The guys from the area Altstätten/Kriessern fired from all canons and placed a recommendation for the mainstage next year!
The X-Act Music Magazine
reviewed the Rock The Ring festival as well. Thank you so much!
Black Diamonds seem to have a lot of fun onstage and get a lot of positive attention from the audience. Especially drummer Manu turns out to be a literal escalation machine."
Thanks a lot Metalinside.ch
for the nice feedback and review! (in german)
took a few super shots from Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Tesla and us during the ROCK THE RING
Thank you so much!!
ROCK THE RING
that was fantastic!!
Thank you so much for the great evening, we're still trying to understand what happened...
A huge thank you also to the Souls of Rock Foundation for having us.
New Video: Love, Lies, Loneliness
The waiting is over: we are proud to present our new video "Love, Lies, Loneliness".
New Video: Love, Lies, Loneliness
Don't worry, this is not Frodo in the woods...we're working on a new video ;-)
Until the end of January we are offering a special 19% new years discount on all items in our webstore.
Just use the code NINETEEN
for your orders.
* Code can only be used for one order per person.
And the year 2018 is slowly running out. Playing the Bang Your Head Festival
was surely one of the highlights for us. Here is a video to capture that moment:
But we can look back happily to the past 12 months and look forward to the upcoming year.
We wish you all a happy new year with good luck, health and of course a huge dose of rock n' roll!
Merry christmas everybody! It's also time for us to say thank you for coming to our shows, for every LIKE, for every discussion..and just for supporting us at all.
None of that would be possible without you. Thanks!!
Your Black Diamonds
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!
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's the review:
New Live Video: Judgement Day
Here is the new live video for "Judgement Day" recorded in Great Britain last year:
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
Good news: this fall we will go on a Germany Tour together with Crystal Ball
and Gods Of Silence
. These are the dates:
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!
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? ;-)
Pre-Orders can still be placed at:
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:
In addition to the live show, the album contains two studio bonus-tracks: First Strike (only released as digital download) and Lined-Up Jars (previously unreleased track).
Here is a live Video from ICE ROCK Festival:
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
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.
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.
Tickets for Kaufstein are available on the following link:
Here is a small teaser for our upcoming tour supporting H.E.A.T
Once Upon A Time Europe Tour
Ladies and gentlemen
We are proud to announce that we will be supporting H.E.A.T on their upcoming Europe Tour on the following dates:
30.10.2017 DK-Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
31.10.2017 DE-Hamburg, Logo
01.11.2017 DE-Berlin, Frannz Club
02.11.2017 DE-Munich, Backstage
AT-Innsbruck, Harly Coffeebar
05.11.2017 IT-Milano, Legend Club
07.11.2017 ES-Bilbao, Santana 27
08.11.2017 ES-Madrid, La Riviera
09.11.2017 ES-Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2
11.11.2017 FR-Paris, Nouveau Casino
12.11.2017 CH-Pratteln, Konzertfabrik Z7
13.11.2017 DE-Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
14.11.2017 BE-Vosselaar, Biebob
15.11.2017 NL-Uden, De Pul
17.11.2017 UK-Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
18.11.2017 UK-Glasgow, Cathouse
19.11.2017 UK-Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
21.11.2017 UK-London, O2 Academy Islington
Special Guest: degreed
Support: Black Diamonds
A short time ago Andi was invited to the "Taktlos Metal" Radio show and answered questions about the new album.
Here you can listen to the show again (german):
Review: X-Act Music Magazine
...Langsam wird mir diese Band unheimlich, schmettern die doch einen Klasse-Song nach dem anderen aus den Boxen!...
Tom Proll from X-Act Music Magazine
wrote a review for our album and gave us incredible 9,5 out of 10 points - WOW and thanks a lot!!
Our new video for "THRILLRIDE" is online now. We hope you'll like it as much as we do - if yes, please share share share ?
The X-Act Music Magazine
posted a photo report to our Show in Dornbirn.
Thanks a lot!
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!!
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
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!!
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
«Once Upon A Time» Album Teaser 2
wrote another review:
Solid and traditional hard rock stuff with a party attitude in it "Once Upon A Time" is a perfect purchase for those who want their hard rock loud and up-tempo
Thanks a lot for 8 out of 10 points!
And there's another review...and a goodie as well:
This has to be one of my favourite albums of the year so far...
Thanks a lot The Rockpit for the kind words!
A new Review ist online...WOW!!
...every song here, and I mean EVERY SONG, contains a killer hook that screams "hit video on MTV" back in their heyday...
Thank you very much Pete Pardo at Sea of Tranquility
Everything must go!
We put our "Perfect Swiss Tour" banner with a size of 3x2 meters on auction. Of course we will gladly sign it if requested!
Here is the auction:
«Once Upon A Time» Album Teaser
Get your first impressions of our upcoming album "Once Upon A Time".