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Diamond Plate To Miss "America Under Plague" Shows

Diamond Plate was set to hit the west coast for live shows with Hatchet and Cellador for the "America Under Plague" tour, but the band has now checked in with the following statement about missing those shows:

"We've unfortunately been forced to postpone the upcoming appearances in the West Coast due to the time and cost of repairing the RV.

"A shitty situation was turned into a humbling and positive one because of the amazing donations coming in from worldwide. Thank you for the love and making it possible for us to survive! Help keep it going right here.

"We promise to hit the road and make it up to you as soon as we can! Be sure to catch the remaining dates with just Hatchet and Cellador." More...

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Cellador To Support Hatchet And Diamond Plate

Denver, CO metal outfit Cellador is taking its brand of speedy power metal on the road to San Francisco act Hatchet and Chicago trio Diamond Plate on the upcoming "America Under Plague" North American tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

04/11: Tulsa, OK @ Downtown Lounge
04/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room (Leon’s Lounge)
04/13: Dallas, TX @ The Boiler Room
04/15: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
04/16: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
04/18: Big Spring, TX @ Sugars Bar
04/22: Las Vegas, NV @ The Dive Bar
04/23: Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red (Red Owl)
04/24: Fullerton, CA @ The Slidebar
04/25: Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Café
04/26: Walnut Creek, CA @ Red House Live
04/27: Sacramento, CA @ Press Club
04/30: Sparks, NV @ The Alley
05/01: Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge
05/02: Denver, CO @ Moon Room More...

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Diamond Plate Announces Tour With Hatchet

Chicago metal trio Diamond Plate has confirmed an upcoming U.S. tour with Bay Area thrashers Hatchet.

The "America Under Plague" tour kicks off in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 11th, just days after Diamond Plate wraps up its current five-week U.S. tour with East of the Wall. Also appearing on the America Under Plague tour will be Colorado power metallers Cellador. Diamond Plate comments:

"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!" More...

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Diamond Plate Kicking Off U.S. Tour

Chicago metal trio Diamond Plate is due to kick off a co-headlining U.S. tour tonight with New Jersey progressive metal act East of the Wall.

Sponsored by MetalSucks and Metal Injection, the "Redacted Pulse" tour starts off in Brooklyn, New York, before tearing its way across the U.S. through March and into April.

Diamond Plate is touring in support of new album, "Pulse," while East of the Wall is touring off latest release, "Redaction Artifacts." More...

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East Of The Wall Announces New Shows

The final dates for East of the Wall's upcoming co-headlining tour with Diamond Plate have been locked in, extending the routing to a colossal five-week venture.

Sponsored by MetalSucks and Metal Injection, the Redacted Pulse Tour is due to kick off on February 28th in Brooklyn, New York, before tearing its way across the U.S. through the entire moth of March and into April. East of the Wall is touring in support of their latest release, "Redaction Artifacts," which is out now worldwide.

Additionally, East of the Wall proudly announces a few one-off festival performances. Full details are available below. More...

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East Of The Wall Announces Tour With Diamond Plate

New Jersey band East of the Wall has confirmed a co-headlining U.S. tour with Chicago metal trio Diamond Plate.

Sponsored by MetalSucks and Metal Injection, the Redacted Pulse Tour is due to kick off on February 28th in Brooklyn, New York, before tearing its way across the U.S. throughout March and into April.

Collectively comments East of the Wall on the upcoming tour: "It's going to feel great climbing back into the van and bringing songs from Redaction Artifacts on the road. And it's been a good time rearranging some of the old material for the new lineup. Plus, we have Diamond Plate keeping us on our toes every night."

East of the Wall will be touring in support of latest release, "Redaction Artifacts." Dates are as follows: More...

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Diamond Plate Premieres New Music Video

Chicago’s Diamond Plate today launches a music video for “Dance With Reality,” and we at Metalunderground.com are stoked to bring you the exclusive premiere.

The video was directed by Lester Cohn (Mastodon, Neil Young, Chevelle) and the track is taken from Diamond Plate’s sophomore album “Pulse,” available now via Earache/Century Media Records.

Watch “Dance With Reality,” starring both Diamond Plate and a ’66 "SS" Chevelle, in the player below and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section. Diamond Plate also adds:

"Our goal with this music video was to capture the band's live energy in a cinematic way while giving the viewer more than just a video of us playing live. Thanks to our director Lester, our cinematographer Andrew, all of the cast and crew, and the 1966 Chevelle for being a badass motherfucker."

You can also stream the band’s entire new “Pulse” album by heading over to this location.

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Diamond Plate Posts Video Teaser

Diamond Plate recently teamed up with director Lester Cohn to shoot a video for the song "Dance With Reality" off sophomore album "Pulse." Check out a sneak peek of the video below.

The band is currently on tour with Death Angel, 3 Inches of Blood, Battlecross, and Revocation. Remaining dates are as follows:

Nov. 01 - Wilmington, DE - Mojo 13
Nov. 02 - Boston, MA - Middle East - Downstairs
Nov. 03 - Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques
Nov. 04 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
Nov. 05 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
Nov. 07 - Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
Nov. 08 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Nov. 09 - Tempe, AZ - Rocky Point Cantina
Nov. 10 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory More...

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Diamond Plate Streaming Full New Album

Diamond Plate will be releasing new album "Pulse" tomorrow - August 20th, 2013 - and now the band has teamed up with Terrorizer to stream the full release online. Listen to the songs below.

The band will also be hitting the road with Death Angel, 3 Inches of Blood, Battlecross, and Revocation. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Diamond Plate Comments On Upcoming Shows

As was previously announced, Chicago's Diamond Plate will head out on a North American tour supporting Bay Area thrashers Death Angel.

Diamond Plate will join Death Angel, 3 Inches of Blood, Battlecross, and Revocation on October 19th at the world-famous Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood. Diamond Plate guitarist Konrad Kupiec comments:

"This lineup speaks for itself, and we couldn't be more pumped to announce this tour. After months of writing and recording the new album, we've become totally roadsick and can't wait to be back playing live!"

Today, Konrad Kupiec will play the band's new album, "Pulse," in its entirety during an official listening event at Exit Chicago. "Pulse" is due out August 20th in North America via Century Media Records/Earache Records. More...

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Battlecross To Tour With Death Angel

Battlecross is about to return home from a summer of touring as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, but won't be idle for long. The Michigan-based upstarts will be performing at the GWAR-BQ next weekend, then will head out on a short tour in September-October with Hatebreed.

To cap off 2013, Battlecross has announced the band will be supporting Death Angel this fall. Battlecross will join the tour's other supporting acts 3 Inches of Blood, Revocation, and Diamond Plate for a tour that begins on October 18th in San Francisco and wraps on November 10th in Santa Ana, CA.

Death Angel will be touring in support of new album "The Dream Calls For Blood." Get full info on the coming release right here. More...

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Diamond Plate Streaming New Song

Chicago thrashers Diamond Plate have premiered yet another track from their sophomore album "Pulse," due out August 20th in North America via Century Media Records/Earache Records and on digital formats in Europe on August 19th.

Listen to "Dance With Reality" in the player below, courtesy of SkullsnBones.com. Diamond Plate also comments: "Every song on Pulse was by jamming and playing what we feel. This song is one of the ten different vibes we were able to capture on the album."

On August 11th, Diamond Plate's Konrad Kupiec will play "Pulse" in its entirety during the band's official listening event at Exit Chicago. Hometown fans of Diamond Platewill also be the first to hear the new songs live at the band's DIY-style album release show at The Fallout on August 30th. For fans that would like to attend this special show, please visit this location. More...

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Diamond Plate Streaming New Track

Chicago thrashers Diamond Plate have teamed up with Decibel Magazine.com to unleash "Walking Backwards," the first track off their new album, "Pulse," due out August 20th via Century Media Records/Earache Records. For a preview of this upcoming release, "Walking Backwards" can be heard below.

Featuring artwork by Gustavo Sazes (Morbid Angel, Sepultura), "Pulse" is Diamond Plate's second full-length album, and it was once again recorded with producer Neil Kernon (Judas Priest, Nevermore) in the band's hometown at Studio Chicago. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"While their critically acclaimed debut, Generation Why?, was a strategically orchestrated thrash attack, Pulse was written with an emphasis on creating songs from jamming. This 'play what thou wilt' attitude, in addition to 19 year old Matt Ares' charismatic voice, has enabled the band to cover a much wider range of influences on their sophomore effort that promises to please new and old Diamond Plate fans alike."

1. Walking Backwards (4:15)
2. All Of It (3:33)
3. Price You Pay (4:30)
4. Dance With Reality (2:48)
5. Still Dreaming (5:55)
6. Face To Face (3:45)
7. Bottom Of The Glass (4:19)
8. Rainmaker (6:25)
9. Persistence Of Memory (3:09)
10. Running Dry (3:48) More...

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Diamond Plate Announces New Album Release

Chicago's Diamond Plate has officially revealed that the band's upcoming album is titled "Pulse." Fans were kept in suspense each day last week as the album title was uncovered one letter at a time.

The follow-up to Diamond Plate's 2011 debut album, "Generation Why?" (reviewed here) was recorded with producer Neil Kernon (Judas Priest, Nevermore, Deicide) at Studio Chicago. Diamond Plate comments:

"During the months of recording, the album took on a life of its own. Our goal was to capture the energy of a live band, and working with Neil gave us the freedom to create the music we've always wanted to play. A straightforward explanation of the title 'PULSE' is that it represents music, or life, in its purest form. The real meaning behind the album can only be discovered by the person using his/her ears."

The artwork for Pulse was created by artist Gustavo Sazes (Morbid Angel, Arch Enemy, Sepultura). Check it out below. "Pulse" is due to be released on August 20th in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records and on digital formats in Europe on August 19th. More...

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Diamond Plate Recording New Album

Chicago thrashers Diamond Plate have begun recording their new studio album, which is due to be released later this year on Earache Records.

The as-yet untitled follow-up to Diamond Plate's 2011 debut album "Generation Why?" is being recorded with producer Neil Kernon at Studio Chicago in the band's hometown. Diamond Plate lead guitarist Konrad Kupiec comments:

"We are beyond excited to announce that we are in the studio recording our second album! The legendary Neil Kernon is helping us capture the new songs and the new energy of the band in the traditional way that classic records were made. We decided to step away from the modern approach to albums by recording the band playing live in the same room together and keeping everything real. Everybody can expect this record to be faster and heavier than ever, but most of all they can expect the unexpected." More...

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Diamond Plate Recruits New Vocalist

Chicago thrashers Diamond Plate have confirmed the addition of Matt Ares to the band as their new vocalist and bassist, following the departure of former front man Jon Macak.

The band has started working on the follow-up to the 2011 debut album, "Generation Why?" with the new album due to be released in 2013. The band comments:

"Over the past few months we have been writing and demoing songs for the next album. During that time, we felt that the chemistry between Jon and the rest of the band wasn't as strong as it needed to be. We decided to move on, and find someone that shared the same passion to create the music that we've always wanted to make. We wish Jon all the best, and we want to thank him for being a part of this band.

"We are extremely excited to announce and welcome Matt Ares into the band as vocalist and bassist. Matt has really been a breath of fresh air for us, and in the first two weeks of jamming with him we were able to create an entirely new batch of songs and finish demoing the second album. Matt's voice and playing add new dimensions to our sound, and we can't wait for everyone to hear the band now. Thanks for always supporting, and keep your ears open for a new Diamond Plate record in 2013!" More...

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Diamond Plate Vocalist To Miss Rest Of Tour

Diamond Plate has announced that bassist and lead vocalist Jon Macak will be departing from the band's tour with Overkill and God Forbid to return home due to a recent family emergency. The band has decided to continue on with the remainder of the trek with tour manager and close friend Dan Valente filling in on bass and vocal duties.

Jon Macak stated, "I am very sad to say that I will not be able to be a part of the last six Killfest dates. I will be flying home to Chicago Sunday morning to be with my mother who is very ill and needs my support. There is a chance that she does not have much time left so I want to be by her side as much as possible. The rest of the band will finish the tour without me and I want to thank everyone for their support and understanding."

Diamond Plate also added, "We all wish Jon and his family strength through this incredibly hard time. Words can't describe how much Jon's presence will be missed on stage as a frontman, but most importantly our best friend. After these shows without him, we will come back stronger than ever and with a new understanding of what it means to be a band. An incredible thanks goes out to Dan Valente, our tour manager, who will help us finish the tour by handling bass and vocal duties. Thank you to all the fans for the support and understanding, and please keep Jon's family in your positive thoughts."

The final leg of the tour to include Dan will be as follows:

May 08 – Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
May 09 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
May 10 – Atlanta, GA -The Masquerade
May 11 – West Springfield, VA - Jaxx Nightclub
May 12 – New York, NY - Best Buy Theater

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Suidakra Comments On New Tour

German Celtic pagan metal band Suidakra is kicking off a tour today with global thrash legends Overkill, God Forbid and Diamond Plate. The tour starts tonight April 20th in Philadelphia, PA and wraps up May 12th in New York, New York. Guitarist and front man Arkadius commented on the start of the band's North American tour:

"After playing three US tours in the past we are more than excited to come back and hit the road today. We are very excited to be presenting our latest album Book Of Dowth to the American audience for the first time. The States have been good to us the last few times we played here, so we're expecting some awesome shows and we are ready to meet some friends, fans and kick their asses ;-)!!"

Suidakra is touring in support of the "Book of Dowth" album (reviewed here) on the following dates:

4/20: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
4/21: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium - NEMF
4/22: Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
4/23: Columbus, OH @ Screamin Willie's
4/24: Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
4/25: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
4/26: Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
4/27: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
4/28: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
4/30: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/1: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/2: San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom at Regency Center
5/3: Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
5/5: Austin, TX @ Emo's East
5/6: Dallas, TX @ Trees
5/8: Orlando, FL @ The Club at Firestone
5/9: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
5/10: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/11: West Springfield, VA @ Empire
5/12: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

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Diamond Plate To Kick Off Tour Tomorrow

Chicago thrashers Diamond Plate are gearing up for a U.S. tour with thrash legends Overkill, which kicks off tomorrow, Friday, March 20th in Philadelphia.

Also joining Diamond Plate and Overkill on "The Electric Age Tour" are God Forbid and Suidakra. Diamond Plate lead guitarist Konrad Kupiec comments:

"We're excited as hell to be going out with the legends Overkill! Also being on a package with God Forbid and Suidakra makes the whole tour that much better. It's been months since we did a full US tour, so we can't wait to see all of our fans again. A few years ago as kids we had the honor of opening an Overkill show in Chicago and to this day it remains one of our best hometown shows. We're looking to recreate that same moment in every city on this tour. Come out and feel the energy!"

Apr. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theater
Apr. 21 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Apr. 22 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
Apr. 23 - Columbus, OH - Screamin' Willie's
Apr. 24 - Detroit, MI - Blondies
Apr. 25 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Apr. 26 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
Apr. 27 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Apr. 28 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Apr. 30 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
May 01 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
May 02 - San Francisco, CA - The Grand Ballroom
May 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre
May 05 - Austin, TX - Emo's East
May 06 - Dallas, TX - Trees
May 08 - Tampa, FL - Orpheum
May 09 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
May 10 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
May 11 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
May 12 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater

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Diamond Plate Video Interview Available

Metal Gods TV caught up with Diamond Plate at Hammerfest IV for a brief interview. You can check out footage from the interview in the player below.

Diamond Plate also has the following upcoming live shows with Suidakra and God Forbid: More...

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