THE STORY BEHIND DIAMONDOG
Diamondog has existed since 1998. In addition to having acted 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. Oslo based Diamondog are stating their position as one of the still most promising rock band in the Norwegian music scene - well known for their energetic live gigs and hard hitting, catchy melodies.
In 2003 they released their first album ”Diamondog” at the label Facefront which got generally good reviews all over the music scene.
After a couple of quiet years, 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 and productive 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 preparing doing another full length album. The collaboration with Fredrik Wallumrød (El Caco) and Tommy Akerholdt (Turbonegro, Serena Maneesh, Silver..) 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 worldwide release of Faithful unto Death and finally the world will get to know one of finest rockbands from Norway
01. KILL ME
03. LET THE FIGHT BEGIN
04. LOST IN TRANQUILITY
05. THIS IS A LOVE SONG
06. LIKE A DIAMOND
07. SOAK IT IN
08. NO OTHER
09. LET IT SHOW
11. DON’T YOU DIE