Toronto is the setting for the most molten rock and metal scene in the western hemisphere. Meet Diemonds: the city’s hungriest band, clawing their way out of the underground with their saccharine-and-daggers hard rock. Fronted by rock’s most dangerous deity Priya Panda, the band shines on stage, commanding an audience all night long. Diemonds aren’t through until every single crowd member has had a real rock n’ roll experience.
With their first record “In the Rough,” a CD/cassette release that’s already in the hands of every headbanger in the know, buzz on the newly release has been at a fever pitch for almost a year. With the release of ‘The Bad Pack,” Diemonds will take their mean, tough and infectious sound on the road hitting every major market in the continent. You can expect big things from the young band who have multiple music videos in rotation across Canada, and already toured extensively in the US, Canada and India without the backing of a booking agency.
Having gained local recognition and sponsorship from heavyweights like Jagermeister and Pabst Blue Ribbon for their bombastic live performances, Diemonds have been fortunate enough to play opening slots for hard rock heroes like Slash, Steel Panther, LA Guns, Michael Monroe, Teenage Head, and many more. They’ve had headlining spots at the Halifax Pop Explosion, Canadian Music Week, and North by Northeast.
Meanwhile, history was made in when Diemonds toured northeast India, becoming the first female-fronted act ever to play the city of Shillong, India’s rock capital.
The band is no stranger to major rock festivals either - Over the last two summers, the band even made two special appearances at the prestigious Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, OK playing four sets in three days alongside bands like Motley Crue, Staind, Whitesnake, Seether, & Papa Roach. Diemonds also played the main stage at Heavy MTL this year - Canada's premier heavy metal festival - alongside System Of A Down, Deftones, and many more.
It has been said that Diemonds keep one boot in the gutter — and the other in your teeth. With The Bad Pack they do something else, too: they take a huge step forward.