Nuclear Blast is proud to announce the signing of Belgium's finest - anthemic grooving rock/metal outfit DIABLO BLVD!
Formed in 2005 with all members hailing from the city of Antwerp, Belgium, the band is named after a CORROSION OF CONFORMITY song and lead by notorious stand-up comedian and singer Alex Agnew. With current and ex-members of bands like A BRAND, BORN FROM PAIN and MEURIS, this eclectic five-piece quickly started to turn heads and playing shows to appreciative crowds all over Belgium and the Netherlands.
Building on groovy riffs, catchy choruses and a charismatic stage presence, DIABLO BLVD offers what made their heroes great within a wide range of influences from the heavy genre (like DANZIG, THE CULT, GUNS 'N' ROSES, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and TYPE O NEGATIVE), classic rock and even blues.
After two successful full-length albums and numerous celebrated shows around Europe DIABLO BLVD went to the legendary ICP studios in Brussels with producer Ace Zec to record the brand new album »Follow The Deadlights« in collaboration with the American duo Jay Ruston (mix) and Paul Logus (mastering) who have previously been behind the sound of ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, MEATLOAF and STEEL PANTHER.
Commented the band: "Everybody! We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we’re going to join the Nuclear Blast family for our first world-wide release.
Signing to Nuclear Blast is like getting the hot chick everybody wants. They were our first choice when we started looking for a deal and to see it actually coming through still feels unreal. So a big thank you to everyone involved for making it happen and we hope to see you all in 2015" - DIABLO BLVD
»Follow The Deadlights« is planned for release on January 23, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.
The official lyric video for the first single off the album, 'Rise Like Lions', can now be streamed at this location: http://youtu.be/rUzetYs0tqw
DIABLO BLVD is:
Alex Agnew - vocals
Andries Beckers -guitar
Dave Hubrechts - guitar
Kris Martens - drums
Tim Bekaert - bass
Tracklist »Follow The Deadlights«:
01. Beyond The Veil
02. Rise Like Lions
03. Get Up 9
04. Follow The Deadlights
05. Son Of Cain
06. Come With Me (Battle Call)
07. Fear Is For The Enemy
08. Peace Won By War
09. End Of Time
11. Saint Of Killers
Make sure to catch DIABLO BLVD live
10.10.2014 - NL Den Haag - Paard Van Troje
11.10.2014 - NL Goes - 't Beest
17.10.2014 - B Lebbeke - CC De Biekorf
24.10.2014 - B Aarschot - Club De Klinker
31.10.14 - NL Tilburg - 013
07.11.2014 - NL Groningen Vera
21.11.2014 - B Vosselaar - Biebob
22.11.2014 - NL Eindhoven - Speedfest
28.11.2014 - NL - Hilversum Podium De Vorstin
20.12.2014 - B - Pandfest