DIAMONDOG

Country Norway

Style Hard Rock

Diamondog are a hard rock band from Oslo that has been in existence since 1998. Their first album was released in 2003 by the record label FaceFront. The good reviews led to many gigs in both Norway and Sweden and also gave the opportunity to perform on national television, and playing support for bands like Turbonegro, they have appeared at numerous venues, pubs and small festivals, mainly in Norway and Sweden. Diamondog are stating their position as one of the still most promising band in the Norwegian music scene – well known for their energetic live gigs and hard hitting, catchy melodies.

After a couple of quiet years with, in 2006 among others testing of both keyboards and electric violin, they started work on what would become the band’s second release. The album was called “Black Comes the Morning” and was released the January of 2009 . It was recorded at the Tank Studio in Norway and mixed by the American heavyweights, Fabrizio Grossi (Dave Navarro, Slash, Steve Vai, Starbreaker ..) and Ty Tabor (Kings X). The mastering was originally done by Chris Athens (Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Limp Bizkit..), but was later redone by Stig Antonsen when the band was not satisfied with the result.

In the summer of 2009 the band expanded with a new member, guitarist Håvard Træthaug, which made the band complete and led to a very exciting andproductive year in 2010. In addition to regular live gigs they managed to release two singles, two music videos and an EP on vinyl – “Love, Pain and Diamonds”. 2011 turned out to be a rather busy year as well. Besides doing live gigs the band was planning doing another full length album. The collaboration with Fredrik Wallumrød (El Caco) and Tommy Akerholdt (Silver, Serena Maneesh, Turbonegro..) gave excellent results.

The release of their third album, “Kill me”, has received the best reviews so far. This spring Diamondog have signed an agreement with Swedish Doolittle Group for a release in Europe and Asia, with Japan as one of the focus areas. The release will be a re-release of their third album “Kill me” and will also include two new killer songs. The new album will be called “Faithful unto Death”.

– Diamondog [2003]
– Black Comes The Morning [2008]
– Kill Me [2011]

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