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! 


‘On A Dark Summer’s Night’ - our first headline show

‘On A Dark Summer’s Night’ - our first headline show, will launch the release of our single “The Scarlet” and the accompanying video. It’s at the awesome Nambucca, London, and we will be joined by award-winning J-rockers Esprit D’Air, Francesco Fonte Band and DeadAudioSaints, plus a live performance from Rebecca Crow (Suicide Girls) and DJ Roi Robertson (live keyboards for Killing Joke). 

 


We have signed a worldwide record deal with Cargo Records!

Thrilled to announced we have signed a worldwide record deal with Cargo Records UK/Livewire! This marks a significant milestone for us & we're honoured to work with such an established and respected label that has been home to many of our inspirations.

Cargo says: “We’re excited to welcome Diamond Black to our roster; definitely ones to watch in the next 12 months!”

THANK YOU all for driving, inspiring & supporting us - expect a ton of exciting news in the VERY near future!

JIBenAdamJan- Vincent


Next Single - The Scarlet - Coming July 5th!

Our new single, ‘The Scarlet', will be released worldwide on Cargo Records UK/Livewire on July 5th. 

'The Scarlet’ is our first release with the label, revealing a more introspective side to Diamond Black whilst maintaining our haunting, heartfelt heaviness. The song feats searing riffs, compulsive beats & mournful, memorable melody, with JI’s distinctive vocal transforming from ghostly whisper to venomous scream.


'Ghost In The Glass' Special Edition Packs

We’ve just released some amazing bundles for our special physical release of ‘Ghost In The Glass’ (which includes an acoustic version of GITG as well as a Piano version of our last single ‘Sorrow’ – both unavailable anywhere else).

The packs include signed drumsticks, exclusive Polaroid photos of us (taken on an actual 80s Polaroid camera!), posters, picks and much more.

Check out our STORE now for all the goodies!

 


 

’Ghost In The Glass’ is the pounding, soaring follow-up to ‘Sorrow’, maintaining the haunting heaviness of its predecessor while showcasing another shade of Diamond Black. In the band’s words, the song is “equal parts ferocity and fragility, a tale of sin and solitude, crafted to lure you into the depths of the diamond black…”

The single arrives hot on the heels of a well received run of UK dates (their first ever live shows) with Swiss alt/goth/folk/prog pioneers Cellar Darling.

 

“Had the crowd in the palms of their hands from the first track”
BRUM LIVE

 

“Melodically tasty tunes that fuse darkly gothic atmospheres with an engaging rock/metal impetus.It won’t be too long before this bunch are filling clubs on their own terms”
METAL DISCOVERY

 

“Begs the question, ‘should this band not be headlining their own tour?”
DOWN THE FRONT MEDIA


'Ghost In The Glass' Out Now!

’Ghost In The Glass’ is the pounding, soaring follow-up to ‘Sorrow’, maintaining the haunting heaviness of its predecessor while showcasing another shade of Diamond Black. In the band’s words, the song is “equal parts ferocity and fragility, a tale of sin and solitude, crafted to lure you into the depths of the diamond black…”

The single arrives hot on the heels of a well received run of UK dates (their first ever live shows) with Swiss alt/goth/folk/prog pioneers Cellar Darling.

 

“Had the crowd in the palms of their hands from the first track”
BRUM LIVE

 

“Melodically tasty tunes that fuse darkly gothic atmospheres with an engaging rock/metal impetus.It won’t be too long before this bunch are filling clubs on their own terms”
METAL DISCOVERY

 

“Begs the question, ‘should this band not be headlining their own tour?”
DOWN THE FRONT MEDIA