Our tour with Crystal Ball and Gods Of Silence is already past. It was an amazing adventure with great people.
A very special thank you to the helpers in the background: Tom Hinz, Bernhard Wyder, LuLu Limacher, Tinu Limacher, Ralf Oude Hendrikman.
But also many thanks to all our fans and friends that came to visit and support us!
We wish you all a rocking start in to the week.
Your Black Diamonds
New Video: Not Going Home
Our new video for "Not Going Home" got finished just in time for our Germany Tour.
Guess you could say we didn't take things too serious...again ;-)
Announcement: New Video 'Not Going Home'
Our new, totally serious video for "Not Going Home" will be released in 8 days...was a lot of fun to make it!
Souls Of Rock
We are really looking forward to the upcoming Germany Tour with Crystal Ball.
That's exactly why we would like to express our excitement and gratitude to the Souls of Rock Foundation who, with their grateful donation, made the whole thing even possible. Rock N' Roll is definitely not filling the front row seats in today's music industry, which makes it hard for new bands to get heard. So Souls Of Rock, and the people behind it, engage themselves for the music they love and we are all passionate about. Thank you so much!
Perfect Sin - Album Review
The X-ACT Music Magazine has published a new review of our predecessor album "Perfect Sin.
Wooow, Tom Proll thank you very much for this!
By the way, the album is still available in our shop - even signed
Here is the new live video for "Judgement Day" recorded in Great Britain last year:
Love Stick Love Video
Our new video "Love Stick Love (Live)" is ready.
The song is featured on the limited album "Live In Nottingham". The videos are a collection of material shot during the European Tour last year with H.E.A.T and degreed. We hope you'll enjoy it
Here are a few photos from yesterday shot by Tine Gennaio.
This was definitely the biggest stage and crowd we ever played for - thanks a lot Ornella Carlone with COMEBACKSTAGE, Bang Your Head Festival with crew, Chris Buckley our sound tech and of course to all the people that attended our show!
Bang Your Head
The Bang Your Head Festival celebrates the 20th anniversary and we are part of it!
Tomorrow we will play there at 11:30 - Hell yeah, We Want To Party! ;-)
Live In Nottingham: Shipping started
Hooray hooray, the album arrived finally!
Yesterday we started the shipping process for the pre-orders.
Here is a little photo taken in our "logistics center" ;-)
Delivery Status Update: Live In Nottingham
Here's a little update regarding the "Live In Nottingham" album
The mastering was finished last week and the album is currently at the press plant. We expect to ship it within 2-3 weeks - thanks for your patience!
Owww...did we already tell you that it rocks like hell? ;-)
And once more we have good news:
Soon we are going to release our new album "Live In Nottingham", which was recorded last year on te tour with H.E.A.T and degreed. This should be a thank you for our fans who supported us on our way. The album is limited to 1000 pcs and will NOT be available in public stores or digital stores. You can only buy it here - hand signed, including free sticker and guitar pick.
Preorder your copy today - as long as we have stock:
The past year was truly a highlight in our band history and all that would not have been possible without our fans - in other words YOU.
We would like to thank you for your support and loyality and decided to offer a free song!
This is a rerecording of the title track from our first album "First Strike".
Download it here, have fun and a happy new year!
We wish you merry christmas and rocking holidays.
It was a fantastic year for us - thanks a lot for your support.
Once Upon A Time in Europe
In cooperation with Cécile Alge and our local newspaper rheintaler.ch we kept track of our tour adventure. Click on the images to read the translated versions of our diary. Have fun!
With the last concert in London our Once Upon A Time Tour turned to history. It was a very intense time and we look forward to relax and recover. More so it was a great experience which we will look back to with pride and joy. This is also why farewell was a sad moment, since we were not only a touring party, but a bus full of friends.
We would like to thank personally (more or less alphabetical):
Crash, Dave, Erik, Jimmy, Jona in H.E.A.T
Dani, Mats, Micke, Robin in degreed
Andreas Vaple (Sound)
Chris Buckley (Sound)
Erik Modin (Merch)
Mike Hibble (Steering Wheel Hero)
Raiko Saadjärv (Light, Good Spirit)
And especially we would like to thank everybody who supported us, came to our shows, shot photos, ...
WE BOW TO YOU!
Once Upon A Time in Madrid
Here is a short excerpt from I'll Be OK shot in Madrid. Thanks to Rakel Traid for filming!
This is the first time we have day off on our tour with H.E.A.T and degreed. The days are short but the nights are extemely long and also tough. Nevertheless we have a great time - especially thanks to the great people and crew we have on board. Huge compliments to all of them.
Here are a few photos from our last show yesterday in Kufstein, Austria - thanks to Manfred Thanner with Stormbringer.at.
Black Diamonds on TV
The Swiss TV Channel TVO showed a report about our upcoming tour. You can find it online (Swiss German):
Thanks a lot to Thomas Bartlome for his visit in our rehearsal room!
Der was a large report on our tour in the local newspaper.
Romeo & Juliet Video
The rehearsals for the upcoming tour have started...and that's what it looks like
ATTENTION: Due to reasons out of our control the show in Innsbruck the 3rd of November has been cancelled. However, we have managed to fill the empty slot with a new show in Kulturfabrik Kufstein, Austria.
We appologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we really hope you can make it to the gig in Kufstein instead.
We have to admit, that we start to lose track of all the reviews - but still we are thankful for each and every one. Just like the one written by Loki from Pure-Metal - thanks man!!
Review 6 (Holy Shit!)
Wow wow wow...Sasche from Metal Factory gave us 9,5 out of 10 Points for our new allbum.
This is truly amazing...thanks a lot!!
Here is the whole report...but in german
NuRocks from Spain wrote another review for our upcoming album:
...con un set de temas que supuran actitud, melodía, Riffs cortantes y unas voces que no invitan a bailar pegados precisamente...
Thanks a lot!!
Vampires Of The Night
Here is the new video "Vampires Of The Night" :-D
The song can be purchased with the new album "Once Upon A Time", which will be released on March 24.
Thanks a lot to everybody who made it happen - especially:
Scott Schmith, Karin Kehl, Altwacht Oberegg, Fabian Graf and Stageservice Oberriet, Max Marquardt, Grabenhalle St. Gallen, Gmünder Roger, Romina Brandstetter, our extra "Vampires" and of course our Fans
Get your first impressions of our upcoming album "Once Upon A Time".
CD Cover revealed
Only two months until the release of our upcoming album "Once Upon A Time".
Today we reveal the CD cover.
Hopefully you like it as much as we do!
Making Once Upon A Time
Deal with AOR Heaven
We signed a label-deal with AOR Heaven!!
The munich based label will release our upcoming album "Once Upon A Time" End of March 2017.
Now we are loking even more forward to our CD Release Party on March 18 in Utzenstorf. Don't miss it!
Oberegg: the last Perfect Sin show
Oberegg, we are still speechless.
Thanks a lot for the superb party and fantastic vibe, that was incredible.
We could not think of a better final show
The video has to turn out great after all.
Get up, get up, get ready, we're all vampires of the night!
Yes Yes Yes!!! The recordings for our upcoming album are finally complete!!! And the way we see it, this is going to be our strongest record so far.
Of course it also needs to sound that way. And for that reason we are very excited to announce that Tobias Lindell will take care of the mix.
For those who are not familiar with his name, Tobias has produced and mixed many hit records through out the years with bands such as Europe, H.E.A.T., Hardcore Superstar ,...
We can assure you: it's worth waiting for!
After 8-months of stage abstinence we are extremely happy to announce our second apperance at Chlaus-Rock in Oberegg.
We will use that occasion to shoot a video for a song from our upcoming album - it would be great if as many as possible could be part of that night and make a memorable Video.
Further infos to be given later on.
The songs for our upcoming album are all written now. We are just about to start recording them.
Can't wait for that!
The album title will be revealed at a later stage.
But we will try to keep you postet ;-)
So long, your
The Black Diamonds Crew
Thanks a lot Damian, Megge and Susi for your precious support.
You make the rock roll!!
Throwback: First Strike
Funny how time flies by...
8 years ago we invited to our "First Strike" CD release party - does anybody still remember?