Жанр: Thrash Metal
Год выхода: 2009
1. Relativity 07:45
2. Casualty of War 05:35
3. At the Mountains of Madness 04:00
4. Criminal Justice 04:46
Konrad Kupiec - Guitar
Jon Macak - Vocals, Bass
Jim Nicademus - Drums
Mountains of Madness EP, 2008
Thrash Clash Volume 2 Split, 2008
Relativity EP, 2009
Detonating out of the suburbs of Chicago, DIAMOND PLATE quickly established themselves as one of the top forces in the emerging U.S. thrash metal scene. A young but formidable three-piece, DIAMOND PLATE made their debut in early 2008 with their raw-energy, no-nonsense “Mountains of Madness” E.P. release. Although the three members’ ages averaged at a mere 15 years old, critics and metal fans alike saw the colossal potential of the band in the short release and the popularity of DIAMOND PLATE began to grow. After being approached by Stormspell Records, the “Mountains of Madness” E.P. was released as part of “Thrash Clash Vol. 2” with Swedish thrashers Oppression gracing the second half of the split. With the distribution of an indie label and self-promotion through the internet, the young three-piece from Chicago soon began to make a powerful international presence.
As the shows they played started getting bigger and bigger, DIAMOND PLATE became a household name in the metal scene of Chicago. Directly supporting some of thrash metal’s finest legends including Overkill, Destruction, and Joey Belladonna, DIAMOND PLATE easily became recognized for their intense and high-energy live sets. The band began to not only evolve in their live show but in their songwriting and technical abilities as well. Two newly recorded songs were released via the internet in late 2008 and it became clear to the metal world that DIAMOND PLATE was a much tighter and focused band. After a year of crushing live shows and rave reviews of their new songs, U.K. based Terrorizer Magazine named DIAMOND PLATE the 5th Best Unsigned Band of 2008.
In the beginning of 2009 the band entered the studio to record their standout sophomore effort, “Relativity,” the E.P. featuring newly recorded songs like the epic seven minute title track. A neck-breaking display of old-school thrash metal mixed with progressive arrangements, the “Relativity” E.P. takes the band’s sound to a whole different level and further solidifies DIAMOND PLATE’s place in metal history. Shortly following the release of their new E.P., the band was invited to perform as a main stage act on the infamous Thrasho De Mayo festival in Hollywood, California. A week later DIAMOND PLATE’s presence grew again as they took part in the well-renowned Chicago Powerfest with Devildriver. In 2008 a Metal-To-Infinity review claimed that “world domination is the next step for this band.” Now in 2009, it is clear that the band is ready to take that step more than ever. DIAMOND PLATE’s legacy has just begun…
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