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DIAMOND PLATE ARRIVE “AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS”

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Much like fellow Midwesterners Lazarus A.D., Illinois’ Diamond Plate refuse to just be another re-thrash band with no new ideas.They’ve always been a little more brutal than the froo-froo “I just found out about Exodus” crap that’s been forcefed down metalheads’ throats since about 2006 or so; their music is punctuated by beyond-their-age songwriting abilities, and structured solos that give life to their music.

This blogger ordered the group’s self-released Relativity EP on a whim for like $5 after what might have been a few too many at the pub and a subsequent late-night internet cruising session. And this blogger fucking loved it. So it was nice to see Earache pick the band up in October of last year. (Apparently head honcho Digby Pearson dug the band for quite some time and personally offered them the deal. No big surprise, I suppose.)

Now, gearing up for the release of the band’s debut full-length, Generation Why?, Earache has launched a stream of the song “At The Mouth Of Madness” (above). The album, which was produced by Neil Kernon (Judas Priest, Nevermore, Deicide), is out August 29, and apparently they’re hitting the road with Kittie and fellow Chi-towners Dirge Within later this summer. Dates after the jump!

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

-BC

 

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