19th April 2018

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Diamond Black, the dark-rock quartet based in London and founded by The Sisters Of Mercy guitarist Ben Christo, had their debut single, 'Sorrow', released in October 2017 and premiered via MetalTalk with the distinctive promo video receiving rotation on Scuzz TV.

'sorrow' was hailed and shared by members of Rob Zombie and The Mission and now you can hear 'Ghost In The Glass', the pounding, soaring follow-up which maintains the haunting heaviness of its predecessor while showcasing another shade of Diamond Black.

In the band's words, the song is "equal parts ferocity and fragility, a tale of sin and solitude, crafted to lure you into the depths of the diamond black..."

The single arrives hot on the heels of a well received run of UK dates, Diamond Black's first ever live shows, with Swiss folk pioneers Cellar Darling.

Finnish singer JI Turunen's powerful vocals are delivered with a distinctly Scandinavian melancholy, while Christo's unforgiving riffs and emotive lead-lines provide a dramatic backdrop. Add a thunderous, dynamic rhythm section, courtesy of drummer Jan-Vincent Velazco and bassist Adam Lightspeed, encase it all in the cutting edge darkwave/electro-rock production of Finnish visionary Jaani Peuhu and the result is the explosive and evocative sound of Diamond Black.

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Regarding their name, the band claim "Diamond Black" means dark rock with sparkling melody, heartbreak tinged with hope, lust laced with loneliness."

And in case you missed 'Sorrow' the first time around, here it is again:

"Razor-sharp riffs slice into ethereal soundscapes, emotive and searing melodies... turn up and listen on repeat!"
Mark Gemini Thwaite, The Mission

"Stunning - packed full of energy, attitude and most importantly, hooks. One of the most exciting new bands I've heard in years."
Michael McKeegan, Therapy?

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