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Chicago metal trio DIAMOND PLATE have confirmed a US tour with Bay Area thrashers HATCHET

March 7th, 2014

The “America Under Plague” tour kicks off in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 11th, just days after DIAMOND PLATE wrap up their current five-week US tour with EAST OF THE WALL.  Also appearing on the America Under Plague tour are Colorado power metallers CELLADOR.

DIAMOND PLATE comment:

“Back in the early days of us playing shows in Chicago, Hatchet would always be the band from California that we looked forward to bringing out to our scene the most.  They even played Konrad’s 18th birthday show.  Years later, we’re pumped to finally hit the road with our friends and bring heavy music to new scenes across the USA.  The road for Diamond Plate doesn’t end in 2014!”

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DIAMOND PLATE: FINAL “THE MAKING OF GENERATION WHY?” VIDEO AVAILABLE

August 5th, 2011

Chicago thrashers DIAMOND PLATE are preparing for the release of their debut album, GENERATION WHY?, which hits stores on August 9th in North America and August 29th in Europe.

GENERATION WHY? was recorded with producer NEIL KERNON (JUDAS PRIEST, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD).  The band documented the entire process with studio footage and interviews with both the band and producer.

Watch the third and final part of “The Making of Generation Why?” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkc4GhHvSmA

The first two parts of the video are also still available to watch:

Part 1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la8vjn-_e2Q
Part 2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAt8A1wm_zc

Two full tracks from GENERATION WHY? are available to listen to now.  Check them out at:

“Generation Why?” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-uxeaO_4u4
“At the Mountains of Madness” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4uPgABCe_c

Pre-order GENERATION WHY? now:

North America – http://bit.ly/owOGVS
Europe – http://bit.ly/mVHtIi
iTunes – http://bit.ly/oJSOVh

See DIAMOND PLATE live on tour at the following shows:

DIAMOND PLATE w/ KITTIE, DIRGE WITHIN
Aug. 12 – Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s Rock Garden
Aug. 13 – Milwaukee, WI – The Basement @ The Rave
Aug. 14 – Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s
Aug. 16 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
Aug. 19 – Chicago, IL – Reggies (DIAMOND PLATE only, album release show)
Aug. 20 – Lake Odessa, MI – Carnival Of Chaos
Aug. 24 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
Aug. 25 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
Aug. 26 – Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
Aug. 27 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
Aug. 28 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
Aug. 30 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Aug. 31 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx
Sep. 01 – Fayetteville, NC – Jester’s
Sep. 02 – Jacksonville, NC – Hooligan’s
Sep. 03 – Spartanburg, NC – Ground Zero
Sep. 04 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Sep. 07 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Sep. 08 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
Sep. 09 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Sep. 10 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
Sep. 12 – Farmington, NM – Top Deck
Sep. 13 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse
Sep. 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go
Sep. 15 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Sep. 16 – Santa Clara, CA – Avalon
Sep. 17 – Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk
Sep. 20 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Sep. 21 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/diamondplate_tour2011.jpg

DIAMOND PLATE w/ WARBRINGER, LAZARUS A.D., LANDMINE MARATHON
Oct. 03 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club
Oct. 04 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Oct. 05 – Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
Oct. 06 – Tempe, AZ – Club House
Oct. 08 – Oklahoma City, OK – Poor House
Oct. 09 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Oct. 10 – New Orleans, LA – The Hangar
Oct. 11 – Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
Oct. 12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Oct. 13 – Charlotte, NC – The Casbah
Oct. 14 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
Oct. 15 – Frederick, MD – Krug’s Place
Oct. 16 – Kingston, NY – The Basement
Oct. 17 – Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar and Grill
Oct. 18 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
Oct. 19 – Albany, NY – Bogie’s
Oct. 21 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
Oct. 22 – Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s
Oct. 23 – Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
Oct. 24 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
Oct. 25 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Oct. 26 – St. Paul, MN – Station 4
Oct. 27 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
Oct. 28 – Detroit, MI – Blondie’s
Oct. 29 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
Oct. 31 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Nov. 01 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov. 04 – Vancouver, BC – Funky Weatherbeans
Nov. 05 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Nov. 06 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Nov. 07 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/dp_wartour11.jpg

Get more DIAMOND PLATE news and info at:

Official site – http://www.diamondplateband.com
MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/diamondplate1
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/diamondplate1
Twitter – http://twitter.com/diamondplate1

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DIAMOND PLATE: THE MAKING OF ‘GENERATION WHY?’ PART 1, VIDEO AVAILABLE

June 25th, 2011

Chicago thrashers DIAMOND PLATE recently finished recording their debut album, GENERATION WHY?, with producer NEIL KERNON (JUDAS PRIEST, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD) at RaxTrax Studios in the band’s hometown.

DIAMOND PLATE documented their time in the studio and have posted a video showing the first part of “The Making of Generation Why?” on their brand new website.

Watch the recording process and hear a sneak preview of the new material now at http://www.diamondplateband.com

DIAMOND PLATE have also unveiled the first track from GENERATION WHY?, titled “At the Mountains of Madness”.  Listen to it now at http://www.earache.com/why (e-mail required)

See DIAMOND PLATE on tour in the US with KITTIE and DIRGE WITHIN at the following shows:

Aug. 12 – Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s Rock Garden
Aug. 13 – Milwaukee, WI – The Basement @ The Rave
Aug. 14 – Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s
Aug. 16 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
Aug. 19 – Chicago, IL – Reggies (DIAMOND PLATE only, album release show)
Aug. 20 – Lake Odessa, MI – Carnival Of Chaos
Aug. 24 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
Aug. 25 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
Aug. 26 – Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
Aug. 27 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
Aug. 28 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
Aug. 30 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Aug. 31 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx
Sep. 01 – Fayetteville, NC – Jester’s
Sep. 02 – Jacksonville, NC – Hooligan’s
Sep. 03 – Spartanburg, NC – Ground Zero
Sep. 04 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Sep. 07 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Sep. 08 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
Sep. 09 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Sep. 10 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
Sep. 12 – Farmington, NM – Top Deck
Sep. 13 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse
Sep. 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go
Sep. 15 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Sep. 16 – Santa Clara, CA – Avalon
Sep. 17 – Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk
Sep. 20 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Sep. 21 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/diamondplate_tour2011.jpg

Get more DIAMOND PLATE news and info at:

Official site – http://www.diamondplateband.com
MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/diamondplate1
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/diamondplate1
Twitter – http://twitter.com/diamondplate1

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DIAMOND PLATE RELEASE NEW TRACK “AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS”

June 14th, 2011

Chicago thrashers DIAMOND PLATE have released a new track, titled “At the Mountains of Madness”.

“At the Mountains of Madness” is the first song to be released from the band’s forthcoming debut album, GENERATION WHY?, which was recorded with producer NEIL KERNON (JUDAS PRIEST, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD) and is due to be released on August 29th on Earache Records.

Listen to the new track now at http://www.earache.com/why (e-mail required)

DIAMOND PLATE lead guitarist KONRAD KUPIEC comments:

“All of us couldn’t be more excited to release ‘At the Mountains of Madness’ as the first song off ‘Generation Why?’.  With the original video for this song nearing 100,000 views on YouTube, ‘Mountains’ is arguably the song most people know us by, and we want to give old and new fans the perfect representation of how much we’ve improved over the past few years.  With this album, the band sounds tighter and heavier, while the song-writing is more focused than ever.

“The song is inspired by the H.P. Lovecraft novel of the same name, although we went deeper than the classic horror story of the novel and made our own social commentary present in the lyrics.  As to our theme, that is for the listener to interpret and figure out.

“Right now we’re actually hard at work at writing for the second album (very inspired and not wasting any time haha), while simultaneously preparing to hit the road for the first time in August.  With touring plans already in the works until next year, we will be out for a long time.”

See DIAMOND PLATE on tour in the U.S. with KITTIE and DIRGE WITHIN at the following shows:

Aug. 12 – Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s Rock Garden
Aug. 13 – Milwaukee, WI – The Basement @ The Rave
Aug. 14 – Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s
Aug. 16 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
Aug. 19 – Chicago, IL – Reggies (DIAMOND PLATE only, album release show)
Aug. 20 – Lake Odessa, MI – Carnival Of Chaos
Aug. 24 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
Aug. 25 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
Aug. 26 – Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
Aug. 27 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
Aug. 28 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
Aug. 30 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Aug. 31 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx
Sep. 01 – Fayetteville, NC – Jester’s
Sep. 02 – Jacksonville, NC – Hooligan’s
Sep. 03 – Spartanburg, NC – Ground Zero
Sep. 04 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Sep. 07 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Sep. 08 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
Sep. 09 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Sep. 10 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
Sep. 12 – Farmington, NM – Top Deck
Sep. 13 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse
Sep. 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go
Sep. 15 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Sep. 16 – Santa Clara, CA – Avalon
Sep. 17 – Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk
Sep. 20 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Sep. 21 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/diamondplate_tour2011.jpg

Get more DIAMOND PLATE news and info at:

MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/diamondplate1
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/diamondplate1
Twitter – http://twitter.com/diamondplate1

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DIAMOND PLATE ENTER THE STUDIO TO RECORD DEBUT ALBUM, GENERATION WHY?

February 16th, 2011

DIAMOND PLATE have officially commenced the recording sessions for their Spring 2011 debut album, GENERATION WHY? with producer, Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, DEICIDE, NEVERMORE, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD) at RAX Trax in the band’s hometown of Chicago, IL. “Working with Neil has been incredible;” says guitarist, Konrad Kuplec. “Our plan is simple: bring together great songs, playing, and production with an insane amount of energy. We want to focus on capturing a vibe on this album that hasn’t been felt in metal in a long time. People will be amazed at how much improvement and strength there will be on this debut.”

By incorporating elements of extreme metal, hardcore and other outside interests, DIAMOND PLATE aims to make a solid thrash album that is proudly modern, yet can stand the test of time. Neil Kernon, no stranger to making records that were hallmarks of aggression, is helping to shape GENERATION WHY? into just that: “I am very excited to be working with Diamond Plate. We’re all ready to make a killer album. This is going to be a blast!”

View 2 photos of DIAMOND PLATE in the studio:

http://earacherecords.com/myspace/diamondplatestudio1.JPG

http://earacherecords.com/myspace/diamondplatestudio2.JPG

GENERATION WHY? will be released on EARACHE RECORDS in Spring, 2011.

DIAMOND PLATE is a young, dynamic band from Chicago, IL who have taken the midwest metal scene by storm and now have their eyes set on global domination. Formed in 2008, this high-energy act has already earned high honors from respected outlets such as Terrorizer magazine, who named DIAMOND PLATE as one of the Best Unsigned Bands in the very year that the band first got together.

For music, info and more, go to http://www.myspace.com/diamondplate1

Follow DIAMOND PLATE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/diamondplate1

‘Like’ DIAMOND PLATE on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DiamondPlate

Catch footage of DIAMOND PLATE in action at http://www.youtube.com/user/diamondplateofficial

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DIAMOND PLATE SIGNS WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH EARACHE RECORDS

October 7th, 2010

EARACHE RECORDS is proud to announce a new signing to our diverse and talented roster. DIAMOND PLATE is a young, dynamic thrash band from Chicago, IL who have taken the midwest metal scene by storm and now have their eyes set on global domination. Formed in 2008, this 3-piece high-energy act encapsulates the spirit of “The Big Four” and has already earned high honors from respected outlets such as Terrorizer magazine, who named DIAMOND PLATE as one of the Best Unsigned Bands in the very year that the band first got together.

Currently in their late teens, guitarist, Konrad Kuplec, drummer, Jim Nicademus and vocalist/bassist, Jon Macak have played with some of the world’s biggest metal acts. They have also have earned a reputation as an absolutely raucous live act. Despite all of the great praise in high places, DIAMOND PLATE feels their fans are the most important key to their early success. As Konrad Kuplec puts it, “The BEST praise we can get is having a kid seeing us at one of our shows for the first time and then coming over to our merch table and buying a shirt or cd. It’s the most humbling and coolest feeling in the world. I’ll always be grateful for the support our fans give us.”

DIAMOND PLATE‘s full length debut album comes out in 2011

View a picture of DIAMOND PLATE here: http://earacherecords.com/myspace/diamondplate.jpg

For music, info and more, go to http://www.myspace.com/diamondplate1

Follow DIAMOND PLATE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/diamondplate1

‘Like’ DIAMOND PLATE on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DiamondPlate

Catch footage of DIAMOND PLATE in action at http://www.youtube.com/user/diamondplateofficial

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