much amazing fan art, so we’re going to showcase the best talent in our next release!
If You Kill My Demons will be our 4th single and we want to feature YOUR artwork for the video!

Here’s how you can be part of this:

  • Draw/design an image that conveys what the lyrics and music of the song mean to YOU. You can check out the lyrics and a sample of the song below.
  • Send your files to demons@diamondblackofficial.com
  • If you’re chosen, we’ll mail you directly and then post the results on our socials! You work will then be featured in the official video!

Tip: avoid being too literal in your work. The chosen art will indicate that the artist has really spent time listening to the music and reading the words. We want work that both fits the song’s vibe AND conveys your feelings and imagination in a striking and unique way.

Closing Date - May 17 2020

Deadlight incoming,
Breathe in the monochrome.
Straight lines that mean nothing,
But I dream of the unknown.

‘Cause I can’t face the day
When all the silver starts to fade to grey.
Oh, and I know that…

If you kill my demons
I might die, too.
Kill my demons and kill the truth.

Headlights oncoming,
Cry out, illuminate.
White lines that shine nothing,
But the hours give-way.

And I can’t face the day
When all the silver starts to fade to grey.
Oh, and I know that…

If you kill my demons
I might die, too
Kill my demons and kill the truth.


We're opening for The 69 Eyes at The Garage on Nov 21!

We love the Helsinki Vampires & can't wait for this killer night of goth 'n' roll & dark anthems in our hometown! We're thrilled to be opening for The 69 Eyes at The Garage on Nov 21! Plus the awesome Lacrimas Profundere! PLEASE SHARE!

Ben, Adam, JI, Jan- Vincent xxxx

Tix: https://tinyurl.com/y4lab8no

Thank you Jyrki Linnankivi & Ben Ward / United Talent Agency


We have signed with United Talent Agency!

We have joined the United Talent Agency, who book live events worldwide. Sharing the roster with such luminaries & influences as Alterbridge, Guns 'n' Roses, Alice Cooper, Bring Me the Horizon, Katatonia, Architects, Killing Joke & Bullet for My Valentine is a huge deal for us and we’re galvanised and excited for what lies ahead! See you on the road, Diamonds! 

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‘The Scarlet’ is out TODAY

‘The Scarlet’ is out TODAY, and you can see the stunning new video here! It’s produced by Before Dawn Productions, the masterminds behind our debut video ‘Sorrow’, was edited by Chris Young  and stars Katrina Lilwall and Ryan Davies-Hall. We love the results and are sure you will, too! 


Sorrow

The desperation and lies,
A slowly fading disguise,
And words are so contrived.
Drawn out in tragic filigree
Learning the syntax of grief,
Forgot what daylight used to mean.

I can’t reach the life before.

Sorrow,
My darkest star; the one I follow:
Sorrow.

All those meanings set in stone
You thought couldn’t erode,
Worn-out years ago.
This jagged language of the crash,
Voices shatter like glass,
Just fragments of the past.

I can’t reach the life before.

Sorrow,
My darkest star; the one I follow:
Sorrow,
Dead constellation of tomorrow,
Sorrow.


The Scarlet

Like an intake of breath,
She is quietly drawn,
To the place of regret,
And surrenders it all.

Is this true? Is it right?
Were you waiting, waiting for this moment?
Is this you? Is it life?
Are you fading, fading in this moment?

So have you ever been this low before?
Have you ever been this close to the truth?
(Scarlet, scarlet, scarlet)
Have you ever been this close to the truth?

Like a work of art,
She is tenderly drawn,
To the chambers of your heart,
‘Til the scarlet dawn.

It’s true – all my life.

Have you ever been… ?
Never been this close to the truth.


If You Kill My Demons

Deadlight incoming,
Breathe in the monochrome.
Straight lines that mean nothing,
But I dream of the unknown.

‘Cause I can’t face the day
When all the silver starts to fade to grey.
Oh, and I know that…

If you kill my demons
I might die, too.
Kill my demons and kill the truth.

Headlights oncoming,
Cry out, illuminate.
White lines that shine nothing,
But the hours give-way.

And I can’t face the day
When all the silver starts to fade to grey.
Oh, and I know that…

If you kill my demons
I might die, too
Kill my demons and kill the truth.


Ghost In The Glass

A ghost in the glass with a different name,
To the lifeless paths just to feel the same,
Just to feel the shame.

Until it’s all gone I speak of nothing,
All fades away.
And when it’s all gone I still say nothing,
As words decay…

I’ll go far below,
Into the diamond black.
Go far below,
And never look back.

Shadows are cast on abandoned walls,
In a life-like act as we take the floor,
As we hit the floor.


A Murder Of Crows

My voice begins to shatter,
Heartbeat fading,
Memories are scattered like torn-out pages.
Suddenly a glimmer of you,
But I hear it as you whisper:
Your heart is breaking.

Cover me when night comes crashing,
Underneath the everlasting,
Shelter from the emptiness,
Save me from the midnight’s kiss.

The night becomes the murderer,
So walk with me into the battle.
In time we’ll find the murderer,
But tonight the crows will leave the castle

Stare into the wreckage,
Tainted mirror,
Blurred around the edges,
I face the killer.

“Nevermore,” – the word eternal,
Carnivores – the raven circle,
Calling in the emptiness,
They draw me to the precipice.

You rise again to fight the battle,
Tonight the crows will leave the castle.