I have a passion. Some would say an addiction. Downright crazy they may say. Even fucked up. Perhaps I do need help. For as many as understand, there are twice that that just don’t get it. I am a hard rock and heavy metal music fan. Let’s go back to addict. It’s not wrong. It makes me happy. More than that, its necessary to get through the day. Perhaps akin to that junkie with the…Read More
A number of years ago, I watched as one of my all time favorite bands splintered apart in an intense and honestly ugly situation. For quite some time, years actually there was essentially 2 active versions of LA GUNS. I am not sure if they were the first band to create such a situation but they certainly weren’t the last. Great White, Queensryche and more recently Ratt have found themselves in similar situations. Some will…Read More
Toronto hard rockers, DIEMONDS have released a brand new music video for the song “Secret”. The song appears on their highly acclaimed (especially by Decibel Geek staff) 2015 issued album, Never Wanna Die. The band’s Facebook page had this post yesterday on the release: BIG NEWS, ATTN ALL DIE-HARDS! IT’S HERE! Check out our latest music video right here: http://smarturl.it/DiemondsSecretVideo (Bravewords exclusive) Thank you so much to MuchFACT // Bleedingheart Productions //WORKED Films for helping us to see…Read More
I know a guy, yet I have never met him face to face, yet. He tells me how good this band is. So I go to see them because the opener is a local band that I love. Then since I am getting old and all, I decide to leave because I feel tired. Lame, I know. I missed the band he keeps raving about. Truthfully, I was tired from a long day. But realistically…Read More
Diemonds fan Bill Cairns was kind enough to forward the photos from his trusty point and shot camera to The Meister for use in his review of Diemonds show at The Hideout, Toronto, May 8, 2015.
Originally I held back on writing/posting this concert review with the intentions of combining it with the final date of the tour, the official album release party. Unfortunately, situations beyond my control prevented me from attending. Sorry Diemonds, you know that I love ya and I was certainly there in spirit. I’m probably way more upset about missing the event than you are of course! The best intentions of catching at least three dates on…Read More
It was summer of 2012 when I first saw Diemonds open for Steel Panther. I enjoyed their set enough to meet them after the show, only to find out they are much nicer people than I had predicted, and buy their EP In The Rough, which at the time was the only thing they had with their songs recorded on it, and I thought it was good (especially the song “Shot For The Road”) but…Read More
MEDICAL REPORT SYMPTOMS: uncontrollable urge to raise fist in the air, loud cheering/screaming, regular singing at top of lungs (even though admittedly tone deaf), unbearable sense of loss and emptiness while Diemonds are not playing. DIAGNOSIS: Diemonds withdrawal TREATMENT: “Infest The West” with as many live Diemonds shows as possible and play Never Wanna Die at ear-bleedingly loud volumes in between live events. It’s becoming completely unfair to any and all other bands on the…Read More